TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 infection in pregnancy raises a woman’s risk of death sevenfold and significantly elevates her odds for needing intensive care, a new study finds. Getting the virus during pregnancy also ups the likelihood of pneumonia, according to researchers at George Washington University inContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Going into the holiday season, many public health experts feared a “tripledemic” of flu, COVID-19 and RSV cases. New government data now shows that didn’t happen. Reports of flu-like illness are down for the sixth straight week, the U.S. Centers for Disease ControlContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Vaccinations among kindergarteners declined for the second year in a row, leaving hundreds of thousands of young children vulnerable to dangerous infectious diseases, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. About 93% of kindergarteners had their required vaccinations during the 2021-2022 school year, including theContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Public health experts have been warning of a “tripledemic” of respiratory viruses this fall and winter, so the American Lung Association has some tips for breathing easier this holiday season. Flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and COVID-19 are all spreading throughout the UnitedContinue Reading

MARTES, 20 de diciembre de 2022 (HealthDay News) — Unos investigadores han descubierto otro peligro para la salud asociado con vapear. Inhalar los productos de vapeo podría dañar a una capa esencial de los pulmones, llamada surfactante. El surfactante está hecho de lípidos y proteínas, y posibilita que se respireContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have uncovered another health hazard associated with vaping. Inhaling vape products may damage a critical layer of the lungs called surfactant. Made of lipids and proteins, surfactant makes it possible to breathe with minimal effort by reducing surface tension. Researchers say breathingContinue Reading

MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) – As three highly contagious respiratory viruses spread across the United States, straining hospitals and triggering drug shortages, health officials in some major cities and states are calling for a return to indoor masking. Over the past few weeks, COVID-19, the flu and RSVContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An early surge in cold and flu cases has created shortages in key antiviral and antibiotic drugs needed for the annual “sick season,” pharmacists report. The antiviral flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply for both adults and children, in both its brandContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Pediatricians’ offices, children’s hospitals, urgent care centers and emergency rooms across the United States are being overwhelmed by an early, heavy surge of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) among infants and young children. Reported cases of RSV started rising dramatically in September, and byContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Australia is experiencing its worst flu season in five years, and that doesn’t bode well for the United States, federal health officials warned Tuesday. America’s flu season often mirrors what unfolds in Australia, where winter spans April through October. Making matters worse, onlyContinue Reading