TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Children stricken with influenza aren’t receiving the flu-busting antiviral drug Tamiflu even though it’s recommended for them, a new study says. Three of five children with the flu aren’t prescribed Tamiflu, researchers report online Nov. 13 in the journal Pediatrics. “We found thatContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Health care workers at America’s nursing homes are woefully under-vaccinated for both flu and COVID-19, threatening their own health and that of the frail elderly patients under their care, a new report finds. Looking at 2023 data collected at nearly 14,000 nursing homesContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many antibiotics long used to treat common childhood infections are no longer effective because of antibiotic resistance. The authors of a new study say global guidelines on antibiotic use need to be updated to reflect this, and they called for an increased focusContinue Reading