Cold, Flu, and Sinus
You've got a stuffy nose, a sore throat, and a pounding headache, but how do you know if it's a cold or the flu?
Cold, Flu, and Sinus News
FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Antibiotics prescribed in doctors’ offices are linked with many cases of serious bacterial infections that can cause severe diarrhea in children, according to a new study. Researchers found that 71 percent of cases of Clostridium difficile infection among American children aged 1 to 17 occurred shortly after they took [...]
The hope that newborns can be “cured” of HIV — the virus that causes AIDS — with early, aggressive drug treatment was bolstered this week with the announcement that a second baby appears to be free of the virus following therapy that began just four hours after her birth.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A Connecticut law requiring flu shots for children entering preschool or daycare has reduced flu-related hospitalizations of young children by 12 percent, according to a new study. In the United States, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York City are the three places that require a yearly [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In an early step toward drug-free HIV therapy, researchers are reporting the first success in genetically “editing” T-cells in patients’ immune systems to become resistant to the virus. The findings, published in the March 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, are based on [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many hospitals across the United States overuse or misuse antibiotics, which fuels the growth of drug-resistant bacteria, federal health officials warned Tuesday. Doctors in some hospitals prescribe three times more antibiotics than doctors in the same departments at other medical centers, according to a new report [...]