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  1. Brain deficits in preemies may start before birthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 12 | UPI

    The study authors said that roughly 10 percent of American babies are born preterm. The findings suggest that factors contributing to premature birth may also affect brain development, and might be associated with problems such as autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and cerebral palsy.


  2. Gun violence may be 'contagious,' study suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 3 | UPI

    To predict someone's risk of becoming a victim of gun violence, a new study offers a suggestion: Look at the company they keep. Researchers report that gun violence may actually be "contagious," with social networks acting as a breeding ground for the spread of gun exposure and violence.


  3. Daily low-dose aspirin may cut pancreatic cancer riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 20 | UPI

    There's evidence that daily low-dose aspirin may decrease the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study. The Chinese-based study couldn't prove cause-and-effect.


  4. Zika-linked glaucoma diagnosed in infantRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | UPI

    The first case of an infant who developed glaucoma after being exposed to the Zika virus while in the womb has been reported by an international team of researchers. No previous cases have seen a link between Zika infection and glaucoma, a condition that can permanently damage the optic nerve and result in blindness, the researchers said.


  5. Cranberry products may not prevent UTIs: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | UPI

    But a new study finds that cranberry capsules didn't prevent recurring UTIs in older women who lived in nursing homes. No significant difference was seen in the number of UTIs among those receiving the capsules versus a placebo pill, the researchers said.


  6. Doctors should encourage breastfeeding: PanelRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2016 | UPI

    This includes education about the benefits of breast-feeding, encouragement and practical help on how to breastfeed, according to the new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation. "Breast-feeding has real health benefits for babies and their mothers.


  7. Prenatal factors may raise child's risk for OCDRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | UPI

    Pregnancy behaviors and certain childbirth complications may influence a child's risk of developing obsessive compulsive disorder , a new study suggests. Cesarean sections, preterm and breech births, smoking while pregnant, and unusually large or small babies were all associated with increased risk for the mental health disorder, Swedish researchers reported.


  8. Hormone therapy for prostate cancer less safe for men with prior heart attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2016 | UPI

    Men diagnosed with prostate cancer often receive hormone-depleting therapy to help fight the tumor. But a new study suggests that the treatment may pose a risk to men who've previously suffered a heart attack.


  9. Exercise speeds seniors' recovery from disabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2016 | UPI

    Elderly adults who regularly exercise are less likely to suffer a disability -- and if they do, they tend to recover faster, a new clinical trial finds. Researchers found that when they got sedentary older adults into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness.


  10. Man adrift for 8 days found alive in Atlantic Ocean; mother missingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2016 | UPI

    A passing freighter rescued a Vermont man who had been adrift at sea for eight days, though his mother has not been found, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. Nathan Carman, 22, was located in a life raft Sunday in the Atlantic Ocean about 100 nautical miles south of Massachusetts' Martha's Vineyard.


  11. Obese kids have different germs in their gutRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2016 | UPI

    Obese children and teens have different types of bacteria living in their digestive tract than their normal-weight peers, a new study reports. The researchers said this finding might eventually lead to a way to target specific species of bacteria and help prevent or treat early onset obesity.


  12. Post-tropical cyclone Hermine moving toward northeast U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2016 | UPI

    Although post-tropical storm Hermine is expected to weaken Monday night, tropical storm warnings remain in effect in Long Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Post-tropical cyclone Hermine was located about 150 miles off the eastern tip of Long Island as of 8:00 P.M. Monday night, and expected to weaken, but forecasters at the National Hurricane Center maintained warnings of strong wind and rain, as well as the potential for devastating storm surge.


  13. Agnieszka Radwanska, Elena Svitolina advance to Connecticut Open finalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2016 | UPI

    Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and 10th-seeded Elena Svitolina advanced to the finals of the Connecticut Open in New Haven, Conn., with semifinal victories on Friday. Radwanska knocked off three-time Connecticut Open champion Petra Kvitova 6-1, 6-1 in a match that was far more one-sided than expected.


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