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Study: combination of varenicline and nicotine patch best way to quit smoking

Study: combination of varenicline and nicotine patch best way to quit smoking

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) --The best way to quit smoking, researchers say, is a combination of a drug called varenicline and the use of nicotine patches.
Brooks Hays
Alzheimer's blood test not far away

Alzheimer's blood test not far away

LONDON, July 8 (UPI) --Researchers in Britain have identified ten proteins in the blood that predict dementia, or Alzheimer's, with 87 percent accuracy.
Brooks Hays
Massachusetts startup developing remote-controlled birth control implant

Massachusetts startup developing remote-controlled birth control implant

BOSTON, July 7 (UPI) --MicroCHIPS, a Massachusetts-based startup, has developed a hormonal contraceptive chip that can be implanted under the skin and controlled by wireless remote.
Kate Stanton
West Virginia CVS stores to cease selling cold medicines used in meth production

West Virginia CVS stores to cease selling cold medicines used in meth production

CHARLESTON, W.Va., July 7 (UPI) --In an effort curb the production of methamphetamine in West Virginia, CVS has agreed to stop selling several over-the-counter cold medicines at W.Va. stores.
Brooks Hays
America's obesity problem a product of less exercise not more calories

America's obesity problem a product of less exercise not more calories

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) --Researchers say America's growing obesity problem is mostly the consequence of its increasingly sedentary lifestyle, not its growing calorie count.
Brooks Hays
Man loses 153 pounds, wins triathlon

Man loses 153 pounds, wins triathlon

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) --Kerry Hoffman recently won his first triathlon, not long after diet and exercise helped him lose 153 pounds.
Brooks Hays
Study: just 25 minutes of meditation can relieve stress

Study: just 25 minutes of meditation can relieve stress

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) --Just 25 minutes of mindfulness and meditation can significantly relieve stress, researchers say.
Brooks Hays
Crisis talks held as Ebola outbreak continues to spread in Africa

Crisis talks held as Ebola outbreak continues to spread in Africa

ACCRA, Ghana, July 2 (UPI) --WHO officials and African health ministers met Wednesday in the Ghanaian capital of Accra to discuss the worsening Ebola outbreak.
Brooks Hays
Caffeine powder overdose killed Ohio teen, coroner rules

Caffeine powder overdose killed Ohio teen, coroner rules

LAGRANGE, Ohio, July 1 (UPI) --Logan Stiner, 18, died after ingesting caffeine powder last May.
Kate Stanton
Painkiller prescription rates vary greatly among U.S. states

Painkiller prescription rates vary greatly among U.S. states

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) --A new study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows people in some states swallow quite a few more pain pills than others.
Brooks Hays
Frozen mice testicles offers fertility hope for cancer survivors

Frozen mice testicles offers fertility hope for cancer survivors

BOSTON, July 1 (UPI) --A new study suggests doctors may soon be able to freeze testicle tissue of young boys facing future sterility and use it to later generate sperm.
Brooks Hays
Study: Children better at identifying fast-food logos more likely to be overweight

Study: Children better at identifying fast-food logos more likely to be overweight

LANSING, Mich., July 1 (UPI) --A new study from Michigan State University found that children who could better identify the logos of unhealthy brands were more likely to be overweight.
Aileen Graef
No more annual pelvic exams, physicians group says

No more annual pelvic exams, physicians group says

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) --The American College of Physicians say there is no health benefit from the yearly pelvic exam undergone by most women, and should therefore be abandoned.
Brooks Hays
Healthy habits can help adults reverse risk of heart disease

Healthy habits can help adults reverse risk of heart disease

CHICAGO, June 30 (UPI) --Researchers at Northwestern were able to show that adults can reverse their risk of heart disease by adopting healthy habits.
Brooks Hays
California repeals law requiring food handlers to wear plastic gloves

California repeals law requiring food handlers to wear plastic gloves

SACRAMENTO, June 30 (UPI) --Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill repealing the requirement that food handlers wear plastic safety gloves.
Brooks Hays
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