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New technique helps injured hearts regenerate via stem cells
Engineers have developed a new way to help injured hearts regenerate using cells derived from human stem cells. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Despite false positives, most patients get future screenings: Study
Men and women who receive a false-positive breast or prostate cancer screening are likely to obtain future recommended cancer screenings, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey links insomnia to workplace incivility
Workers' difficulty sleeping was linked to rude behavior by others on the job, including verbal abuse, according to a survey of U.S. Forest Service employees. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Heart patients who walk briskly hospitalized less
Heart patients who walked briskly were hospitalized less often, according to a study in Europe. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity, diabetes in study
Artificial sweeteners could be linked to diabetes and obesity, according to a study of rats and cell cultures. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Injectible drug shown to be effective against lupus in clinical trial
Injections of the drug Belimumab, marketed as Benlysta, benefited patients with a form of lupus in a Phase 3 clinical trial, researchers reported this week. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links vitamin D deficiency, higher diabetes risk
People deficient in vitamin D might have a greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers ID protein that can be activated to treat heart disease
Scientists at a private research institute have identified a protein in blood vessels that potentially can be activated by drugs to treat heart disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia patients being given unnecessary drugs, study says
People with dementia are being prescribed unnecessary or inappropriate medications that are causing harm, including side effects and higher medical costs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO: Limit dengue vaccine to people already infected
The World Health Organization is recommending that a vaccine against dengue should only be used on people who have previously been infected with the disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential male contraceptive stops sperm, doesn't affect hormones
An experimental compound slows the overall mobility of sperm without affecting hormones, leading to a potential male contraceptive pill without side effects. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Opioid prescription volume declined 12% last year
Prescription opioid dosage volume declined 12 percent in 2017, the largest annual drop in more than 25 years of measurement, according to a report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fall 2018 flu vaccine will be 20 percent effective, study predicts
This fall's flu vaccine will be 20 percent effective for the dominant circulating strain of influenza A, the same as shots given the past two years. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA panel approves marijuana-based epilepsy drug
A FDA advisory committee unanimously approved an experimental drug made from marijuana to treat seizures associated rare epilepsy affecting children. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study explains link between high-fat diet and arthritis
A high-fat diet, such as a cheeseburger and milkshake, has been linked to arthritis and join pain, according to a study of mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youths unaware popular e-cig JUUL contains nicotine, survey says
Although many young people are aware of the e-cigarette brand JUUL, few know it contains nicotine, according to a new survey. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Medical marijuana users likely to use other drugs
People who use medical marijuana have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use -- including pain relievers -- than others. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New migraine drug might succeed where others failed
People with migraines unable to find relief from standard drug treatment might find success with a new drug. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New migraine drug might succeed where others fail
People with migraines unable to find relief from standard drug treatment might find success with a new drug. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Device helps blind, low-vision users better browse web pages
Low vision and blind people successfully navigated web pages using a traditional screen reader, keyboard and new technology. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compound treats psoriasis, may curb autoimmune diseases, researchers say
A compound from immune cells treats psoriasis in mice and might also be effective in treating multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain blamed for male mice gaining more weight than females
Researchers have determined why they believe men traditionally gain more weight than women -- and the answer likely involves the brain, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Class of type 2 diabetes drugs doesn't cut death risk compared to placebo
Comparing three classes of type 2 diabetes drugs, researchers found one class, which includes Onglyza and Januvia, did not reduce death risk. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene mapping can help doctors pick most appropriate chemotherapy
Researchers have devised a new gene mapping technique that allows medical providers to determine the chemotherapy with the fewest side effects and best success. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four in 10 Americans live in areas with unhealthy air, report says
About 133.9 million people -- roughly one fifth of all Americans -- were living in counties with unhealthy levels of ozone or particle pollution from 2014-2016. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Opdivo, Yervoy combination for kidney cancer
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a combination of two immunotherapy drugs, ipilimumab and nivolumab, to treat metastatic kidney cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA staff backs epilepsy drug made from cannabis plant
Staff at the FDA have approved an experimental drug made from a marijuana plant used to treat children with two rare forms of epilepsy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids bombarded with junk-food advertising, research finds
Children were exposed to twice as much unhealthy food advertising as healthy food ads, according to a study conducted in Australia. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-reminder app didn't improve blood pressure, study finds
A smartphone app with a reminder significantly improved medication use among adults with hypertension, but did not help improve blood pressure results. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Drug, chemo combo double survival in metastatic lung cancer
Combining the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab with chemotherapy doubles survival in patients with some forms of lung cancer compared with chemo alone. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links pancreatitis to triglycerides, gallstones, alcohol abuse in minorities
Pancreatitis has been linked to severe levels of triglycerides, alcohol abuse and gallstones, according to a study focused on minorities. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMI higher in type 2 diabetes patients who eat breakfast late: Study
Type 2 diabetics who prefer to stay up later at night and eat breakfast later in the day have a higher body mass, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specific education, exercise effective for chronic spinal pain, study says
Researchers have found that combining education to help patients think differently about chronic spinal pain with a specific exercise program was effective. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug effective against several cancers in early trial
A Phase I clinical trial of an investigational drug has shown to be effective and safe for patients with thyroid and non-small cell lung cancers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ketamine shows promise for major depression, suicidal thoughts in study
A nasal spray mist form of ketamine, which has a history of recreational use, could help alleviate symptoms of major depression and suicide thoughts. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene-editing patient applications closer with new technique
A new technique in gene editing greatly improves the technology's precision, so much so that it may one day treat some genetic diseases, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minimal air pollution can trigger lung conditions in kids
Brief exposure to minuscule air pollution particles trigger acute lower respiratory infection in young children, according to research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA prepares to remove highly concentrated caffeine in supplements
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced it is taking steps to remove highly concentrated caffeine found in dietary supplements. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One alcoholic drink a day will shorten life, study finds
If you drink one alcoholic beverage each day, it could shorten your life expectancy by about one year, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intellectual disabilities linked to new ID'd gene mutation, study finds
A newly identified genetic mutation is associated with intellectual disabilities, including autism, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Viagra may be tested for treatment of rare cancers
Drugs prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction, including Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, may be tested to treat rare forms of cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Implantable sensor can monitor alcohol use
A miniature injectable biosensor -- about 1 cubic millimeter in size -- is being developed and could provide continuous, long-term alcohol monitoring. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sitting too much affects brain thickness, study finds
You'd better not be taking this sitting down -- researchers say sitting too much can result in less thickness of the brain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Tax refunds used to pay for healthcare
The majority of Americans with income tax refunds are using the payments on medical expenses, according to a study conducted by JPMorgan Chase Institute. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VA study: Ending long-term opioid use doesn't affect chronic pain
Ending long-term use of opioids made no major difference to pain experienced by patients with chronic issues, according to a Veterans Administration study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Healing after breast cancer surgery may cause tumor reoccurance
The wound healing process following breast cancer treatment surgeries may trigger a spread of the disease in the following months, researchers said Wednesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find genetic cause for Alzheimer's, possible method to reverse it
Researchers have discovered the cause of the primary genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, and a possible cure for the disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves sale of device that detects diabetic eye disease
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved sale of the first medical device that uses artificial intelligence to detect diabetic eye disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Staying active may reduce heart disease risk despite genetics
Despite genetic links to heart disease, people can reduce their risk with cardio fitness, according to a study by the American Heart Association. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biomarkers may help predict brain tumor recurrence, study says
Specific biomarkers have been identified that could help assess the likelihood and severity of the recurrence of malignant glioma, a form of brain cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news