Viruses May Play Role in Crohn’s Disease, Colitis: Study

Viruses May Play Role in Crohn’s Disease, Colitis By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases, including the two most common types, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, a new study reveals. Previous research has linked these bowel diseases with a lower variety […]

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Many Women of Childbearing Age Take Narcotic Painkillers: CDC

Many Women of This Age Take Narcotic Painkillers By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Too many women of childbearing age take narcotic painkillers, putting any unborn babies at risk, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Thirty-nine percent of females aged 15 to 44 who were enrolled in Medicaid filled a […]

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Allergy Tests and Food Diets: What Parents Need To Know

Parents: Allergy Tests Food Diets Explained Angela Moore’s pediatrician was on the phone, relaying some frightening news about her 8-year-old son. Dennis’ blood test results showed he was allergic to corn, wheat, watermelon, and all tree nuts. “I was totally freaked out,” says Moore, who lives in suburban Atlanta. “I was so scared that he […]

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Could Nutrients in Fish Shield Fetus From Mercury’s Harms?

Could Fish Nutrients Shield Fetus From Mercury? By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Despite concerns over mercury exposure, pregnant women who eat lots of fish may not harm their unborn children, a new study suggests. Three decades of research in the Seychelles, the islands in the Indian Ocean, found […]

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Tax Preparers Brace To Be Bearers Of Bad Health Law News

Are you thinking about tax day yet? Your friendly neighborhood tax preparer is. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen declared this tax season one of the most complicated ever, and tax preparers from coast to coast are trying to get ready for the first year that the Affordable Care Act will show up on your tax form. […]

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Measles FAQ

Measles FAQ Jan. 20, 2015 — At least 42 people have caught measles in an outbreak linked to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park over the Christmas holidays, health officials say. The number includes 36 people in California and six from other states and Mexico, according to the California Department of Public Health. While the […]

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Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women

Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower MS Risk in Women By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who harbor the stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori(or H. pylori) may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study suggests. In the study, researchers found that among women with MS — […]

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Neural Tube Defects, Such as Spina Bifida, on the Decline: CDC

Neural Tube Defects, Like Spina Bifida, Declining By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Serious birth defects of the brain and spine called neural tube defects have fallen 35 percent in the United States since mandatory folic acid fortification of enriched grain products was introduced in 1998, federal officials reported […]

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U.S. Birth Rate Continues Decline, CDC Reports

U.S. Birth Rate Continues Decline, CDC Reports By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. birth rate remained at an all-time low in 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. But as the economy continues to improve, births are likely to pick up, experts say. […]

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Limited Insurance Choices Frustrate Some Patients In California

continued… Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee offered a different impression of choices in the marketplace last July. “In every corner of the state, consumers will have at least two plans to choose from, and in most areas, where most of the Californians live, they can choose between five or six plans,” said Lee during […]

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