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  1. FAQ: The High Cost of Hepatitis C Drugs

    April 14, 2014 -- Last week, the World Health Organization strongly endorsed two new oral drugs that fight hepatitis C, a liver-damaging virus. The WHO recommended that all 150 million people infected worldwide be assessed for these drug treatments. With that endorsement, though, came concern from W

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  2. Prevent Tick Bites While Enjoying the Outdoors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With spring's arrival, many Americans will begin enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and gardening -- and they need to protect themselves from tick bites, an expert says. "There aren't any vaccines for tic

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  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis may be at increased risk for kidney disease and require close monitoring, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at 813 people with rheumatoid arthritis and an equal number of people wit

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  4. Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who ate the most fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids were less likely to get benign breast disease, a new study suggests. Carotenoids are a group of pigments that typically produce an orange, red or dark gre

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  5. Kitchen Cutting Boards and Drug-Resistant Germs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kitchen cutting boards can become contaminated with drug-resistant germs, a new study shows. Swiss researchers analyzed 154 cutting boards from University Hospital in Basel and 144 cutting boards from private homes afte

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  6. Cure Rate for Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Tops 95 Percent

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that an experimental drug has cured more than 95 percent of patients infected with hepatitis C, including some who failed other treatments. If it wins approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administra

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  7. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigns

    April 10, 2014 -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, ending her 5-year term that was marred by the problem-plagued rollout of the Affordable Care Act, a White House official said Thursday. Sebelius quit her cabinet post just one week after the end of the first enroll

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  8. Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- "Was it good for you, too?" can be such a loaded question. Now a new study says you can't fool your sex partner by faking satisfaction. The study also found that women and men are equally able to determine their partner

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  9. Facebook Making Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Too much time on Facebook may take a toll on a young woman's sense of self-esteem, particularly how she feels about her body, a new study suggests. The study surveyed 881 female college students. They were asked questi

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  10. Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who suffer a concussion may have more severe symptoms that last longer compared to boys, according to new research that builds on other studies finding gender differences. "There have been several studies suggesting t

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