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Repeated head hits, not concussions, may lead to brain damage, study says
Repeated hits to the head lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, even without a concussion, according to new research from a seven-year study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortage of public health workers possible as baby boomers retire, researchers say
A study published Wednesday questions if the number of public health workers will be sufficient as baby boomers retire and leave their fields. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Genetic indicators help determine COPD risk
Researchers have found that genetic variations in lungs help identify people at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from cigarette smoke, pollution. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New antifungal drug combats deadly microscopic yeast
Scientists have discovered a novel drug compound capable of combating drug-resistant yeast strains. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hyperactive brain networks can multiply fibromyalgia pain: Study
A medical study found evidence that fibromyalgia patients have hypersensitive brain networks that multiply pain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping a safer option, could help prevent smoking-related deaths: Study
New research at New York University suggests vaping is a safer option than smoking cigarettes, and smokers switching could prevent 6.6 million early deaths. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epilepsy, depression share common genetic cause, study says
Evidence of a connection between epilepsy and depression has been uncovered, researchers said in a study released on Wednesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research: New screenings, treatments dramatically reduce breast cancer deaths
Breast cancer deaths have dramatically declined as a result of new drugs and better screenings since 2000, six independent groups of researchers have concluded. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut bacteria influences gene expression in humans, new research shows
New research shows good bacteria in the human gut releases chemical signals that alter gene regulation inside the cells of the gut lining. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research: Melanoma patients may live longer taking beta blockers
Melanoma patients who take a drug designed prevent heart attacks and lower blood pressure might live longer, according to researchers at Penn State. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain cycle activity data may help predict epilepsy seizures
Monthly cycles of brain activity can be used to predict seizures in epilepsy patients, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers grow skin, with hair, from stem cells
In a first, stem cell researchers can grow hair follicles in skin, an Indiana University School of Medicine report said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Facial exercises improve middle-aged women's appearance
Middle-aged women who perform facial exercises at least once every other day had improved facial appearance, according to a new Northwestern University study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer death rate down 26 percent since 1991
The cancer death rate has declined 26 percent since 1991 in the United States, according to an annual report by the American Cancer Society. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cost of treating rare genetic blindness: $425,000 per eye
Treatment of a rare, inherited form of blindness will cost $425,000 per eye, the company bringing the therapy to market announced on Wednesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hysterectomy without ovarian removal may lead to long-term health risks: Study
Women who have hysterectomies without removal of ovaries face increased risk for cardiovascular diseases and metabolic issues, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists advance stem cell therapy for a leading cause of blindness
Researchers made advances toward creating stem cell-derived retinal cells used to treat a leading cause of blindness. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migraine surgery offers 'dramatic improvement' in small study
People with migraines had " dramatic improvements " in functioning and coping after surgical treatment, according to a study by researchers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes drug may be used for treatment of Alzheimer's disease
A drug developed to treat type 2 diabetes " significantly reversed memory loss " in mice that had Alzheimer's disease, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As flu epidemic spreads, 11 deaths reported in San Diego County, Calif.
Laboratory-confirmed cases of contagious flu are on the rise in the United States, with 11 deaths attributed to the virus in San Diego County, Calif., alone. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More low-income moms received prenatal care thanks to state Medicaid expansions
Fewer moms went insured and more low-income mothers received prenatal care as a result of Medicaid expansions carried out in 34 states between 1996 and 2011. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air pollution at any level linked to greater risk for death of older people
Exposure to air pollution, even at levels below safety standards, is linked to a higher risk of premature death for elderly people, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New blood test may diagnose breast cancer up to a year earlier
Researchers say they've found an indicator of fatal breast cancer that may help make diagnoses one year earlier than current screening methods for the disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study explains how exercise can slow Parkinson's disease
Scientists at the University of Colorado conducted a study that suggests how exercise can help Parkinson's patients slow the disease's progression. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a tumor grows can predict which cancer drug will work best
New research out of USC suggests the growth patterns specific to a tumor can predict which cancer therapies are likely to work best. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links fish consumption with higher IQ, better sleep
Kids who eat fish at least once a week score higher on IQ tests and experience better sleep, according to new research by scientists at Penn. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life expectancy again falls in U.S. as opioid deaths rise
Life expectancy for Americans fell in 2016 for the second straight year amid a surge of deadly opioid overdoses, federal officials said Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life expectancy again falls in U.S. as opioid deaths rise: federal report
Life expectancy for citizens of the United States fell in 2016, for the second straight year, amid a surge of deadly opioid overdoses, federal officials said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electric device slows growth of deadly brain tumors
In a recent clinical trial, researchers at Northwestern Medicine successfully slowed the growth of a deadly brain tumor using a new electric device. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetics may explain chronic post-surgery pain
Some patients experience chronic pain after surgery. New research suggests genetics likely plays a role. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug thwarts Zika, dengue, West Nile in cell cultures
Lab tests prove a new drug called NGI-1 is capable of thwarting flaviviruses, the family that includes mosquito-borne viruses like Zika, dengue and West Nile. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer women getting chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer
Fewer women are receiving chemotherapy for the treatment of early stage breast cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breakthrough could boost immune system's defense against cancer
New research suggests the protein Runx3 can be manipulated to boost the immune system's defense against cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CRISPR breakthrough may enable treatment for genetic diseases
Scientists can now edit genes without creating gaps in the genetic code -- paving the way for the use of CRISPR/Cas9 in clinical trials. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer to begin selling generic version of Viagra
Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced Wednesday it will begin selling a generic version of its erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With a doctor and a plan, type 2 diabetes can be reversed, study shows
New research suggests type 2 diabetes can be reversed in less than a year with the help of a doctor and a weight loss plan. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika vaccine shows promise in early clinical tests
A new Zika vaccine induced an immune response in a trio of early clinical trials, according to the National Institutes of Health. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kroger recalls 'Comforts For Baby' water due to mold contamination
The Kroger grocery store chain issued a recall for its line of purified water for babies after receiving complaints of mold in the product, the FDA said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. experts concerned about efficacy of flu vaccine this year
Health officials are looking to the Southern Hemisphere for clues as to what this year's flu season might look like -- hint: it's not good. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves EKG app for Apple Watch
AliveCor's Kardiaband EKG reader is the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: 57 percent of American children will be obese by age 35
More than half of American children will be obese by the age of 35 if current trends continue, according to a study released Wednesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vanilla extract may ease or prevent psoriasis
A new mouse study suggests vanillin, artificial vanilla extract, could be used to prevent or diminish psoriatic skin inflammation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research details impacts of youth football on the brain
Just a single season on the gridiron is enough to trigger measurable changes in the brains of some school-age football players. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tobacco company-funded ads spotlight disease, deaths caused by smoking
Tobacco companies are forced to admit the dangers of smoking as part of new ad campaign ordered by the U.S. District Court. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiny robots could soon diagnose, treat hard to reach parts of the body
Tiny remote-controlled robots made of algae could soon navigate their way to hard-to-reach locations in the body. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New cystic fibrosis test to simplify treatment decisions
Scientists have developed a new test to determine which cystic fibrosis treatment is best suited to an individual patient. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digital pills can help doctors monitor opioid abuse
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital are testing the use of ingestible sensors to track opioid ingestion patterns. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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