A recently published study sought to determine which of two flu vaccines would provide better community protection when administered in children. Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. The elderly, pregnant women, people with health conditions, and children are among those who are more likely to
The number of nasal allergies is increasing over time, however, asthma symptoms among adults tend to remain stable. Although past research investigating the prevalence of asthma and allergies among adult populations is relatively scant, information that does exist tends to suggest two trends: first, that asthma symptoms tend to remain stable over time, and
A recent study showed that influenza vaccine reduces stroke and heart failure-related complications in adult diabetic patients, a high-risk group for influenza-related complications. This study further justifies the strong recommendation for influenza vaccination in older adults with chronic illnesses. There is a lack of good clinical studies that measure the effectiveness of influenza vaccination
A Dutch research group compared the effect of methylphenidate hydrochloride in adults and in children with ADHD, and found that the drug induced alterations in the brain blood flow of children, but not in adults. Methylphenidate hydrochloride, sold under the brand names like Ritalin, is a commonly used medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).