Death risk higher for Chinese-American elders when children don't respect them
Older Chinese-Americans have a high expectation of respect from their children. But when the children don't meet this standard of respect, their elderly parents face a higher risk of death (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electric brain stimulation may help people with severe mental illness
For people with mental illness, focusing attention over long periods of time, distinguishing between two different things and processing information can be a challenge (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: One-third of military personnel keep firearms safely stored at home
Studies show that safely storing firearms can reduce risk for suicide, and more than 60 percent of military members who die by suicide use a gun while at home -- but a study suggests that most don't lock their guns up. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black, Hispanic patients underrepresented in cancer trials, raises concern about drug efficacy
Between 2008 and 2018, fewer than 8 percent of cancer trials in the United States had participation from white, Asian-American, black and Hispanic patients all at once. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methadone treatment during pregnancy doesn't hurt newborn, study suggests
Treating a pregnant woman who suffers from opioid addiction has no more harmful impact on the newborn compared to receiving no treatment at all, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA proposes health warnings images for cigarette packs, ads
A new rule proposed by the FDA would require images to cover the top half of the front and back of a cigarette pack, as well as cover the top 20 percent of an advertisement, in an effort to warn smokers of health risks. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug may speed blood recovery after chemotherapy
A new drug may help to speed up the rejuvenation of blood stem cells after chemotherapy, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New method reduces post-surgical opioid prescriptions by one-third
Researchers have come up with a way to decrease pain in patients undergoing surgeries without sending them home with dozens of opioid prescriptions. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nearly half of patients keep information about sexual assault, depression from doctors
Nearly half of patients who've survived a sexual assault, faced threats of domestic violence, struggled with depression or thought about committing suicide has not reported these experiences during a doctor's visit. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise may extend the lives of advanced colorectal cancer patients
Advanced colorectal cancer patients who performed low-intensity exercise four or more hours a week saw close to a 20 percent reduction in cancer progression or death, according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescribed exercise may help treat depression
An exercise regimen prescribed by a health professional may activate cannabinoid molecules in the brain, which could have a positive effect on depression. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens who vape three times more likely to use marijuana
Young people who vape nicotine are 3.5 times more likely of becoming marijuana smokers later in life, according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite high costs, less than half of hospitals deliver above average care
Only 40 percent of the hospitals in the United States have above average safety, quality, mortality and imaging rates and effectiveness of care, according to a new report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity linked to loss of gut antibody, increased insulin resistance
Obesity may cause a gut bacteria known as immunoglobulin A to leak through stomach tissue, leading to inflammation that causes the body to develop insulin resistance. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Hypertension in middle-age may lead to dementia
People between age 54 and 63 with blood pressure readings above 140/90 Hg, and saw their readings drop below 90/60 Hg later in life, have an increased risk of dementia, according to a study published Tuesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older workers with mental decline more likely to develop chronic illness, retire early
Workers over 60 who aren't able to handle tough mental tasks on the job anymore are likely to develop chronic health conditions, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mixing opioids, cannabis may increase anxiety, depression in adults
Recent research showed that while people who use cannabis and opioids showed no relief in pain, they did have higher levels of anxiety and depression. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health organization calls DHS migrant welfare rule potentially 'catastrophic'
The public charge policy, finalized Monday by the Department of Homeland Security, is a new rule that will allow immigration officials to deny green cards to illegal immigrants who rely on public assistance. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatrician intervention may help parents quit smoking, study says
Parents who smoke put their children and others around them at risk for bronchitis, pneumonia and a variety of other ailments. A smoking cessation program has shown some success in helping them quit, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin may raise death among some breast cancer patients
Using aspirin may raise risk of death in some women with breast cancer, a study says. Researchers say the drug may interact during methylation, a chemical shift in DNA activation, to increase the risk of death. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Years after Texas backed off HPV vaccine mandate, cervical cancer rate soars
Twelve years after Texas and Australia veered onto wildly different courses regarding HPV prevention, their gap in health outcomes has widened demonstrably. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel preparation not needed before colon surgery, study says
Researchers have found there is no difference in post-surgical infection rates when a patient performs pre-surgical bowel preparation compared to when they don't. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Late puberty associated with osteoporosis, bone weakness later in life
Experiencing a growth spurt in the late-teens that ends with peak bone mass might make a person more prone to bone fractures and osteoporosis as they age. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers link dozens of genes to increased autism risk
In a new study, researchers at five institutions link 69 genes to autism, 16 of which they say have not previously been associated with autism risk. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Young females get physically, sexually abused to get pregnant, study says
About 17 percent of teens and young adults have suffered physical and sexual abuse as a form of reproductive coercion. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer survivors with high-deductible insurance more likely to delay care
Cancer survivors with high-deductible insurance plans are more likely to delay or forgo treatment altogether, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New gel may prevent scarring after cardiac surgery
Researchers have created a new gel to apply to damaged heart tissue that may prevent the formation of fibrous bands. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fluoride in drinking water may reduce liver, kidney function in teens
Fluoride is commonly found in nearly 75 percent of public water systems in the United States, and may be damaging the kidneys and livers of teens around the country. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sepsis patients with inflammation have higher death rates after discharge
About one in four sepsis patients who live through their hospitalization will continue to have higher levels of inflammation. This puts them at risk for an assortment of health problems, and even death. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recording blood pressure over 24 hours better predictor of heart ailments
Researchers recently found blood pressure readings taken over a 24 hour period are more predictive of heart and arterial diseases compared to readings taken at one time. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NSAID use for osteoarthritis may bring on cardiovascular disease
People with osteoarthritis who take NSAIDs have a 23 percent higher likelihood of developing cardiac disease compared to people without the condition. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More older adults die from cancer despite high screening rates
As the fastest-growing age group in the United States, adults older than age 85 have higher incidences and death rates from cancer than people between ages 65 and 84. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults with dementia living at home twice as likely to be disadvantaged
People living at home with dementia had two to five times the risk of being disadvantaged compared to those living in nursing facilities, according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not all youth with psychiatric disorders need thyroid tests, study says
Many health professionals recommend children with anxiety or depression get tested for thyroid disease. Now, researchers say those screenings need to be targeted to young people who meet certain criteria. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stem cell treatment may reverse heart attack damage
Researchers have developed a method of growing new tissue from stem cells that can repair the harm caused by a heart attack, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advanced sleepers go to bed early, rise early because of natural body clock
A condition called advanced sleep phase triggers a premature release of the sleep hormone melatonin within the circadian rhythm, the body's internal sleep clock, allowing for an hours earlier natural sleep schedule. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers may have found a way to block gonorrhea infection
Researchers at Georgia State University say blocking uptake of the mineral zinc by the bacterial pathogen that causes gonorrhea could prevent infection, a finding that may lead to a vaccine for the STI. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Opioid recovery requires more treatment than alcohol recovery
People addicted to drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids have a harder time kicking the habit than those addicted to alcohol, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transgender women can regain fertility, study shows
A case study shows that transgender women treated with hormone therapy can produce viable sperm if treatment is stopped. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence may be able to pinpoint atrial fibrillation
With 90 percent accuracy, researchers were able to detect atrial fibrillation using artificial intelligence-guided EKG, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Female doctors trade work hours for family time
More and more women doctors are cutting work hours or leaving the medical profession altogether to spend time with their families, findings show. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High insulin levels may bring on pancreatic cancer
Researchers bred mice that were genetically unable to produce excess insulin with mice susceptible to cancer development. The resulting mice had the same pancreatic cancer mutation found in 90 percent of human patients. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urban overdose deaths overtake rural deaths for first time in years
Drug overdose deaths in urban counties surpassed those in rural counties in 2016 and continued through 2017, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: 90 percent of youth gun deaths are assault, suicide
About 90 percent of firearm deaths among young people up to age 17 comes from assault or suicide, according to new research suggesting that not enough is known about firearm-related injuries and deaths to prevent them. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death risk higher for cancer patients with HIV
Older people with HIV and either breast or prostate cancer have higher death rates than HIV-negative people with those same cancers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI may predict which depression patients respond best to therapy
Currently, only 45 percent of people with depression respond positively to cognitive-behavioral therapy, but conducting fMRIs on patients could help identify patients that will respond best. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stress may drive up death risk in cervical cancer patients
Patients with cervical cancer and a stress disorder had a 55 percent higher risk of dying from the disease than those without a disorder, new research suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBD, hemp industries to highlight new ideas at Florida expo
Emerging industries related to cannabidiol and hemp are struggling to navigate rapid change as they prepare to meet at a USA CBD Expo in Miami Beach this weekend. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Death rate for black infants more than double rate for white infants
A National Vital Statistics report published Thursday shows declines in infant death rates since 1995 continue, but the rate of decline has slowed in recent years -- and in some areas it has gone up. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psoriasis therapy may treat coronary inflammation that leads to heart attack
Anti-inflammatory biologic medications that treat psoriasis may also help to reduce coronary inflammation, and prevent heart attacks in the long run. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news