Cured Meats Could Aggravate Asthma, Study Suggests
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating
cured meats such as ham and salami might aggravate asthma,
Mothers of Kids With Severe Birth Defects May Have Shorter Lives: Study
TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A mother raising a
child with a major birth defect may face a higher risk of dying
early compared with a mother whose child doesn't have a birth
defect, Danish research suggests.
Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head
FRIDAY, Dec. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Flu season is starting
to take hold across the country, and U.S. health officials are
urging everyone who hasn't gotten a flu shot yet to get one
Health Tip: Who Needs a Flu Shot?
(HealthDay News) -- Debating whether to get a flu shot? With few
exceptions, most people will benefit and a few in particular really
need the vaccine.
Another Menopause Side Effect: Shortness of Breath?
TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As if hot flashes and
night sweats weren't enough, a new study suggests that a woman's
lung function seems to decline during menopause.
Where You Live May Determine How You Die
TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People along the
southern stretch of the Mississippi River are more likely to die
from heart problems than anywhere else in the United States.
Immune-Focused Drug Shows Promise Against Lung Cancer
TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An immunotherapy drug
called Tecentriq (atezolizumab) extended the survival of lung
cancer patients for several months longer than chemotherapy and
caused fewer side effects, according to a new study.
Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season
MONDAY, Dec. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Only about two out of
five Americans had gotten this season's flu shot as of early
November, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Study Sees Link Between Insomnia, Asthma
FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia is common in
adults with asthma and tied to worse asthma control and other
health problems, a new study finds.
More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed
THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu shot
during pregnancy can protect both a mom-to-be and her baby. And
while the percentage of pregnant American women who got the vaccine
has doubled in recent years, too many still go without the shot,