Officials have confirmed one more case of swine flu in Florida, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 56.
The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday said the new confirmed case is a 51-year-old female from Flagler County. There are also three probable swine flu cases: one in Palm Beach County and two in Okaloosa County.
All four state labs now have swine flu testing supplies from the Centers for Disease Control, allowing health officials to confirm cases of the virus faster.
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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated Tuesday that she won’t intervene in the “incredibly agonizing” case involving a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant, telling members of Congress that medical experts should make those decisions.
One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.