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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
Pneumonic plague detected in Colorado

Pneumonic plague detected in Colorado

BRIGHTON, Colo., July 11 (UPI) --Colorado health officials identify pneumonic plague in human and dog.
Danielle Haynes
Study: even moderate alcohol consumption may be bad for your heart

Study: even moderate alcohol consumption may be bad for your heart

LONDON, July 11 (UPI) --A new study suggests even a single glass of wine or beer can be damaging to the heart.
Brooks Hays
CDC admits improperly sending dangerous pathogens five times in last decade

CDC admits improperly sending dangerous pathogens five times in last decade

ATLANTA, July 11 (UPI) --In a new report outlining protocol breaches, the CDC admitted to having improperly sent dangerous pathogens five times over the last decade.
Brooks Hays
HIV detected in child thought to be cured

HIV detected in child thought to be cured

JACKSON, Miss., July 10 (UPI) --Doctors say HIV detected in child that had previously been deemed functionally cured of the virus.
Danielle Haynes
Study: 80 percent of adults with serious mental illness out of work

Study: 80 percent of adults with serious mental illness out of work

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --According to a new study by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than 80 percent of adults with serious mental illness are unemployed.
Brooks Hays
Global warming will increase risk of kidney stones

Global warming will increase risk of kidney stones

PHILADELPHIA, July 10 (UPI) --Scientists aren't joking when they say hotter climates will increase the chance of kidney stones, the painful calcium masses, forming in one's liver.
Brooks Hays
Brazil has a growing obesity problem

Brazil has a growing obesity problem

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 9 (UPI) --Today, nearly half of Brazil's population is overweight and about one in seven Brazilians are obese.
Brooks Hays
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
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