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    • 10 FEB 18
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    Flu becomes widespread in 48 states

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    • 10 FEB 18
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    High school freshman dies after getting the flu

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — A freshman at a California high school has died after contracting the flu, CBS Los Angeles reports. La Reina High & Middle School confirmed Gabriella Chabot’s death Thursday night in an email sent to parents.  The letter reads in part: “The La Reina community shares in deep sorrow with the Chabot family

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    • 09 FEB 18
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    "Very intense" flu season on track to break records

    U.S. health officials reported more bad news on Friday regarding the country’s ongoing, deadly flu season: doctors across the country are seeing more cases, hospitalizations and deaths from flu, and there’s no sign it’s letting up. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 10 more pediatric flu deaths were reported last week, bringing the

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    • 08 FEB 18
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    Doctors try new approaches to help flu patients

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The flu remains widespread in 48 states, with Hawaii and Oregon the only exceptions. It has taken a heavy toll in Arkansas, where 125 people have died so far. Gibson Heath, 3, has spent the last 12 days at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, fighting the flu. Because of his chronic lung disease,

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    • 08 FEB 18
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    Should coffee come with a cancer warning?

    A cup of coffee could soon come with a cancer warning in California where mediation is starting Thursday as part of a highly-charged lawsuit. The Council for Education and Research on Toxics wants businesses to warn consumers about a possible cancer risk from coffee. The lawsuit, which has been grinding on for years, alleges no

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    • 07 FEB 18
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    Young coder builds app to help people with Alzheimer’s

    NEW YORK — Listen to Emma Yang play the piano, and it’s no surprise she played Carnegie Hall before she was in high school. But her piano skills may take a back seat to her computer skills. “I started coding when I was around 6 years old,” Yang said. Four years later, her beloved grandmother, who

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    • 07 FEB 18
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    Opioid "alternative" kratom actually contains opioids, FDA says

    WASHINGTON — U.S. health authorities say the herbal supplement kratom, which is often promoted as a natural alternative pain remedy, actually contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that kratom

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