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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- Obesity surgery can have long-lasting effects on weight and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study finds. Doctors ..
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- Having magnesium levels that are too high or too low may put you at risk for Alzheimer's and other dementias, Dutch researchers report. In a study of m..
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- Seniors with type 2 diabetes may be at increased risk for fractures. And researchers think they know why. "Fracture in older adults with type 2 diabete..
Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Research shows treatment and outcomes for heart attack patients can depend on if they have a history of cancer diagnosis. A study, , of 35,249 heart attack patien..
Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A new study by Harvard University T. H. Chan School of Public Health found that women with post-traumatic stress disorder are at increased risk for lupus. Lupus i..
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- Rising death rates from opioid abuse are chipping away at Americans' life spans, a U.S. government study finds. Between 2000 and 2015, researchers foun..
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 4 million households in the United States have children exposed to high lead levels. Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Researche..
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shaken baby syndrome is a preventable and severe form of physical --- resulting in brain injury to an infant or..
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard Van der Laan resigned his position Tuesday after doctors informed him there was nothing more they could do for his lung cancer. Van der L..
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Researchers from the University of Southern California have identified the gene TRIO, which contains eight autism-related mutations in the one single gene. Autism..
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- President Trump's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, shows that the HIV epidemic is nearing control in five African countries. The data shows that the HIV..
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A new study by the National Institutes of Health has found that infants exposed to high levels of indoor pet and pest allergens have a reduced risk of asthma. The..
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Scientists have identified a new carrier of Chagas disease. Tayra, a weasel-like species, host and carry the protist parasite that causes the disease. The tropica..
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Japan counted more than 2 million people over the age of 90, according to government data released Monday. The number of people over 90 has doubled since 2004, wh..
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- American seniors are getting healthier overall, but the well-educated, rich and white are seeing the greatest gains, a new study finds. Researchers review..
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- Nursing home workers often fail to change their gloves when they should, which increases the risk of patient infections, a new study finds. "Glove use beh..
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A new national poll found the majority of parents are not confident in schools' ability to handle chronic disease or mental health issues in their children. The p..
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 -- High blood pressure can lead to organ damage -- and the risk isn't limited to adults, new research suggests. Along with a growing number of obese children..
Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Connecticut officials are calling for major changes at the state's only maximum security psychiatric hospital after a whistleblower revealed months-long, systemat..
SATURDAY, Sept. 16, 2017 -- It's a slippery slope to injury. A new study finds that while young kids may feel safer going down a slide on a parent's lap, this common practice actua..
FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 -- A growing number of children and teens are turning up in U.S. emergency departments dependent on opioids -- including prescription painkillers and heroin,..
FRIDAY, Sept. 15, 2017 -- Imagine using a medicated skin patch to burn off areas of unwanted fat, including those "love handles." Scientists are doing just that -- in mice. A skin ..
THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 -- A diagnosis of diabetes comes with a long list of "don'ts." But new research suggests that coffee and tea probably shouldn't be off-limits because each ..
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Federal health officials reported several more cases of salmonella infections among four separate outbreaks linked to the consumption of yellow Maradol papayas. T..
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- With Texas and Florida reeling from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning of potential health risks and moving to ..
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Administration today announced its approval the first biosimilar for the treatment of certain types of cancer. The FDA approved Mvasi, or bevaci..
In Britain's third National Survey of --- Attitudes and Lifestyles, lacking interest in --- was the most common --- difficulty reported by men and women. Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A ..
Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Selena Gomez secretly underwent a kidney transplant over the summer due to her battle with lupus. The 25-year-old singer and actress said in an Instagram post Thu..
Sept. 12 (UPI) -- At least 12 children who had heart surgery at Children's Hospital in New Orleans earlier this summer were infected with a rare type of bacteria found in water, so..
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 -- Human --- provides a potential hiding place and breeding ground for a host of dangerous viruses, a new evidence review reports. The analysis of curre..
Insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes patients must inject themselves with insulin multiple times each day to administer insulin, because no drug has been able to deliver glucose contr..
Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Researchers involved with a clinical trial have announced they are recruiting participants to study the effects of a smart water bottle, among other incentives, t..
Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that low-level radiation exposure may be less harmful to human health compared to other lifestyle risks. The st..
Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The National Institutes of Health has awarded $15 million for Tissue Chip for Disease Modeling and Efficacy Testing to develop 3D human tissue models. The awards ..
Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The national debate on healthcare is moving into a new, hopefully bipartisan phase. The fundamental underlying challenge is cost - the massive and ever-rising pri..
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 -- Certain types of bacteria in the gut may play a role in the progression of multiple sclerosis, according to researchers working with mice. The research..
TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 -- During the nine months of pregnancy, many pregnant women have wondered -- would one or two glasses of wine really put my baby at risk? And, unfortunately..
Sept. 12 (UPI) -- At least twelve children who had heart surgery at Children's Hospital in New Orleans earlier this summer were infected with a rare type of bacteria found in water..