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FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 -- Prison time can exact a deadly toll on health, new research suggests. Being behind bars puts people at greater risk for both developing certain types of ca..
Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Your cat is a repository for chemicals in your home. As scientists suspected, tests show harmful chemicals can accumulate in the blood of healthy cats. Researchers..
FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 -- Drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled in the United States since 1999, with whites and middle-aged Americans bearing much of the brunt, a new government..
Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A study from the University of Virginia has found the pathway multidrug-resistant bacteria use to go from drainpipes in hospital sinks to infecting patients. Sever..
Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Researchers in Germany have identified four variants of the glycine receptor B, or GLRB, gene as risk factors for anxiety and panic disorders. The study from the U..
Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A review of research has shown that the use of phosphodiesterase type 5, or PDE-5, inhibitors are safe for treating pulmonary hypertension in infants and children...
THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You'd probably be surprised if your dentist said you might have type 2 diabetes. But new research finds that severe gum disease may be a..
THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 -- Opioid addicts who undergo "medication-assisted treatment" are often using other narcotics before long, a new study cautions. Doctors frequently give add..
THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 -- Adults with gum disease may be twice as likely as people with healthy gums to suffer a stroke, new research suggests. It's not the first study to link gu..
THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 -- A common virus may make some women more susceptible to both heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Scientists at the University of Cali..
Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A new study from the University of Melbourne in Australia has found targeting a specific protein in pancreatic cancer tumor cells can slow the tumor's growth. Ther..
Over the last three years, pharmaceutical companies have mounted a public relations blitz to tout new cures for the hepatitis C virus and persuade insurers, including government pr..
Ed Garvey, who was the NFL Players Association's first executive director, died Wednesday. He was 76. Garvey died at a nursing home in Verona, Wis., after a battle with Parkinson's..
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 -- Zika virus can be --- transmitted through ---, and a new mouse study could help explain why that occurs -- and how the virus might damage male fe..
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 -- Seniors who begin sleeping more than nine hours a night may face a higher risk of dementia down the road, a new study suggests. The researchers estimate..
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 -- Middle-aged men and women at risk for heart disease may also face a higher chance of dementia later in life, a new study suggests. Risk factors such as ..
Feb. 22 (UPI) -- One collector will leave Heritage Auction's Platinum Night as the envy of them all after winning an autographed Mickey Mantle jersey. The New York Yankees jersey f..
Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Iowa developed a method to reverse high blood pressure in the offspring of rats with gestational hypertension. Gestational hyperte..
Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Research shows postmenopausal women on estrogen therapy have improved oral health with less tooth and gum disease. Estrogen therapy is used to treat osteoporosis i..
TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 -- Cat owners can breathe a sigh of relief: Your feline's litter box likely won't put your family's mental health at risk. New British research challenges ea..
TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 -- Cancer death rates can vary widely between different Hispanic ethnic groups in the United States, a new study finds. "Hispanic populations are all differe..
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Scientists at Kyoto University in Japan have identified another chimpanzee with trisomy 22, a Down syndrome-like chromosomal disorder. It's the second case of chim..
TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 -- The skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs has many U.S. cancer survivors skipping needed medications or seeking cheaper alternatives, putting their heal..
TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 -- People with mild heart disease are more likely to say they have poorer health, anxiety and a negative outlook than people in the general population, a new..
TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 -- A group of six high-ranking U.S. Senators and House members from both sides of the aisle issued a statement Tuesday supporting the safety and effectivenes..
"Populations throughout 'Koala Coast' declined by about 80 per cent over this period, so this iconic and famous species is in real trouble in our area," said researcher Rachel Alla..
TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 -- Testosterone treatment can boost bone density and reduce anemia in older men with low levels of the hormone, but it might also open the door to future hea..
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Researchers from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, are testing a new vaccine designed to target mosquito saliva to protect against mosquito-borne diseases..
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Researchers at King's College London are using apolipoproteins to diagnose cardiovascular disease at an earlier stage. The team of scientists used a technology cal..
TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 -- A microchip implanted in the brain helped paralyzed patients "type" on a computer via mind control, at the fastest speeds yet seen in such experiments. It..
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has shown the food-borne bacterium listeria may increase the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy. Listeria..
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Scientists from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Massachusetts, have identified new genetic mutations that cause high-level antibiotic resistance. Accordi..
Derby talk was in the air worldwide as America celebrated Presidents' Day with a full long weekend slate of racing and venues from Japan to Hong Kong joined in the festivities. Amo..
Former major league pitcher/outfielder Rick Ankiel admitted on Monday that he drank vodka before his first two starts of the 2001 season with the St. Louis Cardinals. Ankiel was at..
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Days after forgetting the words to songs he's been singing for five decades, former teen heartthrob, and star of The Partridge Family, David Cassidy revealed in an..
MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 -- Children born to older moms today have better thinking skills than those with younger mothers, a new study suggests. The opposite was true 40 or 50 years a..
MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 -- A child's risk of a potentially fatal drug overdose more than doubles if a parent brings home a prescription opioid painkiller like oxycodone, codeine or m..
MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 -- Stem cell transplants may halt the progression of aggressive multiple sclerosis (MS) in nearly half of those with the debilitating disease, but picking the..
MONDAY, Feb. 20, 2017 -- Eating mercury-laden seafood may raise the risk of developing ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), preliminary research suggests. The report warns of possi..
Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers at The Ohio State University found cancer patients who lack math skills can be negatively impacted in the decision-making process. "The ability to unde..
Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A new study has found that many cancer survivors are requesting cheaper medications or skipping doses altogether due to the high cost of the drugs. In the study to..
Feb. 19 (UPI) -- SpaceX on Sunday successfully launched and landed its Falcon 9 rocket a day after aborting the mission seconds before launch. Falcon 9 was carrying the Dragon spac..
FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 -- The intensive care unit (ICU) may not improve the chances of survival for all patients with serious heart problems, a new study suggests. "We found that th..
FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 -- People addicted to opioids treated in a hospital emergency department do better when they receive medication to reduce opioid cravings, researchers report...
FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 -- Eating a low-fat meal when taking an expensive prostate cancer drug can cut the cost of the drug by three-quarters, a new study indicates. "We know this dr..
FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 2017 -- Doctors are more likely to prescribe antibiotics if they think patients expect the drugs, a new study finds. That's true even if the doctor doesn't think t..
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston have found that lower levels of vitamin D increase the risk of relapse of ulcerative colitis. Ulcerat..
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers from the University of Surrey in England have found walking can improve quality of life for patients with advanced cancer. Scientists from the Universi..
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Bijou Phillips announced that she is in need of a kidney transplant. "Bijou was born with small kidneys and has been quietly dealing with kidney disease for the la..
Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court tossed out a Florida law restricting doctors from discussing guns and gun safety with their patients, on grounds that such restrictions are..