For Many Middle-Class Taxpayers On Obamacare, It’s Payback Time

Tweet Roberta and Curtis Campbell typically look forward to tax time. Most years, they receive a refund – a little extra cash to pay off credit card bills. But this year the California couple got a shock:  According to their tax preparer, they owe the IRS more than $6,000. That’s the money the Campbells received from the federal government last year to make their Obamacare health coverage more...
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1 in 5 Preemies With Lung Disease Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

Tweet Preemies With Lung Disease and Secondhand Smoke By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds. The lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia often occurs in children who were born prematurely....
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Health Highlights: March 1, 2015

Tweet Health Highlights: March 1, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Nearly 1 Billion Teens, Young Adults at Risk for Hearing Loss: WHO At least 1 billion teens and young adults are at risk for hearing loss from too much exposure to loud music, both on their smartphones and at concerts and...
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‘Cinderella’ Director Kenneth Branagh on Casting His Princess, Working With Marvel and His Dream Shakespeare Film

Tweet When Kenneth Branagh agreed to direct Disney’s Cinderella (which opens March 13), he knew everything rested on the casting, and said he put his eventual choice, Lily James, through as many as nine different auditions. “You don’t know that you’re going to make the movie until you make that piece of casting,” he said Feb. 25, speaking to students at the Loyola Marymount...
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Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices

Tweet Hep C Shows Need for Hospital Infection Control By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday. In one case, two New Jersey patients (one of them had...
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Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Tweet Immune System Changes and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be linked to specific changes in a person’s immune system, particularly increased amounts of chemical messengers that regulate immune responses, researchers report. The study adds to growing evidence...
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Ways to Treat Depression That Aren’t Antidepressants

Tweet Treating Depression Without Antidepressants Feb. 27, 2015 — There may be hope for hard-to-treat depression as scientists explore novel ways to help people who have the often crippling condition. Recently, a number of studies have suggested the benefits of Botox, ketamine, and certain sometimes-unexpected means of treating depression. “I’m excited in general, and I’m curious,” says...
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Sundance Opening Film ‘The Bronze’ Gets Summer Release Date

Tweet Bryan Buckley‘s The Bronze becomes the latest Sundance film to nab a summer release date. The comedy, the opening-night title at the Park City film festival in January, has been given a July 31 wide release, distributor Relativity announced on Friday. The film will have a limited release on July 10. The Bronze revolves around a former Olympic gymnast portrayed by Melissa Rauch, with a cast...
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Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis?

Tweet Could Coffee Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis? By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who down several cups of coffee every day may have a decreased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. The study, of 5,600 Swedish and U.S. adults, found that those who drank four to six cups of coffee a day were about one-third...
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Rear End Takes a Front Seat in Plastic Surgery Offices

Tweet THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Butt enhancement helped boost cosmetic procedures in the United States by 3 percent last year, according to a new report. Americans saddled with sagging, small or otherwise run-of-the-mill fannies underwent 11,505 buttock augmentations with fat grafting (up 15 percent from 2013), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported. More than 3,500...
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