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Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 05:54 PM PDT

US Approves First New Type of Flu Drug in 2 Decades

US Approves First New Type of Flu Drug in 2 Decades

U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday's approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter's flu season. Xofluza is a...

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 at 05:32 AM PDT

Young People Back Single-Payer Health Care, Poll Finds

Young People Back Single-Payer Health Care, Poll Finds

Large majorities of young Americans want to see an expansion of government services, including a single-payer health care program, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 at 11:15 AM PDT

Health Care Prices Vary Widely Across US, Study Finds

Health Care Prices Vary Widely Across US, Study Finds

A patient receiving health care services in one part of the United States could pay twice as much as a patient living elsewhere, according to a new study. Prices were highest in San Jose and lowest in Baltimore...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 09:45 PM PDT

6 Kids Dead, 12 Sick in 'Severe' Viral Outbreak at NJ Center

6 Kids Dead, 12 Sick in 'Severe' Viral Outbreak at NJ Center

Six children at a long-term care medical facility in New Jersey have died after a “severe outbreak” of adenovirus, a family of viruses that can cause mild illness, while 12 others have been infected, according...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 09:44 AM PDT

GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care, Study Finds

GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care, Study Finds

People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent research on campaigns for stem...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 06:42 AM PDT

Honey Smacks Returns to Shelves With New Recipe After Recall

Honey Smacks Returns to Shelves With New Recipe After Recall

Kellogg's Honey Smacks is returning to shelves following a voluntarily recall after salmonella infected 100 people in 33 states. The company announced on Monday the cereal will return next month in limited...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 04:56 AM PDT

CDC Probes More Cases of Polio-Like Syndrome AFM

CDC Probes More Cases of Polio-Like Syndrome AFM

Federal health officials now have reports of 155 possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like syndrome that mostly affects children and that causes muscle weakness and paralysis, federal health...

Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 at 08:43 AM PDT

Unique Cancer Treatment Shows Promising Results

Unique Cancer Treatment Shows Promising Results

When Terry Gallant, 71, of El Cajon received a Stage 4 Lymphoma cancer diagnosis, he had tumors in his body so large that he couldn't sleep on his side.

Monday, Oct 22, 2018 at 04:30 AM PDT

'Obamacare' Shapes Opioid Grant Spending: Analysis

'Obamacare' Shapes Opioid Grant Spending: Analysis

With Republicans and Democrats joining forces again in a bipartisan effort to target the U.S. opioid crisis, an Associated Press analysis of the first wave of emergency money from Congress finds that states are...

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 at 02:46 PM PDT

2.4M Pounds of Taquitos Recalled Over Salmonella Concern

2.4M Pounds of Taquitos Recalled Over Salmonella Concern

More than 2.4 million pounds of ready-to-eat taquitos have been recalled due to possible contamination with salmonella and listeria, the Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. The recall includes meat...

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