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Flu Shot Won't Make You Spread More Influenza

Flu Shot Won't Make You Spread More Influenza

By Seth Borenstein | Feb 17
Getting the flu shot won't make you spread the disease more, doesn't weaken your immune system but it does offer some protection from getting infected, despite misleading claims on social media.

First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injuries Gets U.S. OK

First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injuries Gets U.S. OK

By Lindsey Tanner | Feb 17
The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval.

5 Ideas Win $10,000 Each in Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge

5 Ideas Win $10,000 Each in Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge

By Julie Carr Smyth | Feb 2
Virtual reality, neural feedback and digital therapy were among five ideas to help solve the U.S. opioid crisis that won a global technology challenge on Tuesday.

The Five Reasons Gays Are More Addicted

The Five Reasons Gays Are More Addicted

Jan 29
While issues like marriage and discrimination laws dominate the headlines, as much as 30% of the LGBTQ+ community are suffering and even dying from alcohol and drug addiction. But why?

SF Reacts to Feds Promoting Bias in Health Care

SF Reacts to Feds Promoting Bias in Health Care

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jan 27
San Francisco officials are saying the city will ensure transgender people and others continue to receive health care after an anti-LGBT rule was announced by the Trump administration.

Do E-Cigarettes Help or Harm? Report Says Not Clear Yet

Do E-Cigarettes Help or Harm? Report Says Not Clear Yet

By Matthew Perrone | Jan 25
Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes, a new report concludes.

Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 21
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.

Smoking - Beginning of the End?

Smoking - Beginning of the End?

Jan 21
US health officials are pushing ahead with an unprecedented plan to make cigarettes less addictive and provide lower-risk alternative products to US smokers.

Fauci: NIH In "Scramble" For Any Gov't Shutdown

Fauci: NIH In "Scramble" For Any Gov't Shutdown

Jan 20
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health says the institution is in a "scramble" to prepare for a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday.

U.S. Flu Season Gets Worse, Has 'Lot More Steam' Than Expected

U.S. Flu Season Gets Worse, Has 'Lot More Steam' Than Expected

By Mike Stobbe | Jan 20
Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense.

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