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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of Americans strongly believe that the flu shot will help them avoid the illness, and one-third don't believe it will protect them at all, a new survey finds. The fact that The Harris Poll turned up so many

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    4. Can You Forecast Your Health Better Than a Doctor?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- How you rate your health could predict your risk of getting a cold, a new study suggests. Psychologists from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh had 360 healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 55 complete a simple

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    5. FDA Approves Flu Shot to Boost Immune Response

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first flu vaccine with an adjuvant has been approved for use in seniors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. An adjuvant is any compound used in vaccines to boost the immune response of vaccinated pe

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    6. Ah-Choo! Sneeze 'Cloud' Quickly Covers a Room

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for cold and flu season, a new study finds the average human sneeze expels a high-velocity cloud that can contaminate a room in minutes. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) came to t

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    7. Flu Vaccine Tied to Short-Term Drop in Stroke Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With flu season underway, many people will choose to be vaccinated, in the hopes of warding off a debilitating bout of fever, sneezes, coughs and aches. But a new British study suggests they may end up getting a bonus prote

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    8. EVD68 No Deadlier for Kids Than Other Viruses

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Enterovirus D68 made headlines in 2014 when it sickened scores of kids across North America, but a new study says the aggressive virus proved no more deadly than other common cold germs. The virus was more aggressive,

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    9. Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu shot may protect you not only from flu, but also from pneumonia, the leading cause of flu-related hospitalizations and deaths, a new study suggests. Most children and adults hospitalized for flu-related pneu

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    10. This Year's Flu Shot Should Be Better Match: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu vaccine should be a better match than last year's for circulating flu strains, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sai

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