Your Health: Nov. 8, 1999

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SHOO, FLU With the flu season just a sniffle away, the public has plenty to fight it with. The FDA last week approved Tamiflu, the second major flu drug to be endorsed in months. The flu-fighting inhalant Relenza got the agency's nod this summer. Unlike Relenza, Tamiflu comes in capsule form. Taken within a couple of days of getting sick, Tamiflu can cut the duration of flu symptoms by about 1 1/2 days and slice in half the risk of complications such as bronchitis and sinusitis. What's more, a new study finds that taken for six weeks before any...

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