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How Often Do Adults Really Catch the Flu?

Influenza infections may be less common that previously estimated, with adults over 30 only becoming infected an average of twice per decade.

WHO: Slashing Sugar Consumption Needed to Reduce Obesity, Cavities

Adults and children are recommended to reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake, according to a new guideline released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Physicians and Fried Food: A Dangerous Combo for Heart Health

The more fried food you eat, the greater your risk for heart failure, according to a new study of male physicians.

Study Questions Sedatives Pre-Anesthesia for Surgical Patients

A new study questions the need for giving a sedative to surgical patients before anesthesia is administered.

Anticholinergic Meds May Up Pneumonia Risk for Elderly

Use of anticholinergic medications may increase risk of pneumonia in the elderly, but more research is needed

Management of Benign Thyroid Nodules Challenged in Study

Benign thyroid nodules are common, and research suggests they don't need to be monitored as closely as current guidelines recommend.

Why Childhood ADHD Estimates Worldwide Differ Significantly

A new study found that about 7 percent of children worldwide have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which conflicts with previous reports.

HCTZ vs. Indapamide and Chlorthalidone: Head-to-Head Trials Reviewed

Thiazide-related diuretics are recommended as first-line treatment in most hypertension guidelines and have been shown to be especially beneficial in resistant and salt-sensitive forms of hypertension. However, there are variations in the properties of thiazide-related medications and few studies have compared hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) with the thiazide-like indapamide (INDAP) and chlorthalidone (CTDN) despite the fact that both INDAP and CTDN have been recommended as a replacement for HCTZ.

Nanodevice With Dual Therapy May Help Fight Cancer Drug Resistance

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new nanodevice to block the gene that confers drug resistance and deliver a sustained release of drugs.

Sleep "Debt" Seen in Adults with Stress, Poor Health

According to the 2015 Sleep in America Poll, stress and poor health are key factors in shorter sleep durations and worse sleep quality.