Human esophagus organoids grown in lab
For the first time, researchers have bioengineered human esophageal tissue entirely from pluripotent stem cells. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study offers clues to failure of Alzheimer's drugs in trials
A study has revealed a potential explanation for the failure of drugs for Alzheimer's disease in clinical trials, and researchers may have identified a clinically approved drug that could actually succeed at slowing the condition. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambling monkeys help reveal brain region linked to risky decisions
A brain area linked to the willingness to make risky decisions was identified by studying monkeys trained to gamble on water rewards. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Drug combo could reduce heart attack risk
A combination of drugs being developed that lower triglycerides levels and approved statins that reduce cholesterol levels may reduce heart attack risk. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves new opioid safety measures for outpatients
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took steps for expanded communication on the serious risk of opioids to outpatient patients and healthcare professionals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical marijuana increases pain threshold for patients
Drugs derived from an active ingredient in marijuana produced only modest increases in pain threshold and tolerance but no reduction in ongoing intensity. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO: Child mortality, tuberculosis crises on track to worsen by 2030
Health crises including child mortality rates and tuberculosis, already affecting millions of people, are expected to worsen by 2030. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First gut bacteria may affect future ability to fight chronic diseases
Differences in the first microorganisms that arrive in the gut after birth, and their order of arrival, have a lasting impact on how gastrointestinal system looks later in life. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blocking brain messages in lymphatic vessels may slow MS
Blocking messages in lymphatic vessels from the brain to the immune system shows promise as a potential way to treat multiple sclerosis, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug compound prevents mosquitoes' malaria infection
Researchers have found six compounds that could prevent mosquitoes from being infected with malaria as a way to stop the spread of the disease to humans. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intensive lifestyle changes best for people with BMI above 30, task force says
People with body mass index of 30 or higher need intensive behavioral interventions, including diet changes and more physical activity, according to the USPSTF. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika vaccine shows promise against brain cancer
A Zika virus successfully killed off human glioblastoma brain cancer stem cells transplanted into mice, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trial starts for nasal flu vaccine for kids
Testing has begun for an experimental nasal flu vaccine in healthy children 9 to 17 years old. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Nanoparticle therapy restores tumor's suppressor in prostate cancer
Using nanotechnology, researchers have developed a way to treat prostate cancer by restoring tumor suppressors, based on preclinical models in the lab. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children disadvantaged by liver transplant wait list scores
The scoring system used to determine who has priority for receiving a liver transplant disadvantages children compared to adults, a new study indicates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find 535 new gene regions that influence blood pressure
In a study involving 1 million people in Britain, researchers found 535 new gene regions that influence people's blood pressure. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Activity may lead to faster recovery from brain damage, stroke
Activity, rather than prolonged rest, may lead to quicker recovery from a brain damage or a stroke, according to a study with mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meth-relapse prevention compound may be effective for opioid users
A relapse-prevention compound developed by researchers shows wider benefits for people battling substance abuse than previously thought, a study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Household products associated with overweight kids
Commonly used household cleaners were associated with overweight children because of altered gut microbiota, according to a study conducted in Canada. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Low-dose aspirin doesn't extend healthy living in older people
If healthy older people take a low dose of aspirin daily, it may not lead to a longer healthy life free of dementia and persistent physical disability. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cell-killing ability of viruses shows promise for cancer treatment
Certain cell-killing viruses, with help from white blood cells, have shown promise in treating cancer in a recent study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New methods speed up disease diagnoses in newborns
Researchers have developed new sequencing techniques and machine learning to more quickly diagnose diseases in newborns and cut down false-positives. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO: 9.6 million cancer deaths, 18 million new cases this year
Cancer will kill an estimated 9.6 million people in the world this year and 18.1 million new cases will be diagnosed, according to WHO's cancer research agency. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Individualized treatment would reduce melanoma cells
Individualized treatment for melanoma would reduce the number of cancer cells, based on a study in lab dishes and animals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Primary care doctors can do better job of depression screening
Primary care physicians rarely package depression assessments with patient screenings for hazardous alcohol use, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA to e-cig makers: Address 'epidemic' teen use or products will be banned
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a stern warning to the makers of electronic cigarettes: control " epidemic " use by teens or products will be banned for everyone. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Caffeine may lower risk of death from kidney disease
Consuming greater amounts of caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily milk consumption linked to lower cardiovascular rates, mortality
Consuming three daily servings of milk has been associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease and mortality, according to a study in 21 countries. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protein tricks muscle into burning more energy during exercise, cold
Researchers have figured out why people burn fat when they exercise or are cold: A small protein only found when muscles heat up. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV genome helps determine antibodies formed in people with the virus
Researchers found that HIV itself plays a major role in determining which antibodies are formed in people, which may be important for developing a vaccine against it. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elevated blood sugar during pregnancy boosts obesity risk for kids
If a woman has elevated glucose levels during pregnancy, the child is at a greater risk of obesity 10 to 14 years after birth, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics for children's cough don't reduce hospitalization risk, study says
If a child is prescribed antibiotics to treat coughs and respiratory infections, the chances of being hospitalized are not reduced, according to a British study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protein linked to tumor suppression in several cancers
A protein associated with BRCA was found to act as a tumor suppressor gene by regulating cell death in several cancers, opening new treatment options. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Widely used drug azathioprine linked to skin cancer
A study linked azathioprine, a commonly used drug for a variety of conditions, was associated with an important contributor to skin cancer development. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perk up: Drinking coffee is safe, despite confusing studies
Americans drink an average of three cups of coffee a day -- in the morning as a wake-up jolt, during the afternoon for a workday treat and at night for energy to pursue activities before going to bed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turning wound cells into skin cells may help doctors heal ulcers
Scientists developed a technique to convert cells in open wounds into new skin as an alternative to plastic surgery in treating large cutaneous ulcers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Excessive airway nerves linked to severe asthma in study
Excessive nerves in the airways are a factor in heightened sensitivity and airway constriction in patients with asthma, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Mice healthier, live long with increased daily fasting times
By increasing fasting times between meals, male mice were healthier and lived longer compared with rodents who ate more frequently, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: 415,000 preventable deaths from heart disease, stroke in 2016
Cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes, caused 2.2 million preventable hospitalizations and 415,000 deaths in 2016, according to the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood biomarker may detect some types of autism
Researchers have identified a metabolic way to detect autism spectrum disorder in some children, potentially paving the way for a biomarker test. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Topical cream tested as way to enhance bird flu vaccine
A clinical trial is underway to determine the effectiveness of a topical cream to enhance the immune response to a " pre-pandemic " influenza vaccine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find same hormone plays role in diabetes, hypertension
Increased levels of a hormone already linked to hypertension also may play a significant role in development of type 2 diabetes, especially certain racial groups. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Aggressive prostate cancer may respond to immunotherapy
Researchers have found immunotherapy may effectively treat men with aggressive prostate cancer, raising the possibility of more new treatments. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nerve stimulation may be effective against female sexual dysfunction
Neuromodulation treatments used to treat bladder dysfunction might improve sexual function among women, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers: Consider antibiotic to treat listeria infections
An antibiotic was shown to be effective at combating the food-poisoning infection listeria, despite expectations that the bug would resist the treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Painkiller diclofenac linked to increased heart risks in study
Diclofenac, a commonly used painkiller, was associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular problems compared with no medication or other medication. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO: Lack of exercise puts 1.4B adults at higher risk of heart disease
More than a quarter of the world's adult population -- 1.4 billion people -- are at a greater risk of cardiovascular disease because of insufficient exercise. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Ten-year dementia risk estimates may help with early prevention
Ten-year absolute risk estimates for dementia were established to help identify individuals who could potentially benefit from early targeted prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children conceived with IVF have higher risk for hypertension, study says
Children who were artificially conceived may face an increased risk of developing arterial hypertension and other cardiovascular complications early in life. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news