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HealthDay News: Respiratory
Flu Season Finally Slowing Down
FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As winter nears its end so too does a tough flu season, with new data showing a decline in doctor visits and less severe strains of influenza beginning to dominate.
Study Debunks Link Between Tamiflu and Teen Suicide
FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Finally, there's a bit of positive news in this brutal flu season.
More U.S. Teens Seeing Ads for E-Cigarettes
THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds the number of American teens who view ads extolling the pleasures of e-cigarettes is on the rise.
FDA Considers Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes
THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In an unprecedented move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it plans to cut the amount of addictive nicotine in the nation's cigarettes.
Fighting a Cold or Flu? Beware of Overdosing on Tylenol
MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A brutal flu season has had people reaching for relief in their medicine cabinet, but a new study warns that overdosing on acetaminophen (Tylenol) is more common when bugs and viruses are circulating.
For Kids With Earwax, Skip Cotton Swabs, Expert Urges
FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cotton swabs might seem like handy tools for clearing wax from children's ears, but they just might do more harm than good.
Nasty Flu Season Easing Up
FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A brutal flu season looks to be on the wane in the United States, with the latest government data showing that doctor visits are still dropping and less severe strains of the flu are starting to dominate.
Timely Tips for Sick-Free Travel
THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If traveling is in your near future, there are a number of things you can do to keep from getting sick and spoiling your trip.
Young Men Face Higher Risk for Rare Flu Complication
THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young men recovering from the flu should be aware of a side effect that causes nerve damage, a health expert warns.
Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids' Asthma Flare-Ups
SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Temporarily boosting the dose of inhaled steroids may not do much to reduce the frequency of severe asthma flare-ups in children, according to two new studies.
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