Panel: Flu spray better than shots for young kids

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children.    The advisory panel ag..
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3-D mammogram scans may find more breast cancer

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - A new study says 3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, but whether that means saving more lives isn't known.    The study..
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1st case of mosquito-borne disease logged in Polk

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Polk County health officials confirmed the first case of the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya fever in the county.    The Tampa Tribune (..
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Hypertrophic Scars vs. Keloid Scars

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Janna Rowell

Hypertrophic scars are certain types of raised scars, that often get mixed up with keloid scars. Doctor Michael Kim explains the difference, and how to protect yourself.
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Doctors Without Borders: Ebola 'out of control'

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - The Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is "totally out of control," according to a senior official for Doctors Without Borders, who says the medical group is..
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Dr. says a good night's sleep may replace psych meds

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Psych meds are supposed to help conditions like depression, irritability, and memory problems, to name a few. One doctor says many of these kids don't need drugs..
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Dr. Oz scolded at hearing on weight loss scams

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from Congress, celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz on Tuesday offered to help "drain the swamp" of unscrupulous marketers using his name to peddle so-called..
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Gov paid 90 percent of Fla premiums in health law

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The vast majority of Floridians who signed up for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law are paying $100 or less a month in premiums on average. ..
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DOH-Lee attempts to get in front of CRE

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

FORT MYERS, Fla. -  The Center for Disease Control has only identified CRE in the United States since 2012. The concern, especially here in Florida, is that there could be an ..
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FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty - a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of d..
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Chia powder linked to salmonella illnesses

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Those who seek to make food healthier by adding chia powder should avoid several recalled brands that are linked to salmonella illnesses, the Centers for Disease ..
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Company recalls 4,012 pounds of beef

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri company has recalled possibly tainted beef products distributed to two restaurants and a grocery chain, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.&..
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Study: Teens are drinking less, texting more

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, acco..
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FDA: Pregnant women should eat low-mercury seafood

Updated 3 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Pregnant women are being advised by the government to eat more fish, but there won't be any labels or signs to let them know which fish have low mercury levels an..
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Coke ad: It takes 23 minutes to burn off a soda

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.    In t..
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$100 million NuvaRing settlement finalized

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A $100 million settlement involving NuvaRing, a birth-control device linked to sometimes-fatal side effects, will stand now that the vast majority of claimants hav..
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Children with autism take mock flight

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - About 50 students with autism participated in a mock flight in South Florida, allowing parents to gauge how their children might behave on a plane.&nbs..
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Drug overdose antidote may save lives

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

NEW YORK (AP) - Thousands of New York City police officers will soon be carrying emergency antidotes to help deal with the recent spike in heroin overdoses.    New Y..
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FDA approves new antibiotic for skin infections

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new antibiotic from Durata Therapeutics Inc. to treat adults with common skin infections often acquired in U..
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Salmonella scare possibly linked to SWFL

Updated 4 months ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A salmonella scare after the FDA says frozen feeder rodents used to feed snakes were carrying the bacteria. "It's just a matter of fact of keeping everything..
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