• Keep nasty flu bug at bay, get vaccinated!
Keep nasty flu bug at bay, get vaccinated!

We want everybody to get the flu shot - people of all ages - but those of us who are younger have healthier systems. In addition, a 2007 CDC study found that the flu vaccination significantly reduced a child's risk of dying from influenza.

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  • Only Greek yogurt passes the ‘low sugar’ test
Only Greek yogurt passes the ‘low sugar’ test

They found fewer than one in 10 of all products (9%) and only 2% of children's yoghurts were classed as low in sugar , and contained the level required to carry a green "traffic light" nutritional label which is considered a healthy choice.

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  • Taking Baby Aspirin Every Day Can Actually Have Serious Health Risks
Taking Baby Aspirin Every Day Can Actually Have Serious Health Risks

And if that weren't enough, the third study also found that aspirin may have "higher all-cause mortality. among apparently healthy older adults who received daily aspirin than among those who received [a] placebo and was attributed primarily to cancer-related death".

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  • Cigna-Express Scripts deal gets U.S. antitrust approval
Cigna-Express Scripts deal gets U.S. antitrust approval

The deal won't significantly reduce competition for the services provided by pharmacy-benefits managers or raise costs for Cigna's rivals, the department said in a statement . Cigna and Express Scripts said 16 states have approved the merger already. "... The Justice Department review of CVS's planned purchase of Aetna may conclude this month, b...

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  • 2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina
2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

Hurricane Florence's torrential rains have flooded much of the area and washed over sections of numerous roads, including the interstate. "Just like you, we have questions we want answered", Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson said in the written statement.

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  • Household Cleaners Are Linked To Weight Gain In Children, Latest Study Says
Household Cleaners Are Linked To Weight Gain In Children, Latest Study Says

The new report uses data from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development study , which began in 2009 with researchers actively following participants as they grow and develop, from mid-pregnancy into childhood and adolescence.

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  • An Aspirin A Day Might Not Extend Life For Healthy Older People
An Aspirin A Day Might Not Extend Life For Healthy Older People

And if that weren't enough, the third study also found that aspirin may have "higher all-cause mortality. among apparently healthy older adults who received daily aspirin than among those who received [a] placebo and was attributed primarily to cancer-related death".

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  • Apple Watch Series 3 gets a price cut in India
Apple Watch Series 3 gets a price cut in India

The company said the new iPhones would start at USD 750, USD 1,000 and USD 1,100. The pre-order times vary depending on the location: Chinese customers can start ordering at 3:01 p.m., customers in the United Kingdom can expect to order at 8:01 a.m., and so on.

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  • ‘Wonder drug’ aspirin’s harms outweighs its benefits in healthy elderly
‘Wonder drug’ aspirin’s harms outweighs its benefits in healthy elderly

Prof McNeil said: "Despite the fact that aspirin has been around for more than 100 years, we have not known whether healthy older people should take it as a preventive measure to keep them healthy for longer". They noted however the escalated rate of bleeding in the team that accrued aspirin, as compared to the team that accrued a placebo. It als...

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  • Feds take action against retailers in e-cigarette 'epidemic'
Feds take action against retailers in e-cigarette 'epidemic'

The agency may also ban sales of some flavored e-cigarette products, which Gottlieb says are particularly appealing to underage users, and consider shortening a grace period that now gives e-cigarette companies until 2022 to apply for FDA approval.

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  • Around 1.4 billion people worldwide are physically inactive, reveals World Health Organization study
Around 1.4 billion people worldwide are physically inactive, reveals World Health Organization study

This study , the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, is the first ever to investigate global trends in physical inactivity over time. The authors arrived at these findings after pooling data from 358 population-based surveys across 168 countries, representing some 1.9 million people.

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  • Embattled blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve
Embattled blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve

The blood-testing company reportedly sent an email to its shareholders, telling them that the company would formally dissolve . Enjoying this story? Subscribe to FierceBiotech! Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was once lauded as the youngest self-made female billionaire.

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  • NYC mayor's office: People from quarantined jet have the flu
NYC mayor's office: People from quarantined jet have the flu

Emirates Airline Flight EK203 touched down in NY around 9am ET Wednesday after the pilot contacted air traffic controllers, telling them that many of his 500 passengers appeared to be sick with fevers over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 C) and several of them were coughing .

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  • Flu vaccine recommended for all children 6 months and older
Flu vaccine recommended for all children 6 months and older

A separate program already provides flu shots to teachers and staff, Johnson said. Additionally, she noted that flu can be more risky for children who have asthma, the most common chronic illness among students in her district. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Ailments, recalled that Australia had a...

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  • Breaking Down CAPTAIN MARVEL's First Official Photos!
Breaking Down CAPTAIN MARVEL's First Official Photos!

Larson will grace the cover of the magazine in costume, which you can preview below. Could Captain Marvel be the one who is going to stop Thanos? Captain Marvel began filming in March in Los Angeles, California. Spoiler alert , but in the post-credits scene for Infinity War , we see Nick Fury trying to communicate with Captain Mar...

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  • YouTube Star and Activist Claire Wineland Has Died Aged 21
YouTube Star and Activist Claire Wineland Has Died Aged 21

Her family later made a decision to take the vlogger, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth, off life support. Wineland and her family started the foundation following a routine surgery in 2010 after which she almost lost her life, according to the organization's website .

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  • Rat Fever: Death Toll Rises To 9 In Kerala
Rat Fever: Death Toll Rises To 9 In Kerala

Deepu, an official at the ministry of health in Kerala's capital Trivandrum, told Al Jazeera 515 cases were reported in the past 17 days, 196 of those confirmed. A total of 71 people tested positive for rat fever in various hospitals in the state while 123 people approached hospitals with suspected symptoms of the disease.

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  • S.Africa declares end of listeria outbreak that killed 200
S.Africa declares end of listeria outbreak that killed 200

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD ) was pivotal in assisting with their emergency response plan to control and end the outbreak as well as strengthen systems to prevent further Listeriosis outbreaks. This ongoing process is expected to continue into September 2018. And, over the last 2 months, the rate of laboratory-confirmed...

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  • Theranos Gone for Good - Company Says It Will Disolve
Theranos Gone for Good - Company Says It Will Disolve

The pair has denied the charges and faces potential decades in prison and massive fines. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the blood-testing company is about to wind itself up after failing to find a buyer. According to the indictment, the company gave doctors - and through them, their patients - "materially false and misleading informa...

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  • ‘Captain Marvel’ First Look: See Brie Larson in Costume as Marvel Superhero
‘Captain Marvel’ First Look: See Brie Larson in Costume as Marvel Superhero

Marvel Studios' " Captain Marvel " joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe on March 8, 2019! Captain Marvel follows an Air Force pilot named Carol Danvers who has turned space cop in an elite unit called Starforce on the Kree planet of Hala .

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