SEATTLE, May 12 (UPI) -- Eating food containing even a little nicotine, such as peppers and tomatoes, may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, U.S. researchers say.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 (UPI) -- Many U.S. youth say smoking tobacco via a water pipe is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, but researchers say hookah smoke still contains harmful toxins.
CHICAGO, May 12 (UPI) -- Shifting Medicare patients to Medicare Advantage has cost the U.S. taxpayer almost $300 billion since the program began in 1985, researchers say.
LANDOVER, Md., May 12 (UPI) -- More than half of U.S. nasal allergy sufferers report sleep issues as a result of their allergy symptoms, but 35 percent treat their symptoms, a survey says.
MINNEAPOLIS, May 12 (UPI) -- Supplemental insurance coverage for those on Medicare was associated with significantly higher rates of overall spending growth, U.S. researchers say.
BOSTON, May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. healthcare spending from 1994-2009 for those on Medicare who suffered heart attacks, congestive heart failure and hip fractures soared, researchers say.
UPPSALA, Sweden, May 11 (UPI) -- About 11 percent of extremely preterm infants had a severe disability at preschool age, researchers in Sweden say.
PORTLAND, Ore., May 11 (UPI) -- The body's circadian rhythm increases hunger and cravings for sweet, starchy and salty foods in the evening, which helps pack on pounds, U.S. researchers say.
STANFORD, Calif., May 11 (UPI) -- In the last 30 years, fewer U.S. physician-scientists were committed to a hypothesis-driven research career focused on child-health issues, experts say.
BETHESDA, Md., May 11 (UPI) -- Brain scans show women's brains appear to be hard-wired to respond to the cries of a hungry infant, but men's brains are not, U.S. researchers say.
WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. medical schools are set to increase enrollment by 30 percent by 2017, but experts say it won't help if Congress doesn't increase the number of residencies.
WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- No single action can put an end to Listeria in food sold at stores, but U.S. retail deli operators can take steps to reduce listeriosis risk, officials say.
WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate bill would help states and local school districts support pregnant and parenting youth who face challenges staying in school, legislators say.
ATLANTA, May 11 (UPI) -- The drop in H7N9 cases in China may be the result of containment measures reported by Chinese authorities or the changing seasons, or both, U.S. officials say.
ATLANTA, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. influenza activity remained low, but a total of 138 influenza-associated pediatric deaths were reported for this year's flu season, health officials say.