In today’s medical headlines… a warning about a popular toy. And the latest update on flu season.
The CDC is watching for flu season to finally reach its peak after three weeks of widespread activity. The agency calls this a high severity season.
37 children have died of the flu since October.
Women suffering with rheumatoid arthritis may take a turn for the worse as they age. A study in the journal “Rheumatology” finds a more severe decline in physical function after menopause, which has a direct impact on quality of life.
And doctors are increasingly concerned about the risk of injury from fidget spinners. A new report points to two children injured by swallowing the toy’s lithium button batteries. An article from Boston Children’s Hospital says the unlabeled battery poses a potential danger.
(Nikki Battiste, CBS News)