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Flu Bug: Missing In Action

It's been an unusually late and mild flu season this year, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many people have gotten their flu shots, which seems to be helping. But there's still time for the flu to break out.

Why Is This Year's Flu Season Off To A Slow Start?

Researchers say it might be because of the more temperate weather, or the nature of the flu strains now in circulation. It's been around for a year or two so a lot of people have already been exposed, and have built up a natural immunity.
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Amendment To Virginia Ultrasound Bill Passed

After a national outcry over a Virginia bill that would have requirde that women to have invasive ultrasounds prior to an abortion, legislators in Virginia's House struck the controversial provision.


A Puff Of Controversy Over Inhalable Caffeine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has questions about the safety and legality of AeroShot, the inhalable caffeine product released last month. So does the American Academy of Pediatrics.

High Court Punts On California Medicaid Ruling

California patients and doctors had sued to block the state's decision to cut Medicaid payment rates. But instead of ruling on the matter, the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court, saying "changed circumstances" in the case warrant a different process for deciding it.