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South African team performs second successful penis transplant
Doctors at a hospital in South Africa have performed a second successful penis transplant, making them the first facility to perform two penis transplants. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians: No fruit juice before age 1
One recommendation is that fruit juice be limited for toddlers and older children, and babies shouldn't have any at all before their first birthday, doctors say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer drug may prevent reactions to airborne allergens
A new cancer drug may provide significant reduction in allergic reactions in people with airborne seasonal allergies, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Sleep disorders affect men, women differently
Australian researchers have found women are more likely to experience severe symptoms of depression and tiredness from sleep disorders than men. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists develop flexible DNA-barcoding test to detect cancer
Researchers have developed a new way to diagnose cancer with greater accuracy before tumors are detected on imaging using DNA tumor cell testing in the blood. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds fewer blood cancer patients get hospice care
A study by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute examined the cause for why hematologic oncologists refer their patients to hospice at significantly lower rates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of 'light' cigarettes linked to rise in lung adenocarcinoma
Study shows so-called " light " cigarettes do not benefit health and may contribute to the increased risk of lung adenocarcinoma, a form of lung cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 100 tons of hot dogs containing metal pieces recalled
More than 200,000 pounds of Nathan's and Curtis hot dogs are being recalled after complaints the meat products contained metal pieces. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer drug Gleevec may help with severe asthma
A leukemia drug might also effectively treat severe asthma, a small-scale clinical trial suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Cancer Drug Gleevec Help With Severe Asthma?
A leukemia drug might also effectively treat severe asthma, a small-scale clinical trial suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearable device helps predict flu outbreaks faster
Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have developed a wearable device that can predict seasonal influenza outbreaks faster than conventional methods. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Education for older adults needed for outdoor fall prevention
A study by New York University has found older adults need to be made aware of the risk of falls outdoors, an area often neglected compared to indoor falls. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola antibodies from survivor protect mice, ferrets
Researchers have identified two antibodies from an Ebola survivor that can protect mice and ferrets from related viruses. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New discovery could end platelet shortages, help preemies
University of Virginia researchers have discovered a method for doctors to be able to produce blood platelets in large quantities outside the body. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better training to admit mistakes could curb medical errors
A new study highlights the need for better education and training for physicians focused on admitting medical errors to improve patient outcomes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Mechanical heart valves disturb sleep
A new study by Haukeland University in Norway has found nearly one-quarter of patients with a mechanical heart valve report the valve disturbs their sleep. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug helps treat rare immunologic disease
Researchers found that combining a new FDA-approved drug with existing treatment may help treat a rare immunologic disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids linked to healthy brain aging
Two new studies have identified links between polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood and integrity of brain structures and cognitive abilities in aging. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds disparities in the perception of obesity
A study at Cornell University found factors such as gender, race and generation matter in judging whether someone is considered obese or not. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists create T-shirt that monitors breathing rates
Researchers at Universite Laval in Quebec have developed a smart T-shirt that is capable of monitoring the wearer's respiratory rate in real time. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery may help unlock infertility in older women
Australian researchers may have found the key to unlocking the mystery of infertility, miscarriage and birth defects in older women over the age of 37. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report released on cancer prevention, early detection
The American Cancer Society's 2017-2018 Cancer Prevention& Early Detection report finds cigarette smoking and obesity remain significant risks for cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Age of physician may increase patient mortality risk
The age of a physician may increase a patient's risk of dying in the hospital, according to a new study from Harvard Medical School. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence backs safety of sucralose but some don't buy it
A recent decision by the European Food Safety Agency, or EFSA, on the safety of the artificial sweetener used in Splenda, sucralose, has some crying foul. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small over-prescription of opioids increases risk of abuse: Study
Research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that over-prescribing of even small amounts of opioids for minor injuries can increase risk of long-term use. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-third of students ride with drivers who had been drinking
Canadian researchers have found that one in three high school students reported riding with a driver who had been drinking, according to a new report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Computer game helps kids make healthy food choices
Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed a new computer game that encourages children to make healthier food choices. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bystander CPR linked to better neurological survival
A new study shows that bystanders performing CPR to people who are drowning can not only save lives but also increase the odds of a good recovery. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher mass transit use linked with lower obesity rates
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign showed a link between higher mass transit use and lower obesity rates in the United States. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows exercise could protect from Alzheimer's
A study by the University of British Columbia confirms that physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thyroid cancer surgery complications increasingly common
Thyroid cancer rates are on the rise and so are complications from surgery to treat thyroid cancer, according to a new University of Michigan study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Specific type of antibiotic resistant 'superbug' common in Houston, study says
A type of bacteria that's resistant to many widely used antibiotics is unusually common among people in Houston, new research reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds immunotherapy against bee stings incomplete
A new study by the German Research Center for Environmental Health has found that immunotherapy against bee stings may be incomplete in some cases. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Racial segregation in neighborhoods linked to hypertension
A study by the National Institutes of Health has found people living in racially segregated neighborhoods are at a higher risk of high blood pressure. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO: 1 million adolescents a year die from preventable causes
The World Health Organization reports more than 3,000 adolescents die every day, roughly 1.2 million annually, from preventable causes throughout the world. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better treatment may prevent thousands of strokes each year
Hundreds of thousands of strokes might be prevented in the U.S. each year if more people with atrial fibrillation took blood-thinning drugs, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shift work linked to erectile dysfunction, urinary problems
Male shift workers listen up: Two new studies link sleep disorders common in these men to urinary problems and erectile dysfunction. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SIDS deaths declining, but some racial groups remain at higher risk
Fewer U.S. babies are dying from SIDS, but certain minorities remain at greater risk, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links e-cigarettes to increased risk for bladder cancer
Although many people think " vaping " is safer than smoking, research links both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes to an increased risk for bladder cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find a new target for antidepressants
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center found the brain's mu opioid receptors are responsible for the depression-relieving effects of tianeptine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New surgery technique paves way to restore failing organs
Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco have found a technique to transplant cells into organs to treat disease and restore failing organs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Policies limiting indoor tanning by teens supported by parents
Researchers at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute have found that nearly two-thirds of parents support banning indoor tanning for teens under 18. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows path to ending AIDS in the U.S. by 2025
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have found a potential ambitious path to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States by 2025. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Female Viagra' may help younger woman's libido, study says
If a woman's sex drive has waned to the point where she's distressed about it, the " female Viagra " may help, a review of several studies suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poll: More than one-third of parents let children swim unsupervised
A new national poll found more than one-third of parents would allow their children to be in residential or hotel pools unsupervised. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tai chi may ease insomnia in breast cancer survivors
For breast cancer survivors who struggle with sleep, a new study suggests that tai chi might calm their restless nights. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Astronauts' blood vessels less efficient on long missions, study says
Astronauts' heart and blood vessel function drops during long space missions, which limits their ability to exercise, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links preference for pornography with real-world sexual dysfunction
Young men who prefer pornography to real-world sexual encounters might find themselves caught in a trap, unable to perform sexually, a new study reports. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists create lung organoids that mimic full-size lung
Researchers at Columbia University have created lung organoids to mimic features of a full-sized lung to give a better understanding of respiratory diseases. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcomes getting worse in veterans years after mild concussion
A study suggests U.S. military members with mild concussion after blast injuries are experiencing worse outcomes years later, and treatment has been ineffective. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news