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CDC: Flu Vaccine Only 48 Percent Effective This Year

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Centers For Disease Control reports, overall, the flu vaccine is about 48 percent effective this year, where typically, the vaccine is 60 percent effective. 275 more words

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These tiny diapers fit babies less than 2 pounds

Learning to diaper an infant can be hard for any new parent. For parents of babies born prematurely, it can be even harder to get an awkwardly large diaper on a fragile newborn. 328 more words

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CDC: Flu Now Widespread In 37 States, Including Massachusetts

WASHINGTON (CBS) – – The flu is now widespread in 37 states across the United States, including Massachusetts, according to the latest figures from the Centers For Disease Control. 64 more words

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Think you need antibiotics? Here's what you need to know.

Many upper respiratory infections (URI’s), sinus infections and colds are caused by a viral infection that cannot be treated by antibiotics. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends… 102 more words

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Drug-resistant superbug that killed Nevada woman may be more widespread than previously known

NEW YORK — One family of superbugs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, may be spreading more widely than previously thought, according to a study published Monday (PDF) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 1,448 more words

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Rare superbug resistant to all US antibiotics kills Nevada woman: reports

A Nevada woman died from a superbug she contracted while traveling in India, and the bug resisted all major antibiotics produced in the U.S. when she was treated, according to multiple reports. 401 more words

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