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Jul 21, 2015
Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice
If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year
Jun 25, 2015
Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study
Strain of H3N2 virus that was circulating did not match strain used in vaccine
Jun 5, 2015
CDC Tweaking Flu Vaccine for Better Protection
Next season's shot includes last year's missing strain
Apr 22, 2015
Bird Flu Poses Little Threat to People: CDC
Genetic analysis indicates public shouldn't be alarmed, 'cautiously optimistic' health officials say
Apr 21, 2015
3.8 Million Chickens To Be Killed After Bird Flu Outbreak at Iowa Farm
Experts stress this strain poses little risk to humans
Apr 16, 2015
Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians
Pay attention to where cases are occurring
Apr 10, 2015
Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study
But they are more likely to develop flu-rated complications
Apr 3, 2015
Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?
European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear
Mar 11, 2015
Bird Flu Spreads Across China, Posing Threat to People: Report
Second outbreak, with 318 human infections and 100 deaths, twice as big as first outbreak
Mar 5, 2015
Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season
CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older
Mar 3, 2015
Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study
Infection hits younger people more often, maybe because they mingle in larger groups, researcher suggests
Feb 27, 2015
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC
And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children
Feb 24, 2015
A Doctor's Advice, a Patient's Race Influence Flu Shot Rates
Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows
Feb 17, 2015
Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Deadly Bird Flu
Study reveals protective response to rare virus strains
Feb 13, 2015
Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC
But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say
Feb 6, 2015
Many States Still in Flu's Grip, But Some Areas Report Declines
CDC expects to see high activity for several more weeks
Feb 3, 2015
Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine
Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note
Jan 30, 2015
Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds
Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication
Jan 29, 2015
Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC
Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says
Jan 22, 2015
Health Tip: Could You Have the Flu?
Here are possible symptoms
Jan 20, 2015
Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study
Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines
Jan 15, 2015
Only 23 Percent Protection From This Year's Flu Vaccine
CDC urges early antiviral treatment if symptoms appear
Jan 9, 2015
Tips for Steering Clear of Flu
It's not too late to get vaccinated, doctors stress
Jan 9, 2015
Bad Flu Season Continues to Take Toll, Especially Among the Young and Old
Not too late to get a flu shot, health officials say; antiviral meds strongly recommended
Jan 5, 2015
Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says
43 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 21 child deaths
Jan 2, 2015
FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu
Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces
Dec 30, 2014
Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported
But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says
Dec 30, 2014
Health Tip: Taking Care of Someone With Flu
Suggestions to keep yourself well
Dec 22, 2014
Rapivab Approved to Help Treat Flu
Intravenous drug inhibits viral enzyme
Dec 18, 2014
Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC
But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection
Dec 18, 2014
Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot
Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds
Dec 15, 2014
Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study
Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults
Dec 11, 2014
Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response
Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest
Dec 11, 2014
Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot
Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness
Dec 4, 2014
Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC
Vaccine not a good match for mutated strains circulating now, officials say
Dec 4, 2014
Kids Who Were Preemies More Vulnerable to Flu Complications: Study
Current guidelines don't identify them as a high-risk group, but they should, researchers say
Nov 21, 2014
Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now
Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in
Nov 17, 2014
Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?
Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two
Nov 7, 2014
Oct 20, 2014
Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet
With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important
Oct 8, 2014
U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC
Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say
Oct 7, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
Health Tip: Help Keep Germs at Bay
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
Sep 22, 2014
Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu
An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say
Sep 22, 2014
Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older
Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say
Sep 22, 2014HDTV Article
Get Ready for Flu Season
New Seasonal Flu Vaccine Recommendations for Children and Adults
Sep 21, 2014
Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says
Vaccination in October may give you the best chance of avoiding influenza this season
Sep 19, 2014
Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People
Mutations to the virus might allow it to spread, researchers say.
Sep 18, 2014
Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC
Vaccine is safe, effective for those 6 months and older, experts say
Sep 8, 2014
Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise
Two studies found peramivir shortened symptoms
Aug 20, 2014
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say
Aug 19, 2014
All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby
Aug 13, 2014
High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study
It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say
Aug 4, 2014
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds
Aug 4, 2014HDTV Article
Children and Flu Complicationsh
1 in 3 children with the flu is at risk for severe complications, new study finds.
Jul 17, 2014
Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately
Antivirals underprescribed for high-risk patients, researchers say
Jul 11, 2014
CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare
Agency places moratorium on transfer of dangerous germs from its high-level labs
Jun 26, 2014
For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization
CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8
Jun 11, 2014
Current Bird Flu Has Pandemic Potential
Just a few changes are needed for circulating strains to become contagious to humans, study finds
Jun 5, 2014
People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year
H1N1 strain predominated in season that peaked early; CDC recommends inclusion of H1N1 in next year's vaccine
Jun 3, 2014
Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study
But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population
Apr 30, 2014
Vaccine Against Bird Flu Readied, Just in Case
U.S. officials want to be prepared, but some doubt H7N9 will become pandemic
Apr 15, 2014
Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season
Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic
Apr 11, 2014
Swine Flu From 2009 Pandemic Also Struck Sea Otters: Study
Scientists say finding shows marine animals may be yet another host of flu viruses
Apr 10, 2014
Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds
'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say
Mar 19, 2014
Tamiflu Saved Lives During Swine Flu Pandemic, Study Confirms
Best to start treatment within 48 hours, experts say
Mar 16, 2014
Flu Can Infect Many Without Causing Symptoms: Study
British researchers call those who get physically sick 'tip of iceberg' in terms of total cases each year
Mar 6, 2014
State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC
When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds
Feb 25, 2014
Flu Shot May Lower Stroke Risk, Too
Getting immunized early in season delivers most cardiovascular benefit, study suggests
Feb 20, 2014
Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC
Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64
Feb 14, 2014
Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds
Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit
Feb 5, 2014
There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot
Younger adults seem at risk this year, FDA says
Feb 5, 2014
China's New Bird Flu Might Put People at Risk, Report Says
Genetic analysis after woman's death finds virus may 'replicate efficiently in humans'
Jan 30, 2014
College Students Should Get a Flu Shot
Dorm living, large classes increase their exposure to the virus, doctor notes
Jan 28, 2014
Health Tip: Antiviral Can Help Manage Flu
It can help minimize severity and duration
Jan 24, 2014
Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot: Experts
Large Canadian study finds people with diabetes are more likely to get sick from flu, be hospitalized
Jan 17, 2014
Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands
Dirty digits are the fastest way to communicate infectious germs, experts say
Jan 17, 2014
Meet Henry the Hand: A Crusading Doctor's Right-Hand Man
Cartoon character helps physician spread the gospel of good hand hygiene
Jan 10, 2014
U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb
Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says
Jan 9, 2014
Ease Up on Workouts to Aid Flu Recovery, Expert Says
Intense exercise will stress the immune system even more
Jan 8, 2014
Liquid Tamiflu for Kids in Short Supply
Shortage should be resolved in week; Tamiflu capsules and flu shots widely available, U.S. officials say
Jan 7, 2014
Temporary Fever May Occur When Kids Under 2 Get 2 Shots at Once
Higher risk for a day or two if flu and pneumococcal vaccines given together, study finds
Dec 27, 2013
Cancer Patients Vulnerable to Complications From Flu
Expert advises these patients to get vaccinated as protection
Dec 26, 2013
H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S.
This flu strain tends to hit younger adults harder than older adults, CDC says
Dec 26, 2013HDTV Article
Flu Vaccine and Gender Differences
Women are better protected by flu shot than men, study finds. Is testosterone the reason?
Dec 23, 2013
Testosterone May Undermine Flu Shot's Effectiveness for Men
High levels of the hormone cause fewer antibodies to be produced, researchers say
Dec 12, 2013
Flu Vaccine Prevented 6.6 Million Illnesses Last Season: CDC
There's still time to get vaccinated for current flu season, health officials say
Dec 11, 2013
New Flu Vaccine May Provide More Protection to Kids
Study used vaccine targeting 4 flu strains rather than the usual 3
Dec 10, 2013
Those With Insurance More Likely to Use Preventive Care: Study
And they're less likely to adopt risky habits like smoking
Dec 5, 2013
Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says
Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized
Nov 28, 2013
Holiday Health and Safety: Another List to Be Checking Twice
An expert offers up tips for a busy season ahead
Nov 26, 2013
Swine Flu's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought
Study updates estimate from 2009 pandemic to nearly 203,000 deaths worldwide
Nov 25, 2013
H5N1 Bird Flu Vaccine Approved
In the event of a pandemic
Nov 25, 2013
Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study
Survival odds increase with early administration of drugs such as oseltamivir, researchers say
Nov 14, 2013
Taiwan Woman 1st Human Infected With New Strain of Bird Flu
Scientists aren't sure about the potential threat posed by the H6N1 virus
Nov 8, 2013
Gelatin Allergy May Mean Extra Care Is Needed With Flu Shot
Used to stabilize the vaccine, gelatin could cause reaction in those who are sensitive to it, experts say
Nov 1, 2013
With Flu Season Here, Docs Offer Tips to Stay Healthy
Immunization highly advised, plus simple methods to avoid spreading virus
Nov 1, 2013HDTV Article
Surviving Flu Season
4 top tips for avoiding the flu, plus important advice on when to see your doctor if the virus strikes.
Oct 31, 2013
Closing Chinese Poultry Markets Stalled Bird Flu's Spread to People
Cases dropped quickly and dramatically, researchers found
Oct 28, 2013
Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds
Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says