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  1. CA Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law

    June 30, 2015 -- California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a highly controversial bill into law that mandates vaccinations for nearly all children in the state's public school system. "The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangero

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  2. Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New cases of hepatitis C are drastically underreported to federal officials, researchers contend in a new study. And they suggested that may be hampering public health efforts to cope with the chronic infection that can

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  3. Ruling May Boost Gay Couples' Health Coverage

    By Jay Hancock The right to marry in any state won’t be the only gain for gay couples from last week’s Supreme Court ruling. The decision will probably boost health insurance among gay couples as same-sex spouses get access to employer plans, say analysts and benefits consultants. How much is unclea

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  4. Heart Group Stroke-Guidelines Support This Device

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A device that grabs and drags a blood clot out through the blood vessels should be used to treat certain stroke victims, according to new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association. Nearly nine out of 10 strokes

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  5. Immune Drugs Show Promise Against More Cancers

    June 29, 2015 -- Medicines that help our immune system fight off tumors are showing early success in a widening variety of cancers. Some of the drugs, known as immunotherapy, have already been approved to treat several cancers, including advanced melanoma and a type of lung cancer. Studies have show

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  6. Healthy Food, Parks, Gyms Lower Diabetes Rates

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The study found that the risk of developing diabetes was 12 perc

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  7. Flavored Cigs Still Popular Online Despite Ban

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although banned in 2009 by the U.S. Food Administration, flavored cigarettes are still popular and available online, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

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  8. Can OJ, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who enjoy a glass of orange juice or some fresh grapefruit in the morning may face a slightly increased risk of melanoma -- the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer. That's the finding from a study of more

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  9. Parents: Set Good Example to Prevent Child Obesity

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As rates of childhood obesity continue to climb in the United States, parents should embrace healthy eating habits and behaviors to help kids maintain a normal weight, a new report says. In updated recommendations

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  10. 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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