Shingles Returns More Often Than Thought
TUESDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Repeat cases of shingles may
be more common than suspected, contends a new study that challenges
the long-held belief that people only get shingles once in a
Hospitals Often Fail to Follow Up on Tests, Study Says
TUESDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- As many as 75 percent of
hospital tests are not followed up and this failure can have
serious consequences for patients, including delayed or missed
diagnoses and even death, according to a new study.
Mom's HIV May Lower Baby's Immunity to Other Diseases
TUESDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who are exposed to
HIV at birth but don't become infected with the virus have lower
levels of antibodies to diseases such as whooping cough, tetanus
and pneumococcus, a new study finds.
'Universal' Flu Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
TUESDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A small group of 22 British
volunteers is testing out a new "universal" influenza vaccine: one
that might be effective against all strains of flu and wouldn't
have to be reformulated each year, as now happens.
MRI-Friendly Pacemaker Approved
TUESDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The first heart pacemaker
designed to be used safely during certain MRI exams has been
approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.