Health

Flu vaccine just 36% effective this season, CDC reports

Flu season is still raging in the United States, yet already it ranks among the most difficult in recent years. One reason: This year's vaccine has been just 36 percent effective against both A and B virus strains, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Report details harm to Cuba diplomats but offers no cause

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Doctors are releasing the first detailed medical reports about the hearing, vision, balance and brain symptoms suffered in what the State Department has called "health attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba. The reports do not include a…

Study: US personnel suffered 'symptoms resembling brain injury' in Cuba

Doctors remain baffled by concussion-like symptoms that manifested in US government personnel while they were on assignment in Havana, Cuba. Their findings are laid out in a comprehensive medical report published Wednesday on what they found when they examined the patients. CNN first reported on the "acoustic attacks" in August.

Ultra-processed foods linked to increased cancer risk

Ultra-processed foods are not known for their health qualities. We know this, yet it's hard to resist the doughnuts your kind colleague brought into the office. Now, research published Wednesday in the BMJ may give you at least a longer pause before you pick the pink one with sprinkles.