THURSDAY, July 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is causing deadly pneumonia infections among large numbers of children in the South Asian nation of Bangladesh, a rising threat that could one day reach American shores, experts warn. Doctors found these “superbug” bacteria in more than three of four childrenContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A flu shot might offer some protection against severe effects of COVID-19, a new study suggests. If you are infected with COVID-19, having had a flu shot makes it less likely you will suffer severe body-wide infection, blood clots, have a stroke orContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Aspirin has long been taken by heart patients to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack, but a new study suggests that it can also guard against cardiovascular trouble in pneumonia patients. Such complications are common in pneumonia patients and strongly associatedContinue Reading

FRIDAY, June 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Infectious disease expert Ravina Kullar’s husband has a cold. So does her sister-in-law. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Clinic’s waiting rooms are becoming much more frequented by folks with coughs, sneezes and sniffles, said family medicine physician Dr. Neha Vyas. These folks are part ofContinue Reading

THURSDAY, May 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s long been known that obesity is a risk factor for severe COVID-19 in infected people. But new research suggests that the connection may be even stronger for men than women. Researchers at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City analyzed data fromContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — So, you’re trying desperately to quit smoking, using e-cigarettes while still using traditional cigarettes. Sound like a good idea? Maybe not, according to a new study that shows that combining vaping with smoking raises the risk for respiratory wheeze and cough. “To helpContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans have at some point in their lives gotten a long course of antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection. But according to new recommendations from a major U.S. doctors’ group, some of the most common bacterial infections can now be treatedContinue Reading

SATURDAY, March 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Diagnosing babies and toddlers with asthma is challenging, because it’s difficult to measure lung function in this young group. What makes diagnosis easier is knowing your child’s symptoms. A leading pediatrics group offers some tips for parents who suspect their infants or toddlersContinue Reading