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This flu season could become the worst in a decade
Is there any end in sight to this flu season? The CDC reported that 22 more children died this week – and 84 so far this season. CBS News’ chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook discusses the troubling numbers. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu season shows signs of leveling off
The number of states reporting heavy flu patient traffic is holding steady at 43 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your workplace could be a breeding ground for the flu
More than 120,000 Americans have been diagnosed with the flu virus, and it is widespread in 48 states. One high-risk area for spread of the virus could be your workplace. Dr. Tara Narula shows why offices may be a breeding ground for the flu. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This year's flu vaccine more effective for kids
The CDC says this year's flu vaccine has been 36 percent effective in preventing severe illness that would send a patient to the doctor. But it seems to be more helpful for children. CBS News' Meg Oliver reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New blood test can help diagnose traumatic brain injuries
Green light by the Food and Drug Administration ​ "is a big deal because then it opens the door and accelerates technology" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu vaccine is one of the least effective in years
There's only been one other time in the last decade when the flu vaccine did a worse job (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These may be the most germ-ridden places in your office
To avoid this year's dangerous flu bug, it's not just about who you come in contact with -- it's also what (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lena Dunham says she had a total hysterectomy
Lena Dunham says she is coming to terms with her permanent infertility (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight AIDS virus?
Researchers are working to improve treatment for the virus and are trying to tackle HIV ​ by editing DNA (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Declining U.S. fertility rates, and a "romantic reckoning"
New research shows a sharp drop in the number of babies born in the U.S. last year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could we have been better prepared for this flu season?
Former CDC director Tom Frieden says the "only thing predictable about flu is it's unpredictable" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First-grader dies of flu in Massachusetts
A 6-year-old girl in Haverhill, Massachusetts, is the first child in the state to die of flu this year, health officials say. Louisa Miller of CBS Boston station WBZ reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6-year-old from Massachusetts dies from flu
The first-grader is the first flu-related child death in the state this year, officials say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insider tips to help you train like an Olympian
Experts share advice on how to incorporate some aspects of elite athletes' training practices into your everyday workouts (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could we have been better prepared for this flu season?
Forty-eight states report widespread flu activity, and hospitalizations are higher than any other year since the CDC began keeping track. Former CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what can be done to prepare for the flu in the future, the unpredictability of the virus, and why it's crucial that the CDC's budget isn't slashed. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 simple habits linked to weight loss
If you're looking to loose weight, new research finds these three habits may help you reach your goals. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Paxton's family files wrongful death lawsuit
From iconic blockbuster movies to an acclaimed TV series, the actor was one of Hollywood's most popular stars (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The elephant on the slopes: Putting female snowboarders at risk
Competing in conditions where 41 of 50 runs ended in crashes, many are furious that athletes were forced to put themselves in such danger (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volunteers get high to help cops spot pot users
Most people probably wouldn't be comfortable smoking around police officers, but that's exactly what some volunteered to do (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, officials say
The highly contagious disease is sickening children and young adults in developed countries due to low immunization rates (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This flu season could cost businesses billions
The virus could cause about 25 million employees to miss at least four, eight-hour shifts costing $21 billion in lost productivity (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the flu is impacting businesses' bottom line
More than 17,000 flu-related hospitalizations have been reported in the U.S. since October. While health officials are urging those with the flu to stay home from school or work, it's estimated to cost businesses across the country billions of dollars. Vladimir Duthiers reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can experimental drug kill flu virus in a day?
The worst flu season in years has health professionals scrambling to find ways to combat the virus. In Japan, one company says it has developed a treatment that may kill the flu in a day. CBS News' chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New, fast-acting drug offers a novel way to combat flu virus
In Japan, one company says it has developed a treatment that kills the flu in a day (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New fast-acting drugs could hold key to combating flu virus
In Japan, one company says it has developed a treatment that kills the flu in a day (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting the flu with ultraviolet light
As the deadly flu season continues, a doctor is working on technology that uses ultraviolet light to kill the flu virus in the air. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook explains why this technique is safer than using regular UV rays. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid maker Purdue Pharma backs off aggressive marketing
Purdue Pharma, the company behind the painkiller OxyContin, announced it is backing off aggressive marketing techniques that target doctors' offices. The decision comes as the company faces several lawsuits by states alleging the drug maker misrepresented the drug's risks. CBS News senior national correspondent Jim Axelrod has the details. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 simple habits linked to weight loss
Trying to lose weight? New research suggests these three things may make a difference (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How ultraviolet light could be used to fight the flu
A doctor and his team are testing a device that uses UV light to kill the influenza virus in the air without damaging human tissue (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid maker backs off aggressive marketing amid lawsuits
The nation's largest opioid manufacturer says it will no longer send sales representatives to doctors' offices to push opioids (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon woman infected with rare "eye worm"
This is the first report in 20 years of this occurring in the United States, researchers say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4/20 pot holiday a dangerous time on the road, study finds
Researchers see an uptick in fatal traffic crashes ​ the evening of April 20, a counterculture holiday revolving around pot use (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teacher dies from flu after deeming antiviral drug too costly
A second grade teacher fell ill with the flu but when she saw the $116 price tag, she decided it was too much, her husband says (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could experimental drug stop the flu in 24 hours?
A new drug developed in Japan reportedly eliminates the virus much faster than anything on the market (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu-related hospitalizations approaching record, CDC says
More people are being hospitalized with the flu this season than any time since the CDC began keeping track. Just last week, deaths from influenza and pneumonia were responsible for about one in every 10 deaths in the U.S. Dr. Tara Narula reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug shortages burden U.S. health care system
Shortages go further than IV bags from Puerto Rico, with drugs for cancer, diabetes and heart disease seen at risk (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This flu season could be worst in a decade
The CDC said Friday one in 10 deaths in the U.S. is currently caused by the flu or pneumonia. It's already one of the worst seasons on record, and it may not peak for several weeks. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The growing acceptance of autism in the workplace
More and more companies are recruiting workers on the autism spectrum, changing the face of workplace diversity and bringing valuable skills to bear (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu becomes widespread in 48 states
The flu is now widespread in every state but Hawaii and Oregon. Sixty-three children have died so far this flu season. Brook Silva-Braga reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School holds prayer vigil for teen who died from flu
"How does someone 14 get the flu this bad? She was a healthy, beautiful girl" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High school freshman dies after getting the flu
La Reina High& Middle School confirmed Gabriella Chabot's death in an email sent out to parents Thursday night (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump to propose lowering prescription drug costs under Medicare
Under Trump's proposal ​, seniors covered by Medicare's popular "Part D" prescription benefit would be able to share in the rebates for individual drugs that they purchase at the pharmacy (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Very intense" flu season on track to break records
CDC reports doctors across the country are seeing more cases, hospitalizations and deaths from flu, and there's no sign it's letting up (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How do researchers know what vaccines to make for the flu?
On "The Takeout" this week, NIH's Dr. Anthony Fauci explains the "hope" is to "make an intelligent guess" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors try new approaches to help flu patients
With more people heading to the hospital, one doctor is telling people to stay home, since he will give them a diagnosis over the phone instead (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor tries new approach to treating the flu
The flu remains widespread in most of the country. With patients flooding hospitals in Arkansas, one doctor is trying a different approach to keep the illness from spreading. CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you should talk to your doctor about your bucket list
Telling your doctor what's on your bucket list could help you get there (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insulin study worries some with diabetes
About 6 million Americans inject insulin daily to control diabetes, and a researcher is raising questions about quality control (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family accuses doctor of fueling guitarist's opioid addiction before he died
Matthew Roberts was found dead in 2016 from a drug overdose (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is "right to try," and would it help patients?
President Trump is promoting "right to try" legislation. Will it give patients the help they need or only bring false hope? (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news