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    • 13 FEB 18
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    The elephant in the halfpipe: Female snowboarders at risk of concussions

    On Monday night, the world watched as 4 out of 5 female snowboarders in the Olympic slopestyle competition — fierce athletes who had spent the last four years perfecting daring new jumps to advance their sport — crashed to the ground amidst dangerous 30 mph winds in Pyeongchang. Athletes, commentators and fans alike were understandably

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    • 13 FEB 18
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    This flu season could cost businesses billions

    The deadly flu epidemic is taking a toll on the nation’s workforce. More than 17,000 flu-related hospitalizations have been reported in the U.S. since October. Federal health officials are urging those sick with the flu to stay home from work or school and while that recommendation is critical to helping prevent the flu’s spread, it’s

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    • 13 FEB 18
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    New, fast-acting drug offers a novel way to combat flu virus

    Jonathan LaPook Dr. Jonathan LaPook is the chief medical correspondent for the CBS Evening News. Follow him on Twitter at @DrLaPook Source Article from http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/mdZYLp423Sc/

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    • 12 FEB 18
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    Could experimental drug stop the flu in 24 hours?

    A Japanese drug company is offering up a big claim: Shionogi & Co. says it has an experimental pill that can kill the flu virus within a single day, according to news reports. In a clinical trial, a single dose of the drug made by the pharmaceutical company eliminated the virus from people’s bodies in a median

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    • 12 FEB 18
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    Drug shortages burden U.S. health care system

    The nation’s health care system is still reeling from Hurricane Maria five months after the killer storm hit. Along with Puerto Rico’s electrical grid and infrastructure, Maria also wiped out Puerto Rico’s substantial pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, causing huge repercussions for patients in both Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland. Most problematic is the massive shortage

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    • 11 FEB 18
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    The growing acceptance of autism in the workplace

    We like to think that good work is always rewarded. But what if some people who could do good work can’t their foot in the door in the first place? That’s where recent hiring initiatives that look beyond unfair stereotypes come in, as Lee Cowan reports in our Cover Story: Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Pauley thought he

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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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    • 06 FEB 18
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    Asthma attacks on the decline in U.S. kids

    Fewer U.S. children are having to deal with asthma attacks in recent years, federal health officials reported Tuesday. That also translates into fewer missed school days and hospital visits, the researchers noted. In fact, the number of kids with asthma who had one or more asthma attacks in the past year dropped from nearly 62

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