Deadly Flu Season Claiming 100 Lives Per Week, CDC WarnsThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently estimated that 759 people died of flu-related illnesses between Oct. 7 and Dec. 23.
Wash U Study Looks to Identify Early Signs of Alzheimer'sWashington University researchers are looking for more participants in an ongoing Alzheimer's study.
Birth Control Pills May Prevent Some Cancers, Study FindsAccording to the researchers at the National Cancer Institute, oral contraceptives can reduce the chance of developing ovarian, breast, and other cancers in women.
Tide Pod Challenge Leads To Tide Pod-Inspired FoodSeeking to create a non-soapy solution to the Tide Pod-chewing fad, some restaurants and snack shops are advertising new creations that look like the tiny laundry cleaners.
Sushi Lover Pulls 5-Foot Tapeworm From His Own BodyThe tapeworm reportedly began to leave the man's body while he was sitting on the toilet.
Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising ResultsScientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.
Hospitals Teaming Up To Start Not-For-Profit Drug Company To Combat Drugmakers' High PricesIn a Jan. 17 announcement by Intermountain Healthcare, the hospital network is teaming up with Ascension, SSM Health, and Trinity Health to combat rising prices of life-saving drugs.
Physicals Key to Finding Heart Attack Risks, Doctor SaysA local cardiologist says there's a lot to be learned from getting an annual physical
Flu Numbers Dropping in St. Louis, Rising ElsewhereSigns the flu could be peaking in St. Louis County
Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless GelThe retail giant said Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 U.S. pharmacies.
Judge Orders Ill. to Expand Medical Marijuana ConditionsThe order seeks to overturn a decision by the Illinois Department of Public Health rejecting pain that's resistant to treatment as a qualifier
New Flu Numbers to Come Out TodayNew local influenza numbers are due out later today.

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