Snoring in children linked to brain changes, behavior problems, study finds
Children who snore regularly show signs of structural changes in their brains that perhaps contribute to symptoms such as trouble focusing, hyperactivity and learning difficulties at school, a study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Younger U.S. adults three times likelier to die early than peers in Europe, study finds
Adults in the United States were up to three times more likely to die at a younger age than their peers in Europe, even before COVID-19, according to a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences analysis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: High number of meals consumed in U.S. have low nutritional value
Many of the meals consumed in the United States have poor nutritional quality, with the most nutritious eaten by children at school, a study published Monday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey: Relying on TV, social media for COVID-19 news leaves people less informed
People who obtain their news about COVID-19 from television and social media are less knowledgeable about the virus, according to the results of a survey published Monday by Current Medical Research& Opinion. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stool transplants treat bowel infection by boosting bowel-protecting cells, study finds
Stool transplants effectively treat bacterial infections in the colon by boosting levels of specific molecules that help protect bowel cells, according to a study published Friday by Gastroenterology. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACA slowed healthcare out-of-pocket spending growth, study says
The Affordable Care Act has slowed increases in out-of-pocket costs for those with health insurance coverage under the law by about 80%, an analysis published Friday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: 1 in 3 children hospitalized with COVID-19 requires treatment in ICU
Up to one-third of children and teens hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States require treatment in the intensive care unit, a study published by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic differences may explain higher chronic pain risk in women, study finds
That women appear to be at higher risk for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia and certain types of arthritis may be due to genetic differences between the sexes, a study published by PLOS Genetics found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Montana study: American Indians face greater likelihood of dying from COVID-19
American Indians are twice as likely to get COVID-19 and have a four-fold higher risk for death from the disease compared to White people, according to data released Thursday by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: New treatments fueled drop in deaths among patients hospitalized with COVID-19
The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the United States who died from the disease declined by nearly 50% as the pandemic progressed and new ways for managing care emerged, a study published Thursday by JAMA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Loss of sight, hearing associated with increased dementia risk, study finds
Older adults who experience both hearing and vision loss are more than twice as likely to develop dementia as they age, according to a study published Wednesday by the journal Neurology. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People of color more adversely affected by COVID-19 lockdowns, study finds
Just as the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted communities of color more profoundly, with higher infection and death rates than white communities, so too have lockdown measures designed to contain the virus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer cases to increase 8% by 2040 as screening, awareness efforts increase, researchers say
The annual number of cancer cases in the United States is projected to rise by 8% by 2040, at least partially because of increased screening, even as annual deaths from the disease drop by nearly 25% over the same period, according to an analysis published Wednesday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 3 COVID-19 patients diagnosed with psychiatric disorder in 6 months after recovery
More than one-third of people in the United States who survive COVID-19 develop a neurological or psychiatric condition related to the virus within six months of infection, an analysis published by The Lancet found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: One-third of kids with severe COVID-19 complication develop heart issues
Nearly one in three children and teens who develop a severe COVID-19 complication called MIS-C suffer heart dysfunction or symptoms similar to heart failure, a study published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fetal heartbeat monitoring reduces use of C-section, study finds
Basic fetal heartbeat monitoring still is the best method for determining whether a baby is in distress and Caesarean delivery is needed, according to an analysis published Monday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google urges users to wear a mask in new Doodle
Google is asking users to wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic in a new Doodle. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Urgent-care centers result in higher overall healthcare costs
Urgent-care centers have increased healthcare costs, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine said in a report released Monday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public trust in CDC drops across all demographics during pandemic
While Americans may be divided on many issues, they seem to be in agreement on this: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could be doing a better job during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

40,000 American children have lost a parent to COVID-19
An estimated 40,000 children in the United States have lost a parent to COVID-19 and may be in need of support, according to a statistical model developed by Penn State. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beta blockers could increase complications for HIV patients
The American Heart Association published findings Monday indicating HIV patients may have a higher risk of complications while on beta blockers prescribed to treat heart problems. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New doping test distinguishes natural hormones from synthetic drugs
A new technique to test for doping is being unveiled Monday that aims to ensnare athletes using designer performance-enhancing drugs that are difficult to distinguish from natural molecules. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 4 hospitalized patients with most severe form of COVID-19 will die, study finds
About 23% of people hospitalized with COVID-19 experience the most severe form of the disease and roughly one in four of them will die due to its complications, according to a study published Friday by PLOS ONE. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Majority of e-cigarette users want to quit, study finds
Just over 60% of e-cigarette users want to quit the habit and more than 15% of adults who vape report that they have made an attempt to quit in the past, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: U.S. had 23% more deaths than expected in 2020 due to pandemic
The United States had 23% more deaths than expected between March 1, 2020, and the start of this year, due primarily to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, an analysis published Friday by JAMA found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves at-home, non-presecription COVID-19 tests
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two more at-home COVID-19 screening tests that can be purchased over-the-counter. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Moderna putting more COVID-19 vaccines doses in each vial
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration late Thursday announced changes that will provide more doses from each vial of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Some general anesthesia affects region of brain responsible for memory
Different general anesthetics used during surgical procedures cause structural changes in patients' brains, affecting memory, a study published Thursday by PLOS Biology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Exposure to chemicals in plastic during pregnancy may increase postpartum depression risk
Exposure to chemicals commonly found in plastic and personal care products during pregnancy may contribute to postpartum depression, a study published by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: High blood pressure among teens on the rise
The percentage of teenagers with high blood pressure in the United States has increased over the past decade, a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gallup: 1 in 5 U.S. adults can't afford needed healthcare
Roughly one in five adults in the United States reports not being able to afford needed healthcare, a survey released Wednesday by Gallup and West Health found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: High body fat level hinders exercise capacity in adults with Type 2 diabetes
People with Type 2 diabetes and higher levels of body fat may have reduced exercise capacity, according to an analysis published Wednesday by the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Severe dementia, older age raise COVID-19 death risk in nursing homes
Nursing home residents age 90 and older in the United States are nearly three times as likely to die from COVID-19 as those age 65 to 70, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: COVID-19 was third-leading cause of death in U.S. in 2020
COVID-19 was the third-leading cause of death in the United States in 2020, trailing only heart disease and cancer, according to figures released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Masks, distancing still needed as cities reopen, even with vaccinations, researchers say
Even with COVID-19 vaccines widely available, people must still wear masks, practice social distancing and stay away from crowded, poorly ventilated indoor spaces to suppress the virus and avoid future lockdowns. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Eye injections may prevent vision loss, complications for diabetic retinopathy
A drug commonly used to treat certain forms of diabetic retinopathy may prevent vision-threatening complications associated with the disease, a study published Tuesday by JAMA Ophthalmology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New technology could replace Pap smear in cervical cancer screening, researchers say
New nanotechnologies and machine learning approaches may replace the Pap smear as the primary method for cervical cancer screening because they can accurately identify women with the disease, according to a new analysis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Copay discounts help consumers save, but don't reach most in need
Copay discount programs offered by prescription drug manufacturers reduce consumers' out-of-pocket costs by nearly 90%, but fail to target those most in need, according to an analysis published by JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Two-dose COVID-19 vaccines reduce infection risk by up to 90%
The two-dose COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna lower the risk for infection in healthcare workers and first responders by up to 90%, according to data released Monday by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk for stroke four times higher in Black adults than Whites, study finds
Black middle-aged adults in the United States are four times as likely to suffer a stroke as White adults in the same age group, an analysis published Monday by the journal Hypertension found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey: 1 in 5 Colorado high school students has access to a handgun
Roughly one-fifth of high school students in Colorado report having access to a handgun, according to the results of a survey published Monday by the Journal of Pediatrics. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Depression, anxiety continue rise in U.S. due to COVID-19 pandemic
More than 40% of adults in the United States experienced symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorders at some point between August 2020 and the end of January, according to data released Friday by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Telehealth consults with surgeons rose during pandemic's first wave
Nearly 40% of new surgical patient consults in Michigan were conducted virtually, via telehealth, at the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, an analysis published by JAMA Surgery found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Masks, social distancing may be part of 'new normal' for a while, experts say
Wearing masks in public and practicing social distancing may be part of the " new normal " in the United States, even as the percentage of those vaccinated against COVID-19 increases, experts at Johns Hopkins said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine has led to more than 80% drop in infections, CDC reports
Introduction of the human papillomavirus vaccine in the United States has led to a more than 80% decline in infections nationally since 2003, according to data released Thursday by the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even a little daily caffeine during pregnancy may lead to smaller baby, study says
Pregnant women who drink caffeine-containing beverages deliver slightly smaller babies compared with those who avoid caffeinated beverages entirely, according to a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Patients use a fraction of opioids prescribed after surgery
About 60% of people undergoing orthopedic and urologic surgery use less than half of the post-op opioid medications prescribed for pain, according to a study published Thursday by JAMA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Climate change increases length of spring allergy season in much of U.S., report says
Rising temperatures from climate change are causing the spring allergy season to start earlier and last longer in many regions of North America, according to a report released Wednesday by Climate Central. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Obesity adds nearly $1,900 per year to healthcare costs
Adults with obesity incur $1,861 more in healthcare costs annually than those who maintain a healthy weight, according to an analysis published Wednesday by the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: 'Persistent' loneliness in middle age increases dementia risk
Adults who experience loneliness during middle age are more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease later in life, a study published Wednesday by the journal Alzheimer's and Dementia found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news