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Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though much of the United States is in the grip of the flu, the season hasn’t peaked yet, health officials said Friday. As of Feb. 2, flu is widespread in 47 states, and 24 states are experiencing high levels of the disease. In addition, hospitalizations are increasing, according… Read More »

Prostate Drug Finasteride Can Safely Lower Cancer Risk, Study Says

Print this page THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 — Finasteride, best known as the enlarged-prostate medicine Proscar, is a safe, effective way to reduce the risk of prostate cancer, according to long-term findings from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). The trial was funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and enrolled nearly 19,000 men between… Read More »

Lens replacement led to 'blind patches', says artist

An artist whose vision deteriorated after lens replacement surgery is one of dozens of people considering legal action against manufacturer, Oculentis. Denise Di Battista claims she has “blind patches” in her right eye. The BBC has been told that there have been 800 cases of patients in the UK experiencing “opacification” of a particular implanted… Read More »