Study finds high rates of heart disease among Hispanic men, women
More than half of Hispanic men, and nearly half of Hispanic women, in the United States have heart disease, according to an analysis published Thursday by the journal Stroke. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism rates among Black, Hispanic children rise by 40% since 2014, study finds
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among Black and Hispanic children in the United States has increased by more than 40% since 2014, according to an analysis published Thursday by JAMA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 need ICU care, study finds
Nearly one-third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States require treatment in the intensive care unit and 14% die from the disease, an analysis published Thursday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids' cancer treatment disrupted at most hospitals worldwide due to COVID-19
Care for children with cancer has been disrupted at nearly 80% of hospitals globally because of the pandemic, a survey published Wednesday by The Lancet Child& Adolescent Health found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug prevents, delays Type 1 diabetes in 50% of those at risk, study finds
Half of those at risk for Type 1 diabetes treated with the drug teplizumab remained disease-free five years later, a study published Wednesday by the journal Science Translational Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Osteoporosis may increase risk for kidney stones
Nearly one in four adults with osteoporosis will develop kidney stones, an analysis published Wednesday by the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belly fat can adapt to resist weight-loss strategies, study finds
Belly fat, or the persistent area of weight gain around the stomach, adapts over time to become more resistant to weight-loss treatments, according to a study published Tuesday by the journal Cell Reports. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH halts study of plasma in COVID-19 treatment citing lack of benefit
Officials at the National Institutes of Health Tuesday stopped an ongoing clinical trial evaluating the use convalescent plasma in the treatment of severe COVID-19, due to lack of clear clinical benefit. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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Quarantining homeless COVID-19 patients in hotels eased hospital strain
Isolating and quarantining homeless people in hotels during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in San Francisco reduced hospitalizations, a study published Tuesday by JAMA found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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Choosing brand-name drugs over generics costs Medicare $1B a year
Substituting generic medications for brand-name drugs requested by prescribing physicians would save the Medicare Part D program nearly $1 billion annually, an analysis published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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Study: Using cannabis for migraines increases risk for 'rebound' headaches
Cannabis may provide some relief for the symptoms of migraine, but it may be fleeting because of the potential onset of a " rebound " headache, according to an analysis released Monday by the American Academy of Neurology. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Under 50% of pregnant women in U.S. willing to get COVID-19 vaccine
Under half of pregnant women in the United States are willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19, an analysis published Monday by the European Journal of Epidemiology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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Black, Hispanic, Asian children in U.S. less likely to be diagnosed, treated for ADHD
Black, Hispanic and Asian children in the U.S. with ADHD are significantly less likely to be diagnosed and treated the disorder compared to their White peers, according to a study published Monday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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Maternal diabetes increases obesity risk in children by age 10, study finds
Children born to mothers with type 1 or type 2 diabetes have up to 10% higher body weight by age 10 years than those whose mothers did not have the disease, a study published by the journal Pediatric Obesity found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: One in 10 people exposed to COVID-19 at home tests positive
One in 10 people exposed to COVID-19 in their home tested positive for the virus, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Israel's COVID-19 vaccine program lowers cases of severe disease among older adults
Widespread acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine among older adults in Israel has led to a decline in mechanical ventilation during treatment for the disease, according to data released Friday by the U.S. CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers discover two new genes associated with Alzheimer's disease
Researchers in China have identified two genes potentially involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease, they said Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer-BioNTech to test COVID-19 vaccine booster against South African variant
Researchers at Pfizer-BioNTech announced Thursday that they have started a new clinical trial designed to assess whether a third dose of their COVID-19 will bolster the protection it offers against new virus strains. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Cognitive function declines faster in women than men
Women experience sharper declines in cognitive function as they age compared to men, a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination effort focused on speed, equity, U.S. health officials say
As efforts to administer the COVID-19 vaccines to the public continue, the focus remains on distributing the shots " with velocity and equity, " national health officials said Wednesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Daily emails on smoking dangers encourages people to quit
Smokers who see regular messages about chemicals in tobacco and related health risks, along with graphic images of the effects of smoking and information on quitting, are more likely to stop the habit, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Recovered COVID-19 patients protected from reinfection for at least 3 months
Prior COVID-19 infection provides immunity against the virus for at least three months in the vast majority of patients, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Internal Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Speaking can spread COVID-19, but masking helps, study finds
People with COVID-19 can spread the virus to others simply by talking, particularly if the speaker is not wearing a mask, a study published Tuesday by the journal Physics of Fluid found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tobacco exposure raises risk for elevated blood pressure in adoolscents, teens
Children exposed to tobacco, either by using it themselves or being around people that do, have a much higher risk for elevated blood pressure, compared to those with no exposure, a JAMA study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Machine learning method accurately spots premalignant colon polyps
A machine learning algorithm accurately identifies premalignant colorectal polyps on CT scans, according to a study published Tuesday by the journal Radiology. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Vaccination key as teachers may drive in-school COVID-19 spread
Teachers and staff " play a central role in in-school transmission " of COVID-19, highlighting the importance of vaccination for educators, according to a report released Monday by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure during pregnancy raises heart risk later
Women with a history of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy show signs of significant changes in the structure and function of their hearts 10 years after childbirth, a study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic heartburn doubles risk for certain cancers, study finds
People with chronic heartburn may be twice as likely to develop throat and esophageal cancers than those without the condition, according to a study published Monday by the journal Cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: 33% of U.S. adults suffer from anxiety, depression related to COVID-19 pandemic
One-third of adults in the United States report experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Few side effects reported with COVID-19 vaccines, and most 'non-serious'
Recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine report shot-related side effects at a rate of roughly one for every 2,000 doses, with more than 90% classified as " non-serious, " according to data released Friday by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some COVID-19 patients still have symptoms 9 months later
COVID-19 symptoms such as fatigue, trouble breathing and muscle aches persist up to nine months after infection, even in young, health people who experience mild illness, a study published Friday found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Black, Hispanic seniors in U.S. far less likely to get flu vaccine each year
Less than one-third of Black and Hispanic seniors in the United States received the flu vaccine in the 2015-16 winter season, according to a study published Thursday by Lancet Healthy Longevity. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts: COVID-19 genetic testing must be bolstered to slow new strain spread
The United States must continue to ramp up surveillance efforts designed to spot new variants of the coronavirus in order to contain the pandemic, experts said Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of U.S. adults over 75 use aspirin, statins, study finds
Roughly half of all adults age 75 and older in the United States take aspirin or a statin to prevent the onset of heart disease, despite the limited benefits of these drugs for older people, a study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: U.S. life expectancy fell by a year during first half of 2020 due to COVID-19
Life expectancy in the United States declined by a year during the first half of 2020, due in large part to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released Thursday by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dog-inspired approach may improve prostate cancer diagnosis, study finds
Man's best friend may prove useful diagnosing prostate cancer, serving as the basis for a new screening tool, according to a study published Wednesday by PLOS ONE. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibody may hold key to treatment of Alzheimer's, strokes
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis said Wednesday they have discovered an antibody that removes harmful brain plaques associated with increased risk for Alzheimer's disease and strokes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British study will infect volunteers with COVID-19 to test vaccines, treatments
Scientists in Britain plan to infect 90 healthy, young adults with COVID-19 to test the effectiveness of vaccines and treatments for the virus, Imperial College London officials said Wednesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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Study: New approach to 3D printing of human tissue closer to reality
A new approach to 3D bioprinting has overcome the shortcomings associated with earlier versions of the technology, bringing the method of creating human tissue and organs one step closer to reality. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe COVID-19 damages eyes in some patients, study finds
Severe COVID-19 causes significant eye abnormalities in some people with the disease, according to a study published Tuesday by the journal Radiology. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy drinking, lots of red meat boost colon cancer risk, study finds
Heavy drinking raises person's risk for colon cancer by nearly 60%, while a diet high in red meat boosts it by more than 10%, according to analysis published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen pot use increases with adult recreational legalization, study finds
Teens living in states in which marijuana has been legalized for adults are more likely to use the drug than their peers in states in which it remains illegal, according to a report published Monday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Drinking, smoking, drug use raises risk for premature heart disease
Drinking, smoking and recreational drug use increases the risk for premature heart disease in young people, particularly younger women, an analysis published Monday by the journal Heart found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika vaccine shows promise in early trials
A vaccine against Zika produced immunity to the mosquito-borne virus for up to a year in at least 80% of those who received it, a study published Monday by the Annals of Internal Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily tai chi, exercise help older adults with insomnia, study finds
Daily tai chi and exercise help older adults with insomnia sleep more soundly, a study published Monday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC releases guidelines for full in-person reopening of schools
Schools can open for full in-person learning even in areas with high levels of community spread of COVID-19, provided they implement sound mitigation strategies, CDC officials said Friday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three-quarters of people with COVID-19 test positive for antibodies, study finds
Blood tests accurately detect antibodies against COVID-19 in about 75% of people with confirmed cases of infection, but are less reliable in women and older adults, a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Zinc, vitamin C have no effect on COVID-19 infection
Zinc and vitamin C supplements may help boost the immune system, but they offer little, if any, benefit as a treatment for COVID-19, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Children less likely to catch, spread COVID-19
Children and young people are about half as likely to catch COVID-19 and spread the virus to others compared to older adults, an analysis published Thursday by PLOS Computational Biology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Most with severe COVID-19 develop a 'robust' antibody response
Most people's immune systems can fight back against COVID-19 when they develop severe disease, according to a study published Thursday by PLOS Pathogens. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news