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Cold, Flu, and Sinus News

  • Probiotics May Not Shield ‘Preemies’ From Serious Illness, Study Finds

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Probiotics don’t protect very preterm infants from serious complications, such as a bowel condition called necrotizing enterocolitis, sepsis or death, according to a new study. The findings challenge previous research that suggested potential benefits from probiotics, the British researchers said. Probiotics are good bacteria found in certain foods and [...]

  • Advanced Ebola Is Riskiest Stage for Caregivers, Study Shows

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The risk of catching Ebola is highest among people who provide home care for patients in the late stages of the disease and those who prepare the bodies of victims for burial, a new study finds. The chances of Ebola transmission in the general community are low, according to [...]

  • FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The first flu vaccine with an adjuvant has been approved for use in seniors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. An adjuvant is any compound used in vaccines to boost the immune response of vaccinated people. Fluad is a trivalent vaccine, which means it is produced from three [...]

  • Mosquito-Borne Virus May Cause Fatal Brain Infection

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya can cause severe and potentially fatal brain infection in some patients, particularly infants and people older than 65, according to a new report. A 2005-2006 chikungunya outbreak on Reunion Island, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, sickened more than 300,000 people. [...]

  • E. Coli Linked to Costco Chicken Salad Sickens 19 in Seven States

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An E. coli outbreak that has so far sickened 19 people in seven states is linked to rotisserie chicken salad made and sold at Costco stores, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Most of the illnesses have occurred in the western United States. Affected states [...]

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