FDA OKs First New Flu Treatment in 15 Years
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Biocryst Pharmaceuticals' intravenous flu drug, sending the company's shares up nearly 10 percent in premarket trading.The single-dose drug is for adults who have acute uncomplicated influenza and may be unable to swallow...... [Full Story]
The flu season is just beginning to pick up, dropping more than a few lumps [Full Story]
Fast Food Hurts Kids' School Performance: Study
Eating fast food may lead to lower student test scores in math, science [Full Story]
A new study provides evidence that obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) [Full Story]
A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight [Full Story]
Teens are more likely to smoke, drink and use marijuana -- and to doso [Full Story]
Activity Trackers Get Smarter
Fitness activity trackers have come a long way since Leonardo da Vinci [Full Story]
For months,Vanderbilt University researcher Dr. James Crowe has been [Full Story]
New Ovarian Cancer Drug Gets FDA OK
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced ovarian cancer, along with a test to identify patients eligible to receive the drug. [Full Story]
New Test Predicts Heart Attack: Should You Get It?
A simple, new blood test that accurately predicts whether a person is headed for a heart attack is a 'game-changer' in heart care, a top cardiologist says. Heart disease is currently the nation's number one killer. [Full Story]
Can You Stand on One Leg? Simple Test Reveals Stroke Risk
If you can't balance on one leg for at least 20 seconds you may be at risk of a stroke, Japanese researchers suggest. Difficulty standing on one leg may indicate that small strokes or tiny bleeds have already occurred, which means the risk for more serious strokes is high. [Full Story]
Police, Firefighters Top List of Most-Obese Workers
The cliché of policemen hanging around doughnut shops may not be too far off base, according to the results of a recent study that found policemen have the highest rates of obesity of any profession in the United States. [Full Story]
Type O Blood Lessens Chances of Getting Diabetes: Study
In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to face a 35 percent greater risk. [Full Story]
Food Pesticide Residue Nothing to Worry About: USDA
More than half of food tested by the U.S. government for pesticide residues last year showed detectable levels of pesticides, though most were within levels the government considers to be safe, according to a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. [Full Story]
Ibuprofen Adds 12 Years to Lifespan: Study
Ibuprofen, the inexpensive painkiller that's probably already sitting in your medicine cabinet may extend your life by 12 healthy years, according to a new study. [Full Story]
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