Health

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

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The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.Read more

Winners and losers under Medicare drug plan in Trump budget

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Trump has made bringing down drug costs a top priority, but his administration's plan would create winners and losers. The high cost of medicines is the leading health...Read more

New flu report: 10 more kids have died; now as bad as 2009 swine outbreak

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A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in...Read more

UK allows doctors to make babies with DNA from 3 people

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A new method being used could keep babies from getting sick.Read more

Doctors increasing awareness of heart attack warning signs

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Researchers at Cleveland Clinic surveyed Americans and found that far too many do not know what to do in heart emergency.Read more

US officials seek packaging fix for diarrhea-drug abuse

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U.S. health regulators on Tuesday asked makers of popular anti-diarrhea drugs to sell their medications in smaller amounts to make them harder to abuse.Read more

What's Going Around: Strep throat

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Flu is at the most widespread level since health officials started keeping track thirteen years ago.Read more

Proposed Ohio law would allow people with disabilities to receive a transplant

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House Bill 332 would ensure that individuals with disabilities will not be banned from an organ transplant waitlist solely based on their disability.Read more

Ohio State among 17 universities who oppose anti-smoking group with tobacco ties

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Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada pledged Thursday to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry.Read more

As flu season gets worse, the costs are climbing

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The widespread 2017-2018 flu season may cost U.S. employers $9.42 billion.Read more

Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

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Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances of...Read more

Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases

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Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned Monday based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his...Read more

CDC: Too many babies still die needlessly from SIDS

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Parents continue to practice unsafe habits that have been associated with sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)Read more

Cigarette maker encourages people to stop smoking

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The maker of Marlboro cigarettes says its new year's resolution is to give up smoking.Read more
Is a "dry January" right for you?

Is a "dry January" right for you?

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"A month of Thanksgiving, holiday parties and New Year's typically means a lot of great food and lots of alcohol involved with all of that, so a good way to start the...Read more