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Study finds decline in medical malpractice claims
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital found paid medical malpractice claims for physicians in the United States declined during the past two decades. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Active choice' intervention may boost flu vaccine rates
A study at the University of Pennsylvania suggests a behavioral economics technique may increase the number of people getting flu vaccines. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New color change test may advance cancer research
Scientists from the University of Bath in England have developed a color changing test, which has the potential to help advance cancer research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists identify risk factors for glioma subtypes
A team of international researchers have identified genetic markers for two subtypes of glioma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests tree nut allergies may be overdiagnosed
New research suggests that being diagnosed with one tree nut allergy does not necessarily mean a person needs to avoid all tree nuts. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Playing video games may help treat depression
Researchers at the University of California Davis are using video games and brain training applications to treat depression. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More women requesting BRCA screening without breast cancer
Researchers have seen an increase in the number of women getting screened for the cancer-causing BRCA gene, even without a cancer diagnosis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescription weight-loss drug may help with opioid addiction
Researchers at the University of Texas have discovered a prescription weight-loss medication has the potential to aid in recovery from opioid addiction. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatric brain cancer survivors have more body fat, study says
Researchers at McMaster University in Canada found that survivors of childhood brain tumors have more body fat, leading to heart disease, diabetes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows severe psoriasis mostly affects men
A team of researchers at Umea University in Sweden have found that men are affected by severe psoriasis disproportionally more than women. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover way to produce unlimited blood supply
Researchers at the University of Bristol in England have created the first immortalized blood cell lines, allowing for the mass production of red blood cells. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Computer program can diagnose, locate cancer from blood test
Researchers have developed a computer program that can detect cancer and identify its location from a patient's blood sample. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene therapy may help treat certain hearing loss
A study from Johns Hopkins University has identified a new gene therapy that can restore hearing loss and reduce dizziness in animal studies. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds lack of sleep limits ability to interpret facial expressions
Researchers at the University of Arizona found an association between sleep deprivation and the ability to recognize facial expressions. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Level of hospice care equal across types of facilities
A study found only slight differences in the intensity of hospice services between nursing homes, assisted living centers and in-home care. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds exercise 2.5 hours a week slows Parkinson's
Researchers at Northwestern University have found that even small amounts of exercise can have an impact on the progression of Parkinson's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists uncover path to tackle rare cancers
A multi-national team of researchers used genome sequencing to open the door to possible new therapy options for rare cancers and other diseases. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New tool to treat rheumatoid arthritis discovered
A Swedish study suggests antibodies against the cartilage protein collagen II could aid in predicting prognosis and therapy choice for rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urinary biomarker may help track ALS progression
A new study has identified a urinary biomarker that may help track the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, potentially leading to new therapy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers question use of universal thyroid screening during pregnancy
A new study suggests universal screening and treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy does not improve health outcomes for mothers and babies. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research affirms supportive touch aids premature infants in NICU
Research shows early brain development in premature infants can be significantly impacted by light or supportive touch in the neonatal intensive care unit. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare form of cancer linked to breast implants
A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration report has linked a rare form of cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma to a certain type of breast implant. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves new drug to treat Parkinson's disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today it has approved the new drug Xadago to treat Parkinson's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical activity vital for bone strength in adolescence
A research report by the University of British Columbia suggests physical activity has significant effects on bone mass in adolescence. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultrasound effective at measuring fluid in the lungs
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a way to use ultrasound technology to measure fluid in the lungs in pulmonary edema patients. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study identifies potential new method to treat depression
Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified a potential new, faster treatment for depression. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study suggests older mothers are better mothers
A new study by Danish researchers suggests older mothers may be better at handling the early stages of motherhood and have a more positive parenting attitude. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. infant mortality rate down 15 percent in last decade
A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a significant decline in infant mortality rates of 15 percent in the United States. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food insecurity has impact on school readiness, performance
Researchers have found young children who experience food insecurity have difficulties in learning and performance in kindergarten. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds energy drinks, alcohol increase injury risk
Researchers found combining energy drinks and alcohol can increase a person's risk of injury from falls and other accidents. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of children born in U.S. with HIV sees dramatic drop
The number of infants born with HIV in the United States has dropped dramatically over the past two decades, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study
Patients undergoing surgery to treat an irregular heartbeat are less likely to suffer problematic bleeding when given Pradaxa instead of warfarin, a study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical breakthrough keeps scar tissue from forming around implant devices
Scientists have found a way to prevent scar tissue from forming around medical implant devices. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Drugs for prostate, baldness not linked to risk for suicide
Drugs used to treat enlarged prostate and male pattern baldness may raise older men's risk of depression and self-harm, but not suicide, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood test may spot return of lung cancer faster than scans
A blood test can detect the return of lung cancer months before CT and PET scans, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of U.S. children exposed to opioids declining, study says
U.S. poison control centers have seen fewer calls about children and teenagers who've ingested prescription opioids in recent years, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common jellyfish sting recommendations can make stings worse
New research suggests many of the recommendations for treating jellyfish stings don't work and can make matters worse. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows moderate exercise may aid HCM patients
Research suggests a change in current guidelines for people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy to include moderate exercise. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some atrial fibrillation patients may stop blood thinners after ablation, study says
Researchers suggest certain patients with atrial fibrillation can safely stop using blood thinner medication after undergoing catheter ablation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: College football players lack sufficient vitamin D
Researchers have found that more than half of college football athletes participating in the NFL Combine lacked adequate levels of vitamin D. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds osteoporosis drug safe in long-term trial
Researchers have determined the osteoporosis drug denosumab is safe and effective at treating osteoporosis and preventing bone fractures. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds cholesterol-lowering drug may prevent heart disease
New research shows the powerful cholesterol-lowering drug, Repatha, may be effective in significantly reducing a person's risk for heart attack or stroke. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glyphosate not carcinogenic, European chemicals agency says
The European Chemicals Agency Committee for Risk Assessment has decided to maintain its current stance that glyphosate does not meet criteria as a carcinogen. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First mitochondrial donation license granted to UK university
Newcastle University in England has been awarded the first license to perform mitochondrial donation, an IVF technique involving three parents. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists uncover cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder
Researchers in Germany have identified the absence of a specific protein that may be the cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expansion of Medicaid linked to increase in opioid treatment
States where Medicaid coverage was expanded under the Affordable Care Act saw an increase in prescriptions for drugs to combat opioid addiction, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study finds quality sleep feels same as winning the lottery
Psychologists at the University of Warwick in England say improving the quality of sleep has similar benefits to health and happiness as winning the lottery. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nanoparticle delivery system may improve breast cancer outcomes
Researchers at the University of Bradford in England developed a new drug delivery system using nanoparticles to combat an aggressive form of breast cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delirium increases risk of death in cardiac patients
A new study found delirium is linked to a five times higher increase in mortality in acute cardiac patients age 85 and older. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High uric acid levels linked to high blood pressure in children
A new study suggests high uric acid levels in children may be associated with an increased risk of developing high blood pressure as adults. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news