Health News

Affordable Care Act Creating Tax Issues For Some

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Undated) -- The Affordable Care Act is creating a headache for some tax filers this season. Some are finding that they owe more than anticipated because of Obamacare. Tax expert Michael Fairchild says adding health insurance into taxes makes things messy.   Those who were covered through the exchange are supposed to receive a form…

Ebola Can Be Sexually Transmitted

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Monrovia, Liberia) -- The World Health Organization is advising Ebola survivors to abstain from sex for 90 days after recovery. Research has shown traces of Ebola in certain bodily fluids 82 days after the onset of symptoms in some survivors. Scientists say there is no conclusive proof that these traces are infectious, but they are…

UC Merced Researchers Find Parasite More Dangerous Than Thought

Posted On February 25, 2015

(Merced, CA) -- Researchers at UC Merced are finding that a parasite found in undercooked meat is more dangerous than previously believed. The "Merced Sun Star" says that the toxoplasma parasite can result in flu-like symptoms, but more serious cases can also cause lesions in the retina and the brain. The parasite is most commonly…

Britain Legalizes Three-Parent Babies

Posted On February 25, 2015

(London) -- Britain will become the first nation to legalize three-parent babies. Lawmakers in Parliament Tuesday voted to allow three-parent in-vitro fertilization. The technique is controversial because, while some doctors say it can prevent inherited and incurable diseases, critics fear it will lead to "designer babies." A three-parent embryo has DNA from a mother, a…

Study: Depressed More Likely To Commit Violent Crime

Posted On February 25, 2015

(London) -- People diagnosed with severe depression are more likely to commit violent crime. A new study by the psychiatry department at Oxford University found that people who are clinically depressed are three times more likely than the general population to commit crimes such as robbery, assault and sexual offenses. The research team tracked the…