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Jan 18, 2019

Jan 18, 2019
H1N1 influenza

Experts on watch for resistance to new flu drug

Japanese researchers describe two H3N2 flu viruses with mutations that may increase antiviral resistance.

Jan 18, 2019
Flu shot sign

CDC says flu season still going strong

Three more pediatric flu deaths were reported, bringing to 19 the number of deaths in children this season.

Jan 17, 2019

Jan 17, 2019
Doc prescribing for older patient

Nearly a fourth of outpatient antibiotics unneeded, study finds

Experts found 23.2% of antibiotics were inappropriate, but many other prescriptions fell in gray areas.

Jan 16, 2019

Jan 16, 2019
Dermatoscope for acne

Study finds dermatologists have cut antibiotic use

Oral antibiotic prescribing by dermatologists fell 37% from 2008 through 2016, but use in some areas rose.

Jan 15, 2019

Jan 15, 2019
FDA food inspector

FDA restarts food inspections, mainly with furloughed workers

About 400 staffers have returned from furlough, 150 of them for food inspections.

Jan 11, 2019

Jan 11, 2019
Sick woman blowing nose

CDC: Up to 7.3 million have had flu this season

The CDC estimates 2.9 million to 3.5 million have needed to see a doctor, and up to 83,500 have been hospitalized for flu.

Jan 10, 2019

Jan 10, 2019
Student, teacher in Tiny Earth project

Program aims to 'studentsource' antibiotic discovery

Intensive 5-day training aims to engage students in scientific discovery.

Jan 09, 2019

Jan 09, 2019
Child on gurney in emergency department

Data show significant antibiotic overprescribing for kids in ERs

US kids receive more than 2 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions a year in ERs.

Jan 08, 2019

Jan 08, 2019
Family of Hassidic Jews

Study highlights spread of unique Staph strain in Brooklyn

Infection rates were 10 times higher in children from an Orthodox Jewish community.

Jan 07, 2019

Jan 07, 2019
Child receiving flu shot

Review shows flu shot bests FluMist against H1N1 in kids

For the flu shot, effectiveness was 67%, and for FluMist it was a not-significant 20%.

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