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13 hours ago Health Highlights: June 30, 2015

CA Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law

13 hours ago Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed: Study
Faldaprevir and deleobuvir are part of effort to

In one state, only one from 183 diagnosed cases met reporting criteria for CDC

13 hours ago White Men May Get Better Treatment for Abnormal Heartbeat
Many of these patients suffer from hypochondria,

Women and minorities with atrial fibrillation less likely to receive standard of care, study says

16 hours ago Too Few Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancers Get 'Watch and Wait' Approach
'Embolization' limits prostate's blood supply,

Study finds 12 percent or fewer getting active surveillance

16 hours ago Under-the-Tongue Hay Fever Pills Offer Little Benefit: Study
Sick athletes should put off vigorous workouts.

For serious grass allergy, shots may be more effective, researcher says

19 hours ago A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain
Experts stress that exercise, good diet help

Experts stress that exercise, good diet help maintain memory as much as mental challenges do

19 hours ago How Do New Blood Thinners Compare to Warfarin?

WebMD describes how warfarin compares to new blood thinners that are prescribed to prevent blood clots and stroke.

Yesterday Heart Palpitations: Anxiety or Atrial Fibrillation?

Is your heart racing or feel like it's skipping a beat? WebMD explains when it might be anxiety or caused by atrial fibrillation.

Yesterday Heart Group Stroke-Guidelines Support This Device

If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery

Yesterday Can Orange Juice, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?
Study authors think compounds in citrus may

Study authors think compounds in citrus may sensitize skin to sunlight, but further study needed

Yesterday 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 left for the law.

Yesterday High Court’s Decision On Same Sex Marriage Expected To Boost Health Coverage Among Gay Couples

By marrying partners with employer health plans, people in same-sex relationships are more likely to gain coverage.

Yesterday Immune Drugs Show Promise Against More Cancers
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Medicines that help our immune system fight off tumors are showing early success in a widening variety of cancers.

Yesterday Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms
Products to avoid include veggie chips, muffins

Study suggests making these resources easily accessible, affordable might cut odds of disease

Yesterday Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Ease Incontinence: Study
It works by measuring bacteria balance in the

If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen after 3 years, researchers report

Yesterday Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says
Filling their own plate may help young kids learn

Avoid keeping sugary, high-calorie foods in the house, and encourage being active together

Yesterday Flavored Cigarettes Still Popular Online Despite U.S. Ban
Individual beliefs and even intelligence can be

Continued interest surprises researchers

Jun 26 Fat No Longer the Focus of New U.S. Dietary Guidelines
Young men in small study ate more when

Nutrition experts endorse decision to drop restrictions, focus on quality of food instead

Jun 26 Same-Sex Marriage Offers Couples Psychological Benefits, Experts Say
Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving

Supreme Court decision to support it would also boost well-being of couples

Jun 26 Common Antidepressants Linked to Higher Fracture Odds in Menopausal Women
Scientists pinpoint mutation that appears to

Drugs like Celexa, Prozac could undermine bone, research suggests

Jun 26 Surgery May Help Teens With Frequent Migraines, Study Contends
Higher risk of illness, work and social problems

At least one expert questions whether improvements are due to the procedure

Jun 26 New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics
Similar rates of disease-related deaths found in

Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts

Jun 26 Could Brain Scans Help Guide Treatment for OCD?
But predictive value of finding still needs to be

Small study suggests neural activity can point to patients who'll benefit most from psychotherapy

Jun 25 Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson's Disease: Study
Working out in your 40s could pay off in your 70s

The sooner you start regular physical activity, the better, researchers say

Jun 25 Memory, Thinking Tests May Hint at Alzheimer's Risk
Worldwide situation calls for comprehensive

Low score could be early warning sign for the disease up to 18 years before diagnosis, researchers report

Jun 25 One Stillbirth Greatly Raises Odds for Another: Study
Children's scores at age 6 were lower if moms

Still, most second pregnancies lead to normal, healthy babies, experts say

Jun 25 FDA Looking at Essure Birth Control Device Safety

FDA Looking at Essure Birth Control Device Safety

Jun 25 Supreme Court Ruling Supports Tax Credits for Health Insurance

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the tax credits, offered on Affordable Care Act insurance policies sold through Healthcare.gov, are legal.

Jun 24 Blood Protein May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early
Preliminary results show promise for

But more research is needed before test is used for monitoring or screening, researchers say

Jun 24 Home Treatments for Scalp Psoriasis

WebMD describes the best do-it-yourself remedies to bring relief from the itchiness and burning feeling of scalp psoriasis.