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US flu season gets worse, has ‘lot more steam’ than expected

One measure of the season is how many doctor or hospital visits are because of a high fever, cough and other flu symptoms. Thirty-two states reported high patient traffic last week, up from 26 the previous week. Overall, it was the busiest week for flu symptoms in nine years.

Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at flu

A century after one of history’s most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to guard against another super-flu like the 1918 influenza that killed tens of millions as it swept the globe.

Warning: Stifling sneezes can be health hazard in rare cases

“The safest thing to do — although it’s not socially acceptable — is just to sneeze loud,” Aymat said.

US OKs 1st drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene.

1st trial date set in state lawsuit over opioid epidemic

The first trial date has been set for a lawsuit by a state against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic.

Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking.

Trump wants work requirements for Medicaid

Trump wants states to implement work requirements to receive Medicaid.

Trump health pick wary of government drug price negotiations

President Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary said he’s wary of a broad government role in negotiating prescription drug prices, arguing that it may lead to reduced access for patients.

IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

SCARY: An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico have been slow to rebound.
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