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Mammogram decision hinges on patient, doctor talk, ob-gyn group says
In updated guidelines on breast cancer screening for average-risk women, a doctor's group emphasized shared decision-making between a woman and her doctor. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guided exercise may help chronic fatigue patients, study says
An expert-guided, self-help exercise program may help people with chronic fatigue syndrome, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wallpaper may be breeding ground for dangerous toxins
Toxins from fungus growing on wallpaper can become airborne and pose a health risk, said researchers in a recent study into " sick building syndrome. " (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating fish may significantly reduce rheumatoid arthritis pain
Eating fish at least twice a week may significantly reduce the pain and swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor sleep habits a threat to college students' well-being: Study
Between studying and socializing, college students often have crazy sleep habits, and new research suggests a lack of regular sleep dampens students' well-being. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Smartphone use may bring on carpal tunnel syndrome
People who spend lots of time on their smartphones may be scrolling, tapping and swiping their way to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful wrist and hand disorder. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating breakfast, less screen time can help curb nighttime eating
A Harvard study suggests that our body programs us to reach for sweet, starchy, and salty foods in the evening. So how do you fight these late-night cravings? (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips to Curb Nighttime Eating
A Harvard study suggests that our body programs us to reach for sweet, starchy, and salty foods in the evening. So how do you fight these late-night cravings? (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle changes may slow, prevent dementia
Simple changes to your lifestyle might delay the start of dementia or slow its progression, a new report suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle Changes Might Prevent or Slow Dementia
Simple changes to your lifestyle might delay the start of dementia or slow its progression, a new report suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: OCD may be tied to inflammation in the brain
People with obsessive-compulsive disorder have high levels of brain inflammation, a discovery researchers say could lead to new treatments. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart disease more dangerous for women than patients, doctors recognize
Heart disease is the leading killer of U.S. women, but many women and their doctors don't recognize the danger, experts say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tourette syndrome symptoms can look like autism, causing incorrect diagnosis
More than one in five children with Tourette syndrome also tests positive for autism, a new study shows, but many of them are not autistic, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ATMs dispense more than money: Dirt and dope sticks to cash
From tip jars to vending machines, each dollar, passed person to person, samples a bit of the environment it comes from and passes those bits to the next person. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many doctors not forthcoming about cost of cancer care, study suggests
Cancer doctors are often mute when a patient asks about the cost of treatment, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-carb diet's effect on brain akin to illicit drug high
Some people on very low-carb diets say they feel euphoric, have clear minds and lose their appetite. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Most U.S. teenagers aren't having sex
Sex is everywhere in the media, and so you may be convinced that today's teens are always looking to " hook-up. " But new federal research says it's just not so. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast-feeding tied to lower heart, stroke risk for mom
Women who breast-feed their babies may have a slightly lower risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke decades later, a large new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rogue genes may cause some ALS cases
Gene mutations may cause up to 17 percent of cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in patients with no family history of the disease, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain patients with depression often prescribed opioids
Patients with low back pain who are depressed are more likely to be prescribed opioids, and to be prescribed higher doses, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Farmers at higher risk for suicide than other occupations, study says
Two decades after the U.S. farm crisis, the suicide rate among American farmers remains much higher than among other workers, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests older fathers may produce smarter sons
In a finding that might bring older Dads some peace of mind about their sons' future job prospects, a new study shows these kids are more likely to be " geeks. " (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Raising a 'no-diaper' baby is possible, but not easy for all, doctors say
Environmentally conscious parents have long struggled with the fact that their baby's dirty diapers wind up in landfills, but what option do they have? (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns diabetics against using secondhand test strips
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against using secondhand glucose meter test strips because they may be inaccurate or unsafe. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Group urges tougher limits on chemical in soaps, cosmetics
The germ-fighting chemical triclosan has got to go, an international coalition of scientists claims. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika-bearing mosquitoes more widespread in U.S. than expected
Federal health officials say mosquitoes capable of spreading Zika are in more southern U.S.counties than previously thought. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers concerned Americans taking too much vitamin D
When it comes to vitamin D supplements, it's possible that Americans may be getting too much of a good thing, new research suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veterans with traumatic brain injuries at risk for severe headaches years later
U.S. veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries may struggle with severe headaches years later, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer risk higher at certain ages for women with gene mutations: Study
Researchers say they have defined at what age genetic mutations post the greatest risk for women to develop breast and ovarian cancers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental vaccine lowers cholesterol levels in mice
New research with mice suggests an experimental vaccine may help fight buildup of cholesterol in their arteries, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair dyes, relaxers may increase breast cancer risk, study says
New research suggests black women who use dark hair dyes face a higher risk of breast cancer, and chemical relaxers and straighteners boost risk in white women. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests yoga may be effective for back pain
If you suffer from chronic low back pain, yoga might bring you as much relief as physical therapy, a new trial shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Americans want to be fit, but don't put in the work
Most Americans want to be in better shape, but few are putting in the work to get there, a new survey shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemotherapy in childhood may leave lasting effects on memory
Childhood cancer survivors who had chemotherapy may have certain types of thinking and memory problems as young adults, a small study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poll: Most mothers have been 'mommy-shamed'
A new poll finds that six out of 10 American mothers say they've been criticized for their parenting skills, a widespread practice called mommy-shaming. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Age, cost of treatment among top reasons patients leave hospital early
Age and cost of treatment are among the top reasons patients leave the hospital early, which can pose dire risks, including further illness and death, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid abuse by U.S. youths up sixfold since 2001: Study
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- The rate of opioid addiction among Americans age 25 and under rose nearly sixfold from 2001 to 2014. But few young addicts get medical treatment that might prevent overdose or relapse, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens, pre-teens support increasing smoking age to 21
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. teens support raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 years old, new research finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC study: Guns kill, wound 7,000 children per year
Each year in the U.S., nearly 1,300 children die from guns and nearly 6,000 are wounded, report officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupunture may be effective tool against pain in ER
Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency room patients, a new study reports. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study explains hospitalization odds for autistic youth
Having a mood disorder significantly boosts the odds that young people with autism will be hospitalized for psychiatric care, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research suggests U.S. teens as inactive as 60-year-olds
Compelling evidence that Americans have become a sedentary bunch: Research suggests that the average teen is no more active than the average 60-year-old. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Lifesaving drugs from Pfizer in short supply
The FDA said Friday that it's working with the company Pfizer to fix a shortage of important injectable medications, including emergency syringes of epinephrine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link between eczema, heart disease questioned
Researchers at Brown University have found that despite previous studies, a common form of eczema does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-intensity exercise may lead to gut damage, study says
When it comes to stomach discomfort during exercise, forget " no pain, no gain " -- new research suggests excessive strenuous exercise may lead to gut damage. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obamacare improves access for Mexican-Americans with hypertension
A recent study finds the Affordable Care Act narrows the healthcare gap between Mexican-Americans and white Americans with high blood pressure. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glutamine found to suppress herpes in mice, guinea pigs
A National Institutes of Health study on mice and guinea pigs shows that glutamine supplements may suppress the reactivation of herpes simplex virus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Radon increases risk of malignant skin cancer
New research by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute shows that radon gas in the home increases the risk of developing skin cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Opioid drug users trying, but failing, to avoid Fentanyl
New research suggests more than half of all drug overdose deaths are caused by the synthetic opioid fentanyl -- but drug users are actually trying to avoid it. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older adults can learn from babies to improve movement
A recent study found that a motor mechanism used by babies and toddlers in early development may help older adults improve accuracy of movement. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news