Holiday Trimmings Can Trigger Allergies

SATURDAY, Dec. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The holidays can be anything but joyous for people with allergies when they contend with fresh trees, scented candles and other allergy triggers.

Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of cancer treatment can cause financial stress that threatens patients' well-being, a new study finds.

Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The flu is starting to tighten its grip on much of the United States, particularly in the South and Midwest, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A high-dose influenza vaccine is better than the standard vaccine for frail seniors under care in nursing homes, a new study suggests.

Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Few people know how to properly use the medical devices that contain lifesaving medications for severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks, a new study shows.

'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults

TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox befell Angelina Jolie this week, preventing the actress-turned-director from attending the premiere of her new film.

Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study

MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving flu shots to schoolchildren also protects others, a new study finds.

Cyramza Approval Expanded to Include Non-Small Lung Cancer

FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the anti-cancer drug Cyramza (ramucirumab) has been expanded to include aggressive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the agency said Friday.

Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've pinpointed a gene that affects how much protection the flu vaccine gives a person.

Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot

THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than half of Americans have gotten a flu shot so far this flu season, which might be a bad sign for a season that could be potentially severe, infectious-disease experts said Thursday.