MONDAY, Aug. 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Certain adult vaccines, including shingles and pneumonia shots, may also help seniors fight off Alzheimer’s disease, new research reveals. Prior vaccination with the shingles vaccine, pneumococcus vaccine or the tetanus and diphtheria shot, with or without an added pertussis vaccine, are associated withContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Pediatricians have suspected it for years, and now a new study may be proving them right: Cold air really can help ease children’s croup symptoms. Croup is a common childhood illness that usually starts as an ordinary cold. It arises when the infectionContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Patients hospitalized with pneumonia typically stay on IV antibiotics until they’re stable, after about three days, but a new study suggests a different option. Researchers report that more patients who have community-acquired pneumonia could switch sooner to oral antibiotics. Antibiotics given as pillsContinue Reading

MONDAY, April 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Pope Francis was back delivering Mass on Palm Sunday, just one day after he was released from the hospital following a three-day stay for bronchitis. Francis, 86, celebrated in St. Peter’s Square in Rome as about 60,000 people looked on, carrying palm frondsContinue Reading

THURSDAY, March 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Pope Francis will remain hospitalized for several days because of a respiratory infection that isn’t COVID-19, the Vatican announced Wednesday. “In recent days, Pope Francis complained of some respiratory difficulties, and this afternoon he went to Policlinico A. Gemelli for some medical checks,”Continue Reading

MONDAY, March 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — While all Americans could benefit from proposed new limits on what’s called PM2.5 air pollution, new research indicates the change has the potential to benefit Black and low-income Americans the most. The limits being considered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) couldContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Ordering special heart scans before a major surgery to gauge risks may be unnecessary, a new study suggests. Researchers found that surgeons can instead estimate patients’ risk of heart attack or death by reviewing existing images of the chest captured months earlier duringContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Consumers have been using a common over-the-counter oral decongestant known as phenylephrine for years, but that may not continue much longer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked a panel of its advisors to reassess the drug’s effectiveness. The medication’s safety isn’tContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Children in Sweden’s capital can breathe a little easier. As Stockholm’s air has gotten cleaner, young people’s lungs have gotten stronger, new research shows. The findings could have implications for cities worldwide. While the adverse impact of air pollutants on kids’ lung healthContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Older people have vaccines available to prevent severe influenza and COVID-19, but there’s been nothing to protect against the third respiratory virus that contributed to this season’s wretched “triple-demic.” Until now. Two major pharmaceutical companies published clinical trial results this week that paveContinue Reading