Health News

Doubling Down on Flu Medication
Most cases of the flu don’t lead to more than a few days home from work, or sometimes a hospital stay. In some cases, however, the flu can cause major respiratory problems and even death.
A Shot for Mom Gives Babies a Shot
Cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, have been increasing in recent years. Public health officials have been looking for the best ways to reduce the disease in young babies.
Wheeze Relief
Pre-term babies are at risk of developing a variety of complications and health issues as they grow. One common issue for these children is wheezing.
No Need to Fear the Flu Shot
One of the concerns parents might have with the flu vaccine is side effects in children with pre-existing conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease.
Flu Shot Has Risks, But Still Worth It
One of the single best ways to avoid getting the flu is to get the flu shot. But some people worry about possible side effects from the shot.
Whooping Cough Risks Among Kids Increase
Vaccines save lives by preventing a person from getting a disease or dramatically lowering their risks for the disease. But vaccines are not perfect. Their protection can wear off.
A Tiny Risk for Narcolepsy?
One of the best ways to reduce risk of catching the flu is getting a flu shot. However, all vaccines carry some small risks. Researchers continue to look for possible evidence of these risks.
Flu Shot “Egg-cellent” for Allergic Kids
While the flu vaccine lowers chances of getting the flu, there have been concerns about giving it to egg-allergic children. This group now appears to have no reaction from the treatment.
New Flu Shot – Without Eggs
One drawback of the seasonal flu vaccine is that it's made with egg proteins – a possible problem for people with egg allergies. But next year, they will have a new egg-free option.
Flu Shot Protects Mom and Unborn Baby
With a flu pandemic going on, public health authorities are encouraging everyone to get flu shots. But pregnant women may worry – will the shot hurt my baby?