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More Bad News for Tamiflu

More Bad News for Tamiflu

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More bad news for the flu drug: a new review from the influential Cochrane Collaboration suggests that Tamiflu doesn't reduce flu complications or prevent transmission of the respiratory disease as well as previously thought, Andrew Pollack reports for the New York Times.  

Prison Health: Court-ordered federal oversight is about to end for California's notoriously-awful-but-now-improved health care for state prisoners, Chris Megerian reports for the Los Angeles Times.

Appendicitis: Being poor, unhealthy or uninsured doesn't account for much of the difference between the number of white vs. black or Latino children who have a burst appendix, and researchers aren't sure why, Kerry Grens reports for Reuters Health.

Obesity: Previously rising rates of obesity in the United States have stalled rather than declined, suggesting that anti-obesity programs aren't having the impact health experts had hoped for, Tara Parker-Pope reports for the New York Times.

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