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Flu season last winter killed the most people since the 1970s, CDC says
Tens of thousands of American deaths last winter are believed to have been caused by the flu and its related complications, officials said Tuesday, making it the most severe season in at least four decades. “We lost 80,000 people last year to the flu,” Dr.
Can Too Much Screen Time Dumb Down Your Kid?
By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter. WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're worried that too much "screen time" could be sapping your child's intelligence, new research suggests you might be right. Kids with the sharpest intellects ...
After century of removing appendixes, docs find antibiotics can be enough
After more than a century of slicing tiny, inflamed organs from people's guts, doctors have found that surgery may not be necessary after all—a simple course of antibiotics can be just as effective at treating appendicitis as going under the knife ...
In Minneapolis, leaders grapple with sudden homeless camp
When a disturbed woman pulled a knife on Denise Deer earlier this month, she quickly herded her children into their tent. A nearby man stepped in and the woman was arrested, and within minutes, 8-year-old Shilo and 4-year-old Koda were back outside ...
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Health And Human Services Says It's Reviewing Use Of Fetal Tissue For Research
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By Laurel Wamsley | NPR Wednesday, September 26, 2018. A conservative think tank said that the Health and Human Services announcement doesn't go far enough and that Secretary Alex Azar "should redirect those funds to modern science and better ...
Congress reaches final deal on opioid package
Congressional leaders have finalized a deal on a wide-ranging bill to help reduce addictions and deaths from opioids. The bill, which spans 660 pages, was announced late Tuesday evening and marks a significant bipartisan victory ahead of the midterm ...
While America wages war on opioids, meth makes its comeback
By Drew Kann, CNN. For Capt. Mark Wollmershauser Jr. and the Tulsa Police Department, the late-2000s and early 2010s were an extremely dangerous time. In Oklahoma, a state that is no stranger to the scourge of methamphetamine addiction, those years ...
Health Concern In Anne Arundel County Prompts Mosquito Spraying
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD — The Maryland Department of Agriculture announced that there is a public health concern over the potential for mosquito-borne diseases in Anne Arundel County. As a result, the state will be spraying a special solution in the ...
Syphilis Among Pregnant Women Is On The Rise, Alarming Public Health Experts
The number of pregnancies affected by the sexually transmitted infection syphilis is at a 20-year high in the U.S., according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That indicates a serious breakdown in prenatal care ...
Wash your hands if you touch the ocean in NC – and forget swimming, experts warn
Waters off much of the North Carolina coast are no longer safe for swimming or even wading due to Hurricane Florence runoff, according to a warning posted by the North Carolina Coastal Federation. Go in and you could risk “severe” illness, including ...