TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines aren't just for kids, a doctors' group says.
"Many adults are not aware that they need vaccines throughout their lives and so have not received recommended vaccinations," Dr. Robert McLean, president of the American College of Physicians, said in a college news release.
"Adults should get a seasonal flu shot and internists s...
MONDAY, June 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Shingles isn't usually considered a kids' disease, but children can get this painful condition. Fortunately, the chickenpox vaccine can also protect them against it, a new study finds.
"The virus that causes chickenpox also causes shingles. It's pretty uncommon in kids, but we wanted to see what would happen to the rates of shingles among child...
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For weeks, Donna Greene got the brush-off when she asked the pharmacist about getting her second dose of Shingrix, the sought-after but scarce new shingles vaccine.
Check back next week. Check in two weeks. We just don't know, she was told at last. Finally, in mid-October, Greene got lucky.
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you have diabetes, you need all recommended vaccinations, the American Association of Diabetes Educators says.
Diabetes reduces the immune system's ability to fight certain infections. This raises the risk for serious complications from diseases that vaccines protect against -- including flu, pneumonia, hepatitis B, tetanus and shingles.
THURSDAY, Dec. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The millions of Americans caught in the grip of an addiction to opioids -- prescription painkillers or heroin -- remained the leading health news story of the past year.
The scourge is now so widespread that, just last week, research suggested that deaths from opioid overdoses may be the biggest factor driving a d...