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The Best Flu Shot for High-Risk Cancer Patients
For patients with cancers of the immune system, such as multiple myeloma, common infections like the flu can be especially dangerous. And new evidence suggests that standard flu shots may not offer adequate protection for these patients.
What You Should Know About Antibacterial Soap
When you reach for a bar or bottle of soap labeled "antibacterial," are you thinking it will help keep you from getting sick? If you answered yes, you're not alone, but you may be incorrect.
Viral Blood Levels Could Predict Ebola Outcomes
A new discovery may have given scientists a glimpse into the mechanisms behind Ebola.
On World AIDS Day, CDC Urges HIV Prevention Pill
Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day. And this year's theme is "The Time to Act Is Now."
Are Hep C Drugs Worth the Cost?
Newly developed drugs to treat hepatitis C infection can cost upward of $100,000 for a full course of treatment. Do the benefits of these drugs outweigh the costs?
Let's Talk Turkey
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means you likely have turkey on the brain.
Stay Acetaminophen-Safe This Flu Season
If you’re looking for some relief from cold and flu symptoms, you can find many treatment options at your local pharmacy. But before you top off your cough syrup with a Tylenol, you may want to think twice.
WHO Calls for Sustained Measles Vaccination
The World Health Organization (WHO) released some encouraging statistics on measles vaccination last week. But this news comes with a call to action.
Antibiotic Resistance: What Everyone Should Know
For years, patients often left the doctor's office with antibiotics for common ailments like colds or ear infections. But this practice might have led to a potentially dangerous new threat: antibiotic resistance.
Penicillin: You Might Not Really Be Allergic
After an adverse reaction, many patients never take penicillin again — even though they've never been formally tested by an allergist. But these patients may want to take another look.