MONDAY, June 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Getting a COVID-19 booster shot can significantly increase an at-risk person’s immunity and protect against the contagious Omicron variant. New research focusing on nursing home residents and their caregivers found a third dose of vaccine boosted antibodies by more than 85%, with highContinue Reading

FRIDAY, June 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Now that a COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for kids under age 5, a leading medical group urges parents to discuss it with their health care provider. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that parents ask their children’s doctor or other clinicianContinue Reading

THURSDAY, June 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine advisory panel on Wednesday voted to recommend that Americans 65 and older get the new, more potent flu shots because the regular shot doesn’t offer enough protection. The more powerful vaccines might also offerContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Health authorities in Britain, who routinely test sewage samples for the virus that causes polio, declared a “national incident” after evidence of local spread was found in London sewers. No cases have been identified yet, according to the UK Health Security Agency. ThereContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — One of the worst meningitis outbreaks in U.S. history has prompted public health officials to urge gay and bisexual men who live in Florida or plan to visit the state to get vaccinated right away. Twenty-four cases of meningitis (meningococcal disease) and sevenContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — After decades where millions of Americans who were at risk for cardiovascular trouble were told a daily low-dose aspirin would guard against strokes and heart attacks, new guidelines issued this spring recommend that the strategy is not worth the bleeding risks in thoseContinue Reading