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Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 04:37 PM EST

Flu Season Still Worsening; Now as Bad as 2009 Swine Flu

Flu Season Still Worsening; Now as Bad as 2009 Swine Flu

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 at 04:48 PM EST

Nearly 11.8M Enroll for Obama Health Law in 2018

Nearly 11.8M Enroll for Obama Health Law in 2018

Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8 million customers for 2018, despite the Republican campaign to erase it from the...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 at 03:33 PM EST

Insulin Quality Questions Have Diabetes Experts Scrambling

Insulin Quality Questions Have Diabetes Experts Scrambling

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 itself. The...

Monday, Feb 5, 2018 at 01:53 PM EST

Study of Rats Reveals Cellphone Radiation Risk Is Low

Study of Rats Reveals Cellphone Radiation Risk Is Low

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health found low risk of radiations affecting human bodies, according to a new study that exposed rats and mice to high levels of radio frequency radiation nine hours...

Monday, Feb 5, 2018 at 11:21 AM EST

Do Cellphones Cause Cancer? Maybe, in Some Rats, Anyway

Do Cellphones Cause Cancer? Maybe, in Some Rats, Anyway

The latest federal studies of cellphone radiation show that it might — in the highest doses for the longest period of time — cause a certain type of cancer in rats, NBC News reported. But experts agree that the...

Monday, Feb 5, 2018 at 10:08 AM EST

More Teens Embracing 'Diverse Gender Identities': Study

More Teens Embracing 'Diverse Gender Identities': Study

Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research...

Monday, Feb 5, 2018 at 08:05 AM EST

Abortion Is a Focus of Early Action in Legislative Sessions

Abortion Is a Focus of Early Action in Legislative Sessions

Republicans who control a majority of the nation's statehouses are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government's legal ability to restrict a woman's right to terminate...

Friday, Feb 2, 2018 at 01:08 PM EST

Flu Worsens and It's Still Bad Almost Everywhere: CDC

Flu Worsens and It's Still Bad Almost Everywhere: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the flu season is still underway with reports of additional child and adult deaths in the last week, adding that it had seen higher numbers of hospitalizations...

Friday, Feb 2, 2018 at 11:20 AM EST

Florida ER Nurse in Viral Video: 'Wash Your Stinking Hands'

Florida ER Nurse in Viral Video: 'Wash Your Stinking Hands'

A nurse's Facebook rant about the "cesspool of funky flu" in emergency room waiting areas is getting a lot of attention.

Friday, Feb 2, 2018 at 10:15 AM EST

Nurses With a Mission: Send Older ER Patients Home With Help

Nurses With a Mission: Send Older ER Patients Home With Help

When 86-year-old Carol Wittwer took a taxi to the emergency room, she expected to be admitted to the hospital. She didn't anticipate being asked if she cooks for herself. If she has friends in her high-rise. Or...

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