Nebulizers May Not Deliver Full Drug Dose to Kids With Asthma
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Nebulizers -- devices that transform liquid asthma medications into an easy-to-inhale mist -- aren't providing people with asthma a full dose of medication, according to a small new study.
New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in the Ears'
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Patients suffering from the intense, chronic and sometimes untreatable ringing in the ear known as tinnitus may get some relief from a new combination therapy, preliminary research suggests.
Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn
THURSDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Although measles has been virtually eliminated in the United States, outbreaks still occur here. And they're usually triggered by people infected abroad, in countries where widespread vaccination doesn't exist, federal health officials said Thursday.
Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with asthma face special risks from influenza, and a new report suggests far too few American asthma patients receive the seasonal flu shot.
Holiday Health and Safety: Another List to Be Checking Twice
THURSDAY, Nov. 28, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Flu shot, check. Hand soap, check. Window washer fluid, check.
Swine Flu's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought
TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The worldwide death toll from the 2009 swine flu pandemic was about 11 times higher than previously estimated, according to a new study.
H5N1 Bird Flu Vaccine Approved
MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent the so-called "bird flu" virus in adults at greater-than-average risk of exposure, the FDA said.
Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study
MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Kids near death because of severe flu infection have a better chance of survival if they are given antiviral medications early in their treatment, researchers say.
Steroids for Preemies May Raise ADHD Risk, Study Says
FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Giving steroid injections to pregnant women before premature birth may increase the child's risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other behavioral and emotional disorders, a small study suggests.
Health Tip: Warning Signs of a Serious Sore Throat
(HealthDay News) -- A sore throat can be triggered by allergies or by something more serious, such as a bacterial or viral infection.