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Tyson Foods recalls chicken nugget products for possible plastic pieces

Tyson Foods recalls chicken nugget products for possible plastic pieces

SEDALIA, Mo., April 6 (UPI) -- Tyson Foods Inc. recalled more than 75,000 pounds of chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with small pieces of plastic.
Alex Cukan
Study: Tobacco plant may have the key to fighting cancer

Study: Tobacco plant may have the key to fighting cancer

VICTORIA, Australia, April 6 (UPI) -- Researchers at La Trobe University in Australia have discovered that the flowers of tobacco plants contain a molecule that can kill cancer cells.
Evan Bleier
CDC: Influenza up in Texas, New York City and new Jersey

CDC: Influenza up in Texas, New York City and new Jersey

ATLANTA, April 4 (UPI) -- Most of the increase in influenza was from influenza B, also known as the "spring flu," because it usually occurs after the main flu strain of the year.
Alex Cukan
Depression increases risk of heart failure

Depression increases risk of heart failure

STAVANGER, Norway, April 4 (UPI) -- Mild depression symptoms were linked to a 5 percent increased risk of developing heart failure, but those with more severe symptoms had a higher increased risk.
Alex Cukan
More mentally challenging occupations linked to reduced loss of brain function in retirement

More mentally challenging occupations linked to reduced loss of brain function in retirement

FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 4 (UPI) -- Higher levels of mental demands associated with reduced loss of brain function after retirement.
Alex Cukan
Of mice and men? Overwieght male mice pass on risk of obesity, breast cancer to daughters

Of mice and men? Overwieght male mice pass on risk of obesity, breast cancer to daughters

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Obesity in male mice altered gene expression in their daughters, leading to a higher risk of obesity and possibly also breast cancer.
Brooks Hays
New moms living with grandparents may suffer higher rates of depression

New moms living with grandparents may suffer higher rates of depression

DURHAM, N.C., April 4 (UPI) -- The increased rates of depression among new moms living with family might be due to differing expectations and stigmas.
Alex Cukan
Antioxidants can both protect against and encourage omega 6 damage

Antioxidants can both protect against and encourage omega 6 damage

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Antioxidants have a schizophrenic relationship with omega 6 -- sometimes protecting cells from omega 6 damage, other times promoting its adverse effects.
Brooks Hays
Twice as many men get substance abuse treatment as women

Twice as many men get substance abuse treatment as women

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 3 (UPI) -- Twice as many men age 18 and older -- 1.2 million -- entered substance abuse treatment facilities in 2011, compared to about 609,000 females.
Alex Cukan
Insomnia increases stroke risk, study finds

Insomnia increases stroke risk, study finds

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Over a four-year period, insomniacs between the ages of 18 and 35 were eight times more likely to suffer a stroke.
Brooks Hays
E-cigarette-related calls to poison centers soaring

E-cigarette-related calls to poison centers soaring

ATLANTA, April 3 (UPI) -- E-cigarette liquids as currently sold come in candy and fruit flavors that are appealing to children.
Alex Cukan
FDA approves antidote for heroin, morphine overdose

FDA approves antidote for heroin, morphine overdose

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- The hand-held auto-injector Evzio was approved by the FDA Thursday for administering Naloxone to counter the effects of opioid overdose.
Alex Cukan
Tweeters share their migraine pain in real time

Tweeters share their migraine pain in real time

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 3 (UPI) -- Twitter, a place where many migraine sufferers find consolation and sympathy, is also gold mine of information for health researchers.
Brooks Hays
1 of 5 adult tonsillectomies involves a complication

1 of 5 adult tonsillectomies involves a complication

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 3 (UPI) -- The number of complications following an adult tonsillectomy was significantly higher than previous research showed.
Alex Cukan
Study: Getting up early could help you lose weight

Study: Getting up early could help you lose weight

April 3 (UPI) -- A study from Northwestern University says that early risers are more likely to lose weight because of exposure to morning sunlight.
Aileen Graef
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