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Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

The flu is starting to tighten its grip on much of the United States, particularly in the South and Midwest, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot

A high-dose influenza vaccine is better than the standard vaccine for frail seniors under care in nursing homes, a new study suggests.
Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

Few people know how to properly use the medical devices that contain lifesaving medications for severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks, a new study shows.
'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults

Chickenpox befell Angelina Jolie this week, preventing the actress-turned-director from attending the premiere of her new film.
Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study

Giving flu shots to schoolchildren also protects others, a new study finds.
Cyramza Approval Expanded to Include Non-Small Lung Cancer

U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the anti-cancer drug Cyramza (ramucirumab) has been expanded to include aggressive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the agency said Friday.
Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response

Researchers say they've pinpointed a gene that affects how much protection the flu vaccine gives a person.
Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot

Fewer than half of Americans have gotten a flu shot so far this flu season, which might be a bad sign for a season that could be potentially severe, infectious-disease experts said Thursday.
Raised Asthma Risk Seen for Toddlers Who Share Bed With Parents

Toddlers who share a bed with their parents may have an increased risk of developing asthma later in childhood, a new study finds.
Sleep Apnea May Raise Risk for Dementia

Older men who have breathing difficulties or spend less time in deep sleep may be at greater risk of brain changes that can precede dementia, a new study suggests.

 

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