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Flu Season Shows More Signs of Slowing

February 23, 2018   ·   0 Comments

Print this page FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 — If the latest government data on doctor visits is any indication, a brutal flu season may be ...

For Women, Blocked Arteries Not the Only Trigger for Heart Attacks

Print this page FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 — Women don’t need to have blocked arteries to experience a heart attack, a new study points out. ...

When It Comes to Art, Don’t Call Them Neanderthals

Print this page THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 — The ancient Neanderthals created the earliest known cave paintings in the world and likely had artistic senses ...

Take Early Clinical Trials With a Grain of Salt

Print this page THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 — More than one-third of early clinical trials exaggerate positive findings and may give patients false hope, a ...

FDA Cracks Down on Kratom Products

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 — A number of kratom-containing dietary supplements are being recalled and destroyed by the manufacturer, the U.S. Food ...

Drug That Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Won’t Help ‘Regular’ Arthritis

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 — A malaria drug that’s also shown effectiveness against rheumatoid arthritis pain has failed to help people with ...

Facial Cancer Decimating Tasmanian Devil Population

Print this page TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 — A contagious cancer has put Tasmanian devils at risk for extinction in the wild, researchers say. The ...

How to Maintain That Weight Loss

Print this page TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 — If you’ve been on a diet more than once, you know that it can be harder to ...

Obesity Might Cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the Young

Print this page MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2018 — Obesity and high blood pressure may play a much greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among young ...

Health Tip: Protect Baby from Whooping Cough

Print this page — Vaccination is the best way to prevent whooping cough, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Whooping cough (pertussis) is ...

Fentanyl Test Strips May Help Stem OD Deaths

Print this page FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 — A thin test strip — similar to a pregnancy test — can detect whether a street drug ...

Lung Cancer One of Many Reasons Not to Smoke

Print this page SUNDAY, Feb. 18, 2018 — You already know that smoking causes lung cancer. But tobacco use can lead to other major health ...

Stroke May Not Mean Language Loss for Newborns

Print this page SATURDAY, Feb. 17, 2018 — Strokes in babies may not have the same lasting effects as they do in adults, a new ...

Sibling Bullying Could Have Mental Health Effects

Print this page FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 — People who, as young kids, either bullied their siblings or were bullied themselves by siblings face an ...

Flu Season Shows First Signs of Slowing

Print this page FRIDAY, Feb. 16, 2018 — While this flu season is still one of the worst seen in years, the first signs that ...

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