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  1. Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Extra pounds cause the liver to age faster, potentially explaining why obesity is linked to diseases like liver cancer and insulin resistance, new research suggests. It's not clear if this aging directly translates to high

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  2. OH Medicaid Expansion Faces 2015 Political Hurdle

    By Sarah Jane Tribble, WCPN A battle is brewing in Ohio. University Hospitals Chief Executive Tom Zenty warned a Cleveland audience that the state’s Medicaid expansion may not be permanent. “In July of next year, if there is no intervention, Medicaid expansion in the state of Ohio disappears,” Zenty

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  3. Higher Premiums, Costs Likely For Job-Based Plans

    By Michelle Andrews Fall is enrollment season for many people who get insurance through their workplace. Premium increases for 2015 plans are expected to be modest on average, but the shift toward higher out-of-pocket costs overall for consumers will continue as employers try to keep a lid on their

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  4. Sleeping on Sofa Can Be Deadly for Babies: Study

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the most dangerous places for a sleeping baby is a sofa, according to a new study. Of nearly 8,000 infant sleeping deaths in the United States, researchers found that about 12 percent were sofa-related. And nearly thr

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  5. Scoliosis: Daily Yoga Pose May Reduce Spinal Curve

    Oct. 13, 2014 -- People with scoliosis who held a single yoga pose for 1 to 2 minutes a day for several days a week greatly reduced the curvature of their spine, according to a study published in the September issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine. Scoliosis affects about 2% to 3% of peopl

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  6. Frozen Fecal Matter May Cure C. diff Infection

    Oct. 13, 2014 -- Taking capsules with frozen fecal material helped cure people with diarrhea caused by C. difficile infections, according to a new study. It included 20 people with chronic C. difficile infections who took 15 capsules with frozen fecal matter on two consecutive days. Symptoms complet

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  7. Effects of Stress on Women, Men With Heart Disease

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress triggers different physical and mental reactions in women and men with heart disease, new research indicates. The study involved 254 men and 56 women with stable heart disease who did three mentally stressful tasks:

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  8. Young Caregivers Risk Failing in School: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 1.3 million American children and teens care for family members with physical or mental illness or substance abuse problems, and these children are at risk for poor health and school failure themselves, a new stu

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  9. Nurse Infected With Ebola Identified

    Oct. 13, 2014 -- Nina Pham, a 26-year-old nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, is the first person to catch Ebola in the U.S. On Monday, Pham’s family confirmed her identity to WFAA, the ABC news affiliate in Dallas, the station said. She is stable and has been speaking with the CDC as they

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  10. Broccoli Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A compound extracted from broccoli sprouts may improve some social and behavioral problems that affect people with autism, a new study suggests. The study was short-term and small, including just over 40 teenage boys and youn

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