Researchers develop new tool for detection of concussion, head injury in children
Researchers from the University of Montreal have published a study unveiling a unique new tool for detecting concussions in children under age five. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: High blood pressure in mothers during pregnancy raises stroke risk in children
Children with mothers who exhibited high blood pressure during pregnancy show a higher incidence of stroke and heart disease according to a study scheduled for presentation at an online conference this week. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breathing, lung problems more common in low-income households
People with lower household incomes in the United States report having more breathing problems and lung-related illnesses like asthma than wealthier individuals, an analysis published by JAMA Internal Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Premature birth, low birth weight may affect IQ later in life
Babies born five weeks or more premature, and with a low birth weight, may have lower IQs as young adults than those born at full term and of normal size, an analysis published by JAMA Pediatrics found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccines effective for cancer patients, study finds
The COVID-19 vaccine works for people receiving treatment for cancer, even with a lower immune response than those without the disease, a study published Friday by JAMA Oncology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barcelona experiment shows live events can be held safely amid COVID-19
When 465 people attended a concert at a 900-seat venue in Barcelona, Spain -- with open doors to circulate fresh air and everyone wearing an N95 mask -- 13 people were carrying the coronavirus. But no one else got it. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adults with OCD at increased risk for stroke, study finds
Adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder are more likely to suffer a stroke later in life compared with those who do not have the mental health disorder, an analysis published Thursday by the journal Stroke found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids of color at higher risk for sleep problems, effects on school performance
First-graders who display signs of sleepiness in school are not as engaged in learning and exhibit behavior problems, a study published Thursday by Child Development found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Black, Asian, Pacific Islander populations in U.S. see rise in suicides
Suicide rates have increased among Black Americans and those of Asian or Pacific Islander descent, according to an analysis published Wednesday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 limited access to care for people with chronic health conditions, study says
Social isolation resulting from COVID-19 lockdowns aimed at controlling the spread of the virus limited the availability of medical care for people with pre-existing chronic health conditions such as diabetes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 in 4 people with COVID-19 have symptoms for weeks, study finds
Nearly 75% of people with COVID-19 experience symptoms of the disease for weeks, an analysis published Wednesday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis drug may limit COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness, study finds
COVID-19 vaccines may not be as effective in people who take a drug for rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, according to a study published Tuesday by the journal Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sense of taste may predict COVID-19 severity, study finds
People with COVID-19 who have weaker taste buds before infection are more likely to require hospital treatment and experience symptoms for a longer period than those with a stronger sense of taste. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: 10,000 of more than 101M fully vaccinated in U.S. infected with 'breakthrough' COVID-19
More than 10,000 people in the United States have been infected with COVID-19 after being vaccinated against the virus, according to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DASH diet reduces heart damage, stress, study finds
The so-called DASH diet, a meal plan designed to lower blood pressure, reduces heart damage and stress that often lead to heart disease, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-income neighborhoods more susceptible to health problems from extreme heat, high ozone
Socioeconomically disadvantaged areas are particularly prone to negative health effects of extreme heat and high ozone levels, a study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Arthritis drug cuts death risk in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with pneumonia
Treatment with a rheumatoid arthritis drug reduced the risk for death from pneumonia caused by COVID-19 among hospitalized patients by nearly 40%, a study published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: COVID-19 lockdowns led to 95K fewer air pollution-related deaths globally
Business closures and stay-at-home orders designed to stem the spread of COVID-19 cut deaths caused by air pollution by an estimated 95,000 globally in 2020, an analysis published Friday by Science Advances found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Masks, improved ventilation reduce COVID-19 spread in schools, CDC says
Requiring teachers and staff to wear masks in Georgia elementary schools last fall reduced the number of COVID-19 cases in classrooms by nearly 40%, according to data released Friday by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: No benefit to brain by cutting out gluten in those without celiac disease
Consuming the protein gluten -- found in wheat, barley and other grains -- doesn't increase the risk for cognitive decline in women without celiac disease, a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients return for care after discharge, study finds
More than 1 in 10 patients discharged from the hospital after treatment for COVID-19 return within 30 days due to lingering or recurring symptoms of infection, a study published Friday by GeroScience found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 surge in India could 'undo progress' in U.S., elsewhere, experts say
Even though rising vaccination rates and declining COVID-19 case numbers are a cause for optimism in the United States, ongoing outbreaks in India and elsewhere could " undo the progress " made here, experts said Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy lifestyle can lower dementia risk, study finds
A healthy lifestyle can lower dementia risk even among those with a family history of cognitive decline, an American Heart Association Health Conference study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Areas of South, Appalachia have highest heart disease death rates
Areas of the Deep South, Appalachia and the South Atlantic region have the highest rates of death from heart disease in the United States, according to a new analysis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links poverty to higher risk of death after heart attack
Adults who live in poverty have a far greater risk for dying at a young age in the years after suffering their first heart than those who are middle-class or wealthy, a JAMA Cardiology study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased physical activity improves self-control, academic performance in children, study finds
Children who are more physically active may behave better, exhibit more self-control and perform better in school, according to a study published Wednesday by PLOS ONE. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low vitamin D levels don't seem to increase COVID-19 risk, study finds
Having low blood levels of vitamin D may not increase a person's risk for severe COVID-19, according to a study published Wednesday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 in 5 older adults with COPD lack access to beneficial treatment, study finds
Nearly two in five older adults with COPD lack access to needed pulmonary rehabilitation services, an analysis presented Tuesday during the American Thoracic Society's 2021 conference found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination rates lower in U.S. rural areas among all groups
COVID-19 vaccination rates are about 15% lower in rural areas of the United States than they are in urban regions, according to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New guidelines lower age for colon cancer screening to 45
Adults ages 45 to 75 should undergo screening for colon cancer, either by having a colonoscopy or through another method, according to new guidelines released Tuesday and published by JAMA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: CPAP machine cuts heart attack, stroke risk in some apnea patients
Using a CPAP machine could cut the risk for heart attack and stroke, even among those with non-sleepy obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study presented during the American Thoracic Society conference. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texting program may help young adults quit vaping, study finds
Young adults who participated in a text message-based This Is Quitting campaign to encourage them to stop vaping were up to 40% more likely to drop the habit than those who were not part of the program. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Simple surgical procedure reduces stroke risk in people with AFib
A simple surgical procedure can spare people with irregular heartbeats from potentially deadly strokes, according to research presented Friday during the American College of Cardiology international conference. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: 2-dose COVID-19 vaccines 94% effective at preventing symptomatic illness
The two-dose vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna reduced the risk for symptomatic COVID-19 by 94% among those fully vaccinated. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetarian diet lowers risk for cancer, heart disease and chronic conditions, study finds
Compared with meat-eaters, vegetarians have healthier levels of certain substances in their bodies that would potentially be signs of risk for cancer, heart disease and chronic health conditions, a study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: 40% of people who meet obesity criteria not at higher risk for heart disease, death
Forty percent of people who meet the standard criteria for obesity are not at increased risk for heart disease or death, according to findings published Friday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk of COVID-19 reinfection less than 1%, study finds
Less than 1% of people with COVID-19 will become reinfected with the virus within three months of recovery, according to an analysis published Friday by PLOS ONE. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy use of sugar-sweetened drinks may raise bowel cancer risk, study finds
Adults who drink two or more daily sugar-sweetened beverages may be doubling their risk for developing bowel cancer before they turn 50 years old, according to a study published Thursday by the journal Gut. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Seniors falling results in 2.2 million ER visits a year
Injuries from falls result in roughly 2.2 million emergency room visits a year for older adults, according to figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Depression, anxiety after heart attack may increase future heart risk
A person's mental health may play key role in the ability to recover after a heart attack and avoid suffering another one a study presented during the American College of Cardiology meeting found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel study finds Pfizer vaccine 95% effective, even against 'British' variant
People fully vaccinated with the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot are more than 95% protected against infection, hospitalization, severe illness and death from the disease, a study published by The Lancet found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Breast-conserving surgery offers better survival than mastectomy for cancer
Women who undergo breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy for breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease than those who receive a full mastectomy, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Surgery found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Female students' graduation rates improve with better birth control access
Colorado has seen an uptick in high school graduation rates in female students since the implementation of a statewide program to expand access to birth control among teens and young adults, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: New COVID-19 variant strains increasingly circulating in New York, Colorado
A new COVID-19 variant became the predominant one in circulation in New York City by early April and it tends to infect younger adults, according to data released Wednesday by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-quarter of U.S. adolescents, teens have had a concussion, study finds
Up to one in four adolescents and teens in the United States has suffered a concussion at some point during their life, an analysis published Tuesday by JAMA found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rising out-of-pocket drug costs linked to increase in brand-name prices in study
When drug manufacturers raise prices for brand-name prescription medications, consumers see a corresponding increase in out-of-pocket costs above and beyond their insurance co-pays, a JAMA analysis found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasal spray-like flu vaccine effective against the virus in mice, study finds
A new flu vaccine administered through the nose prevents infection and offers broad protection against multiple strains of the virus, a study published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Income inequality raises risk for increased COVID-19 cases, deaths
Elevated levels of income inequality increase a region's risk for experiencing more COVID-19 cases and deaths, according to an analysis published Monday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: More kids, teens, young adults visited ERs for mental health during pandemic
ER visits by young people for mental health-related problems increased by 50% at one U.S. hospital in 2020, likely due in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic, a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: J & J vaccine may cause anxiety-related reactions, such as fainting
More than 60 people who received the single-dose Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at five distribution centers earlier this month experienced anxiety-related reactions, such as fainting and dizziness, the CDC said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news