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Flu Season Is Off To Its Earliest Start In 15 Years - Driven By Unexpected Virus

“It is definitely causing symptoms that will put you in bed for a week"

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CDC: Tobacco Use Among Kids Jumped To 6.2 Million This Year

The survey found that about 1 in 3 high school students and about 1 in 8 middle school students are tobacco users

Cellphone-Related Face Injuries On The Rise, Study Shows

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Study Shows Cellphone-Related Face Injuries On The Rise

"Cellphone-related injuries to the head and neck have increased steeply over the recent 20-year period."

Experts split sharply over experimental Alzheimer’s drug

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Experts Split Sharply Over Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

A company that claims to have the first drug to slow Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists but left them sharply divided

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New Treatment Could Ease Pain And Passage Of Kidney Stones

Muscle relaxants delivered to the ureter can reduce contractions that cause pain when passing a stone.

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Study - Permanent Hair Dye, Hair Straighteners Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Although the numbers seem alarming, researchers said the study does not mean the products should be banned

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Prediabetes Now Common Among Teens, Young Adults 1 in 5 kids, 1 in 4 young adults now prediabetic, new study finds

A new study find 1 in 5 kids, 1 in 4 young adults now prediabetic

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Many Pregnant Women Seek Medical Advice From Their Moms

A new study suggests moms trump doctors when it comes to pregnancy advice

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Drug Can Curb Dementia’s Delusions, Researchers Find

If regulators agree, it could become the first treatment specifically for dementia-related psychosis and the first new medicine for Alzheimer's in nearly two decades

Photo Credit: Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. via AP