Kids Benefit From Flu Vaccine via Shot or Spray, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Children younger than 3
years old receive roughly the same amount of protection from the
flu vaccine regardless of which method (injection, nasal spray, or
one of each) is used to give the two recommended doses to them,
according to a new federal study.
Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD
THURSDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Over the last decade, an
increasing number of American children have been diagnosed with
attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new government
Test for Calcium Buildup May Spot Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
THURSDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A calcium test performed
with the assistance of a CT scanner seems to provide insight into
the likelihood that certain patients at moderate risk of heart
problems will have a heart attack or stroke, researchers say.
Don't Skip This Year's Flu Shot: CDC
THURSDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- The 2011-12 flu vaccine
protects against seasonal flu and H1N1, just like last year's, but
that doesn't mean it's OK to skip your yearly flu shot, researchers
from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn.