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Potential 'universal' blood test for cancer developed

Potential 'universal' blood test for cancer developed

BRADFORD, England, July 28 (UPI) --A newly developed blood test could help doctors rule out cancer in some patients, avoiding expensive and unnecessary invasive procedures.
Brooks Hays
Two Americans infected with Ebola in Liberia

Two Americans infected with Ebola in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia, July 27 (UPI) --Two U.S. aid workers helping Ebola victims in Liberia have been infected with the virus.
Danielle Haynes
Shift workers may be at risk of type 2 diabetes

Shift workers may be at risk of type 2 diabetes

BEIJING, July 25 (UPI) --Workers whose jobs include rotating shifts may be at a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes --according to a new study by health researchers in China.
Brooks Hays
Company seeks regulatory approval for first-ever malaria vaccine

Company seeks regulatory approval for first-ever malaria vaccine

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) --The drug company GlaxoSmithKline has submitted an application to the European Medicines Agency for approval of its malaria vaccine, RTS,S.
Brooks Hays
HPV vaccination rates 'unacceptably low,' says CDC

HPV vaccination rates 'unacceptably low,' says CDC

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) --A CDC report found that HPV vaccination rates among adolescent boys and girls are up slightly but remain "unacceptably low."
Brooks Hays
Overweight kids don't know they're overweight

Overweight kids don't know they're overweight

HYATTSVILLE, Md., July 23 (UPI) --Nearly a third of American children and adolescents aged 8 to 15 years misperceive their weight, according to a new CDC study.
Brooks Hays
Nationwide fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's and Walmart among others

Nationwide fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's and Walmart among others

CUTLER, Calif., July 22 (UPI) --A national produce distribution company has issued a recall on over 15,000 lbs of fruit sold at grocers across the U.S. due to potential listeria contamination.
Matt Bradwell
Yogurt, probiotics may help lower blood pressure

Yogurt, probiotics may help lower blood pressure

NATHAN, Australia, July 21 (UPI) --Lower blood pressure is just a few probiotic-rich yogurt smoothies away, suggests a new study by researchers at Griffith University in Australia.
Brooks Hays
Obesity rates among U.S. children have leveled off in last decade

Obesity rates among U.S. children have leveled off in last decade

MINNEAPOLIS, July 21 (UPI) --A new report suggests obesity rates among American children aren't getting worse, and that numbers of abdominally obese kids has flatlined.
Brooks Hays
Hormonal contraceptives increases risk of gestational diabetes

Hormonal contraceptives increases risk of gestational diabetes

JEFFERSON CITY, Md., July 17 (UPI) --In a recent study, women with a history of hormonal contraceptive use had 40 percent greater chance of developing gestational diabetes mellitus.
Brooks Hays
Smokers may be at high risk of suicide

Smokers may be at high risk of suicide

ST. LOUIS, July 17 (UPI) --A new study analyzing state by state health data found more aggressive anti-tobacco initiatives resulted in reduced rates of suicide.
Brooks Hays
Gene therapy helps pigs grow their own pacemakers

Gene therapy helps pigs grow their own pacemakers

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) --A new gene therapy technique shows that pigs can grow their own pacemaker cells -- and suggests humans could do the same in the near future.
Brooks Hays
Washington lake closed after 200 swimmers get sick from mystery virus

Washington lake closed after 200 swimmers get sick from mystery virus

KITSAP COUNTY, Wash., July 16 (UPI) --Some 200 people who swam in Horseshoe Lake in Washington this weekend are experiencing cramps, nausea and diarrhea -- symptoms of a mysterious viral outbreak.
Brooks Hays
Nickel in Apple's iPad, other electronics can cause rash

Nickel in Apple's iPad, other electronics can cause rash

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) --Exposure to nickel in electronics like laptops and cell phones is responsible for an uptick in skin rashes among children, study suggests.
Brooks Hays
Study: one third of Alzheimer's cases are preventable

Study: one third of Alzheimer's cases are preventable

LONDON, July 14 (UPI) --Basic lifestyle and behavioral changes could prevent or at least significantly delay an Alzheimer's diagnosis, according to a new study.
Brooks Hays
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