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Sunday, February 25, 2018

CDC: Flu vaccine just 25 percent effective against leading strain

Flu continues to ravage the United States in one of the worst flu seasons in recent years. And the ineffectiveness of this year's flu vaccine is partly to blame.

Light-activated cancer drugs may minimize chemotherapy side effects

Chemotherapy drugs activated by light to treat cancer can minimize side effects by targeting strictly non-healthy cells, according to new research in Britain and Australia.

Unsafe water found in faucets across the U.S.

Flint, Mich., isn't the only American city where the water hasn't been safe to drink, new research suggests.

Oil spills expose indigenous communities to toxic metals

Scientists have identified elevated levels of harmful metals in indigenous people living near oil spills.

Fidget spinners may pose health danger in the hands of small...

Fidget spinners may well keep restless hands occupied for a time. But in the wrong hands, the popular gadgets can be harmful, doctors warn.