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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
Oct 23, 2013
Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .
. . . But U.S. health officials expect outbreaks to pick up in next several weeks and recommend vaccination
Oct 23, 2013HDTV Article
Flu Shot and Your Heart
Being vaccinated against the flu may lower your risk of heart attack and other major cardiovascular events.
Oct 22, 2013
Your Flu Shot May Also Help Your Heart
Study found one-third lower risk of problems including heart attacks in vaccinated people
Oct 21, 2013
Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body
Mouse study illustrates the virus' bold attack on the immune system
Oct 4, 2013
Egg Allergy No Obstacle to Child's Flu Shot, CDC Says
New guidelines say special precautions aren't needed
Sep 26, 2013
CDC Reports More Americans Getting Flu Shots
But overall rate still low, so officials urge everyone over 6 months of age to get vaccinated this season
Sep 25, 2013
It's Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot, Doctor Says
This season's vaccine protects against 4 types of flu virus
Sep 23, 2013
Could Immune Cell Discovery Lead to Universal Flu Vaccine?
British study found people with more of certain virus-killing immune cells fared better during swine flu pandemic
Sep 2, 2013
Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say
The flu is unpredictable and people should not delay in vaccinating their children, new policy advises
Aug 30, 2013
New Moms, the Obese Prone to Flu Complications, Analysis Finds
But pregnant women not at high risk for problems, as previously thought
Aug 22, 2013
Could Flu Shots Help Prevent Heart Attacks?
Evidence isn't conclusive, but experts say it makes sense for people with heart disease to get vaccine
Aug 6, 2013
First Vaccine Against 4 Flu Strains Ready to Ship
FDA has approved distribution of new seasonal influenza shot, Fluarix Quadrivalent
Jul 16, 2013
China's Bird Flu's Drug Resistance Worries Experts
Current tests don't detect strains that won't respond to antiviral medication, study says
Jul 10, 2013
Scientists Examine New Bird Flu's Potential to Spread
They looked at transmission between humans and mammals in lab
Jul 8, 2013
Month of Conception Might Raise Odds of Premature Birth: Study
Mom's exposure to flu during third trimester appears to be a key risk factor, researchers say
Jul 3, 2013
H7N9 Bird Flu Transmits From Person to Person, Study Finds
But it's not easily spread and public should not panic, expert says
Jun 26, 2013
Flu Spreads Quickest Among Kids, Teachers, Health-Care Workers
Study finds they're most likely to have frequent contact with others already infected
Jun 24, 2013
Chinese Warn of Possible Re-Emergence of Bird Flu
H7N9 deadlier than 2009 H1N1 swine flu, researchers say
Jun 19, 2013
Flu Vaccine Protects Millions Annually: CDC
40,000 hospitalizations prevented in just one year, researchers estimate
Jun 14, 2013
Saliva May Improve With Age for Flu Protection
Germ-fighting proteins contained within saliva work better in seniors, study found
Jun 13, 2013
Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC
Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say
Jun 10, 2013
Flu Shots at School Boost Vaccination Rates, Study Finds
Expanding efforts to immunize kids against influenza could cut illnesses, deaths among children
May 31, 2013
Doubling Tamiflu Dose for Severe Flu Doesn't Help: Study
Researchers found no extra health benefit compared to standard dose
May 29, 2013
Gene Therapy May Protect Against Flu Pandemics
Study found coaxing cells in the nose to make super antibodies protected mice and ferrets from pandemic strains
May 28, 2013
New China Bird Flu May Be Resistant to Tamiflu
In study, 3 severe cases involved virus that didn't respond to the flu drug
May 16, 2013
H1N1 Flu Virus Detected in Seals Off California Coast
Influenza viruses can move among species, researchers say
May 8, 2013
Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children
But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers say
May 6, 2013
Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis: Study
It may even reduce their bowel symptoms, researchers say
Apr 9, 2013
New Bird Flu No Immediate Threat: U.S. Experts
There's been no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission in Chinese outbreak
Mar 22, 2013
Flu Season Continues to Wind Down
38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says
Mar 18, 2013
Millions Got Free Preventive Care Due to Health Law, HHS Says
Agency estimates that 105 million received the benefit in 2011 and 2012
Mar 13, 2013
Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness
When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds
Mar 8, 2013
Flu Infections Continue to Decline
33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says
Feb 28, 2013
Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu's Spread
Study found 86 percent of airborne virus particles were stopped in 43 percent humidity
Feb 27, 2013
H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Tied to Sleep Disorder in British Children
Pandemrix also found to raise narcolepsy risk in previous European studies
Feb 21, 2013
Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC
Report shows it only provided 9 percent protection against the nastiest strain of the virus
Feb 19, 2013
Cold and Flu Sufferers Should Ease Back Into Fitness Routine
Toned-down workout advised; vigorous exercise too soon can have negative impact, expert cautions
Feb 15, 2013
Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says
Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows
Feb 8, 2013
Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says
While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas
Feb 6, 2013
Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors
But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated
Feb 4, 2013
Beware Fake Flu Treatments, FDA Warns
May be marketed as dietary supplements, foods (such as herbal teas) and nasal sprays, agency says
Feb 1, 2013
Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC
45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable
Feb 1, 2013
Will Climate Change Mean Worse Flu Seasons?
New study suggests that unseasonably warm winter one year might lead to nasty flu outbreak the next
Jan 31, 2013
People Can Emit Flu Germs in Air Up to 6 Feet Away, Study Finds
Researchers urge more study, new infection-control procedures to protect health care workers
Jan 30, 2013
Doubling Up on Cold, Flu Remedies May Harm Liver
More than 600 prescription and over-the-counter meds contain acetaminophen, FDA experts say
Jan 29, 2013HDTV Article
A Shot in the Arm
New recommendations for adult vaccinations, including an interesting change for flu season.
Jan 28, 2013
Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations
U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine
Jan 25, 2013
Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC
Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions
Jan 24, 2013
Health Tip: Coping With the Flu
If symptoms aren't severe, you may not need medication
Jan 23, 2013
People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts
With study finding, they advise people to have the vaccine
Jan 23, 2013
Controversial Bird Flu Research to Resume
U.S. still on hold, but scientists in other countries ready to end moratorium
Jan 22, 2013
Got the Flu? Rest First, Exercise Later, Experts Say
Sick athletes should put off vigorous workouts
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Health Tip: Help Protect Kids from Flu
If they're 6 months or older, have them vaccinated
Jan 18, 2013
48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard
It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say