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
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A vaccine that protects children against four strains of flu may be more effective than the usual three-strain vaccine, a new study suggests. The four-strain (or so-called “quadrivalent”) vaccine is available as a nasal spray or an injection for the first time this flu season. The [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) — As experts continue to sound alarm bells about the rising resistance of microbes to antibiotics used by humans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced it was curbing the use of the drugs in livestock nationwide. “FDA is issuing a plan today, in collaboration with [...]
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Potentially harmful staph bacteria can lurk deep inside the nose, a small new study finds. Researchers tested 12 healthy people and found that formerly overlooked sites deep within the nose may be reservoirs for Staphylococcus aureus, which is a major cause of disease. Nearly half of S. aureus strains [...]
TUESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) — Americans with health insurance are more likely than uninsured people to use preventive services such as flu shots and health screenings, according to a new study. They are no more likely, however, to take health risks such as smoking. The findings challenge the common concern that expanding health care coverage [...]
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A new hepatitis C drug that can be taken as a pill once a day was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday. The drug, called Sovaldi and made by Calif.-based Gilead Sciences Inc., works faster and should be much simpler to take for the millions [...]