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.
Men's Bigger Builds Need Bigger Noses
TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Beak, snout, schnozz: However you refer to them, men's noses are typically bigger than women's. Now, new research may help explain why.
New Push by Doctors to Limit Antibiotic Use in Kids
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- American children get too many unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for upper respiratory infections, a medical group says. Now the organization is urging both providers and parents to take steps to ensure that antibiotics are used only when truly needed.
Health Tip: Ease the Sting of Strep Throat
(HealthDay News) -- Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes a severe sore throat, which can make swallowing and eating quite painful.