Wearing Dentures Overnight Tied to Pneumonia
Dentures can help the elderly maintain a normal lifestyle and diet in spite of age-related dental health problems. But the false teeth can also pose a risk for serious illness if proper oral hygiene isn’t followed.
Nursing Home Infection Rates Rose
As people age, nursing homes are often a good option for around-the-clock care. But new research found that nursing home patients faced an increasing risk for infections.
Hundreds of Children Exposed to TB in El Paso Hospital
Tuberculosis (TB) is not as common in the US as it once was. Yet cases of the disease remain a concern, as was recently evidenced in West Texas.
New Flu Rx Under FDA Review
The flu sends about 200,000 people to the hospital every year in the US, prompting research into treatment. Now, the FDA is looking at a new treatment that may reduce flu symptoms.
CDC Officials Recommended Flu Shots
The heat is still beating down in the last days of summer, but autumn is just around the corner. That means flu season is lurking around the bend as well.
Older People May Benefit From High-Dose Flu Vaccine
Everyone would prefer to avoid the flu, but, for older patients, the virus can pose a more serious threat. A new study suggests that a high-dose vaccine may better protect these patients.
Vaccine Not Always Enough to Prevent Pneumococcal Disease
Vaccines can be used to protect against both viruses and bacteria. But bacteria have a secret weapon that makes them harder to fight.
Antibiotic Tied to Slightly Higher Heart Attack Risk
While some antibiotics may cure a bacterial infection, they also may be linked to less desirable health effects.
Tackling Trends in This Year's Flu Season
Flu season may be largely over in the US, but that only means it's time to prepare for next year. A new report considered this year's trends and next year's chances.
Yoga: No Harm, No Treatment for Asthma Patients
Asthma patients are eager to find relief, even if it means exploring options beyond mainstream clinical practices. Yoga is one alternative that asthma patients often turn to.