Chinese Tourism Company Sues Paramount Over ‘Transformers 4′ Snub

Tweet The company managing a Chinese tourist hotspot used as a location in Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction is suing the film’s producers for the $3.35 million, claiming Paramount Pictures Corporation and its production partners failed to show a logo of the scenic spot in the film.  Chongquing Wulong Karst Tourism (Group) Co. Ltd, owners of the Wulong Scenic Area had previously...
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Appeals Courts Split On Legality Of ACA Subsidies

Tweet Updated at 2:30 p.m. Two U.S. appeals courts Tuesday reached opposite conclusions about the legality of subsidies in the Affordable Care Act, a key part of the law that brings down the cost of coverage for millions of Americans. In Washington, a three-judge panel at the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the Internal Revenue Service lacked the authority to allow subsidies to...
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Obamacare Court Decisions: FAQ

Tweet On Tuesday two U.S. appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on a subject that’s important to millions of people:  the availability of subsidies to help purchase coverage under the health-care law.  KHN’s Mary Agnes Carey answers some frequently asked questions about those court decisions and how they impact consumers. Q: What did the courts decide? A:  In a blow to the health law, the...
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Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They’re Thinner Than They Are

Tweet Many Obese Kids Think They’re Thinner Than They Are By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. “Being overweight or obese is associated with adverse health outcomes, such as high...
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Appeals Courts Split On Legality Of Subsidies For Affordable Care Act

Tweet Updated at 2:30 p.m. Two U.S. Appeals Courts Tuesday reached opposite conclusions about the legality of subsidies in the Affordable Care Act, a key part of the law that brings down the cost of coverage for millions of Americans. In Washington, a three-judge panel at the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the Internal Revenue Service lacked the authority to allow subsidies to...
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Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots

Tweet Study Casts Doubt on Costly Treatment for Leg Clots By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two treatments that break up blood clots deep in the veins of the legs appear no different in terms of death risk. However, one results in a greater risk of bleeding and average hospitalization bills that are three times the cost of the other treatment,...
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Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Tweet Obesity During Pregnancy and Asthma Risk in Kids By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests. “We found that, compared with children born from mothers of normal weight, those whose mothers were overweight or obese...
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Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives

Tweet Asthma Drug May Help Those With Long-Lasting Hives By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A drug already used to treat moderate-to-severe allergic asthma appears to offer relief to people with chronic hives who haven’t been helped by standard medications, new research suggests. The prescription drug — omalizumab (Xolair) — is already...
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Guns and Dementia

Tweet Guns and Dementia July 21, 2014 (COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — A new survey looks at access to guns by people with dementia. It finds that caregivers and family members of people being checked for problems with thinking didn’t consistently remove guns from their homes or keep them locked up. The study underlines the need for doctors to ask caregivers if they have guns in the home and,...
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Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure?

Tweet Could Probiotics Help Tame High Blood Pressure? By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that potential help in lowering high blood pressure might be as close as your refrigerator. The study found that regular intake of probiotics, such as those found in certain yogurts or supplements, may help ease the condition. Researchers looked...
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