Health

New flu vaccine only a little better than traditional shot

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A newer kind of flu vaccine only worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots, the government reported Wednesday.Read more

Hospital system helps with community need

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In Ross County, there is a special focus on accidental death after a recent health needs survey revealed it is the third leading cause of death there.Read more

Pushing parents out of denial about drug use

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The Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County joined forces with community and business leaders to form the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance and rolled...Read more

Study: Almost half of diabetics skip medical care due to costs

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The American Medical Association last week called for federal intervention to protect diabetics from being exploited by price gouging on insulin products.Read more

First human case of West Nile reported in 2018

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Health officials in North Dakota have confirmed at least one person has contracted the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.Read more

California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

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California officials are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell coffee drinkers they can drink up without fear.Read more

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

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The U.S. government is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, saying ethical problems with how the research...Read more

Kellogg recalls Honey Smacks because of salmonella potential

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The Kellogg Company is...Read more

Many Americans taking common meds that may cause depression, study finds

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More than one-third of U.S. adults are taking...Read more

Flu season was one of the deadliest for US children

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said they had received reports of 172 pediatric flu deaths since...Read more

The warning signs of suicide – and how to get help

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If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or thinking about suicide, talk to someone who can help.Read more

E-cigarette sellers turn to scholarships to promote brands

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A growing number of e-cigarette and vaporizer sellers have started offering college scholarships as a way to get their brands listed on university websites and to get...Read more

Groundbreaking treatment saves life of woman with late-stage breast cancer

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It has been said that "into each life, a little rain must fall," but for 52-year-old Judy Perkins, it's been a monsoon.Read more

Licking cancer: US postal stamp helped fund key breast study

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Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost...Read more

FDA approves first artificial iris

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The surgically implanted device, called the CustomFlex Artificial Iris, is meant to treat adults and children whose iris is damaged.Read more