Flu News

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4/13/2010
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Very Rare After H1N1 Vaccine

Rates of the disease among those vaccinated were no higher than in the general population

4/13/2010
Study Finds Military Prone to Infection With H1N1 Flu

Living in close quarters and young age increased risk, Singapore researchers say

4/9/2010
Flu Vaccine With Both B Strains May Offer Better Protection

Adding second strain to seasonal shot would eliminate guesswork, researchers say

4/6/2010
Did 'Regular' Flu Shot Up Risks for H1N1 Flu?

Those who got seasonal vaccine were at higher risk, study found, but that shouldn't affect immunization next season

4/1/2010
Only 1 in 4 Americans Got H1N1 Vaccine

CDC reports that less than half of available doses have been used

3/31/2010
Clues Found to How Different Flu Vaccines Work

Japanese study reveals that immune response is unique to each type of shot

3/29/2010
Officials See Uptick in H1N1 Swine Flu Cases

New activity reported in southeastern U.S.; health officials still urge vaccinations

3/24/2010
H1N1 Virus Yields Up More Secrets

Current strain is similar to that seen in 1918, with implications for vaccine development, scientists say

3/19/2010
Swine Flu in Pregnancy Leads Some to ICU

Moms-to-be more likely to become critically ill than others, study finds

3/10/2010
H1N1 Flu Spreads Slower Than Seasonal Flu: Study

Data from Texas households confirm that the virus tends to target children

3/9/2010
Kids Who Get Flu Shots Protect the Unvaccinated

Inoculating children can prevent influenza from spreading, experts say

2/25/2010
Virtually Everyone Should Get a Flu Shot: CDC

The recommendation will take effect for the next influenza season

2/23/2010
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks

Lower levels of water in cold winter air tied to more influenza, study suggests

2/22/2010
Deadly Hybrid Flu Possible

Stronger strain could develop if avian, seasonal viruses combine, scientists warn

2/15/2010
Rapid Flu Test Most Accurate for Young Kids

But positive results are more accurate than negative findings, researchers find

2/12/2010
57 Million Americans Sickened by H1N1 Flu: CDC

Deaths totaled over 17,000, still fewer than 'typical' flu season

2/10/2010
Blacks in Nursing Homes Vaccinated Less Than Whites

Disparities seen for flu and pneumonia inoculations, researchers say

2/10/2010
Flu Vaccine Safe for Infants 6 Weeks Old

Babies younger than 6 months could be safely protected, researcher says

2/6/2010
Spectators Need to Prepare for Olympic Games, Too

Health experts urge travelers to take steps to prevent illness

2/5/2010
As Swine Flu Fades, Experts Ponder Next Season

Some believe H1N1 will persist for years to come, but in what form remains unclear

2/4/2010
Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccinations

Shots could save thousands of U.S. lives each year, report authors say

2/1/2010
Preventive Steps Helped Summer Campers Avoid Swine Flu

Tamiflu and hygiene measures halted spread of H1N1, researchers say

1/25/2010
Dog Flu Risk Highest Where Canines Mingle

New vaccine could minimize severity, experts say

1/20/2010
No Role Found for Birds in Swine Flu Pandemic

Chickens injected with 1918 and 2009 H1N1 strains didn't get sick, study found

1/15/2010
55 Million Americans Sickened by Swine Flu So Far

Although infections are declining, health officials still urge vaccinations

1/11/2010
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Lowers Flu Shot Effectiveness

But patients should still get vaccinated, researchers say

1/8/2010
As Swine Flu Ebbs, Officials Stress Importance of Vaccine

Cases now widespread in just one state, but a resurgence could occur, CDC experts warn

1/8/2010
Short School Closures Won't Shut Down Flu

Two-week shutdowns won't work, simulations suggest

1/7/2010
As Swine Flu Wanes, Don't Be Fooled

Another outbreak is possible, and people need to be vaccinated: CDC

1/6/2010
Insect Cells Instead of Eggs for Swine Flu Vaccine?

Novel method is faster and avoids allergy issues, researchers say

1/4/2010
Health Tip: Getting a Nasal Vaccine for Flu

Some should consult a doctor first

1/1/2010
Health Care Reform, Swine Flu Top Health News for 2009

Furor over cancer screening changes and lifting of embryonic stem cell ban also grabbed headlines

12/30/2009
Swine Flu Not As Infectious Among Young Adults As First Feared

But younger children were twice as likely to get sick, study of households shows

12/24/2009
New Weapon May Help Battle Bird Flu

Compound tested in mice appears to work better than existing treatments, researchers say

12/24/2009
Flu Vaccine for Seniors Approved

A high-dose shot for people 65 and older

12/24/2009
Swine Flu May Be Rewriting the Flu-Season Script

H1N1 could be dominant strain this winter, 'crowding out' typical seasonal flu, experts say

12/23/2009
Swine Flu Hits Pregnant Women, Kids Hardest

Two studies confirm the increased risk of the H1N1 flu in these two groups

12/23/2009
Nearly 5 Million Doses of Nasal Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled

Tests reveal slight drop in potency, but not enough to require revaccination, FDA says

12/22/2009
As Swine Flu Wanes, So Does Public's Fear

About 60 million people have received H1N1 vaccine, CDC says

12/21/2009
Single Shot of H1N1 Vaccine May Be Enough for Kids

But two doses still needed to ensure protection, experts say

12/17/2009
Swine Flu Wanes, But Future Uncertain

The lull in the outbreak is a good time to get vaccinated, federal officials urge

12/17/2009
Scientists Link Molecule to Severe Swine Flu

Blocking the particle might someday ease accompanying lung infections

12/15/2009
Serious Gaps Revealed in U.S. Response to Health Emergencies

If swine flu were worse, 'we would have really been in trouble,' expert says

12/15/2009
Large Recall of Children's Swine Flu Vaccine

About 800,000 doses have lower strength than needed for protection, CDC says

12/11/2009
Swine Flu Infection Rates Continue to Fall

Just 14 states reporting widespread H1N1 activity, down from 25 states last week, CDC says

12/10/2009
Swine Flu Has Infected 1 in 6 Americans: CDC

Children, young adults still bear the brunt of H1N1, with the most hospitalizations and deaths

12/9/2009
Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates Still Too Low

More got their shot early, but numbers now same as last year, survey shows

12/8/2009
Review Questions Tamiflu's Effectiveness

Finds no proof the drug prevents flu complications such as pneumonia

12/8/2009
Swine Flu Pandemic May Be Less Severe Than Expected

Data indicates that, while serious, virus impact predicted to be mild

12/7/2009
Swine Flu Can Batter Kids With Sickle Cell

Children with the disease should be vaccinated along with other high-risk groups, researchers say