Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The seasonal flu vaccine may offer people with type 2 diabetes some protection against dying prematurely, a new study suggests.

Neti Pot Beats Steam for Sinus Congestion Relief

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Inhaling steam probably won't open your chronically clogged sinuses. But nasal irrigation may bring some relief, a new study finds.

Does Living Near a Fracking Site Make Asthma Worse?

MONDAY, July 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Living near fracking sites may make asthma worse for many of those who suffer from the respiratory condition, a new study suggests.

Heart Failure After Heart Attack Tied to Cancer Risk in Study

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop heart failure after a heart attack may also face a higher risk of cancer, a new study suggests.

Allergies Less Common in Kids Who Suck Thumb, Bite Nails

MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your kid's nail-biting or thumb-sucking habit drives you nuts, you'll be happy to hear that a new study suggests those habits may have a health benefit.

London's Great Smog of 1952 Linked to Asthma Surge

FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- London's Great Smog of 1952 might have affected the health of young children and unborn babies, resulting in thousands of additional cases of asthma, a new study contends.

Could Statins Help Fight Cancer?

FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some cancer patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins may live longer than those not on these heart medications, a study from Britain suggests.

Second, Unrelated Cancers Strike 1 in 12 Cancer Patients

THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study found that 8 percent of patients -- or one in 12 -- already diagnosed with one form of cancer end up developing a second type of unrelated cancer.

Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks: Study

TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A flu shot during pregnancy protects newborns against the flu for about two months after birth, a new study finds.

2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico

FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The 2009 swine flu pandemic originated in pigs in a small region of central Mexico, a new study reports.