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Publication released to help clinicians fight the opioid epidemic
The National Academy of Medicine has released a new publication guide to help healthcare professionals battle the U.S. opioid epidemic. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stanford researchers halt brain cancer growth with absence of protein
Research at Stanford University suggests the growth of specific brain tumors -- high-grade gliomas -- can be stopped by cutting off access to a signaling molecule. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: No magic pill for alcohol dependence
A new study has found no reliable evidence for using certain medications to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health plans spend $6B annually on premature births
A recent study by the University of Utah estimates that employer-sponsored health insurance spent at least $6 billion extra on premature infants in 2013. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First duodenoscope with disposable distal cap approved by FDA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first duodenoscope with a disposable distal cap for use in the upper gastrointestinal tract. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drone sets new record for transporting blood samples
A new distance record for delivery of blood samples by a medical drone has been set. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will an e-cigarette harm your heart?
The nicotine in e-cigarette vapor may cause adrenaline levels to spike in the heart, resulting in serious heart risks, a new study reports. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High, low levels of magnesium linked to dementia risk
Having magnesium levels that are too high or too low may put you at risk for Alzheimer's and other dementias, Dutch researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One weight-loss surgery shows lasting results
Obesity surgery can have long-lasting effects on weight and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain bleeding after stroke may be healed by immune cells
A study funded by the National Institutes of Health suggests that immune cells called neutrophils play a critical role in protecting the brain after a stroke. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seniors with diabetes at higher risk for bone fracture
Seniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they know why. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Ambulance ride may lower survival chance for some injuries
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that for some types of injury, an ambulance may not be the best option for hospital transportation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO warns of lack of new antibiotics under development
The World Health Organization has issued a warning of about the lack of new antibiotics under development as the threat of antimicrobial resistance grows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New flu drug performs well in early clinical trial
Researchers are reporting that a phase 1 clinical trial of the drug radavirsen, an drug to fight influenza, is safe and well-tolerated in healthy individuals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer history impacts treatment for heart attack patients
Research shows treatment and outcomes for heart attack patients can depend on if they have a history of cancer diagnosis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links PTSD with increased lupus risk
A new study by Harvard University T. H. Chan School of Public Health found that women with post-traumatic stress disorder are at increased risk for lupus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid overdoses cutting into U.S. life expectancy, CDC says
Rising death rates from opioid abuse are chipping away at Americans' life spans, a U.S. government study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youth football ups odds of brain problems in adulthood
Kids who start playing tackle football before age 12 have a higher risk of mental and behavioral problems in adulthood than their counterparts, a new study says (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids' colds linked to asthma, lung problems later
Kids who develop respiratory infections like colds or sinusitis may have a higher risk of asthma and reduced lung function later in life, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 of 10 docs unprepared to prescribe marijuana
Although it's becoming more commonplace, medical marijuana is rarely discussed in U.S. medical schools, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youth obesity have stopped rising, study says
Youth obesity rates are leveling off in the United States, with about one-third of kids and teens now overweight or obese, a new report shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds red powder in Hindu ceremonies has unsafe lead levels
Researchers at Rutgers University report that 83 percent of samples of sindoor, the red cosmetic powder used in Hindu ceremonies, contain unsafe lead levels. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toolkit helps nurses use genomics in patient care
Nurses now have a way to integrate genomics into patient care -- an online toolkit launched by the National Human Genome Research Institute. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shaken baby syndrome found to be evidence-based diagnosis
Physicians have come to a consensus that shaken baby syndrome is an evidence-based diagnosis, despite controversy in courts and the media. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USC researchers find eight autism-related mutations in one gene
Researchers at the University of Southern California have identified the gene TRIO, which contains eight autism-related mutations in the one single gene. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pet, pest allergen exposure in infancy linked to reduced asthma risk
A new study by the National Institutes of Health found that infants exposed to high levels of indoor pet and pest allergens have a reduced risk of asthma. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five African countries approaching control of HIV epidemics
President Trump's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, shows that the HIV epidemic is nearing control in five African countries. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens delaying typical milestones of path to adulthood, study says
Parents may still marvel at how fast their kids grow up, but a new study finds that U.S. teenagers are maturing more slowly than past generations. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV and smoking a lethal combo for the lungs
HIV patients who take their medication but also smoke are about 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. seniors getting healthier, especially when wealthy and white
American seniors are getting healthier overall, but the well-educated, rich and white are seeing the greatest gains, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do nursing home workers change gloves often enough?
Nursing home workers often fail to change their gloves when they should, which increases the risk of patient infections, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Most older adults are aware of drug risks
A new survey from the Institut Universitaire de G ériatrie in Montréal, Canada, found that older adults are aware of the risks of the medication they take. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer evades immune system through microRNA
Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered how microRNA aids fast-growing cancerous tumors in evading anti-tumor immunity. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eight children have been born after uterus transplants
Eight children born after uterus transplants is the culmination of 18 years of research at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injection method developed to deliver multiple vaccine doses in one shot
Engineers at MIT have created a 3D fabrication method that can make a new drug-carrying particle to allow multiple doses of a drug, vaccine with one injection. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents don't trust schools to handle chronic disease, mental health issues
A new national poll found the majority of parents are not confident in schools' ability to handle chronic disease or mental health issues in their children. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Schools may not be prepared enough for students with food allergies: Study
Many students who have an allergic reaction at school get lifesaving epinephrine injections from unlicensed staff or students, not a school nurse, a study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Individuals with schizophrenia have three times higher risk of dying
A recent study found that people with schizophrenia are three times more likely to die and die at a younger age compared to the general population. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens at risk for organ damage from undiagnosed high blood pressure: Study
High blood pressure can lead to organ damage -- and the risk isn't limited to adults, new research suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study warns of danger of riding playground slide with children
A new study finds that while young kids may feel safer going down a slide on a parent's lap, this common practice actually raises their risk for harm. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-deductible health plans on the rise, now nearly 25 million
The number of American workers with high-deductible health insurance plans rose by 3.2 percent in 2016 -- reaching 24.8 million, new research reports. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of kids, teens going to ER with opioid addiction increasing, study says
A growing number of children and teens are turning up in emergency rooms dependent on opioids, including prescription painkillers and heroin, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin patch to shrink 'love handles' works on mice
Imagine using a medicated skin patch to burn off areas of unwanted fat, including those " love handles. " (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Parents want gun safely information from doctors
Parents who get gun safety information from physicians are more likely to ask whether there are guns in the homes of friends and relatives where their kids play. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Post-ER suicide prevention strategies are cost-effective
A National Institutes of Health study found that life-saving post-emergency room suicide prevention programs are cost-effective. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CGMs improve outcomes for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes
Researchers have found the use of continuous glucose monitors during pregnancy led to significantly better health outcomes for type 1 diabetes mothers and baby. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health toll of hurricanes likely to linger, experts say
Even after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disappears, survivors can still suffer from mental stress caused by the storms, experts say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nerve 'zap' treatment could be alternative to CPAP for sleep apnea
People with more serious cases of sleep apnea may get lasting relief from an implanted nerve stimulator, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can coffee or tea extend survival with diabetes?
New research suggests that coffee and tea probably shouldn't be off-limits because each may help prevent an early death. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hurricanes' toll on mental health will linger
After devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma disappears, survivors could still suffer from mental stress caused by the massive storms, experts say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news