Vegetarian diet lowers risk for cancer, heart disease and chronic conditions, study finds
Compared with meat-eaters, vegetarians have healthier levels of certain substances in their bodies that would potentially be signs of risk for cancer, heart disease and chronic health conditions, a study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: 40% of people who meet obesity criteria not at higher risk for heart disease, death
Forty percent of people who meet the standard criteria for obesity are not at increased risk for heart disease or death, according to findings published Friday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk of COVID-19 reinfection less than 1%, study finds
Less than 1% of people with COVID-19 will become reinfected with the virus within three months of recovery, according to an analysis published Friday by PLOS ONE. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy use of sugar-sweetened drinks may raise bowel cancer risk, study finds
Adults who drink two or more daily sugar-sweetened beverages may be doubling their risk for developing bowel cancer before they turn 50 years old, according to a study published Thursday by the journal Gut. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Seniors falling results in 2.2 million ER visits a year
Injuries from falls result in roughly 2.2 million emergency room visits a year for older adults, according to figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Depression, anxiety after heart attack may increase future heart risk
A person's mental health may play key role in the ability to recover after a heart attack and avoid suffering another one a study presented during the American College of Cardiology meeting found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel study finds Pfizer vaccine 95% effective, even against 'British' variant
People fully vaccinated with the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot are more than 95% protected against infection, hospitalization, severe illness and death from the disease, a study published by The Lancet found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Breast-conserving surgery offers better survival than mastectomy for cancer
Women who undergo breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy for breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease than those who receive a full mastectomy, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Surgery found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Female students' graduation rates improve with better birth control access
Colorado has seen an uptick in high school graduation rates in female students since the implementation of a statewide program to expand access to birth control among teens and young adults, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: New COVID-19 variant strains increasingly circulating in New York, Colorado
A new COVID-19 variant became the predominant one in circulation in New York City by early April and it tends to infect younger adults, according to data released Wednesday by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-quarter of U.S. adolescents, teens have had a concussion, study finds
Up to one in four adolescents and teens in the United States has suffered a concussion at some point during their life, an analysis published Tuesday by JAMA found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising out-of-pocket drug costs linked to increase in brand-name prices in study
When drug manufacturers raise prices for brand-name prescription medications, consumers see a corresponding increase in out-of-pocket costs above and beyond their insurance co-pays, a JAMA analysis found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasal spray-like flu vaccine effective against the virus in mice, study finds
A new flu vaccine administered through the nose prevents infection and offers broad protection against multiple strains of the virus, a study published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Income inequality raises risk for increased COVID-19 cases, deaths
Elevated levels of income inequality increase a region's risk for experiencing more COVID-19 cases and deaths, according to an analysis published Monday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: More kids, teens, young adults visited ERs for mental health during pandemic
ER visits by young people for mental health-related problems increased by 50% at one U.S. hospital in 2020, likely due in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic, a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: J & J vaccine may cause anxiety-related reactions, such as fainting
More than 60 people who received the single-dose Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at five distribution centers earlier this month experienced anxiety-related reactions, such as fainting and dizziness, the CDC said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood oxygenation helps in severe COVID-19 without additional risk for complications
Blood oxygenation treatment helps patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 recover,and without lingering side effects or complications, a study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey: 1 in 4 caregivers say kids anxious, stressed during pandemic
About 1 in 4 children and teens have become angry, anxious or stressed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to parents and caregivers, a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer screenings fell early in pandemic, study finds
The number of people screened for three of the most common cancers in the United States declined sharply last spring during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, an analysis published Thursday by JAMA Oncology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Baby's first poop may help ID food allergy risk
The composition of a baby's first poop helps predict whether they will develop food allergies during childhood, a study published Thursday by Cell Reports Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Test accurately identifies those at risk for severe COVID-19, researchers say
A new test accurately predicts who faces the highest risk for hospitalization, ventilator-supported breathing and death from COVID-19, according to an analysis published Wednesday by the journal mSphere. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links vehicle exhaust exposure in childhood with later mental health risk
People living in areas with higher levels of traffic-related air pollution are at increased risk for mental illness symptoms compared to those breathing cleaner air, a study published by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Vaccines reduce older adults' risk for hospitalization from COVID-19 by 94%
Older adults who received both doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are 94% less likely to be hospitalized with the disease than unvaccinated people, according to data released by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early puberty may encourage parent leniency with teen drinking, study finds
Parents of teens who experience early puberty may be more lenient toward letting them drink alcohol, a study published Wednesday by Child Development found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nerve cells in spinal cord could be path COVID-19 uses to reach brain, study says
COVID-19 infects both the nerve cells that power the brain and the spinal cord, which protects them, a study presented Tuesday during the American Physiological Society annual meeting found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living longer with Type 2 diabetes raises dementia risk later, study finds
People 70 years old and older diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes over 10 years earlier are more than twice as likely to develop dementia than those who do not have the blood-sugar disorder, a JAMA analysis found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urine test may detect people at risk for severe COVID-19, study finds
A simple urine test may help predict which people infected with COVID-19 will develop severe illness from the disease, researchers said Tuesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Marijuana vaping more common among Hispanic, Black youths
Hispanic and Black adolescents and teens are more likely to smoke marijuana using e-cigarettes than their White peers, an analysis published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: ACE inhibitors for blood pressure increase protein that bolsters COVID-19
Taking a specific type of blood pressure medication increases levels of a protein that helps COVID-19 spread throughout the body, a study presented during the ASPET annual meeting found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young children at low risk for COVID-19 at school, study finds
Young children are at a low risk for COVID-19 and do not play a " substantial " role in virus spread while attending school, though the same cannot be said for adolescents and teens, a JAMA Network Open study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New malaria vaccine offers 77% protection against deadly parasite, researchers say
A new malaria vaccine developed by researchers at the University of Oxford provides 77% protection against the mosquito-borne parasite for one year, a study published online Friday by the Lancet found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most with mild COVID-19 still need care months later, CDC reports
Nearly 70% of adults with COVID-19 who don't require hospital care visit a healthcare provider at least once one to six months after diagnosis due to lingering symptoms of the virus, according to CDC data. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study confirms cases of human-to-cat COVID-19 transmission
People infected with COVID-19 who have cats as pets can pass the virus to their feline companions, and the felines may develop life-threatening respiratory symptoms, a study published Friday by Vet Record found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Pot users with arrhythmias face greater risk of death
Hospitalized marijuana users with irregular heartbeats are 4 1/2 times more likely to die than those with normal heart rates, research presented Friday during the Congress of the European Society of Cardiology showed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO updates AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine guidance to warn of rare blood clotting syndrome
The World Health Organization's vaccine advisory group updated its guidance for the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to include a rare blood clotting syndrome as a precaution. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC investigating death of Oregonian woman who received J & J COVID-19 vaccine
Health officials in Oregon said Thursday that the CDC is investigating the death of a woman who developed blood cots after she was immunized with the Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens prescribed opioids for longer periods at higher doses at increased misuse risk, study says
Teens and young adults at high risk for abusing opioid painkillers tend to start taking the drugs for longer periods and at higher doses, as prescribed by their doctor, a JAMA Network Open study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19-infected pregnant women, newborns at higher risk for complications, study finds
Pregnant women with COVID-19 are at increased risk for complications, such as high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia and preterm delivery, compared to those without the disease, a study published by JAMA Pediatrics found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global access to COVID-19 vaccines needed to end pandemic, experts say
The COVID-19 vaccines have provided the pandemic-weary public with a " light at the end of the tunnel, " but the threat posed by the virus will not end until more of the world has been immunized, experts say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Limited, mild COVID-19 cases seen among vaccinated people in Chicago, Kentucky
Twenty-two residents and staff members at 15 Chicago-area skilled nursing facilities developed COVID-19 infections more than 14 days after receiving a second dose of the vaccine, according to data released by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listening to sedative music improves sleep in older adults, study finds
Older adults who listen to music at night sleep better than those who don't, according to an analysis published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little evidence supports AFib screening in stroke prevention, group says
Insufficient evidence exists for or against screening adults age 50 years or older for AFib when they have no symptoms to help prevent strokes, a national task force of health professionals said Tuesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-fifth of U.S. adults live with chronic pain, study estimates
One in five adults in the United States lives with chronic pain, a study published Tuesday by the journal Pain found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study spots genetic mutations linked to rare heart disorder in pregnant women
Genetics may explain why some younger women develop a heart ailment during pregnancy that is more typically found in middle-aged adults, according to a study published Tuesday by the journal Circulation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many AFib patients wrongly prescribed aspirin therapy, study finds
More than one-third of people who have atrial fibrillation or blood clots are treated with both a blood-thinner and daily aspirin therapy, even when there is no clear need for the latter, a JAMA study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New treatment for ED after prostate surgery being developed, researchers say
Men undergoing surgery for prostate cancer may no longer have to live with erectile dysfunction afterward, thanks to an innovative new treatment, researchers said in a paper published Monday by JCI Insight. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidural during labor doesn't increase child's autism risk, study finds
Babies born to women who use epidurals for pain during childbirth do not carry increased risk for autism, according to an analysis published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shift work-induced sleep problems may increase risk for heart health problems, study finds
Working night shifts or hours that deviate from humans' natural body clock may increase a person's risk for heart disease, a study presented during the European Society of Cardiology's virtual scientific congress found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency may impair muscle function in older adults, study finds
Lacking sufficient levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream may negatively affect muscle function in older adults due to a reduction in energy production, a study published Friday by the Journal of Endocrinology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer CEO says need for third dose of COVID-19 vaccine 'likely'
People who have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will likely need a third dose of the shot, possibly within a year, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news