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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. A Sneeze May Be Even Ickier Than You Thought

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you think your sneezes merely emit a delicate spray of tiny droplets into the space around you, think again. New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology using slow-motion photography finds that, instead,

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    8. 6 Secrets of Super-Healthy People

      Admit it, you’re a little jealous of people who stockpile their sick days. While you sneeze and cough your way through cold and flu season, they show no signs of even a sniffle. Don’t just envy them. Steal their secrets for a stronger immune system and a healthier life. 1. Get a move on. Exercise is

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    9. Cough Syrup with Morphine Recalled

      Jan. 21, 2016 -- Licorice cough syrup distributed by Master Herbs, Inc. is being recalled because it contains morphine. The presence of morphine -- a powerful narcotic painkiller -- is not declared on the label of the Licorice Coughing Liquid. Accidental morphine consumption can cause severe allergi

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    10. Women May Have Better Flu Defenses

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to fending off the flu, women may have an advantage over men, new research suggests. The study found that the female sex hormone estrogen helps keep the flu virus somewhat at bay, which may help explain why f

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