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  • Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds

    Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout: Study Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A review of the data suggests that the antiviral drug Tamiflu shortens the length of flu symptoms by about a day, and […]

  • Good Results Halt Lung Cancer Drug Study

    Good Results Halt Lung Cancer Drug Study WebMD News from HealthDay June 17, 2016 — A clinical trial of a new lung cancer drug called Keytruda was halted because it’s so effective that researchers want to offer it to all the patients in the study. The trial included 305 lung cancer patients who had not […]

  • Many States Still in Flu’s Grip, But Some Areas Report Declines

    Many States Still in Flu’s Grip; Some Decline Seen CDC expects to see high activity for several more weeks WebMD News from HealthDay By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While levels of flu remain high throughout parts of the United States, some areas are reporting declines, government health officials […]

  • Scans May Spare These Patients From Chemo

    Scans May Spare These Patients From Chemo Test finds those who might respond well, may spare others treatment side effects WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A certain type of medical scan can be used to help spare some Hodgkin lymphoma patients from the severe […]

  • Bird Flu Spreads Across China, Posing Threat to People: Report

    Bird Flu Spreads Across China: Report Second outbreak, with 318 human infections and 100 deaths, twice as big as first outbreak WebMD News from HealthDay By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Avian flu, commonly called “bird flu,” is gaining strength in China and has the potential to emerge as […]

  • Second, Unrelated Cancers Strike 1 in 12 Patients

    Second, Unrelated Cancers Strike 1 in 12 Patients Unfortunately, they’re often deadly WebMD News from HealthDay By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new study found that 8 percent of patients — or one in 12 — already diagnosed with one form of cancer end up developing a second […]

  • CDC Tweaking Flu Vaccine for Better Protection

    CDC Tweaking Flu Vaccine for Better Protection Next season’s shot includes last year’s missing strain WebMD News from HealthDay By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having acknowledged that the 2014-2015 flu vaccine was mismatched to the circulating influenza strains, U.S. health officials have ramped up next season’s shots for […]

  • Practical Advice for Living With Breast Cancer

    Practical Advice for Living With Breast Cancer By Karyn RepinskiWebMD Feature Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD Life after a breast cancer diagnosis doesn’t have to be a mystery. Lots of women have been in your shoes. Some of them have shared with us how to deal with the day-to-day challenges you may face on […]

  • 10 Questions With Actor Sonequa Martin-Green

    10 Questions With Actor Sonequa Martin-Green By Lauren Paige KennedyWebMD Magazine – Feature Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD 1. The Walking Dead, Season 6 cliffhanger! Can you tell us if your character Sasha makes it out alive? [The character] Negan is a psychopath, and everything changes now that he’s here. The cast is kept […]

  • Drinking Alcohol Linked to 7 Types of Cancer

    Drinking Alcohol Linked to 7 Types of Cancer By Peter RussellWebMD Health News Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD July 22, 2016 — A new analysis finds compelling evidence that drinking alcohol can cause at least seven types of cancer. It found that heavy drinkers are at the highest risk, but even low to moderate drinkers […]

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