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Should You See a Doctor? 6 Common Illnesses That Can Be Dangerous

There are ways to cope illnesses this time of year, but it’s also important to know when you need to give yourself a break to see a doctor.

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100 years ago, New York City declared war against polio and killed 72,000 cats (and 8,000 dogs)

100 years ago, New York City declared war against polio and killed 72,000 cats (and 8,000 dogs)With only 26 cases of polio worldwide this year (as of Sept. 13), the complete eradication of the disease is closer than ever. After decades of devastating populations all over the globe, polio is now endemic only in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria, and it’s well on its way to becoming history. This is the result…

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Turing Pharmaceuticals AG Announces Development of New Drug Candidates for Toxoplasmosis

ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Turing Pharmaceuticals AG today announced that it has advanced several experimental compounds into pre-clinical development.  The selected compounds come from a library of small molecules, discovered as part of Turing’s research efforts in toxoplasmosis, with significantly improved potency and selectivity over current treatments in animal models of the disease. With its discovery, Turing has initiated the regulatory safety studies and pharmaceutical development activities needed for an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  This will be Turing’s fourth IND since the company’s founding last year.  Clinical trials with the new compounds are expected to begin in 2H2017. “There’s a definitive need for new and improved therapies against toxoplasmosis,” said Turing President of R&D, Eliseo Salinas, MD, MSc.

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Health Workers: North Texans Should Get Their Flu Vaccinations Early

It may not feel like it but flu season is already underway. Experts say flu season can run for up to nine months, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until the last minute to get your flu shot.

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Back-to-School Child-Health Guide

Back-to-School Child-Health GuideFor many parents, the return to school means the end of freedom from stuffy noses, fevers, and 9 p.m. calls to the pediatrician: Your children are likely to bring home more than just homework once they’re back in close quarters with other kids. When should a doctor be consulted?

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6 Healthy Habits to Avoid Getting Sick During Cold and Flu Season

These 6 healthy habits can help to boost your immunity, which means you’ll lessen your chances of catching something nasty this season.

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6 Flu Season Facts You Probably Don’t Know

6 Flu Season Facts You Probably Don't KnowThis shot of data will tell you all you need to know about the upcoming flu season.

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In Zika-stricken Miami, aerial pesticide spray adds to fears

FILE- In this Sept. 14, 2016, photo, demonstrators cheer at a city commission meeting in Miami Beach, Fla. Opponents want to stop the aerial spraying of the insecticide naled, used to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In the only U.S. city confirmed to have mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, some residents say they'd rather be bitten than be exposed to droplets of chemicals sprayed from planes to kill the bugs.

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No Time For Flu? Get Immunized

Flu sweeps around the world each year, and is a contagious and potentially deadly viral infection that can be dangerous for anyone—healthy young adults, pregnant women, babies, and seniors. “Some people infected with flu feel achy and tired, or they might have a sore throat, cough, or fever. Many flu symptoms are similar to cold symptoms, which is why people sometimes mix them up and think it’s no big deal, just a cold,” said Trish Parnell, director of PKIDs.

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Alexis Arquette’s Death: How Do People Die from AIDS?

Actress Alexis Arquette has died from complications related to AIDS, according to news reports, but how exactly, does someone die from the disease? Members of Arquette’s family, including her sister Patricia Arquette and brother David Arquette, who are both actors, also released statements about their loss on social media. “Alexis was a brilliant artist and painter, a singer, an entertainer and an actor,” the family said in a Facebook post.

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