Popular Yeast Infection Drug Linked to Miscarriage Risk, FDA Says

April 27, 2016

Doctors should use caution when prescribing the antifungal drug fluconazole during pregnancy because it may raise the risk of miscarriage.

With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything

April 26, 2016

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Flu shots may be more effective when people get them in the morning than in the afternoon, a new study suggests.
British researchers assessed 276 people 65 and older who received vaccinations against three different flu strains between 2011 and 2013. The patients received the vaccines either between 9 […]

Businesses Should Be Mindful of Zika Danger to Workers, CDC Says

April 22, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Summer, mosquito season and the threat of Zika virus transmission is approaching, and federal health experts on Friday issued guidelines to help protect American workers from infection.
Infection during pregnancy with the mosquito-borne virus is known to cause a devastating birth defect known as microcephaly […]

Two-Step Ebola Vaccine Strategy Works in Early Trial

April 19, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new two-step Ebola vaccine strategy has shown some promise in early clinical trials.
The trials involved two candidate Ebola vaccines that were given to volunteers in separate shots, the researchers said. One vaccine was provided first as a “primer” shot, and the second was given […]

Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change

April 18, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Climate change is already harming people’s health by promoting illnesses linked to warmer temperatures and changing weather patterns, a leading group of U.S. doctors says in a new position paper.
As a result, the American College of Physicians (ACP) is calling for “aggressive, concerted” action to […]

Health Care Workers Skipped Hand Washing One-Third of the Time: Study

April 13, 2016

WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Staff at many outpatient health care facilities in New Mexico failed to follow recommendations for hand hygiene more than one-third of the time, a new study found.
Many also fell short on injection safety, putting patients at increased risk for infection, the study authors said.
For the study, the researchers […]

You’re 4 Times More Likely to Catch a Cold If You’re Not Sleeping Enough

April 12, 2016

In news that’s sure to have mothers everywhere saying, “I told you so,” scientists have confirmed that a good night’s sleep may keep colds and other infections at bay.

A Mild Flu Season, and the End Is in Sight: CDC

April 12, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — This year’s flu season may not quite be over, but it’s clearly winding down and will be recorded as a relatively mild one, U.S. health officials say.
That’s a far cry from the 2014-2015 flu season, which was a particularly early and nasty one. Last year, […]

Zika May Be Linked to Autoimmune Brain Disorder, Study Says

April 11, 2016

The Zika virus may be linked to yet another brain disorder, this one similar to multiple sclerosis, researchers report.

Ridding U.S. of Hepatitis B, C as ‘Public Health Problem’ Possible: Experts

April 11, 2016

MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Experts say there’s real hope in someday ridding the United States of the “public health problem” of hepatitis B and C infection.
The two viral strains cause serious, often fatal, liver disease for tens of thousands of Americans each year.
The comprehensive new report is from a panel of […]


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