Big City Hospitals Act as 'Hub' for Superbugs
How do you trace the path of a superbug ? Researchers are on the trail of MRSA, a drug-resistant bacterial infection that breeds and spreads through hospitals.
Common Cold Remedy May Not be Best
Zinc is commonly sold as a remedy for the common cold, but whether its effective is controversial. A recent review of research shed some light on this debated treatment.
Texting While Vaccinating is Approved
Making sure that your child is protected from seasonal flu is important. Text message reminders may give parents that extra push to get their child vaccinated.
Wash Your Hands! Cover Your Mouth!
Want a cheap and easy way to reduce the likelihood that you or your children might catch - or pass on - at least one strain of the flu? Cover your mouth and use hand sanitizer.
Better Flu Vaccine on the Way
Each year's flu vaccine is a different gamble: a combination of the three influenza strains that scientists believe are most likely to circulate that year. But the odds could improve.
Jabbing Pregnant Women
When the H1N1 influenza blew through in the flu season of 2009-2010, some worried about an additional flu vaccine to get. Pregnant mothers who got jabbed may have helped their babies.
Air Pollution Increasing Hospitalization Risk
A long-term study of older adults has revealed that extended exposure to fine particle air pollution may result in an increased risk of hospitalization for heart and lung disease or diabetes.
Allergies or a Cold?
Is your child's sneezing part of a cold or just seasonal allergies? Researchers have a few tips on how to distinguish a child's cold or allergy symptoms.
Blood Clots in the Lung Become Clearer
New Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques are improving pulmonary embolism detection without the radiation of a Computer Tomography (CT) scan.
Women's Race may Determine Dosages
If a pregnant woman needs azithromycin , a common antibiotic for various infections, her dosage amount may be determined by her race.