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    1. FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective: CDC Panel

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans may have to do without the easier, nasal spray form of flu vaccine next flu season, a panel of experts decided Wednesday. That's because the medicine, called FluMist, has been largely ineffective in children in

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    2. A New Antibiotic to the Rescue?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental antibiotic has shown promise against a dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in animals, researchers report. A combination of the new antibiotic TXA709 and the antibiotic cefdinir successfully treated animals

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    4. FDA: Stronger Warnings for Class of Antibiotics

      May 13, 2016 -- Stronger warnings about the possible side effects of a powerful class of antibiotics were issued Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency said these side effects are concerning enough that doctors should not prescribe these drugs to people with sinusitis, bronchi

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    5. With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Flu shots may be more effective when people get them in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study suggests. British researchers assessed 276 people 65 and older who received vaccinations against three different flu

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    6. Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A seasonal flu shot may reduce a pregnant woman's risk of stillbirth, according to a new study. Australian researchers examined nearly 58,000 births to mothers in the western part of the country during the 2012 and 2013

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    7. New Anthrax Drug Approved by FDA

      March 21, 2016 -- An injectable drug called Anthim (obiltoxaximab) has been approved to treat inhalation anthrax in combination with certain antibiotics, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The drug was also approved to prevent inhalation anthrax when other treatments are not appropriate or

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    8. 10 Home Remedies for the Flu

      Flu symptoms can cause a world of misery, from fever and cough to sore throat, nasal congestion, aches, and chills. But there are ways to feel better. Prescription antiviral drugs may ease symptoms of the flu when taken shortly after you get sick. In many cases, however, simple home remedies may be

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    9. CDC: Hospitals Making Progress Against 'Superbugs'

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although U.S. hospitals are making gains in the fight against some antibiotic-resistant superbugs, too many people are still getting these infections in health care facilities, federal health officials report. And the

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    10. Flu Season Continues to Be Mild: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- This flu season continues to be mild, and the flu vaccine is working better than the one used last season, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. But that doesn't mean everyone can rest easy yet, because flu activi

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