Vast number of new dads lead unhealthy lifestyles, survey finds
About 70% of new fathers in the United States are overweight or obese, while one in five is a smoker, according to the results of a national survey published Friday by the journal PLOS One. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Vaccines less effective against Omicron, but still reduce risk for serious illness
The COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States were less effective at preventing against infection after the Omicron variant of the virus emerged in November, according to data released Friday by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links depression symptoms with believing COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
People who experience symptoms of depression may be more susceptible to online misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's in a name? When it comes to prescription drugs, a lot, experts say
Although drug brand names seen in television advertisements and elsewhere may seem bizarre, there typically is a method behind the seeming madness, experts said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Starting peanut immunotherapy at age 3 or younger can resolve allergies
Most young children with peanut allergies treated with immunotherapy achieved desensitization within 2 1/2 years, a study published Thursday by the Lancet found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Faster walking pace lowers heart failure risk in post-menopausal women, study finds
Post-menopausal women who reported a faster walking pace had a lower risk for developing heart failure, a study published Thursday by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons perform second successful pig-to-human kidney transplant
Researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham have successfully transplanted two kidneys from a genetically modified pig into a human who was brain dead, they said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watching TV for 4 hours or more daily may increase blood clot risk, study finds
Watching television for four hours a day or more increases a person's risk for blood clots, a study published Wednesday by the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC study: Vaccination remains safest strategy to prevent COVID-19
A new CDC COVID-19 report Wednesday concluded that " vaccination remains the safest and primary strategy " to prevent COVID19 infections, complications and transmission of the virus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Older adults less likely to get tested for COVID-19 or know screening sites
Older adults are among those less likely to get tested for COVID-19, despite their having symptoms that indicate they should be screened for the virus, a study published Wednesday by PLOS Global Public Health found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart function returns quickly in children with COVID-19-related MIS-C, study finds
Most children who develop a rare, but sometimes severe, heart complication due to COVID-19 recover quickly, a study published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Heart Association found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Blood tests assessed via machine learning can predict COVID-19 survival
Blood samples collected from patients with severe COVID-19 can be analyzed by a machine learning approach to predict whether they will recover and survive or die from the disease, a PLOS Digital Health study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine trial participants report side effects even with placebos
Nearly one-third of COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial participants given a placebo as part of studies reported experiencing side effects after receiving the sham product, a JAMA Network Open analysis found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Cancer patients given high-dose radiation treatments even near end of life
Many older cancer patients whose disease has spread to other parts of the body continue to receive high-dose radiation therapy, despite guidelines that recommend against its use, a JAMA Health Forum analysis found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Politics to blame for increased stress, fatigue, other health woes, survey finds
Talking about politics makes people in the United States sick, literally, a study published Friday by the journal PLOS ONE found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news