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  • IRS Reminds Millions About Fines for Not Signing Up for Obamacare

    Posted: 01/16/2017

    IRS Reminds Millions About Fines for Not Signing Up for Obamacare MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even as Republicans in Congress race to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the IRS is reminding millions of Americans they still need to sign up soon for health insurance if they don't want to pay fines. The Internal Revenue Service enforces one of the most disliked parts of the controversial health care reform law -- the fines. The Obama administration is hoping the 7.5 million letters the agency is...

  • Is Running Bad for Your Knees?

    Posted: 01/15/2017

    Is Running Bad for Your Knees? THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Everybody believes running can leave you sore and swollen, right? Well, a new study suggests running might actually reduce inflammation in joints. "It flies in the face of intuition," said study co-author Matt Seeley, an associate professor of exercise sciences at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. "This idea that long-distance running is bad for your knees might be a myth." Seeley and his colleagues reached their surprising...

  • Immune System Reboots During Sleep

    Posted: 01/12/2017

    Immune System Reboots During Sleep WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've gained new insight into how the immune system restores itself during sleep. Blood samples were taken from 14 healthy young men, average age 25, when they slept through the night and again when they stayed awake all night. The samples were analyzed for levels of T-cells, which are white blood cells that are the foundation of the immune system. When the participants got a full night's sleep, levels of al...

  • Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell

    Posted: 01/10/2017

    Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's a miserable feeling -- you're exhausted, your throat hurts, and you're achy and feverish. But is it a cold or the flu? According to Cindy Weston, an assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Nursing, the flu and a common cold can have similar symptoms, but with a few distinct differences. The most common cold symptoms are mild fatigue, fever, cough, sore throat and head, chest or nasal congestion. Also, a ru...

  • Is Season the Reason Why Heart Deaths Spike at Christmas?

    Posted: 01/02/2017

    Is Season the Reason Why Heart Deaths Spike at Christmas? THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's not the chill of winter that causes a spike in heart-related deaths at Christmas and New Year's -- it's the holiday season itself, Australian researchers contend. In New Zealand, where December and January are the height of summer, researchers found more than a 4 percent increase in heart-related deaths from Dec. 25 through Jan. 7. "The Christmas effect that has been seen in the northern hemisphere...

  • Innovative Programs Help Addicts Get Off Opioids

    Posted: 01/01/2017

    Innovative Programs Help Addicts Get Off Opioids WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People trying to kick addiction to heroin or prescription painkillers often wait weeks or months before they can get into a treatment facility, putting them at continued risk for a fatal overdose. Now, two innovative programs attempt to get addicts the help they need as quickly as possible. Police in Gloucester, Mass., created an "Angel Program" that encourages opioid addicts to come to the department, with no ...

  • If You're Dashing Through the Snow to a Holiday Gathering…

    Posted: 12/26/2016

    If You're Dashing Through the Snow to a Holiday Gathering… SUNDAY, Dec. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans will pack up their cars and hit the road over the holidays. But sometimes the highways get jammed and the weather doesn't cooperate. To help holiday travelers stay out of harm's way and avoid putting others at risk, the Red Cross offers the following tips: Check the forecast. Be aware of the weather along your route and plan accordingly. Drive carefully. This means the driver and pa...

  • Immune-Focused Drug Shows Promise Against Lung Cancer

    Posted: 12/20/2016

    Immune-Focused Drug Shows Promise Against Lung Cancer TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An immunotherapy drug called Tecentriq (atezolizumab) extended the survival of lung cancer patients for several months longer than chemotherapy and caused fewer side effects, according to a new study. The findings are from an early analysis of 850 patients with non-small cell lung cancer in a phase 3 trial funded by the drug's makers. According to the American Cancer Society, non-small cell lung cancer is th...

  • It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

    Posted: 12/08/2016

    It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- You're never too old to reap the health benefits of quitting smoking, a new study finds. "Even participants who quit smoking as recently as in their 60s were 23 percent less likely to die during follow-up than those who continued to smoke into their 70s," said lead researcher Sarah Nash, who conducted the study while at the U.S. National Cancer Institute. In addition, the age at which you start smoking can have an impact on...

  • Insulin Prices Skyrocket, Putting Many Diabetics in a Bind

    Posted: 12/06/2016

    Insulin Prices Skyrocket, Putting Many Diabetics in a Bind TUESDAY, Nov. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin, a life-saving medication used to treat diabetes, was discovered nearly 100 years ago, yet the price of the drug has now spiked by 700 percent in just two decades. In early November, Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Democrat, pointed out that certain insulins had risen from $21 a vial in 1996 to $255 a vial in 2016. Some have likened the insulin price boosts to the recent price hikes for EpiPen ...