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CDC to cut by 80 percent efforts to prevent global disease outbreak - Washington Post

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 20:36

Washington Post

CDC to cut by 80 percent efforts to prevent global disease outbreak
Washington Post
Four years after the United States pledged to help the world fight infectious-disease epidemics such as Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dramatically downsizing its epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries ...
Canadian data show low flu vaccine protection against H3N2CIDRAP
Flu vaccine less than 20 percent effective against H3N2 strain, researchers sayCBS News
Should I get a flu shot? Is it too late to get a flu shot?Popular Science
The Hill -WSOC Charlotte -cleveland.com -WIRED
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20 new flu deaths this week in NC brings season total to 95 - WRAL.com

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:08

WRAL.com

20 new flu deaths this week in NC brings season total to 95
WRAL.com
Raleigh, N.C. — Twenty more people have died of the flu in North Carolina in the last week, bringing the total flu death count this season to 95, according to data released Thursday by the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Dr. Ravi Jhaveri ...
Sack the Flu for the Super BowlWCBD News 2
Health officials say 20 more dead from flu in North CarolinaWSOC Charlotte
Columbia Hospital Opens Mobile Unit to Help With FluU.S. News & World Report
WTVD-TV -Becker's Hospital Review -Columbia Star -WTMA
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2 soldiers dead, 60 hospitalized in past month after vaping synthetic cannabinoids - The Cannabist

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:38

The Cannabist

2 soldiers dead, 60 hospitalized in past month after vaping synthetic cannabinoids
The Cannabist
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — The U.S. Army is warning about the dangers of vaping synthetic cannabinoid oil after about 60 soldiers and Marines in North Carolina and 33 troops in Utah experienced serious medical problems in January. In a Monday public health ...
Army: Vaping oils blamed for 2 deaths, 60 hospitalizationsWJLA
Army warns of 'emerging public health threat'StarNewsOnline.com

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Influenza Epidemic: Can Itchy, Red Hives Be an Early Sign of Flu? - Newsweek

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:33

Newsweek

Influenza Epidemic: Can Itchy, Red Hives Be an Early Sign of Flu?
Newsweek
A mother's warning about a rare flu symptom has gone viral on social media. By Thursday morning, Brodi Willard's post telling parents that a rash might be a symptom of the flu had been shared nearly 250,000 times. However, flu experts are skeptical the ...
Florida mother warns parents after son with hives, no flu symptoms, tests positive for influenzaWCPO
Mother warns parents after son with hives tests positive for influenza with no other symptomsWSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale
Mom warns parents about new flu symptomWDBJ7
Tech Times -HuffPost UK -KHOU -HelloGiggles
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Georgia Teen Dies Suddenly of Liver Failure Due to the Flu: 'Her Body Couldn't Fight It' - PEOPLE.com

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:50

PEOPLE.com

Georgia Teen Dies Suddenly of Liver Failure Due to the Flu: 'Her Body Couldn't Fight It'
PEOPLE.com
Kira Molina's parents thought she would be fine after the 15-year-old tested negative for the flu last Thursday. But on Sunday night, the “fun-loving” teen went to bed and never woke up again. “As a grandmother, this is terrifying,” Judy Higgins, Kira ...
Georgia Girl, 15, Dies of Liver Failure After Complication From Flu: CoronerKTLA
Girl, 15, dies of the flu days after testing NEGATIVE for the deadly virusDaily Mail
Teen Dies Of Liver Failure After Complications From Flu5newsonline.com
ABC News -Fox 2 Detroit -WBTV
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Big Pharma Has the Flu - WIRED

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 14:23

WIRED

Big Pharma Has the Flu
WIRED
Flu vaccines make pharma companies $3 billion a year and aren't very effective. Without a Manhattan Project-style initiative to modernize immunizations, things aren't going to get any better. Author: Maryn McKennaBY Maryn McKenna. A week ago, the ...

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Doctors Warn of Heart Risk From Some Breast Cancer Therapies - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 13:46

U.S. News & World Report

Doctors Warn of Heart Risk From Some Breast Cancer Therapies
U.S. News & World Report
Health experts are stepping up warnings that certain breast cancer treatments may harm the heart. Feb. 1, 2018, at 8:58 a.m.. Doctors Warn of Heart Risk From Some Breast Cancer Therapies. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on Twitter · Post to Reddit ...
Breast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease, American Heart Association warnsTampabay.com
Breast cancer treatments may increase the risk of heart diseasePharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com
Breast cancer patient pays $8000 out of pocket for treatment that could save her lifeLangley Times
The Columbus Dispatch
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Flu hits Washtenaw County: 4 tips to help you stay healthy - MLive.com

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:52

MLive.com

Flu hits Washtenaw County: 4 tips to help you stay healthy
MLive.com
This year's flu season is likely to last through March, according to the Washtenaw County Public Health Department. As of the week that ended Jan. 20, most of the U.S. was experiencing "widespread" flu - with a Type A strain called H3N2 being the most ...
Flu cases still highDaily Journal Online
Flu cases widespread across the stateHanford Sentinel
The Flu outbreak is causing widespread sickness for students at the University of AlabamaWIAT 42
WJXT News4JAX -AL.com -The Guardian -Elizabethtown News Enterprise
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Animal obesity crisis fueled by couch-potato lifestyle and excessive food consumption, vets warn - Fox News

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:04

Fox News

Animal obesity crisis fueled by couch-potato lifestyle and excessive food consumption, vets warn
Fox News
There's an animal obesity crisis among pets, vets warn, blaming a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet. (SWNS). Binge eating and a couch-potato lifestyle is fuelling a four-legged obesity crisis, say vets amid the launch of a slimming competition for pets ...
Two Stone Shih Tzu And Steak Sandwich Eating Jack Russell Enter Animal Slimming ContestSWNS
PDSA Pet Fit Club seeks overweight animals for slimming contestAberdeen Evening Express
Pet obesity crisis targeted by PDSA Pet FitClubPet Gazette
The Scottish Sun -STV News -Belfast Telegraph
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Unnecessary Medical Care: More Common Than You Might Imagine - NPR

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:01

NPR

Unnecessary Medical Care: More Common Than You Might Imagine
NPR
It's one of the intractable financial boondoggles of the U.S. health care system: Lots and lots of patients get lots and lots of tests and procedures that they don't need. Women still get annual cervical cancer testing even when it's recommended every ...

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Do Standing Desks Really Help You Lose Weight? - Bloomberg

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:15

Bloomberg

Do Standing Desks Really Help You Lose Weight?
Bloomberg
They do. A new study shows you can lose up to 22 pounds—as long as you don't sit down for four years. By. Rebecca Greenfield. @rzgreenfield More stories by Rebecca Greenfield. February 1, 2018, 1:00 AM PST. Source: Jetta Productions/Digital Vision via ...
Can simply standing help you to lose weight?Medical News Today
Take a Stand on Getting Slimmer, HealthierHealthDay
This is how many pounds you can lose in a year by standing for six hours a day instead of sittingLos Angeles Times
KRNV My News 4 -Globalnews.ca -Medical Xpress -News-Medical.net
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Report: Nursing home resident dies after receiving 20x their prescribed dosage of painkiller - KMSP-TV

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 01:48

KMSP-TV

Report: Nursing home resident dies after receiving 20x their prescribed dosage of painkiller
KMSP-TV
(KMSP) - A New Hope, Minn. nursing home killed one of its residents by administering more than 20 times the prescribed dose of an opioid painkiller, according to a Minnesota Department of Health report. Noted in last month's report on the incident is ...
Report: Nursing Home Resident Died After Receiving 20 Times the Prescribed Dose of Pain KillersKSTP.com
Oxycodone dose 20 times too potent kills 53-year-old man recovering in New Hope nursing homeMinneapolis Star Tribune
Minnesota nursing home client dies after dose of oxycodoneWashington Post

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Mom shares a flu warning sign that most people probably aren't aware of - SFGate

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 21:14

SFGate

Mom shares a flu warning sign that most people probably aren't aware of
SFGate
With deaths of children from influenza mounting, a Nebraska mother took to social media to alert readers to an unusual symptom that may escape their notice. Some 37 children reportedly have died in the U.S. from the flu, nearly double the total of last ...
Strange flu symptoms? Health experts answer parents' concernsWFAA
Mom warns parents about new flu symptomKCRG
Nebraska mother warns parents of unexpected flu symptomFox 59
Atlanta Journal Constitution -Romper -Babble (blog) -goodtoknow
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Cancer 'Vaccine' Rids Body of Multiple Cancer Types -- in Mice - Philly.com

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 21:10

Cancer 'Vaccine' Rids Body of Multiple Cancer Types -- in Mice
Philly.com
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Could a cancer "vaccine" fight more than one kind of malignancy? A new study in mice suggests it's possible: A shot containing two compounds that stimulate the immune system was injected directly into tumors ...

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Family blames Tamiflu for their teenage son's suicide - Fox News

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 21:10

Fox News

Family blames Tamiflu for their teenage son's suicide
Fox News
A Franklin Township teen took his life, just days after being diagnosed with the flu. His family worries the medicine prescribed to help him may be to blame. (Courtesy: GoFundMe.com). An Indiana teen took his life, just days after being diagnosed with ...
Teen's suicide caused by flu medication, family saysNew York Post
Thriving high school football star, 16, commits suicide after taking Tamiflu - and his family blames the medicationDaily Mail
Franklin Township Family Thinks Tamiflu Led To Teen's SuicidePatch.com
WLS-TV -KPRC Click2Houston -WDTV -Newsmax
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