Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDTThe nasal spray flu vaccine LAIV offers insufficient protection for children and should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season, the AAP recommend.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTNasal spray can provide much-needed relief, but some can cause “nasal spray addiction.” Learn which sprays can cause it and what the symptoms are.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDTTwo studies appearing in JAMA examine the use of genetic tests to help rule out a serious bacterial infection in infants with fever, and also to determine if an infection is bacterial or viral in...
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTDoes the flu shot cause side effects? This article looks at what the flu shot is, how safe it is, and when people should get this vaccine.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTHow can you tell the difference between strep throat and other conditions that affect the throat? The symptoms and pictures in this article could help.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTThere are four globally endemic human coronaviruses which, together with the better known rhinoviruses, are responsible for causing common colds.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDTImmune memory ensures a quick and specific response to previously encountered pathogens.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDTResearchers have discovered that secondary infection with the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium (or "superbug") often kills influenza patients because the flu virus...
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTContrary to previous studies, new research shows that immunizing children with the flu nasal spray provides similar protection to the standard flu shot.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDTSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital immunologists have identified the protein trigger in the body's quick-reaction innate immune system that specifically recognizes the influenza virus in...
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDTLearn all about mono, a condition that is often caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDTPeople who live in provinces with policies that allow pharmacists to administer influenza vaccines are more likely to be vaccinated, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association...
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTWhen disease outbreaks occur, people with essential roles - healthcare workers, first responders, and teachers, for example - are typically up close and personal with infected people.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDTAdjuvants - ingredients added to vaccinations for influenza and other viruses to help boost their effectiveness - can increase a host's immune response but not enough to protect the obese against...
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:00:00 PDTLearn all about the early signs and symptoms of mono. This article looks at mono symptoms in teens, young adults, older adults, and children.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDTThe flu vaccine may reduce the likelihood of being hospitalised with stroke and heart failure in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDTFindings suggest intranasal flu vaccine may help prevent severe illness during pandemics.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDTSymptoms of chronic nasal congestion are unlikely to be eased through steam inhalation, new research finds, though nasal irrigation may be effective.
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDTTracing the movements of patients at a South Korean hospital has helped identify how Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus was transmitted from a single super-spreader patient in an...
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDTZinc acetate lozenges may reduce the duration of the common cold by nearly 3 days, according to a recent analysis.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDTLearn all about sore throats. This article looks at the causes and symptoms of a sore throat, along with home remedies and prevention tips.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDTInfants born to mothers who receive the flu vaccine in pregnancy may only be protected against the virus for the first 8 weeks of life, find researchers.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDTCDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the "nasal spray" flu vaccine, should not be used during the...
Wed, 25 May 2016 07:00:00 PDTYearly flu shots are strongly recommended for adults with certain chronic illnesses, but patients of racial/ethnic minority groups are less likely to receive them.
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 PDTThe symptoms of a sinus infection are very similar to those caused by a cold. Learn how to spot symptoms caused by sinus infection with this article.