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  1. Immune System Changes and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be linked to specific changes in a person's immune system, particularly increased amounts of chemical messengers that regulate immune responses, researchers report. The study adds to g

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  2. Preemies With Lung Disease and Secondhand Smoke

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds. The lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia often occurs in c

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  3. Hep C Shows Need for Hospital Infection Control

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday. In one case, two New Jersey pa

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  4. Treating Depression Without Antidepressants

    Feb. 27, 2015 -- There may be hope for hard-to-treat depression as scientists explore novel ways to help people who have the often crippling condition. Recently, a number of studies have suggested the benefits of Botox, ketamine, and certain sometimes-unexpected means of treating depression. “I’m ex

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  5. Supreme Court Ruling May Trigger Price Spikes

    By Julie Appleby Making health insurance available and affordable to millions of people who buy their own coverage was a key goal for backers of the federal health law known as Obamacare. But if the Supreme Court strikes down the insurance subsidies of millions of Americans who rely on the federal i

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  6. Surprises in Proposed New Dietary Guidelines

    Feb. 26, 2015 -- Eggs are no longer bad guys. Coffee with those eggs? Go ahead, have a cup, maybe even three. Those are among the latest recommendations an expert advisory panel has made for the upcoming "2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans" -- and the group's report is turning some conventional t

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  7. For Many Taxpayers On Obamacare, It’s Payback Time

    By Anna Gorman Roberta and Curtis Campbell typically look forward to tax time. Most years, they receive a refund – a little extra cash to pay off credit card bills. But this year the California couple got a shock:  According to their tax preparer, they owe the IRS more than $6,000. That’s the money

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  8. Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who down several cups of coffee every day may have a decreased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. The study, of 5,600 Swedish and U.S. adults, found that those who drank four to six cups of

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  9. Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This Year

    Feb. 26, 2015 -- It’s no secret this year’s flu shots didn’t work as well as doctors had hoped. But the news got worse Thursday when the CDC revised its estimates of the flu vaccine’s effectiveness downward even further, from 23% to 18%. That means for all ages, getting vaccinated cut the risk of ne

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  10. Rear End Takes a Front Seat for Plastic Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Butt enhancement helped boost cosmetic procedures in the United States by 3 percent last year, according to a new report. Americans saddled with sagging, small or otherwise run-of-the-mill fannies underwent 11,505 buttoc

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