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  1. Health Insurance May Not Be Affordable for All

    By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, but it doesn't make health insurance affordable for everyone in the United States, a new study suggests. Older adults who earn just a little bit too much to qualify for fed

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  2. Pre-fatherhood Smoking May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who smoke before becoming a parent may put their children at increased risk for asthma, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed the smoking habits of more than 13,000 men and women, and then looked at the incidence

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  3. Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A respiratory virus has stricken more than 1,000 children across 12 states, causing many to wind up in the hospital and prompting concerns of a wider outbreak. About 15 percent of more than 300 children treated for respi

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  4. New Guidelines to Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer often turn first to testosterone-depleting therapies, since male hormones help prostate tumors grow. But, those therapies almost always fail over time as the tumor develops resistance,

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  5. U.S. Ebola Patient Gets Visit From Wife, Son

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The wife and eldest son of the third American medical missionary to be infected with Ebola while working in West Africa met with him Saturday at the Nebraska hospital where he's being treated, a hospital spokesman said.

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  6. Animal Fur May Lower Baby's Asthma Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new research suggests. The study included more than 2,400 healthy city-dwelling newborns in Germany who were followed until age 10. O

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  7. Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Ebola vaccine has shown promise in a trial involving monkeys. Based on the results of that trial, a two-shot version of the vaccine -- which includes a "primer" that jumpstarts the immune system before th

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  8. Single-Dose Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Sept. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new single-dose, injected drug appears safe and effective at helping ease flu symptoms, two new studies show. The studies included a total of 427 adults who were given one injection of the drug peramivir or a placebo w

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  9. Average 2015 Exchange Premiums Decline Slightly

    By Jay Hancock In preliminary but encouraging news for consumers and taxpayers, insurance filings show that average premiums will decline slightly next year in 16 major cities for a benchmark Obamacare plan. Prices for a benchmark “silver” or mid-priced plan sold through the health law’s online mark

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  10. Methadone Lowers Testosterone in Men Only

    Sept. 5, 2014 -- Treating addiction to heroin and other opioid drugs with methadone can dramatically lower testosterone levels, but only in men, new research suggests. A study of more than 1,000 adults showed the men who were treated with methadone had roughly one-quarter of the testosterone found i

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