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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in Clinics

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new rapid-detection test that diagnoses Ebola within minutes could improve treatment of the deadly virus and help health care workers contain outbreaks, researchers say. Harvard Medical School researchers found t

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  4. Fat No Longer the Focus of New Dietary Guidelines

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nutrition experts are hailing a federal decision to drop recommended restrictions on total fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Over the past decade, research has shown that a diet ri

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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. 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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  9. 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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  10. Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson's Disease

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parkinson's disease patients who begin regular exercise earlier have a much slower decline in quality of life than those who start exercising later, a new study finds. National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) researchers loo

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