Flu News

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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

12/4/2009
Swine Flu Continues to Wane

Whether the H1N1 virus will come back during winter isn't known, CDC says

12/1/2009
Swine Flu Waning, But Could Return

CDC urges H1N1 vaccination because pandemic's course remains unpredictable

11/30/2009
U.S. Swine Flu Cases Chart Sharp Decline

But as pandemic seems to ebb, CDC notes a rise in child deaths linked to flu

11/25/2009
Swine Flu Tied to Rise in Pneumonias Among Young

On more positive note, CDC sees few signs of trouble with the H1N1 vaccine

11/25/2009
Brazilian Mint Tea Naturally Good for Pain Relief

Traditional South American medicinal herb proves effective in animal study

11/20/2009
Swine Flu May Hit Kids With Asthma Harder

Canadian study finds more severe cases than with seasonal flu

11/20/2009
Swine Flu Declining in Some Parts of U.S.

But, flu activity remains high and is expected to continue, CDC says

11/16/2009
Immunity to Swine Flu May Be Broader Than Thought

And that may explain why the disease hasn't posed more problems, study says

11/12/2009
22 Million Sickened by Swine Flu in 6 Months

Revised estimation method gives clearer picture of pandemic, CDC says

11/12/2009
My 10-Day Ordeal With the Swine Flu

Reporter recounts her bout with H1N1, made all the worse by chronic asthma

11/12/2009
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death

Cases in Mexico show young more likely to get sick, but elderly more likely to die

11/11/2009
Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Found in Canadian Father

Latest case underscores need to use the antiviral properly, experts say

11/9/2009
Depressed and Pregnant? Flu Shot May Be Needed

Symptoms of seasonal flu could be severe in this group of women, study finds

11/6/2009
Most Who Want Swine Flu Shot Can't Get It

CDC says 38 million doses now available, with 8 million more due next week