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

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