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Researchers speak to new study exposing link between SSRIs and autism

Researchers speak to new study exposing link between SSRIs and autism

BALTIMORE, April 16 (UPI) -- In a study of nearly 1,000 mothers and their children, researchers found a strong connection between prenatal SSRI exposure and developmental problems in boys.
Brooks Hays
Food texture affects calorie perception and portion control

Food texture affects calorie perception and portion control

TAMPA, Fla., April 15 (UPI) -- According to a new study, consumers perceive harder or more rough-textured foods to have fewer calories.
Brooks Hays
Across cultures, acting extroverted and outgoing linked to happier people

Across cultures, acting extroverted and outgoing linked to happier people

PULLMAN, Wash., April 15 (UPI) -- Across cultures, people who act extroverted -- energy, positive emotions, assertiveness, sociability, stimulation seeking and talkativeness -- feel happier.
Alex Cukan
Children with autism bond with the family dog

Children with autism bond with the family dog

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 14 (UPI) -- Man's best friend may indeed be the best friend of a child with autism, providing companionship to a child who has trouble interacting with people.
Alex Cukan
Men's lifelong premature ejaculation can be treated by pelvic floor exercises

Men's lifelong premature ejaculation can be treated by pelvic floor exercises

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 14 (UPI) -- During the 12-week study period, the men were trained to exercise their pelvic floor muscles and their time-to-orgasm was measured.
Alex Cukan
Pregnant women who took antidepressants linked to higher autism risk in boys

Pregnant women who took antidepressants linked to higher autism risk in boys

BALTIMORE, April 14 (UPI) -- Because maternal depression carries risks for the fetus, the benefits of prenatal use of antidepressants should be carefully weighed against potential harms.
Alex Cukan
University of Utah student teams invent innovative medical devices

University of Utah student teams invent innovative medical devices

SALT LAKE CITY, April 14 (UPI) -- Twelve student teams from the University of Utah were awarded more than $70,000 in prize money for inventing innovative medical devices.
Alex Cukan
Postpartum depression a risk for young dads too

Postpartum depression a risk for young dads too

EVANSTON, Ill., April 14 (UPI) -- Researchers at Northwestern University found that depression symptoms went up by an average of 68 percent during the first five years of fatherhood.
Brooks Hays
CDC: U.S. influenza activity low, but NYC flu activity remains high

CDC: U.S. influenza activity low, but NYC flu activity remains high

ATLANTA, April 11 (UPI) -- For the week ending April 5, most U.S. states reported minimal influenza activity, but New York City flu activity remained high.
Alex Cukan
Certain facial factors can increase sales by 15 percent

Certain facial factors can increase sales by 15 percent

SHANGHAI, April 11 (UPI) -- Researchers using facial recognition technology found choosing a different face for a model can increase sales by as much as 15 percent.
Alex Cukan
Green tomatoes may help maintain strong muscles

Green tomatoes may help maintain strong muscles

IOWA CITY, Iowa, April 11 (UPI) -- Tomatidine, a compound found in green tomatoes, not only boosts muscle growth and strength, it protects against muscle wasting caused by illness, injury, aging.
Alex Cukan
Lab-grown vaginas successfully implanted in four U.S. women

Lab-grown vaginas successfully implanted in four U.S. women

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 11 (UPI) -- Doctors have successfully implanted lab-grown vaginas in four U.S. women born with vaginal aplasia.
Brooks Hays
Whooping cough cases on rise in San Diego, Georgia [VIDEO]

Whooping cough cases on rise in San Diego, Georgia [VIDEO]

SAN DIEGO, April 10 (UPI) -- San Diego County on pace to nearly double its number of whooping cough cases compared to 2013.
Danielle Haynes
Women who spend a lot of time on Facebook may have declining body image

Women who spend a lot of time on Facebook may have declining body image

STRATHCLYDE, Scotland, April 10 (UPI) -- The more time young women spend on social media such as Facebook, the more they compared themselves to others and the more wanting their self image becomes.
Alex Cukan
Those with Alzheimer’s may be less likely to die of cancer

Those with Alzheimer’s may be less likely to die of cancer

MADRID, April 10 (UPI) -- Older people who have memory and thinking problems, but do not demonstrate dementia symptoms, may have a lower risk of dying from cancer.
Alex Cukan
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