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  1. Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may also help ease urinary incontinence in the long term, a new study suggests. Obesity is a key risk factor for urinary incontinence, a distressing condition that causes people to accidentally

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  2. Antidepressants, Fracture Risk in Menopausal Women

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women prescribed a common class of antidepressants to ease menopausal symptoms may face a long-term rise in their risk for bone fracture, a new study suggests. The antidepressants in question are selective serotonin reuptake

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  3. Obamacare’s Next 5 Hurdles to Clear

    In its first five years, the Affordable Care Act has survived technical meltdowns, a presidential election, two Supreme Court challenges — including one resolved Thursday — and dozens of repeal efforts in Congress. But its long-term future still isn’t ensured. Here are five of the biggest hurdles re

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  4. Could Brain Scans Help Guide Treatment for OCD?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Psychotherapy can help some people avoid the disruptive behaviors linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and a new study suggests that brain scans can help spot those patients for whom the therapy will be m

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  5. Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines

    By Valerie DeBenedette HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Migraine surgery may be an effective choice for teens who haven't gotten relief from standard treatment, a small study suggests. In the study, researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cl

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  6. Same-Sex Marriage Offers Psychological Benefits

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to rule on whether same-sex marriage is a national right, many social scientists say an affirmative ruling in the landmark case would also deliver psychological dividends to the lesbian, g

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  7. FDA Looking at Essure Birth Control Device Safety

    June 25, 2015 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced that it would hold a public meeting to discuss the safety of the contraceptive device Essure. Essure -- a small metal coil placed via catheter into the fallopian tubes -- is the only permanent birth control device approved

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  8. Ruling Supports Tax Credits for Health Insurance

    June 25, 2015 -- Millions of people who received tax credits to pay for health insurance will get to keep them. The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the tax credits, offered on Affordable Care Act insurance policies sold through Healthcare.gov, are legal. The Court’s decision protects health insura

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  9. Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Also Ease Vitiligo

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's only been tested in one patient so far, but researchers report that a drug for rheumatoid arthritis may be a promising treatment for the discoloring skin condition known as vitiligo. Vitiligo is characteriz

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  10. California Caps What Patients Pay For Pricey Drugs

    By April Dembosky, KQED Expensive specialty medicines used to treat cancer and chronic illnesses have forced some very ill Americans to choose between getting proper treatment and paying their rent. To ease the financial burden, the California agency that governs the state’s Affordable Care Act mark

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