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'Australian flu': It's not from Australia
(CNN) We are speaking Italian each time we say "influenza." It's the "influence" of the stars on human beings that causes the sickness, according to Italian folklore from centuries past. Influenza entered the English vocabulary in 1703, when J. Hugger ...
'Wash your stinking hands!': ER nurse rants about 'cesspool of funky flu'
A Florida nurse working to combat “a cesspool of funky flu” in the emergency room has gained widespread attention from a viral video on social media urging people to take precautions to avoid influenza. After a 12-hour night shift last week in an ...
Cell phone radiation study finds more questions than answers
(CNN) Cell phone radiation and a potential link to cancer risks have left consumers and scientists alike scratching their heads since mobile phones became widely used in the 1990s. Some studies have failed to show a link between radio frequency from ...
A glass of wine after work may be good for your brain, according to science
Need another reason to validate that glass of wine before bed or bottle of beer on Super Bowl Sunday? Science is on your side. A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that low levels of alcohol ...
Wear Red Day reminds women of heart disease warning signs
Red was the color of the day at a Cedars-Sinai Medical Center event to remind women to monitor their heart health. (KABC). KABC. By Denise Dador. Friday, February 02, 2018 08:21PM. LOS ANGELES (KABC) --. It's National Wear Red Day. It's a movement to ...
Study: Dogs Bite Anxious People More
If you've ever been nervous around a dog and told to just be calm because dogs can "smell fear", you know that this advice is about as effective as telling a pissed-off person to chill. The sentiment behind that guidance, though, appears to be rooted ...
Cancer breakthrough? 97 percent of mice cured in Stanford vaccine study
A Stanford University study targeting cancer cells in laboratory mice has been generating buzz and hope. A new experiment for cancer treatment had incredible results using immune-stimulators to target tumors in mice. Specifically activating T cells in ...
Tamiflu: What you need to know about this flu medicine
As the nation weathers what may be the worst flu season in years, many with the illness -- and those around them -- may find themselves getting prescriptions for a flu antiviral medicine. The most popular such drug is oseltamivir, often known by the ...
Million-dollar lotto winner finally can afford a doctor visit, discovers he has terminal cancer and promptly dies
Donald Savastano was a self-employed carpenter eking out a marginal living without retirement savings or health insurance; when he won the $1 million jackpot in New York's "Merry Millionaire" lotto, he could finally afford to see a doctor to check out ...
'She was a beautiful and vibrant young woman.' Parents remember teen who died from flu complications
The 15-year-old died suddenly from flu-related complications, just days after she first saw a doctor for her flu symptoms. Author: Adrianne Haney, Joe Henke. Published: 5:52 AM EST February 2, 2018. RELATED TOPICS: Jacqueline Wilkins · Kira Molina ...