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
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) — The new respiratory virus responsible for an ongoing outbreak in the Middle East poses a serious risk to hospitals because it is easily transmitted in health care facilities, according to a new study. A team of infectious-disease experts traveled to Saudi Arabia to investigate the spread of the Middle East [...]
WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) — Flu shots likely prevented 13 million illnesses and more than 110,000 hospitalizations in the United States between 2005 and 2011, according to a new study. The impact of flu vaccination was greatest during 2010-2011, when 5 million flu cases, 2.1 million medical visits and 40,400 hospitalizations were avoided, according to [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) — Vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is proving highly effective in reducing the spread of the sexually transmitted virus among young women, new research shows. The rate of new infections with strains of HPV targeted by the vaccine have dropped by 56 percent among females aged [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) — Armed with MRI imaging tests, Michigan doctors have detected spinal infections in patients who received tainted steroid injections for back pain but were showing no signs of illness. The effort to identify patients with “hidden” infection was developed in the wake of last year’s multi-state outbreak of [...]
MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) — The younger you are, the less likely you are to realize you are infected with HIV or receive treatment for it, a new study finds. Early diagnosis, prompt and continued care, and antiretroviral drug therapy are key to lowering the risk of illness and death among patients, and reducing transmission [...]
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