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MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 25 (UPI) -- Alabama officials say the "mystery illness" that hospitalized seven and killed two was influenza A, the virus associated with the cold and bacterial pneumonia.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, May 24 (UPI) -- British researchers say people can help others focus or concentrate by speaking more loudly or more clearly.
CHICAGO, May 24 (UPI) -- For a more nutritious Memorial Day barbecue add both color and nutrients by grilling watermelon, a U.S. nutritionist suggests.
BOSTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The Harvard School of Public Health associate dean who was behind the "designated driver" campaign says he plans a similar move against distracted driving.
SEATTLE, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. adults and teens who used calorie information posted on menus purchased up to 143 fewer calories than those who did not see the calories, researchers say.
ATLANTA, May 24 (UPI) -- Health officials said Friday 146 influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported during the U.S. flu season, which is nearly over.
SURREY, England, May 24 (UPI) -- Pregnant women in Britain who didn't consume much fish or dairy products had children with lower IQ and reading ability than women who did, researchers said.
BOSTON, May 24 (UPI) -- U.S. teens underestimate the calories of their fast-food meals by about one-third but parents also underestimate fast-food meal calories, researchers say.
ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 24 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania facility treating troubled and autistic children in several states filed for Chapter 11 reorganization due to a $240 million debt, officials say.
IRVINE, Calif., May 24 (UPI) -- There were 53,692 pneumonia and influenza U.S. deaths in the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic and the hardest hit were those age 65 and younger, researchers say.
HYATTSVILLE, Md., May 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. teen birth rate dropped by half since the 1991 high of 62 per 1,000 teens ages 15-19 to a record low of 31 per 1,000 teens in 2011, officials say.
BRUSSELS, May 23 (UPI) -- Since 1889 to 2004, IQ declined 14.1 points among those from Western nations, researchers in Europe say.
ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 23 (UPI) -- A brief visual task can predict IQ because it measures the brain's unconscious ability to filter out visual movement, U.S. researchers say.
BOSTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Fish body oil supplements modestly increase amounts of a hormone associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, U.S. researchers say.
HOUSTON, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. experts recommend U.S. schools be responsible for helping pupils engage in at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate intensity activity each school day.
PASADENA, Calif., May 23 (UPI) -- The new 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine appears to be as safe as the previous version used prior to 2010, U.S. researchers say.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 22 (UPI) -- In Alabama, two people died and five more were admitted to the hospital for a "mystery disease" public health officials say they have not yet identified.
BETHESDA, Md., May 22 (UPI) -- People's feet are awash in fungi, U.S. researchers say they found 80 types of fungi on a foot's heel and 40 types on the toenails.
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 22 (UPI) -- An international collaboration, like the effort that staved off the SARS virus 10 years ago is needed now, the head of the World Health Organization says.
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 22 (UPI) -- Britain's chief medical officer says physicians must stop prescribing antibiotics for routine coughs and colds.
CHICAGO, May 22 (UPI) -- Nutritionists are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reject a milk industry petition to drop artificial sweeteners from front labels on containers.
LONDON, May 22 (UPI) -- A British man made a similar decision as Angelina Jolie -- once he found he had a high risk of prostate cancer he had the gland removed, doctors say.
OXFORD, England, May 21 (UPI) -- British researchers say vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid lower levels of homocysteine, which may reduce Alzheimer's disease risk.
LONDON, May 21 (UPI) -- The number of people dying from banned synthetic drugs such as meow meow quadrupled in the past five years, British health officials say.
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 21 (UPI) -- A Tunisian man died after a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and two adults children tested positive for SARS-like virus, health officials say.
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