Annual flu shot gives kids a special immunity boost

key takeaways New data shows that young children who get the flu vaccine every year can get broad protection. However, as children get older, the protection they get from vaccines against other strains of the flu is not uniform.

Need to check your blood pressure?there is an app

key takeaways High blood pressure usually has no signs or symptoms. Even if a person is not diagnosed with high blood pressure, it can still damage their body. Heart disease is one of the biggest risks associated with high

Drones could soon deliver medicines to your home

key takeaways Leading drone operator Zipline is partnering with two healthcare companies to deliver prescription drugs directly to patients’ homes. Approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, the work will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina and Salt Lake City.

Why do only some people get ASMR tingling?

key takeaways People who get a good “sting” response from ASMR videos are also more likely to have anxiety traits and feel less anxious after watching, a new study finds. ASMR can relieve anxiety like social connection. Experts say

Could pandemic stress lead to higher rates of IBS?

key takeaways Irritable Bowel Syndrome has been a trending health topic on TikTok. Mental health and gut health are inextricably linked, which means that stress may play a major role in rising IBS rates. Getting enough sleep, staying hydrated,

Study finds link between colon cancer and antibiotic use

key takeaways A new study links antibiotic use to an increased risk of colon cancer. Young adults who use antibiotics have a 50 percent higher risk of colon cancer than those who don’t. Experts recommend using antibiotics only when

What is trimetazidine and why was it banned at the Olympics?

key takeaways An Olympic figure skater has tested positive for the illicit drug trimetazidine. Trimetazidine is a medicine used to prevent or treat chest pain and other heart-related conditions. The drug has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency

Influenza Numbers: April 2, 2022

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has suspended data collection and evaluation of U.S. influenza cases for the 2020-2021 flu season. Therefore, current statistics may not fully reflect influenza activity. For example, cases