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Prescribing generic topical steroids for seniors could offset rising costs, study says
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital found a sharp increase in Medicare Part D and out-of-pocket spending on topical steroids. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online support tool developed for bipolar disorder patients
Researchers have created an online relapse prevention tool for patients with bipolar disorder, or BD, to provide a " cheap, accessible option " for treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves Rydapt for adults with acute myeloid leukemia
Rydapt has been approved by the FDA, in combination with chemotherapy, to treat adults with acute myeloid leukemia who have the specific genetic mutation FLT3. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New tool used to more accurately predict parathyroid cancer return
Researchers at the University of Texas have created a new prognostic tool to predict the risk of recurrence of parathyroid cancer in patients. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking the stairs a comparable pick-me-up to coffee, study says
You'll feel more energized if you do some easy stair walking rather than drinking caffeine, a new study recommends. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists generate cartilage tissue using a 3D bioprinter
Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden have successfully generated cartilage tissue by printing stem cells using a 3D-bioprinter. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows school children get less active with age
A study by the University of Bristol in England found that there is a decline in children's physical activity levels as they age and progress through school. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People with slender faces more likely to be left-handed, study says
A study by researchers at the University of Washington has found that people with slender faces are 25 percent more likely to be left-handed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-resistant bacteria greatly affects nursing home residents
Researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing found that a significant portion of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

America's other drug problem: Wasted medicine
Nursing homes nationwide flush, burn or throw out tons of prescription drugs. Iowa collects them and gives them to needy patients. Most other states don't. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study shows a positive side to worrying
A new study by the University of California at Riverside shows there are many positive effects that can result from a person's worry. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D, exercise combine for better heart health
A new study by Johns Hopkins Medicine has found the combination of exercise and vitamin D can lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Success of children's vaccines may fool parents into skipping them
Vaccines prevent serious infections so effectively that many parents mistakenly think the diseases are no longer a threat, a pediatrician warns. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors use virtual humans to teach medical students empathy
A study found that virtual human simulations are helping medical students to learn empathy to improve how they interact with patients and deliver bad news. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personalized pharmacotherapy may improve panic disorder treatment
Researchers studied the potential of personalized pharmacotherapy to help doctors choose the best drug for individual patients who experience panic attacks. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trauma patients may benefit from ice bag on face after blood loss
Cooling the face of an accident victim who lost a lot of blood may help prevent a life-threatening drop in blood pressure, according to preliminary research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer relapse may be predicted with blood-chromosome test
Unstable chromosomes within lung cancer tumors increase the risk that the cancer will return after surgery, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Instagram may help users track food intake
A study by the University of Washington analyzed how Instagram users turn to posting photos of the food they eat to track intake and meet weight loss goals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Higher cost complex cancer surgeries linked to worse care
Researchers at Rice University found that higher costs for complex cancer surgery may be an indicator for worse quality of care in patients. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microbiome imbalance linked to chronic fatigue syndrome
A study by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health has identified a link between imbalanced gut microbiome and chronic fatigue syndrome. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find way to make common pain meds last longer
Researchers have developed a new approach to make commonly used pain medications last longer than the typical four- to six-hour duration. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italian-style coffee may reduce risk of prostate cancer
Italian researchers report that Italian-style coffee, such as espresso or cappuccino, can reduce a person's risk for developing prostate cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PTSD risk may be determined by genetics, study says
Whether a person develops post-traumatic stress disorder may be genetically determined, according to a large study at Harvard. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook can provide safety net for bereaved people
Researchers at Northeastern University have uncovered insight into how social networks adapt to significant losses, which may help in the grieving process. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns 14 companies about fake cancer 'cure' products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday posted warning letters to 14 companies that are selling more than 65 fake cancer treatments. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mindfulness, meditation unlikely to cure back pain, study says
Fans of mindfulness-based stress reduction say it improves relationships, mental health, weight and more, but a new analysis suggests it won't fix back pain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

College students exposed to toxic dust in dorms
Researchers found that students living in college dormitories are exposed to high levels of toxic flame retardants in dust. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: 'Emotional feeding' of children can cause them to become 'emotional eaters'
Parents who are " emotional feeders " can encourage " emotional eating " -- a habit linked to weight gain and eating disorders, a Norwegian-British study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene identified that may recover hearing loss
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have discovered a protein that may play a role in restoring hearing after damage from noise exposure. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New technique drastically speeds up search for cancer cures
Researchers at the University of Virginia have developed a new technique that will allow a single cancer research lab to do the work of dozens of labs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better prevention, treatment of heart disease best for diabetics, study says
In a study of nearly 3 million adults in Sweden, researchers found the incidence of cardiovascular disease has dropped significantly over the past few decades. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain age could help predict risk of early death
Researchers at the Imperial College London are predicting a person's brain age to determine if they are at risk of early death. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds military service boosts well-being for transgender vets
A new study found that transgender people in the military may get long-term, positive benefits on their mental health, quality of life from military service. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise may prevent damage to middle-aged, senior hearts, study says
Exercise can reduce the risk of heart damage in middle-aged adults and seniors -- even in those who are obese, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Surgery could double life span in kidney cancer patients
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that surgery for patients with late-stage kidney cancer may more than double their life expectancy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More patients than thought are willing to share sexual orientation with doctors
Far more patients than expected are willing to reveal their sexual orientation when they visit the emergency room, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-viral therapy during pregnancy reduces HBV transmission
A new study has shown that an antiviral treatment given to women during pregnancy can help prevent transmission of hepatitis B from mother to child. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana, Kenya, Malawi chosen to test first malaria vaccine
The World Health Organization, or WHO, has chosen Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to be the first three countries to test the world's first malaria vaccine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Readiness of public access AEDs is surprisingly low
Research shows that areas of the United States where there are high numbers of unregistered AEDs also have an increased failure rate of those AEDs. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer screening should start earlier for black men, researchers say
With black men at higher risk of developing -- and dying from -- prostate cancer, some researchers believe these men merit their own race-based screening guidelines. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetics may be key to hormone therapy for bone fracture in women
A new study by the University at Buffalo found women at the highest genetic risk of bone fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links diet soda to stroke and dementia risks
New research suggests artificially sweetened drinks like diet soda may be putting the brains of imbibers at increased risk of dementia and stroke. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients with hyperpigmentation more likely to use sunscreen
Researchers recently found that patients with hyperpigmentation are more likely to use sunscreen, but not other sun protections, compared to their peers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Diagnoses of type 1, 2 diabetes up sharply among youth
Researchers are trying to determine the cause of the significant increase in the number of newly diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in U.S. youth. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Opioid addiction increases risk of death tenfold
Research shows people who are addicted to opioids are 10 times more likely to die within a four-year period if treated in a general healthcare setting. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Off' time for Parkinson's patients may be shortened with 150-year-old drug
An old standby drug seems to help patients with advanced Parkinson's disease through the difficult times when their usual medication stops working, a new trial suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunflower seeds traced as source of mold, liver carcinogen
A study from Michigan State University showed that sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose a health risk. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Home birth safe, but not for all women
Some women really want to give birth at home, but for certain moms-to-be that choice can be risky, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study of hockey players questions link between concussions, Alzheimer's disease
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found athletes who had multiple concussions may have other injuries in their brains causing symptoms. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO report sets goal to eliminate hepatitis by 2030
The World Health Organization, or WHO, released the first Global Hepatitis Report setting new baseline data on the impacts of viral hepatitis globally. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news