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Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 at 12:16 AM EST

With Flu on the Rise, People Around Children Take Caution

With Flu on the Rise, People Around Children Take Caution

Now that the flu is widespread in Massachusetts and throughout the country, places that accommodate a lot of children are taking extra precautions.

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 08:52 PM EST

Researchers Hope to Combat Worsening Flu Epidemic

Researchers Hope to Combat Worsening Flu Epidemic

We all know this year's flu season has been severe. But now the Centers for Disease Control says in the U.S., we've reached levels that rival the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 05:47 PM EST

Is This the Worst Bed Bug Infestation Ever?

Is This the Worst Bed Bug Infestation Ever?

A New Jersey house may be home to one of the worst bed bug infestations ever seen. Pest control found thousands of the tiny bloodsuckers all over the house and it took three months to get rid of them all.

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 05:44 PM EST

Libraries: A Surprising New Home for Bed Bugs

Libraries: A Surprising New Home for Bed Bugs

It may surprise you to learn that libraries have become a hotspot for picking up bed bugs. So as you turn the pages on the latest teen vampire novel, there may be an actual bloodsucker living inside.

Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 04:37 PM EST

Flu Season Still Worsening; Now as Bad as 2009 Swine Flu

Flu Season Still Worsening; Now as Bad as 2009 Swine Flu

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 at 04:48 PM EST

Nearly 11.8M Enroll for Obama Health Law in 2018

Nearly 11.8M Enroll for Obama Health Law in 2018

Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8 million customers for 2018, despite the Republican campaign to erase it from the...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 at 03:33 PM EST

Insulin Quality Questions Have Diabetes Experts Scrambling

Insulin Quality Questions Have Diabetes Experts Scrambling

Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised about the research itself. The...

Monday, Feb 5, 2018 at 01:53 PM EST

Study of Rats Reveals Cellphone Radiation Risk Is Low

Study of Rats Reveals Cellphone Radiation Risk Is Low

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health found low risk of radiations affecting human bodies, according to a new study that exposed rats and mice to high levels of radio frequency radiation nine hours...

Monday, Feb 5, 2018 at 11:21 AM EST

Do Cellphones Cause Cancer? Maybe, in Some Rats, Anyway

Do Cellphones Cause Cancer? Maybe, in Some Rats, Anyway

The latest federal studies of cellphone radiation show that it might — in the highest doses for the longest period of time — cause a certain type of cancer in rats, NBC News reported. But experts agree that the...

Monday, Feb 5, 2018 at 10:08 AM EST

More Teens Embracing 'Diverse Gender Identities': Study

More Teens Embracing 'Diverse Gender Identities': Study

Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research...

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