Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu shots save lives and prevent hospitalizations among nursing home residents, a new study shows.

NYC Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak May Be Slowing

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The ongoing outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York City is showing signs of slowing, city health chief Dr. Mary Bassett said Friday.

Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An online program that encourages people to wash their hands reduced the spread of cold and flu viruses within families, a new study says.

Bigger Families Mean More Infections, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Love kids? Having a bunch may have its downside, a new study finds.

Legionnaire's Disease Most Deadly for Frail, Elderly, Experts Say

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As New York City health officials work to contain an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, health experts note that the elderly, smokers and those with respiratory conditions are most vulnerable to the potentially deadly bacteria.

Health Tip: Avoid Canker Sore Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Canker sores are painful lesions that tend to develop inside the cheek or lips, on the gums or under the tongue.

Add Asthma, Allergy Plans to Your Back-to-School List

SATURDAY, Aug. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If your child has asthma or allergies, make sure his or her teacher, principal and school nurse know about it as part of your back-to-school planning, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) recommends.

Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution afflicts many national parks across the United States, a new study suggests.

Scientists Suggest New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may some day predict lung cancer risk by examining the telomeres that protect your DNA.

New Gene Test Speeds Diagnosis of Stomach Bug That Strikes Kids

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have developed a genetic test to quickly detect a respiratory virus that sickened a record number of American children last year.