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  • Govt allays fears of flu vaccine shortage

    An extra 800,000 flu vaccines will be made available to Australians over the coming months to help keep up with unprecedented demand.Health authorities have...

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  • Hilaria Baldwin shares cute snap of new baby Romeo and reveals she has pneumonia and kids have flu

    The 5ft4 yogi, who's been married to Alec Baldwin for five years, said things have been 'tumultuous to say the least, and, for a family that rarely gets sick, definitely a foreign experience.'

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  • Montgomery Co. Health Officials Warn of Measles Case

    Montgomery County officials have sent out a health alert Thursday to let people know they may have been exposed to a person with measles. The person contracted measles outside the United States, but developed symptoms when they traveled back to the D.C. area, officials said. Lawsuits, Safety Experts Warn About Popular Off-Road Vehicle Health officials say anyone who was the following locations at these times should monitor their health for any potential symptoms:Tuesday, May 15: The...

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  • Young NSW kids continue to get flu jab

    Babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in NSW will continue to get the flu vaccine despite a national shortage of Commonwealth-supplied vaccines, the state's...

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  • Sunscreen Pills Are Fake Medicine: FDA

    So-called sunscreen pills are fakes and people should not fall for the scam, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday, NBC News reported. “There’s no pill or capsule that can replace your sunscreen,” FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. NFL: Players Must Stand for Anthem or Stay Off Field The agency specifically called out the companies that make Advanced Skin Brightening Formula, Sunsafe Rx, Solaricare and Sunergetic, saying they should stop claiming people are...

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  • Sick, elderly and kids get flu jab in Vic

    Victoria's children, sick and elderly will get first dibs on the state's flu vaccine supply until the Commonwealth can get a "solid supply" for the rest of...

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  • Victoria rations flu vaccine to vulnerable

    Victoria will ration its flu vaccine to children, elderly and sick people until the Commonwealth can deliver a stable supply for all people eager to get the...

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  • It's not too late to get flu shot: expert

    It's not too late to get the flu shot with "a lot" of influenza already circulating in Australia.A mild-to-moderate flu season had been predicted but an...

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  • Killer virus outbreak has people panicked, authorities scrambling

    THE Nipah virus is something new. And it has disturbing abilities.

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  • Students Change How Mental Health Is Addressed in Schools

    Three Virginia high school students made their voices heard and got some pretty big results in the area of mental health. Choetsow Tenzin, Lukas Johnson and Alex Moreno are high school seniors in Albemarle County, Virginia, who met last summer at a program for young leaders. Teen Said He 'Drove At' Baltimore Co. Officer: Records “There's a lot of emphasis on depression or anxiety, but there are so many different types of mental illnesses that people struggle with,” Tenzin said. They...

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  • Most Docs Say Emergency Rooms Not Prepared for Disaster: Survey

    Ninety-three percent of doctors say their emergency departments are not fully prepared for a surge of patients in the event of a disaster, according to a new poll by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The poll released Tuesday also revealed less than 50 percent of emergency physicians believed they were even somewhat prepared for an emergency that drastically increased patient capacity, whether due to a natural disaster or man-made event, like a mass shooting. Wedding...

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  • Nationwide flu vaccine shortage as record numbers of people flock out to protect themselves

    The Australian Government made 5.1 million doses available through the National Immunisation Program (NIP) in 2018 - a ten per cent increase on last year.

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  • Demand creates flu vaccine shortage

    Unprecedented demand for the influenza vaccine has created a shortage of the potentially lifesaving injection across Australia.A record 5.1 million doses of...

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  • Residents rush to get a SECOND flu jab over fears vaccine doesn't protect from Brisbane B strain

    There were more than 1,000 influenza-associated deaths across Australia last year. Now, there are fears a 2018 vaccine doesn't cover a deadly strain of the virus.

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  • A mix of Viagra and the flu vaccine could treat cancer, study finds

    The team at the University of Ottawa found that erectile dysfunction drugs block suppressor cells, allowing natural killer cells to do their cancer-fighting job. The flu vaccine further invigorates the killer cells.

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  • Fairfax Co. Police Officer's Suicide Sparks Change

    The suicide of a Fairfax County police officer last year is igniting change within the department and highlighting the increased risk of depression among law enforcement officers. Mandatory suicide prevention training and greater awareness in the department aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental health issues and police officers. Documents Show Environmental Groups Invest in Oil Drilling A Changing Minds project earlier this year prompted the officer’s family to share their similar...

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  • Australia offers free flu vaccinations for children aged six months to five years old

    Young children aged between six months to five are now being offered free vaccinations against deadly influenza as expected killer season could see record breaking numbers

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  • Hospitals are bribing nurses with free coffee and shopping vouchers to get their flu jabs

    Hospitals are bribing nurses with free shopping vouchers to get their flu jabs. The incentives are meant to encourage NHS staff to prevent themselves and patients contracting the virus.

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  • More Kids, Especially Girls, Are Attempting Suicide: Study

    More kids are attempting suicide or thinking about it, according to a new study out Wednesday. The rate of children's hospitalizations for suicidal thoughts or activity doubled from about 2008 to 2015, researcher Dr. Gregory Plemmons of Vanderbilt University told NBC News. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, looked at data from 49 children's hospitals. It found that girls made up nearly two-thirds of cases. What's behind the uptick isn't clear to the researchers — "I don't have any...

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  • High-fibre diet could protect against flu, study finds

    Researchers from the Monash University in Australia found that mice which are given extra fibre are protected against influenza, which affects millions of people every year.

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  • Poll shows parents' flu view has changed

    Australia's nightmare 2017 flu season has encouraged more parents to get their children vaccinated, a national poll shows.Twice as many parents of children...

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  • 'Any Mom Would Do This': Mom Donates Kidney to Son

    When her son was diagnosed with a rare, life-threatening kidney condition, a Prince George's County woman didn't think twice about donating her kidney. Cheryl Whitaker never imagined that a health crisis would strike her eldest son. But at 22, Christopher needed a kidney transplant. Mom of 3 Dead After Fire in Beltsville Home Cheryl was a match. She didn’t think twice about it. She donated her kidney to her son just weeks before Mother's Day, possibly extending his life by decades. Board...

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  • Millions of Americans Have Never Had an Eye Exam

    Many of us know to put on sunscreen to protect our skin, but what about protecting our eyes? Doreen Gentzler reports 23 million Americans have never had an eye exam.

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  • Maryland Woman's Kidney Donation Extends Son's Life

    When she learned of her 22-year-old son's rare, life-threatening kidney condition, a Prince George's County woman jumped at the chance to be his donor, possibly extending his life by decades. Pat Lawson Muse reports.

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