Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

July 26, 2016

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The seasonal flu vaccine may offer people with type 2 diabetes some protection against dying prematurely, a new study suggests.
The flu shot also appeared to protect those with type 2 diabetes from hospitalizations for stroke, as well as heart and breathing problems, the study said.
British researchers looked at […]


Little Threat of Zika Spread From Rio Olympics, Study Says

July 26, 2016

Travelers and competitors at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are not likely to contract the Zika virus during their stay or bring it back to their home countries, Yale University experts contend in a new report.


1.6 Million Child-Bearing Women in Latin America Could Get Zika: Study

July 25, 2016

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Up to 1.6 million child-bearing women in Central and South America may be at risk for infection with the Zika virus by the end of the first phase of the epidemic, new research suggests.
Mosquito-borne Zika has been linked with serious birth defects including microcephaly, where babies are born […]


CDC Updates Zika Guidelines for Pregnant Women

July 25, 2016

MONDAY, July 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials on Monday updated their Zika virus guidelines, saying that pregnant women could contract Zika from a sex partner of either gender.
The virus can cause serious birth defects including microcephaly, where babies are born with abnormally small heads and brains.
The new update follows news last week […]


How to Keep Bug Bites at Bay

July 23, 2016

SATURDAY, July 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Bug bites can make you more than itchy. Ticks, mosquitoes and certain flies are known to spread some nasty diseases. But U.S. health experts say there are ways to keep pesky insects in their place.
One of the best ways to prevent bug bites is to use an insect […]


Florida Investigates 2nd Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus

July 22, 2016

FRIDAY, July 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Florida health officials say they’re investigating a second possible case of locally transmitted Zika infection.
On Tuesday, the first possible case of local infection in the continental United States was reported by the state’s health department. The first case involves a woman in Miami-Dade County, while the second involves […]


Meningitis B Vaccine Falls Short of Expectations

July 20, 2016

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — About one-third of Princeton University students given a vaccine to combat a meningitis B outbreak on campus in 2013 didn’t show signs of protection from the immunization, researchers reported.
However, none of the vaccinated students developed a meningitis infection, the study found.
It was the first-ever use […]


Florida Investigates Possible Local Transmission of Zika Virus

July 20, 2016

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Florida health officials are investigating what could be the first case of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in the continental United States.
Infection with the Zika virus can cause the devastating birth defect microcephaly, which leads to babies born with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains.
In a statement […]


New Clues to Zika’s Threat to Fetus, and How to Stop It

July 19, 2016

TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Maternal infection with the mosquito-borne Zika virus can pose serious dangers to the fetus.
Now, scientists say they’ve gained new insight into how the virus infects the fetus, and a potential means of preventing infection.
Zika can cause serious birth defects if a woman becomes infected while pregnant. Thousands of […]


This Monthly Vaginal Ring Could Help Protect Women Against HIV

July 19, 2016

When used regularly, a medicated monthly vaginal ring may be an effective way for women in sub-Saharan Africa to protect themselves from HIV infection, according to new research.



Powered by WordPress.com VIP