CDC Releases First Statistics on Tourette’s Syndrome

The first statistics regarding the number of diagnosed cases of Tourette’s syndrome (TS) based on a national U.S. sample has been released by the CDC. Findings show that 3 out of every 1,000 children, ranging in age from six to seventeen, suffer from the neurological disorder. Tourette’s syndrome is usually characterized by repeated motor tics, such as jerking of the neck, limbs, facial movements, and also at least one vocal tic or blurting out of words repeatedly.

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Resistance to flu drug widespread in U.S. - study

Few doctors even test patients for flu, and Tamiflu is not widely prescribed. But the news is sobering because the pill, known generically as oseltamivir, is one of the few weapons against influenza, which kills an estimated 36,000 people in the United States in an average year. It is also considered a key weapon against a potential pandemic of a new type of influenza, and this study suggests the virus can rapidly evade its effects. This season, nine children have died from influenza, most apparently healthy before they got infected, the CDC reports.

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