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Research refutes theory linking family income, genetics, brain development
Researchers have debunked a popular theory linking socioeconomic status, genetics and cognitive development. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers: CTE was detected in living former NFL player
For the first time, research has confirmed that scientists successfully saw chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- or CTE -- in a living former football player. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Excess screen time linked with depression, suicidal behaviors in teens
Researchers believe excess screen time may be increasing symptoms of depression, as well as suicide-related behaviors and thoughts, among teens in the U.S. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heatwaves can kill you 27 different ways
As global temperatures continue to rise and heatwaves become more common, scientists are working to better understand the impacts on human health. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nanoshells could deliver cancer drugs directly to tumors with fewer side effects
Scientists at Rice University are perfecting a novel drug delivery system for treating cancer -- gold nanoparticles. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists rejuvenate old human cells, make them look and act younger
Scientists have found a way to breath new life into old, inactive human cells. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making water available to school children at lunch may save $13B in health costs
Encouraging children to drink water with every meal could prevent child obesity, a study by a University of Illinois professor suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep deprivation can lead to mental lapses, study says
Sleep deprivation disrupts brain cells and can lead to temporary mental lapses affecting memory and visual perception, according to a recent study at UCLA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood plasma transfusions show promise as treatment for Alzheimer's
Blood plasma transfusions achieved promising results as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease in a small clinical trial. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New colon cancer breakthrough may lead to prevention
Researchers at the University of Warwick have found that a natural body process can cause inflammation, increasing the risk of colon cancer and Crohn's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Livestock-associated MRSA found in human MRSA samples
A recent survey has identified livestock-associated meticillin Staphylococcus aureus, or LA-MRSA, has been found in human MRSA samples. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows benefits, negatives of a universal flu vaccine
University of Rochester Medical Center researchers are working to develop a universal influenza vaccine that would protect against all strains of the flu. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecular method shows neuronal basis of brain states
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have revealed brain circuitry that is vital for alertness, and brain states conserved through evolution. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biomarkers may aid discovery of lung problems in 9/11 firefighters, study says
Researchers have identified blood biomarkers that can be used as an early warning system for accelerated loss of lung function in 9/11 firefighters. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inherited brain activity may guide treatment for autism, ADHD
Oregon Health& Science University researchers have found that functional brain connectivity has both familial and heritable associations. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Removing digital devices from children's bedrooms improves sleep quality
Researchers from Penn State have found that removing digital devices and electronic media from a child's bedroom can improve sleep quality and quantity. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart stents may have no effect for people with stable angina, study says
Coronary artery stents may have more of a placebo effect on patients with stable angina than previously believed, according to a recent study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds racial differences in risk for intracranial atherosclerosis
Researchers have found racial differences in the prevalence and risk factors for intracranial atherosclerotic disease, a major risk factor for stroke. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA reaches agreement with automatic external defibrillator maker
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been granted a permanent injunction this week against a company that markets automatic external defibrillators. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds infertility increases risk of death in women
Research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found that women who have experienced infertility are at an increased risk of death. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA issues warnings on unproven marijuana-based cancer treatments
The FDA today issued warnings to four companies illegally marketing marijuana-based products billed as preventing, treating or curing cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food labeled 'snack' leaves you hungrier than food labeled 'meal'
Eating pasta labeled " snack " rather than " meal " made people eat more later on, our latest study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic nanoparticles could improve delivery of cancer drugs
University of New South Wales researchers have developed a method to control polymer molecule shape that can turn into effective drug delivery systems. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term PPI use linked to doubled risk for stomach cancer: Study
A study at University College London and the University of Hong Kong suggests long-term use of PPIs for acid reflux may double the risk for stomach cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transgender women take three times more HIV tests than men
Transgender women and minorities appear to have more access to HIV testing, according to a new study by the University at Buffalo. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New treatment found for skin-predominant dermatomysitis
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine found that the drug anabasum was effective at treating a rare skin condition. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New treatment for adults with mantle cell lymphoma approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new treatment for adult patients with mantle cell lymphoma, an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's disease could affect the whole body
A new discovery could completely change the way scientists think about where Alzheimer's disease originates in the body. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds aging has unique effects on tendons in males and females
A study by the University of Liverpool found that tendons age in a distinct and opposite effect on genes depending on gender. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA considers revoking claim soy reduces heart disease risk
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is reversing its authorized health claim that soy protein can reduce the risk of heart disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding for two months cuts risk of SIDS in half
The benefits of breastfeeding are well known, but now a new study has found that breastfeeding for two months cuts the risk of SIDS in half. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study identifies new biomarker for multiple sclerosis
Researchers at the University of Sydney have uncovered a new, powerful biomarker in the blood of patients with multiple sclerosis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Group exercise more effective than individual workouts, study says
Research shows that working out with a group of people is significantly more effective than working out alone in regards to lowering stress. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than half of patients denied by insurance for new cholesterol drug
A recent review of U.S. pharmacy claims suggests that less than half of patients received health insurance approval for a new cholesterol-lowering drug. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers use patients' DNA to inform treatment decisions
A recent study may provide new hope for patients with recurring glioblastoma, one of the most aggressive and deadliest forms of brain cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newly discovered molecule may hold promise in HIV vaccine
A new HIV vaccine candidate is showing effectiveness in animal studies in stimulating an immune response against sugars that form a shield around HIV. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers map advanced artificial limbs in the brain
Scientists from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne in Switzerland have made a breakthrough in mapping how the brain can control artificial limbs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men face higher risk of nursing home placement if lacking a caregiver
Older men who experience a stroke are much less likely to recover without the aid of a full-time caregiver compared to women, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of food allergies in adults begin in adulthood
Food allergies are common among children, however, a recent study found that almost half of all adults with food allergies had adult-onset food allergies. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Education may help HPV vaccination rate in college men
Researchers have found that an education program can increase knowledge of human papiillomavirus infection in college men leading to higher vaccine rates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey: At least one-quarter of American workers go to work sick
American workers are not doing their part in combating the spread of influenza, according to a new survey by the National Sanitation Foundation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outpatient antibiotics increase risk for C. difficile in the community
Research shows outpatient antibiotic use can increase a person's risk of developing " C. difficile " infection after discharge from the emergency room. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Americans getting a handle on cholesterol
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that improvement in the rate of high total cholesterol in Americans has remained steady. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Timing of treatment may predict cancer cell response
A study by the University of North Carolina found that the timing of when DNA damage occurs impacts the fate of cells and could lead to new cancer treatments. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds gaps in care for Rhode Island hepatitis C patients
A study by Brown University described gaps in care for young opioid users at risk for hepatitis C. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss from bariatric surgery improves heart health
Losing weight has been shown to have numerous health benefits, but now a new study finds weight loss after bariatric surgery can help the heart. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retailer, insurance company move to tackle opioid crisis
President Donald Trump has signaled he may declare a national emergency over the opioid crisis this week, but some private stakeholders aren't waiting to act. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arsenic in drinking water may cause cancer decades after exposure
A new study discovered inorganic arsenic, found naturally occurring in drinking water in some countries, can cause cancer decades after initial exposure. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug may block muscle scarring linked to heart failure
Excessive scarring of the heart muscle can lead to heart failure, a potentially deadly condition with no cure, but a new drug may provide hope for patients. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find lung cancer driver in non-sun melanoma
Researchers know all melanomas are not alike but a new study has revealed how much different non-sun-related melanomas are from sun-related melanomas. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news