Zika Vaccine Works in Early Human Trial

THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An experimental vaccine for the Zika virus has shown signs of success in an early human trial. The vaccine safely produced Zika-specific antibodies in 100 percent of the people involved in the study. “Zika virus continues to be a threat to people living in the Americas and the…

Hockey Viewers’ Hearts May Pay a Penalty

THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Just watching a hockey game can put significant stress on the heart, a new study claims. “Our results indicate that viewing a hockey game can likewise be the source of an intense emotional stress, as manifested by marked increases in heart rate,” said senior investigator Dr. Paul Khairy,…

Allergy Relief Do’s and Don’ts

THURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As the seasons change, more and more people are sneezing because of allergies. And the numbers are rising, with those in urban areas particularly affected, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Symptoms in the fall are most likely caused by ragweed. Summer sneezes? Blame…

Uber Can Help Cut Car Crashes, But Not Everywhere

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Use of ride-sharing services such as Uber has prompted a drop in drunk-driving accidents in some American cities, a new report suggests. But access to smartphone-connected drivers doesn’t uniformly slash booze-related crashes, researchers found. “Uber seems to affect crashes differently in different cities,” said study author Christopher Morrison.…