Monthly Archives: February 2018

Flu season shows signs of leveling off in US; Peaks in Colorado

WASHINGTON — This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That’s no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level is …

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The Flu Shot Doesn’t Live Up To Expectations — And That Keeps Many People Away

But it’s still the best protection we have. Read More »

Flu season shows signs of leveling off

This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That’s no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level… Read More »

Alzheimer’s disease reversed in mice, offering hope for humans, new research shows

Amyloid plaques largely disappeared with the deletion of just a single enzyme. Read More »

Ultra-processed foods ‘linked to cancer’

French researchers studied effects of highly-processed foods, such as cakes, bread and chicken nuggets. Read More »

Doctors find neurological damage to Americans who served in Cuba

French researchers studied effects of highly-processed foods, such as cakes, bread and chicken nuggets. Read More »

In soil-dwelling bacteria, scientists find a new weapon to fight drug-resistant superbugs

It’s a new class of antibiotic that promises to live up to its rough Latin translation: killer of bad guys. And scientists found it in a sample of desert soil. Read More »

A potentially powerful new antibiotic is discovered in dirt

Septic shock is one reason that healthy Americans are dying from the flu. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe. Read More »

3-year-old Muncie, Ind. girl dies days after being hospitalized with flu-like symptoms

A Muncie, Ind. family is devastated after finding their 3-year-old daughter dead days after she was sent home from the hospital with flu-like symptoms. Read More »

Drivers who get stoned on 4/20 are just as dangerous as drivers who get drunk on Super Bowl Sunday

The risk of a fatal vehicle crash on American roads is 12% higher after 4:20 p.m. on April 20 than on similar days that have no particular connection to marijuana, according to data from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Read More »