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Survey: Health insurance basics stump many Obamacare shoppers
Los Angeles Times
Amid the final frenzy for Obamacare enrollment, a new survey shows that many consumers may be ill-equipped to shop for health insurance. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that 42 percent of people surveyed could not describe a deductible and 39 percent didn't understand the relationship between a premium and deductible.
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Obamacare: How to reduce your health insurance premiums and avoid penalties
Most people have health insurance coverage and will not need to do anything more than maintain it throughout 2014. However, according to the IRS, "health insurance choices you make now may affect the income tax return you file in 2015." Curious? Read on.
For some who are married but filing taxes separately, another HealthCare.gov hurdle
The Associated Press via The Washington Post
In May 2012, when the Internal Revenue Service proposed its rules for Americans to get government subsidies for health insurance, officials acknowledged that a legal quirk needed to be fixed: The Affordable Care Act was written in a way that inadvertently denied such help to some people who live apart from spouses who abuse them, are in prison or are on the cusp of a divorce.
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FDA approves Celgene drug for psoriatic arthritis
Reuters via Yahoo News
U.S. health regulators approved a Celgene Corp drug to treat psoriatic arthritis, a type of arthritis associated with the skin disease psoriasis that causes joint pain, stiffness and swelling.
The drug, known chemically as apremilast, will be sold under the brand name Otezla. It is also being studied by the U.S. biotechnology company as a treatment for psoriasis and ankylosing spondylitis.
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Scientists tweak genes to give bacteria electrical superpowers
The sticky bacterial mats called biofilms — the stuff that coats your teeth with plaque and help give Yellowstone's hot springs their crazy colors — are pretty impressive. Cells in the conglomerate can talk to one another and coordinate switching genes on and off, and the biofilm as a whole can quickly react to shifting environmental conditions.
How your genes help you become a good parent
Or a bad one, for that matter. A new study suggests both genetic and environmental factors determine how a parent is likely to raise a child, both positively and negatively. Scared expectant parents are always told that knowing how to take care of their offspring just comes naturally. Turns out a new study by Michigan State University psychologists backs up that theory with cold, hard facts.
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Study: E-cigarettes won't help you quit
HealthDay News via U.S News & World Report
Contrary to some advertising claims, electronic cigarettes don't help people quit or cut down on smoking, a new study says. Users of e-cigarettes inhale vaporized nicotine but not tobacco smoke. The unregulated devices have been marketed as smoking-cessation tools, but studies to date have been inconclusive on that score, the study noted.
Study: Mother and child activity levels linked
The amount of physical activity mothers get is linked to their children's activity levels, according to a new study from the U.K. Researchers found that the exact relationship between mother and child physical activity depended on certain lifestyle factors, however.
Review: Medical marijuana pills may ease some MS symptoms
Medical marijuana pills and sprays might ease the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but most other alternative therapies do little to lessen the pain and muscle rigidity that often accompanies the disease, according to new guidelines. To reach that conclusion, an expert panel from the American Academy of Neurology reviewed more than 40 years of research on alternative medicine treatments for multiple sclerosis.
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Study: Mood drug may prevent some cancer
A drug used to treat seizures, migraines and mood disorders may prevent head and neck cancer, researchers reported.
The drug, called valproic acid, is already being tested as a possible treatment for several cancers.
Breast cancer gene may also be linked to high-risk uterine cancer
The Associated Press via Fox News
Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks, doctors are reporting. A study of nearly 300 women with bad BRCA1 genes found four cases of aggressive uterine cancers years after they had preventive surgery to remove their ovaries.
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Video games linked to aggressive behavior in kids
Youths who play video games are more likely to think and act in aggressive ways, suggested a study of more than 3,000 schoolchildren in Singapore. The research, published in JAMA Pediatrics, a journal of the American Medical Association, was based on more than 3,034 children who were studied over the course of three years.
Mental health at work: What every team leader should know
Mental health at work is an issue for all businesses, of all sizes, from self-employed singletons to corporations that employ thousands. Speaking in Parliament in January this year, Norman Lamb, the U.K. Minister for Care and Support, noted that at least one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life; that many experience poor mental well-being but do not have a diagnosable mental disorder; and that mental illness is now the cause of over 40 percent of sickness benefit claims.
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