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Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 03:32 PM PST

US Flu Season Gets Worse, Has 'Lot More Steam' Than Expected

US Flu Season Gets Worse, Has 'Lot More Steam' Than Expected

The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out...

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 12:39 PM PST
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By Sophia Barnes

Photos: Anti-Abortion Activists 'March for Life' in DC

Thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington, D.C. on Friday for...View gallery

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Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 09:30 AM PST

8-Year-Old Boy Gets Brain Infection From Flu in Texas

8-Year-Old Boy Gets Brain Infection From Flu in Texas

The flu epidemic has had life-changing consequences for a Carrollton family in Texas Desiree Buckingham-Ramirez says her 8-year-old son Witten Ramirez is battling a brain infection that doctors say was caused by...

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 06:41 AM PST

Loma Linda Sets Up Medical Tent Due to Surge in Flu Patients

Loma Linda Sets Up Medical Tent Due to Surge in Flu Patients

As a result of a surge in flu patients, the Loma Linda University Medical Center has set up a triage with a tent equipped with medical necessities.

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 06:14 AM PST

Anti-Smoking Plan May Kill Cigarettes and Save Big Tobacco

Anti-Smoking Plan May Kill Cigarettes and Save Big Tobacco

Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully...

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 at 04:11 AM PST

Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 05:01 AM PST

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 04:54 AM PST

Britain Appoints 'Minister for Loneliness'

Britain Appoints 'Minister for Loneliness'

Britain has created a “minister for loneliness” to tackle public health problems associated with social isolation, NBC News reported. The minister, Tracey Crouch, was appointed after research showed that one in...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 at 03:51 AM PST

Century After Pandemic, Science Takes Its Best Shot at Flu

Century After Pandemic, Science Takes Its Best Shot at Flu

The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history's...

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 at 11:25 AM PST

Could You Pass the Mental Test Trump Took?

Could You Pass the Mental Test Trump Took?

Can you recognize a lion? How about remembering a list of five words, right away and five minutes later? President Donald Trump can. He got all the usual tests as part of his annual physical exam as president...

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