CRISPR gene editing possible without using a virus, scientists say
Scientists have figured out a way to genetically reprogram human immune cells without using viruses to insert DNA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists develop nicotine gum for 'betel quid' addiction
Researchers are developing a way for users to kick an addiction to betel quid -- a cheap stimulant that can lead to oral disease and cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botulinum toxin compound may be effective against chronic pain
Researchers have found a modified form of botulinum toxin -- used to treat facial fine lines and wrinkles -- relieved pain without adverse side effects in mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: 'Good cholesterol' may not be good in older women
" Good cholesterol " may not be a good indicator an older woman has a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Military personnel, football players show similar signs of CTE in scans
Researchers found military personnel who suffered head trauma, and reported memory and mood issues, had brain scans similar to retired football players with CTE. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack risk increasing for pregnant women, study says
The risk of a woman having a heart attack while pregnant, giving birth or up to two months after delivery has risen 25 percent over 12 years, a study reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bioengineering technique created for personalized bone grafts
Combining segments of bone engineered from stem cells, scientists have developed a technique for personalized bone grafts for patients with disease of injury. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists develop blood test for early melanoma detection
Researchers in Australia have developed the first blood test for detection of melanoma in its early stages, which may allow earlier treatment of the disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA looks to make more prescription drugs available over the counter
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to simplify the process of making prescriptions drugs available over the counter without physician approval. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergic reactions may protect skin against cancer, study says
Allergic reactions to a component of the immune system may also help protect skin against cancer, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study reveals new genetic risk factors for hay fever
Researchers have discovered new risk genes for hay fever in the largest genetic study on this type of allergy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds why men recover more quickly from flu
A larger presence of a lung-healing protein called amphiregulin may be the reason why men recover from the flu more quickly than women. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New therapy extends ALS survival, reverses neuromuscular damage in animals
A therapy for an inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis extends survival and reverses signs of neuromuscular damage in mice and rats, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Liver cancer death rate up 43% since 2000
Death rates from liver cancer increased 43 percent for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Students would curb binge drinking for better grades, health
How do you get college students to stop binge drinking? Convincing them it will quickly improve their health, relationships and grades, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnetized wire may help detect blood-based cancer
Researchers have developed a magnetic wire as a quick and effective way to detect cancer early, according to a study of pigs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery may decrease hormone-related cancer risk, study says
Weight loss surgery may decrease a person's risk of developing hormone-related cancers, increase the chance of colon cancer, according to study in England. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first drug to treat smallpox
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat smallpox. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Routine screening, treatment can curb opioid abuse
Opioid abuse, as well as increases in HIV, hepatitis C and other infections, can be reduced with routinely screening and treatment when seeking other services. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imaging method reveals Parkinson's heart damage, possible treatment
Researchers found a possible treatment for heart damage cause by Parkinson's, after finding that an imaging method could reveal and allow for treatment evaluation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearable devices could predict risk for senior falls
Wearable devices with motion sensors can predict older participants' risk of falling, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Healthy obese people don't face increased death risk
People who are obese but otherwise healthy do do not have an increased rate of mortality, according to a study in Toronto --conflicting with one in Europe. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find compound that may halt some fibrotic diseases
Researchers have discovered why scar tissues in some fibrotic diseases strangle vital organs, and may have identified the trigger and a method of treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Fertility treatments don't raise ovarian, breast cancer risk
Women who receive fertility treatments are not at a heightened risk of ovarian, womb or breast cancer, according to large study in Britain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smell receptors could help sniff out health problems, researchers say
Smell receptors found throughout the body could help diagnose and treat diseases, including cancer, according to a review of studies. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'All of Us' biobank to store 34 million samples for medical research
The NIH's All of Us project is moving forward, collecting samples for its sprawling biobank at the Mayo Clinic -- and it's not the only project of its type. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugs carried in cellular 'backpacks' help destroy solid tumors in mice
Nanoparticle " backpacks " with immune-stimulating drugs successfully helped T cells destroyed solid tumors in a trial involving mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Altered genes more widespread in cancer than mutations, study says
Researchers have found widespread cancer development from altered genetic regions, as opposed to the more commonly known genes mutations they expected. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find altered genes more widespread in cancer than thought
Researchers have found widespread cancer development from altered genetic regions, as opposed to the more commonly known genes mutations they expected. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI system can predict side effects of drug combinations
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that can predict potential side effects from two-drug combinations. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research: Vitamin D doesn't protect patients from brain-related disorders
Vitamin D unlikely protectd people from several brain-related disorders, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and dementia. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Ultrasound better targets cancer drugs
Using ultrasound technology, researchers were able to better target a liposome drug delivery system to cancerous tumors. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood pressure medication effectively used to treat type 1 diabetes
Verapamil, a long-time blood pressure medication, was effective in treating recent onset type 1 diabetes, according to a Phase 2 human trial of adults. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic changes in blood may predict leukemia diagnosis
Studying genetic changes in blood, researchers have found a way to identify people at high risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia years before diagnosis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients, advocates raise concern about opioid guidance at FDA hearing
The U.S. Food& Drug Administration wants to know how people are dealing with pain as it continues to tweak recommendations for opioid painkiller guidelines. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA holds hearing on opioid rules, concerns of chronic pain patients
The U.S. Food& Drug Administration wants to know how people are dealing with pain as it continues to tweak recommendations for opioid painkiller guidelines. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene therapy used to control diabetes, reduce obesity in mice
In one administration of gene therapy, researchers caused weight loss in mice and lowered insulin resistance, curing obesity and type 2 diabetes in the rodents. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers: Clot-busting drugs prevent thousands of strokes per year
A new report shows clot-busting drugs can prevent thousands of strokes per year, as researchers found 4,000 were prevented in England in 2015 and 2016 alone. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smart bandage can monitor wounds, trigger drug release
Researchers have designed a prototype smart bandage that can monitor chronic wounds and deliver medication aimed at improved healing. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Current rectal cancer treatments don't benefit patients under 50, study says
Rectal cancer patients under 50 don't see an improvement to their overall survival after receiving recommended treatments, researchers found in a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural lipid could lead to powerful anti-inflammatory
A newly identified, naturally-occurring lipid that bacteria use to increase the chance of infection could lead to a new therapy against inflammation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protein discovery may lead to gonorrhea vaccine, new antibiotic
New research has identified a protein that fuels the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, which could open the door for new antibiotics and even a vaccine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeted screening may reduce overdiagnosis of breast cancer
A " risk-based " breast screening program could improve the lives of women who are screened for breast cancer by reducing overdiagnosis and saving resources. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sounds waves may improve liquid biopsies for cancer
Scientists have developed a method for separating circulating tumor cells from blood samples quickly, which they say could help speed cancer diagnosis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers regenerate muscle cells in mice with muscular dystrophy
Refined cells from a type of benign tumor regenerated skeletal muscle stem cells in mice with muscular dystrophy, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugs treat common cause of dementia, stroke in study with rats
Treating rats with drugs to stop small blood vessel cells from becoming dysfunctional reversed the symptoms in brain that often leads to dementia and strokes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combining antibiotics alters effectiveness, study says
When antibiotics are combined with each other, with other drugs or even food additives their effectiveness can be altered, according to an international study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecule combos show promise against autoinflammatory diseases
Two small molecule combinations have shown potential for treating autoinflammatory diseases in a recent study in Switzerland. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart function restored with human stem cells in study with monkeys
Heart function in monkeys has been restored with human stem cells, according to a study, showing promise the method will work in humans with heart failure. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Plug-and-play' devices could make diagnostic tests cheap, easy
Researchers at MIT have developed Lego-like devices that snap together to easily perform diagnostic tests at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news