Top stories in health and medicine, December 19, 2014

medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. High-Dose Flu Vaccine Better for Frail Elderly. For frail older people living in long-term care, a high-dose inactivated influenza vaccine is a better option than the standard drug.
  2. Look into SGLT2 Fracture Risk, Researchers Urge. Look deeper into the potential relationship between SGLT2 inhibitors and bone fractures.
  3. JIA Parents Lose Significant Work Time. Parents of a child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JIA) missed nearly triple the work hours as parents whose child did not have the disease.
  4. Ebola Response on Track: WHO. The response to the Ebola epidemic is on track to meet U.N. targets.

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