Flu season kicks off early in U.S., 29 states report new cases

Flu activity has increased over the last week in the U.S., sparking concerns from public health officials that this year’s flu season is off to an early start, Health Day News reported. “Today’s report confirms that the U.S. flu season is off to an early start,” Thomas Frieden, M.D., M.P.H, director of the Centers for… Read more »

Vitamin D can reduce the risk of respiratory tract infection

Recent research conducted at the Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital has revealed that patients who are at risk for infections who consume vitamin D may be less likely to develop respiratory tract infections. During the study, which was published in the BMJ Open, scientists analyzed a group of 140 Immunodeficiency Unit patients who were… Read more »