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  1. Enterovirus D68: What Parents Need to Know

    Editor's note: This story was updated on Sept. 15, 2014. Sept. 9, 2014 -- A fast-spreading virus related to hand-foot-and-mouth disease is hospitalizing kids across the Midwest and parts of the South. The virus, enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, was first discovered in 1962 in California. But until now, i

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  2. Single-Dose Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Sept. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new single-dose, injected drug appears safe and effective at helping ease flu symptoms, two new studies show. The studies included a total of 427 adults who were given one injection of the drug peramivir or a placebo w

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  3. Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Threat: CDC Head

    July 24, 2014 -- Tougher measures to control antibiotic resistance need to be taken in the coming years, to avoid the possibility of it becoming the "next pandemic," the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. During an event at the National Press Club, CDC Director

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  4. Doctors, Patients Rely on Antibiotics

    June 27, 2014 -- While both health care professionals and the public seem to be aware of the problem of antibiotic resistance, a new survey shows that when it comes to your personal health, it may be a different story. According to a new WebMD/Medscape survey, some 95% of health care professionals s

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  5. Flu Vaccine Spray Better Than Shots for Young Kids

    June 26, 2014 -- Spraying a flu vaccine up young children's noses is more effective than giving them a shot, a U.S. government panel ruled Wednesday. The new recommendation, voted on during a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, only applies to children aged 2 to 8, according

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  6. Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- No evidence exists to show that anti-flu medicines stockpiled by countries around the world protect people from the spread of flu or reduce related hospitalizations and complications, a new analysis contends. T

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  7. Common Cold Meds May Pose Health Threats

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Over-the-counter sinus and pain remedies that combine two common ingredients -- phenylephrine and acetaminophen -- might cause serious side effects such as high blood pressure, dizziness and tremors, New Zealand rese

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  8. More Sick Days in Offices With Open Floor Plans?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Offices with open floor plans and no individual workstations may take a toll on employee health, a new study from Sweden suggests. Comparing data from nearly 2,000 people in seven different office designs, researc

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  9. Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The flu is hitting younger and middle-aged adults unusually hard this season, but getting vaccinated reduces the need for a doctor's care, U.S. health officials said Thursday. People aged 18 to 64 represent 61 perce

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  10. Rx Ear Drops for Kids With Recurrent Ear Infection

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An eardrop that combines antibiotics and steroids might be the best ear infection treatment for children who already have ear tubes because of recurrent infections, a new study finds. New research compared the eardrop t

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