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A Way to Protect Babies from the Flu
For babies younger than 6 months, influenza vaccination has not been proven to be successful. But a new study found a different way to protect babies from the flu.
8 Top Health Questions Answered
One of the most common questions pharmacists receive is "Can I drink alcohol while taking my medication?" See what other questions made the list.
For Pregnant Women with Flu, This Rx Could Help
Women who get the flu during pregnancy are at risk for serious illness, and time is often of the essence when treating the problem. One treatment may be able to help.
The 411 on Flu Vaccines
When it comes to flu vaccines, which is better: A squirt in the nose or a shot in the arm?
Flu Shot Less Effective in Seniors — Here's Why
Flu vaccines are known to be less effective in the elderly. But until now, the mechanisms behind this phenomenon were not well-understood.
For Egg-Allergic Kids, Nasal Flu Vaccine Appears Safe
Some flu vaccines are made using eggs, raising safety concerns for many patients with egg allergies. But a new finding may help put that fear to rest.
CDC Urges Seasonal Flu Vaccination
This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Have you had your flu shot yet?
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.
First Flu Vaccine with Adjuvant Approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Fluad, the first seasonal influenza vaccine containing an adjuvant.
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.