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Flu Season in the U.S. Is Getting Worse

"This is a season that has a lot more steam than we thought"

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Scientists Make Progress on Blood Test to Detect the Most Deadly Cancers

The blood test aims to detect eight types of cancer at an early stage

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Woman coughs so hard she breaks rib

Doctors initially thought she just had the flu

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U.S. government shutdown would shutter CDC's flu tracking program

CHICAGO (Reuters) - If the U.S. Senate fails to avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be forced to suspend its seasonal flu program as the nation faces one of the worst flu seasons in several y

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Parent reading workshops can help low-income kids learn

(Reuters Health) - Even in communities where many people lack a high school degree, reading workshops for parents can give their kids a leg up on learning in preschool, a study in Brazil suggests.

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Sound therapy may train the brain to ignore tinnitus

(Reuters Health) - A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests.

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Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic

(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers.

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Louis Tomlinson gives $10G to sick girl confined to wheelchair

Former One Direction singer-songwriter Louis Tomlinson gave a generous gift to 9-year-old fan Rylee Sanford.

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Our Complacency About the Flu is Killing Us

Everyone’s talking—and rightly so—about this year’s flu season, which is on its way to becoming the worst in 15 years. The news is full of stories about hospitals resorting to tents to accommodate the influx of patients and par

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Surfers may be swallowing antibiotic-resistant bacteria

(Reuters Health) - Surfers and body-boarders were three times more likely to have potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts than non-surfers, new research from the UK shows.

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Brave 5-year-old boy donating bone marrow to little brother with cancer

Five year old boy from the U.K. will undergo bone marrow transplant for his younger brother.

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Self-guided course helps women manage menopause symptoms at work

(Reuters Health) - A self-help cognitive behavioral therapy program combined with relaxation techniques can ease working women’s menopausal symptoms, according to a British study.

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The big bang is coming in health care, and it will spark the next industrial revolution

Every decade our wellness and longevity lengthens by two years. That is about to get even better.

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‘Widespread’ Flu Is Causing Churches to Alter Mass

Churches are suspending sharing consecrated wine during communion

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Construction worker impaled by two iron rods, one inches from heart, miraculously survives

A construction worker in Mumbai survived two iron rods going through his body.

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Aetna to pay $17 million after mailing revealed patients' HIV meds

Aetna has reached a $17 million settlement after a class-action lawsuit argued the health insurer breached the privacy of thousands of customers who take HIV medications.

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