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    • 02 FEB 18
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    Cancer from cellphones? New studies say no need to hang up

    WASHINGTON — Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but federal regulators and some scientists say don’t worry — it is safe to use your device. They still do. Previous studies of cellphone users had found little reason for concern, but the newest research took a closer look

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    • 02 FEB 18
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    Florida ER nurse’s flu rant video goes viral

    PENSACOLA, Fla. — A nurse’s Facebook rant about the “cesspool of funky flu” in emergency room waiting areas is getting a lot of attention. According to Katherine Lockler, 25 to 30 people often sit for hours in hospital waiting rooms as the worst cases get treated first.  “Wash your stinking hands,” Lockler says in a

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    • 02 FEB 18
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    Vaccine less than 20 percent effective against flu strain, researchers say

    ATLANTA — The emergency room at Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital has been overwhelmed by the H3N2 strain of the influenza virus. Starting this week, staff have quarantined new flu patients in a separate mobile waiting room typically reserved for use in natural disasters like hurricanes. “So we’ve had, I’d say about a 25 percent increase on

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    • 01 FEB 18
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    Doctors warn of heart risk from some breast cancer therapies

    Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first statement on the topic, the American Heart Association on Thursday said women should consider carefully the risks and benefits of any therapies that may

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    • 31 JAN 18
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    Super Bowl fans could be tackled by the flu

    MINNEAPOLIS – Before the Patriots take on the Eagles, one million people are expected to attend Super Bowl related events in Minneapolis on Sunday. So organizers are taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of flu. Across the NFL experience, workers are busy disinfecting and wiping down equipment multiple times a day. “I’m not a

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    • 31 JAN 18
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    CDC director resigns after report about tobacco stock trading

    Brenda Fitzgerald, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has resigned following a report that she traded tobacco stock while leading the agency tasked with reducing use of tobacco. The Department of Health and Human Services accepted Fitzgerald’s resignation. “This morning Secretary Azar accepted Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald’s resignation as Director of the

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    • 31 JAN 18
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    Why senators are wearing purple ribbons to State of the Union

    Senators in attendance at President Trump’s first State of the Union address will be wearing purple ribbons to bring awareness the opioid epidemic on Tuesday evening. Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, D-New York, was seen wearing a purple ribbon at the event, and several senators tweeted selfies wearing a purple ribbon.   Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia,

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