High-carb foods may trigger addictive response in the brain

High-carb foods may trigger addictive response in the brain

BOSTON, June 27 (UPI) -- Eating cookies and sweet drinks containing refined carbohydrates may trigger addictive behavior just like nicotine or cocaine, U.S. and German researchers say.

Broad approach urged to curb gun violence

BOSTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Three Harvard experts say the best way to curb U.S. gun violence is to take the broad public health approach used to curb smoking, car crashes and poisonings.

Avoiding sugary drinks helps with weight

BOSTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Overweight and obese U.S. teens gain less weight when they consume fewer sugary drinks, researchers say.

Teen could face death for double killing

LANCASTER, Pa., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania prosecutor said Friday he plans to seek the death penalty for a teenager charged with killing his girlfriend's parents.

Teen had no hand in parents' slaying

LITITZ, Pa., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A 14-year-old Lititz, Pa., girl had no hand in planning or killing her parents even though she willingly fled with her boyfriend, the girl's lawyer said.

Teen confesses to 'intentional murder'

LANCASTER, Pa., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old Pennsylvania man has told investigators he had every intention to shoot his girlfriend's parents and he followed through. David Ludwig of Lancaster faces two counts of homicide.

Teen a victim, not suspect, in slayings

WARWICK, Pa., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Warwick, Pa., police say they consider a 14-year-old girl a victim -- not a suspect -- in the slayings of her parents, allegedly by her 18-year-old boyfriend.

Double homicide, kidnapping suspect nabbed

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old man wanted for a double homicide and kidnapping in Pennsylvania was captured in Indiana Monday.