Don't Give Kids Medicines With Codeine, Tramadol: FDA
THURSDAY, April 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parents shouldn't
give their children any medications containing the narcotics
codeine or tramadol because they can cause life-threatening
breathing problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned
Health Tip: When Asthma Doesn't Improve
(HealthDay News) -- If you've followed your asthma treatment
plan without improvement, it's time to have a conversation with
4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air
WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Air quality in the
United States is improving overall, but not enough for the nearly
40 percent of Americans who live in counties with unhealthy levels
of air pollution.
Is It Wise to Take a Steroid for a Sore Throat?
TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers seeking
new sore throat treatments report only modest success with a single
dose of a steroid medication.
Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter
TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It sounds like weird
science, but the slime that coats the skin of South Indian frogs
might fight some strains of the flu.
When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too
MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- When parents get a
flu shot, their kids are more likely to be vaccinated against not
only the flu, but also other diseases, new research reveals.
Flu Season All But Over in U.S.
FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu
season is rapidly winding down and is expected to end within the
next couple of weeks, U.S. health officials predicted Friday.
Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Alzheimer's patients
given sedatives such as Valium or Xanax may have an increased risk
for pneumonia, a new study warns.
Health Tip: Asthma and Air Pollution
(HealthDay News) -- Air pollution makes the air unhealthy -- a
particularly serious problem for people with asthma.
Droughts Tied to Climate Change Could Bring Health Risks for Seniors
WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Severe drought can
put older people at added risk of heart and lung illness -- and
even death, a new study finds.