Category: Health

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CDC: Severe flu season slams all but one state

The worst flu season in years is only getting worse, with 49 states now seeing widespread misery, U.S. health officials report. “Flu is everywhere in the U.S. right now,” Dr. Daniel Jernigan, director of...

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Severe bullying tied to mental health woes in teens

Teens who were severely bullied as children are at increased risk for mental health problems and suicide attempts, a Canadian study finds. The study included data on more than 1,300 children in the province...

Vitamin C can enhance effect of TB drugs, says study

Vitamin C can enhance effect of TB drugs, says study

Suffering from tuberculosis? Include bell peppers, dark leafy greens, berries and oranges in your diet. Studies in mice and in tissue cultures suggest that giving vitamin C with tuberculosis drugs could reduce the unusually...

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Diabetics may often fare poorly in hospice care

Decisions about diabetes care can become harder as people age, and that may be especially true for those needing hospice care. A new study has found that, among people getting hospice care in a...

New hope for 'ringing' in ears

New hope for ‘ringing’ in ears

 For people with tinnitus, the persistent sense of ringing in the ears is mildly annoying at best and disabling at worst. But a new device may help ease the phantom noises, researchers report. The...