October 25, 2011
Obesity May Hinder Flu Shot's Effectiveness
The various health risks
associated with being overweight or obese are well known, but a new
study now suggests that this extra weight may also make your annual
flu shot less effective.
Viagra May Help Children With Rare Blood Pressure
New research suggests that
the active ingredient in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra,
which was initially developed as a treatment for heart disease,
could help children with a rare condition called pulmonary arterial
U.S. Health Officials Back HPV Vaccine for
U.S. health authorities on
Tuesday recommended that young males be vaccinated against human
papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus that causes most
cervical cancers, as well as anal cancer and some cancers of the
throat and mouth.
CT Scans May Pick Up COPD Early in Smokers
Men with a history of heavy
smoking who have a CT scan to look for lung cancer could benefit
from a simultaneous check for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD), Dutch researchers suggest.
Flu Vaccine Isn't Foolproof
The most widely used flu
vaccine in the United States is only about 60 percent effective in
healthy adults, new research indicates.
Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Hits 28
The death toll in the
listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupes produced at a Colorado farm
has reached 28, with another 133 people sickened in 26 states, U.S.
officials said late Tuesday.