White House conference underscores 'food and medicine go hand in hand'
Science has " connected the dots " between a healthy diet and disease prevention and treatment, and it is high time to realize a person's chronic illness can't be managed if they're hungry -- and do more about it. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food insecurity rises among people with heart disease, study says
Nearly 4 in 10 people with heart disease had limited or uncertain access to adequate food in 2017-2018, a figure more than double from two decades earlier, a national study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global study confirms link between COVID-19 vaccine, longer menstrual cycle
An international study has confirmed the link between women who received a COVID-19 vaccination and a longer menstrual cycle, according to research published in the journal BMJ Medicine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Drink 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day for longer life, better heart health
Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day is associated with a longer lifespan and lower risk of heart disease compared with avoiding the brew, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer, Moderna ask FDA to approve bivalent COVID-19 booster for kids
Pfizer and BioNtech asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday to approve their new Omicron-specific COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ex-smokers cut risk of dying early by adopting healthy behaviors, study says
A federal study published Thursday is urging the 52 million former smokers in the United States to stick to a healthy lifestyle as a way of lowering their risk of dying from all causes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Waist-to-hip ratio should replace BMI to measure healthy weight
New research suggests that waist-to-hip ratio, and not body mass index is a better measure of healthy weight -- and may better predict early death than BMI. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Going to bed too early or sleeping too much can increase dementia risk, study says
When people go to bed and how long they sleep may affect their risk of developing dementia and cognitive decline, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Dieters with diabetes should set aside steak, but can eat mashed potatoes
Dieting by cutting protein intake may be as effective as restricting calories for people trying to fight obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, a small study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White House conference aims to end hunger, create national strategy
Food security advocates in the United States want an assortment of federal agencies to coordinate a national response that eliminates the root causes of a basic problem that affects the health of millions of people. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart drug shows promise as new alcoholism treatment, NIH says
Spironolactone, a widely used diuretic that treats heart problems and high blood pressure, may be an effective therapy for alcohol use disorder, new research suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoid aspirin plus warfarin to prevent bleeding risk, study reiterates
Further evidence shows that it's best not to double up on blood thinners by taking aspirin along with commonly prescribed warfarin to lessen the risk of bleeding complications. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research links COVID-19 to increased risk of Alzheimer's diagnosis
Scientists have found a link between COVID-19 and a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in people over 65, according to new research at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. drug shortages put people with life-threatening illness at risk
Adderall and monkeypox vaccine represent only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to drugs now in short supply in the United States -- some badly needed by patients who are seriously ill. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Something 'fishy' may help avoid or live longer with diabetes, studies suggest
People may lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by eating moderate amounts of dairy products and replacing meat with fish, and may lower their risk of dying from it by eating whole grains, fiber and more fish. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news