Health Problems

Flu shot much more effective this year, CDC says

This year’s flu shot is already outperforming the vaccine issued during the tough 2017-2018 influenza season, federal health officials reported Thursday. The 2017-2018 flu shot offered just 25 percent effectiveness against the predominant strain of flu that season, H3N2. But this year’s shot offers 47 percent protection against all circulating strains, according to researchers at […]

Pet Care

A Missouri Cat Named D-O-G Is Honored with ASPCA Cat of the Year Award

Last month, we celebrated and honored exceptional people, organizations and animals who have showed continued dedication and commitment to the improvement of animal welfare at our annual Humane Awards Luncheon. D-O-G with some Duo dogs. One formerly homeless cat was among those honored this year with the ASPCA Cat of the Year Award. D-O-G (pronounced dee-OH-gee) […]

Health News

Parents urge officials to approve a life-saving drug for their son

Parents beg officials to approve the life-saving £450,000 drug which can treat the rare condition crippling their five-year-old son Finley Newell, from Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, has spinal muscular atrophy   A drug already exists which could improve his life but the NHS can’t buy it In August regulators said the £450,000 drug was not value for money  […]

Health News

The man who has died NINE times

The man who has died NINE times: 29-year-old’s condition regularly makes his heart stop – and he once had FOUR cardiac arrests in just three weeks Jamie Poole, who lives in London, has had nine cardiac arrests in as many years He has a condition which means his heart muscle is thickened and less effective […]