Rochester, Minnesota - The influenza epidemic continues across much of the U.S. For those who had the flu earlier in the season, it's possible to become infected with another strain. "People can get two different influenza infections in the same season," says Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic.

Washington, DC - The Navy joins the nation in celebrating Women's History Month throughout the month of March 2018.

Washington, DC - Americans rely on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ensure that food labels contain updated nutritional information to help them make more informed food choices that lead to better health for themselves and their families. I’ve made nutrition one of my top priorities, and ensuring that consumers have accurate and science-based information concerning the link between diet and chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity and heart disease is part of that commitment. We need to advance new ways to use the science we’re learning about diet and nutrition as tools for reducing the burden of disease. Our update to the iconic Nutrition Facts label includes significant changes to help consumers make more informed dietary choices, and we are already seeing the new label on many products.

Washington, DC - Right now DC is the place to be for people interested in the latest on consumer privacy and data security. The FTC’s third PrivacyCon begins at 9:15 ET on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, with opening remarks from Acting Chairman Ohlhausen. Like the first two PrivacyCons, this year’s event features many of the biggest names in the research world discussing their findings.

Washington, DC - A new Federal Trade Commission report finds that the complexity of the mobile ecosystem means that the security update process for patching operating system software on some mobile devices is intricate and time-consuming. While noting that industry participants have taken steps to streamline the process, the report recommends that manufacturers consider taking additional steps to get more security updates to user devices faster. It also recommends that manufacturers consider telling users how long a device will receive security updates and when update support is ending.

Washington, DC - Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a new effort, the Department of Justice Prescription Interdiction & Litigation (PIL) Task Force, to fight the prescription opioid crisis.  The PIL Task Force will aggressively deploy and coordinate all available criminal and civil law enforcement tools to reverse the tide of opioid overdoses in the United States, with a particular focus on opioid manufacturers and distributors.