Health Highlights: Oct. 14, 2022​

Health Highlights: Oct. 14, 2022​

As U.S. health officials warn of a severe flu season, experts explain why you should get a shot: People are already landing in the hospital with severe cases, and the vaccine is your only protection, they noted. Read more

Pfizer says first human data on updated booster shots looks promising: Blood tests showed stronger antibody responses to the Omicron subvariants than the original vaccine prompted, the company announced Thursday. Read more

Banning menthol cigarettes could have big impact on smoking rates: With 2 in 5 Americans smoking the flavored products, minorities and younger smokers would be the most affected. Read more

Are night sweats worse than hot flashes? A new survey of 200 women says yes. Read more