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Report: Mental illness 'major public health concern in the United States'
Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deals with a mental illness or substance abuse problem each year, a U.S. government study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Regular soda causes body to store more fat after high-protein meals
Combining a sugary soda with your burger or fried chicken can really prime your body to pack on more pounds, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rush-hour pollution study finds alarming results
A new study has found the levels of some harmful pollution inside car cabins were twice the amount previously thought. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's drug may help traumatic brain injury patients
Researchers have found that the drug, memantine, used to treat dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease may help traumatic brain injury patients as well. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Depression changes structure of the brain
A major scanning study by the University of Edinburgh found depression can lead to changes in the structure of the brain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon cancer screenings boosted by monetary incentive
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that offering a $100 incentive increased the rate of patients getting colorectal cancer screenings. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research shows how physical exercise prevents dementia
Researchers at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, have discovered exactly how physical exercise may prevent dementia in old age. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Severe antisocial behavior differs for boys, girls
Researchers at the University of Bath found severe antisocial behavior known as conduct disorder may be different between boys and girls. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI approved for young infants in intensive care
The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device designed to scan the heads and brains of newborns in intensive care units has been approved by the FDA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More patients OK'd for cancer trials under Obamacare: Study
The Affordable Care Act has enabled more privately insured patients to enroll in clinical trials for new cancer treatments, a new study contends. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antidepressants in pregnancy tied to slight increase in autism
A new study suggests that exposure to the drugs in the womb might bump up a child's risk of autism. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxygen therapy revives brain of toddler who nearly drowned
In one of the first such cases, an Arkansas toddler who suffered severe brain injury after nearly drowning had the damage reversed, using a new treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cow antibodies may be key to effective AIDS vaccine
Researchers have found a way to elicit powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies in cows in weeks instead of years, which may lead to an effective AIDS vaccine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: More than 100 million Americans have diabetes, prediabetes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report showing 100 million adults in the United States are living with diabetes or prediabetes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers urge sexual health clinics to ask about abuse
A new study by Queen Mary University of London suggests sexual health clinic workers should be trained to ask patients about domestic violence. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Healthy lifestyle can increase life expectancy by 7 years
Researchers have found having a healthy lifestyle and not engaging in risky behaviors can increase a person's life expectancy by up to seven years. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of T-cells predicts response to immunotherapy in melanoma
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found the number of immune cells in tumors may predict the efficacy of immunotherapy against melanoma. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows link between meal frequency, BMI
Researchers at Loma Linda University and the Czech Republic found that timing and frequency of meals is linked to predicting weight loss or gain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Losing Medicaid tough on people battling depression
Proposed changes in Medicaid coverage could hit people with depression especially hard, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers grow functioning liver tissue in mice
Researchers say they were able to coax tiny " seeds " of liver tissue into fully functioning livers in mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors' group offers ideas for easing cancer costs
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has some suggestions for easing patients' money woes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social interaction may aid cancer patients' response to treatment
Research by the National Human Genome Research Institute showed social interaction between cancer patients may improve their response to treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers unveil new treatment guidelines for PANS
A panel of experts has developed comprehensive treatment guidelines to manage the treatment of children with Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find possible treatment for fetal alcohol damage
Animal research may have yielded a potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in children, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British study finds sugary drink interventions may be working
Researchers at the University of Leeds in Britain have found that interventions to reduce sugary drink consumption can be effective. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify new target for chronic pain
A recent study by Thomas Jefferson University identified phosphorylation outside of a cell as a potential new way to target chronic and pathologic pain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research suggests bone strength may be hereditary
A new study suggests that genetics and heredity may play a role in predicting a person's long-term risk for bone fracture. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personalized wearable sensor measures body temperature
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a 3D printed sensor worn on the ear that monitors core body temperature. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-dose vitamin D may not curb kids' colds
According to a new study, even high doses of vitamin D don't protect children from colds in the winter. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Little evidence that vasectomy raises prostate cancer risk
A major study finds scant evidence that the procedure raises their risk of prostate cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens of potential Alzheimer's meds in development
Nearly three dozen new Alzheimer's drugs may reach the market in the next five years, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Physical, breathing exam best way to diagnose asthma
University of Texas researchers have determined that effective treatment of asthma must include a physical, breathing exams and a review of health history. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Nerlynx to reduce risk of recurrent breast cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the use of Nerlynx to treat early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer to lower remission risk. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Women driven to be thinner when husband is hot
Having a handsome husband often motivates plain Jane types to diet, a new study finds -- but the same isn't true of wives who are good-looking themselves. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists identify drug target for treatment of glioblastoma
Researchers say they have identified a protein -- tyrosine phosphatase receptor type Z, or PTPRZ, -- as a drug target for patients with glioblastoma. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Collaboration between therapists and clients can improve family therapy
Researchers in the Netherlands have found a collaboration between therapists and their clients may be the most effective way to improve family therapy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some medications boost sensitivity to the sun, experts say
It's extra important to limit sun exposure when you're taking certain prescription medications, a pharmaceutical expert warns. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests optimal method for giving children's medications
Researchers at the University of Liverpool and Alder Hey Children's Hospital have created a new method to improve the optimal dosing of children's medications. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese, overweight individuals less likely to consider next meal
Researchers at the University of Bristol found that obese and overweight people do not take their next meal into consideration in portion size decisions. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impaired eyesight may be first sign of Zika damage in babies
Infants exposed to the Zika virus in the womb should have their eyes examined for possible virus-related abnormalities, according to a new report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poll: Many Americans unaware of this year's heavy tick season
A new poll shows that many Americans are unaware that this summer is a particularly bad one for ticks. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis use at 18 linked to depression in young teens
A new study by researchers in Seattle has found adolescents with chronic or severe depression are at a higher risk of developing a cannabis-use problem at 18. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare disease clues found in cell's recycling system
Researchers with the National Institutes of Health uncovered a compound in a cell's recycling system that could lead to a treatment for a rare genetic disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners may actually increase risk for obesity, study says
Artificial sweeteners may be less helpful than many believe in helping to lose weight and avoid health problems, a new evidence review suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9/11 survivors more likely to have heart, lung diseases: Study
Rescue workers and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks seem to have an increased risk for heart and lung diseases years later, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers link two new genes to Alzheimer's disease
A study by a team of researchers at Cardiff University has identified two new genes that can influence the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers use black light to diagnose skin problem in pregnancy
Researchers in Boston found a black light was more effective than the naked eye for diagnosing melasma in pregnancy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humans worldwide almost always lean right when kissing
A team of international psychologists and neuroscientists have found that human may be hardwired to lean to the right when kissing their romantic partners. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Breivik terrorist attacks in Norway led to mental illness
A new study found the 2011 terrorist attack in Norway by Anders Breivik that killed 77 people resulted in a significant increase in mental health disorders. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis: Critically endangered gorillas can contract mono-like virus
Researchers say a herpes virus similar to the Epstein-Barr virus that infects people has been found in mountain gorillas. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news