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Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC Says

Feb 17, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/15/2019 12:00:00...
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Improving Health And Hygiene With Purell, Azure, And IoT

Feb 16, 2019 , Forbes
GOJO Industries--makers of Purell--are leveraging Microsoft Azure to develop technology for connected IoT hand sanitizer dispensers to monitor hygiene behavior in hospitals and provide data that can be used to influence the practice of hand hygiene to improve health in hospital...
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Number Of Flu Deaths Relatively High For A Season That Is Considered To Be Low Severity

Feb 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
But the flu vaccine is still doing a pretty good job. Interim estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate the vaccine offers about 47 percent protection against all influenza...
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Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC Says

Feb 15, 2019 , WebMD
This year's flu vaccine offers 47 percent protection against all circulating strains, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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What are PFAS chemicals, and what are they doing to our health?

Feb 15, 2019 , CNN Health
PFAS chemicals are known as "forever chemicals," a family of potentially thousands of synthetic chemicals that are extremely persistent in the environment and in our bodies. PFAS is short for perfluoroalky and polyfluoroalkyl substances and includes chemicals known as PFOS, PFOA and GenX....
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This year's flu shot is less than 50% effective in preventing infection, CDC says

Feb 15, 2019 , CNN Health
Don't let your guard down: The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year's vaccine's overall effectiveness in preventing an infection at just 47%....
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This flu season isn't yet as severe as last year's, though activity is picking up, CDC says

Feb 15, 2019 , CNBC Health
While this year's flu season so far isn't quite as bad as last year's, activity is increasing and flu is now widespread, CDC officials...
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Got the Flu? You Probably Shouldn't Head to the ER

Feb 15, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Got the Flu? You Probably Shouldn't Head to the ERCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/13/2019 12:00:00...
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With Age Comes Hearing Loss And A Greater Risk Of Cognitive Decline

Feb 14, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Hearing impairment is a common consequence of advancing age. Almost three-quarters of U.S. adults age 70 and older suffer from some degree of hearing loss. One unanswered question has been to what degree hearing impairment intersects with and influences age-related cognitive decline. In a new stu......
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Walgreens Flu Index logs big gains in Mississippi

Feb 14, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
It’s not a great time to be in Mississippi based on the latest week of data from the Walgreens Flu Index. Read More...
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PET Imaging Agent May Allow Early Measurement Of Efficacy Of Breast Cancer Therapy

Feb 14, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Physicians may soon have a new way to measure the efficacy or failure of hormone therapy for breast cancer patients, according to new research published in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Researchers report that positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with 18F-fluorofuranyl......
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The World Braced Itself For A Bird Flu Epidemic. Then Nothing Happened.

Feb 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A little over a decade ago, the world raced to prepare emergency plans and stockpile medication in anticipation of a major bird flu outbreak. Now, there hasn't been a single H5N1 human infection detected since February 2017. Where did it go? In other public health news: the measles outbreak, pelvic mesh, intimacy, raw milk, processed foods and...
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Wellbutrin vs. Prozac

Feb 14, 2019 , RxList
Wellbutrin (bupropion) and Prozac (fluoxetine) are antidepressants used to manage major...
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Lupin gets FDA nod for generic Prozac

Feb 13, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Lupin has received the FDA's nod for generic fluoxetine, which had a market value of roughly $42.5 million for the year ended December 2018. Read More...
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Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

Feb 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Flu Season Far From Over, CDC SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/11/2019 12:00:00...
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Evidence Emerges That Promising Flu Killer Drug Doesn’t Work Well For Some Patients

Feb 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A mutant viral strain can stop the anti-flu medication Xofluza from working. Other public health news reported over the weekend covers depression, mental health struggles, gene-edited babies, anti-aging research, medication dosages for kids, hospital toxic waste, multiple sclerosis and...
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CDC: Flu vaccine prevented 8,000 deaths last flu season

Feb 12, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The flu vaccine prevented 7.1 million illnesses during the 2017-2018 flu season, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Read More...
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Fluoroquinolones Overprescribed Despite Dangers

Feb 09, 2019 , WebMD
In the past year, more concerns about the drugs’ side effects have led the FDA to issue new warnings about their...
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Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

Feb 09, 2019 , WebMD
As of Feb. 2, flu is widespread in 47 states, and 24 states are seeing high levels of the disease. In addition, hospitalizations are increasing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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Philadelphia Council Strikes Down Bill Designed To Regulate Pharmaceutical Sales Reps

Feb 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The controversial bill was introduced last fall as a means to curtail the influence sales reps have over doctors — which many believe has contributed to the overuse of opioid pain killers. News on the opioid epidemic comes from Tennessee, Ohio and New York, as...
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