Health News

Novel Vaccine to Prevent Seasonal Influenza Approved
FluMist Quadrivalent , a vaccine to prevent seasonal influenza in people ages 2 years through 49 years, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The Dream of a Universal Flu Vaccine
It's the medical breakthrough that disease experts have long dreamed about: A “universal” flu vaccine that would last for years and protect against all strains of flu virus.
Garlic Repels More Than Just Vampires
Despite long traditional use, there is limited data about the influence of garlic on cold and flu treatment. Recent clinical trials are illuminating how this plant keeps us healthy.
How to Stay Healthy During Flu Season
Not every sickness gets its own season. Flu season comes between the months of October and May, threatening us with a potentially dangerous but very avoidable virus.
Flu Vaccine Protects Newborns in Multiple Ways-EMBARGOED 21-Feb-2012 12:00 ET
The flu vaccine can do more than protect a pregnant mother and her baby from the flu. It also appears to reduce the risk of having an underweight baby.
Got HIV? Avoid the flu
For most people, getting the flu is an unpleasant, seasonal occurrence. But for people with HIV, the flu can be devastating for their already-compromised health.
Breastfeeding Improves Lung Function
Mothers now have even more reason to breastfeed. A new study shows breastfeeding led to better lung function in children, especially in children of mothers with asthma.
Lung Transplants Do Not Go to Those Most in Need
Unfortunately many people who need a lung transplant die waiting. This might be different if transplants were given based on need and not on location.
No More Flu Season?
Your annual flu shot protects you against the three strains of flu viruses expected to be common that year. But what if there was one vaccine that protect you against every type of flu?
Is Your Office Toxic?
Germs and sick coworkers may not be the only way to get sick in the office. Chemicals in the paint, furniture and carpet may be also causing you to get sick.