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  • CDC: It's too late to make a more effective flu vaccine this season

    CDC: It's too late to make a more effective flu vaccine this season
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday it is too late to make new flu vaccines for the current flu season that could better protect against the predominant flu virus now circulating in the United States. On Wednesday, the...
  • Mutated flu virus could signal more hospitalizations, deaths this season

    WASHINGTON This season's flu vaccine may not be as effective against new and possibly more virulent strains of the virus that could become the nation's dominant form of influenza in the young flu season. The emergence of a mutated flu virus has caused...
  • CDC: Dominance of H3N2 viruses may portend more deaths this flu season

    The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a warning for Americans: Get ready for a potentially nasty flu season. So far this flu season, the influenza strains most active in the U.S. are versions of H3N2 viruses, Dr. Tom Frieden...
  • American arrives at Atlanta hospital from West Africa for Ebola testing

    American arrives at Atlanta hospital from West Africa for Ebola testing
    A U.S. healthcare worker who may have been exposed to Ebola in West Africa arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta early on Thursday for testing and observation, the hospital said. The patient, who has not been identified, was flown from West...
  • Special Report: Powerful antibiotic for cows often misused by farmers

    It is one of the most potent antibiotics used by U.S. cattle and dairy farmers, the key component in the top-selling drug line of Zoetis, the world's largest animal health company. But the strength of the antibiotic ceftiofur – and the frequency...
  • Flu is widespread in Illinois, with a school closing for 2 days

    Flu is widespread in Illinois, with a school closing for 2 days
    Teresa Maher puts getting a flu shot on her to-do list every autumn. So after procrastinating until Monday evening after work, Maher was among at least a dozen people who checked in throughout the day at the Walgreens pharmacy at State and Randolph...
  • Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick

    Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick
    More than 40 percent of a sample of U.S. adults believe the myth that flu vaccines can give you the flu, and even correcting that misconception might not convince them to get the vaccine, a new survey suggests. "It is absolutely biologically impossible...
  • Ebola battle far from over, survivor says

    FORT WORTH, Texas The nation's attention has shifted away from the lethal Ebola virus because there are no active cases in the U.S., survivor Dr. Kent Brantly said Tuesday, but he urged the American public to remember the fight still rages in West Africa....
  • With Ian Crozier's reveal, here are the 10 Ebola patients treated in U.S.

    Since the current Ebola outbreak began a year ago in West Africa — where the World Health Organization estimates the virus has claimed more than 6,000 lives — 10 patients have been treated in the United States. Of those 10, eight have...
  • Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown hires first staff dentist

    Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown hires first staff dentist
    In the few weeks since the Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown hired its first staff dentist, the wait list for care has decreased significantly. Similarly, the opportunity to move from strictly crisis care to providing regular oral health checkups and...
  • Study: No increase in risky sexual activity with HPV vaccine

    Study: No increase in risky sexual activity with HPV vaccine
    Vaccinating young girls against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) does't lead to an increase in risky sexual activity, a new study shows. Teen girls in the study who were vaccinated against HPV were no more likely to become pregnant or...