New, fast-acting drug offers a novel way to combat flu virus

Last Updated Feb 12, 2018 9:52 PM EST NEW YORK — The worst flu season in years has health professionals scrambling to find ways to combat the virus. In Japan, one company says it has developed a treatment that kills the flu in a day, and a doctor in the U.S. is exploring the use of ultraviolet light to kill the virus. The Japanese More...

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By admin On Monday, February 12th, 2018
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4/20 pot holiday a dangerous time on the road, study finds

America’s highways are decidedly less safe on April 20, a day when stoners publicly celebrate marijuana use. Why? Researchers report there’s an uptick in fatal traffic crashes on that evening, which More...

By admin On Monday, February 12th, 2018
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Drug shortages burden U.S. health care system

The nation’s health care system is still reeling from Hurricane Maria five months after the killer storm hit. Along with Puerto Rico’s electrical grid and infrastructure, Maria also wiped out Puerto More...

By admin On Sunday, February 11th, 2018
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The growing acceptance of autism in the workplace

We like to think that good work is always rewarded. But what if some people who could do good work can’t their foot in the door in the first place? That’s where recent hiring initiatives that look beyond More...

By admin On Friday, February 9th, 2018
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High school freshman dies after getting the flu

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — A freshman at a California high school has died after contracting the flu, CBS Los Angeles reports. La Reina High & Middle School confirmed Gabriella Chabot’s death Thursday More...

By admin On Friday, February 9th, 2018
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Doctors try new approaches to help flu patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The flu remains widespread in 48 states, with Hawaii and Oregon the only exceptions. It has taken a heavy toll in Arkansas, where 125 people have died so far. Gibson Heath, 3, has spent More...

By admin On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Insulin study worries some with diabetes

TRENTON, N.J. — Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised about the research More...

By admin On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Young coder builds app to help people with Alzheimer's

NEW YORK — Listen to Emma Yang play the piano, and it’s no surprise she played Carnegie Hall before she was in high school. But her piano skills may take a back seat to her computer skills. “I More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
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Fetal alcohol cases “not uncommon,” study finds

More U.S. children may be living with brain damage from prenatal drinking than experts have thought, a new study suggests. The study of four U.S. communities found that at least 1 percent to 5 percent of first-graders More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
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Asthma attacks on the decline in U.S. kids

Fewer U.S. children are having to deal with asthma attacks in recent years, federal health officials reported Tuesday. That also translates into fewer missed school days and hospital visits, the researchers noted. In More...