Flu News

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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

11/6/2009
Health Fears Are Nothing to Sneeze At

After witnessing a sneeze, people worry more about flu, heart attacks, accidents and crime, study finds

11/5/2009
Swine Flu Virus Dominant Strain Worldwide: WHO

Agency says pathogen continues to target younger adults, producing mild-to-moderate illness

11/5/2009
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe

Recent reports of H1N1 in a cat or pigs are likely very rare, experts say

11/3/2009
Severe Swine Flu Can Kill Young, Old Alike

Seniors may carry some immunity, but more likely to die if hospitalized, study finds

11/3/2009
CDC Urges Patience As More Swine Flu Shots Arrive

Total should near 42 million by week's end; more health-care workers getting vaccine

11/2/2009
One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works for Pregnant Women

Young children need two doses, spaced several weeks apart, U.S. health officials say

10/30/2009
Flu Deaths Higher Among Seniors With Dementia

Study suggests mortality rate may be linked to health-care inadequacies

10/30/2009
At Least 114 U.S. Kids Dead From Swine Flu

Two-thirds had chronic health problems, CDC says

10/30/2009
Flu Shot in Pregnancy Protects Baby

Vaccinating expectant moms led to bigger, healthier infants, studies show

10/29/2009
Almost 6 Million U.S. Cases of Swine Flu in First Few Months

CDC says H1N1 may be tied to 21,000 hospitalizations during that time

10/29/2009
Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Passed Person-to-Person in U.S.

Another study shows kids shed virus up to 13 days after fever starts

10/29/2009
Cholesterol Drugs May Help Prevent Flu Deaths

But expert says it could be that statins protect heart during infection

10/28/2009
1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand

Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

10/27/2009
More Swine Flu Vaccine Coming Soon

22 million doses out now, and shortage should ease over coming weeks, CDC says

10/26/2009
Sebelius: There Will Be Swine Flu Vaccine for All Who Want It

But the HHS secretary admits that delays are limiting supplies so far

10/25/2009
Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency

Action allows hospitals to better handle large numbers of patients as outbreak spreads

10/23/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Still in Short Supply

Goal of 40 million doses by end of October won't be met, CDC says

10/23/2009
Production Problems Plague Delivery of Swine Flu Vaccine

Despite significant shortfall, CDC says all Americans who want shot will be able to get one, eventually

10/22/2009
Swine Flu Parties? Send Your Regrets, Experts Say

Some parents reportedly exposing healthy kids to those already sick with the H1N1 flu

10/22/2009
CT Scans Surpass X-Rays for Swine Flu: Study

In high-risk patients, scans better able to spot serious complications, researchers say

10/20/2009
Swine Flu Still Strikes Younger People Hardest

90 percent of deaths since Sept. 1 were among those under 65, CDC says

10/19/2009
Minnesota Pig Infected With H1N1 Flu

Federal officials say there's no danger in eating pork products

10/17/2009
11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC

And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

10/16/2009
11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC

And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

10/16/2009
Tylenol May Weaken Effectiveness of Kids' Vaccines

Giving analgesic to prevent fever at shot time could be counterproductive, researchers say

10/14/2009
Severe Swine Flu Could Lead to Blood Clots in Lungs: Study

Researchers say CT scans may be needed to spot the risk

10/13/2009
Many Hospitalized With Swine Flu Had Been Healthy

But the majority of cases still involve people with chronic problems, CDC says

10/13/2009
Many Americans Still Leery of Swine Flu Vaccine

But experts say it's as safe as the shot for run-of-the-mill seasonal flu

10/12/2009
Swine Flu Can Move Quickly to Severe Illness

Canadian, Mexican studies suggest U.S. hospitals need to be ready for surge of cases

10/9/2009
76 Children Dead From Swine Flu: CDC

Finding highlights the need for kids to be vaccinated against the disease, experts say

10/9/2009
Face Masks for Patients May Leak, Spread Germs

Health-care workers should take precautions, especially given H1N1 pandemic, experts say

10/9/2009
'No Flu Shots for My Kids'

Some moms aren't convinced vaccines are necessary, safe or effective

10/8/2009
Swine Flu May Bring Surge in Hospitalizations

In reports from Australia and U.S., most patients recovering, death rate same as seasonal flu

10/8/2009
In Some Cities, Spring Swine Flu May Be Easing Fall Outbreak

Immunity from prior exposure may make H1N1's return less severe, experts say

10/7/2009
Sebelius Urges Americans to Get Swine Flu Vaccine

HHS secretary says shots are made in same way as seasonal flu vaccine, and children are vulnerable to the disease

10/7/2009
Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Lessen Swine Flu Impact

But it won't fully protect people from the H1N1 virus, experts say

10/6/2009
Officials Stress Safety as Swine Flu Vaccine Arrives

Shots are made in same way as seasonal flu vaccine; no serious side effects reported, CDC says

10/5/2009
Early H1N1 Vaccination Saves Lives, Cuts Costs: Study

Projects that inoculating 40% of population in October, November would blunt pandemic

10/1/2009
Children Need Seasonal Flu Vaccine, Experts Say

Study finds vaccination rates lag behind recommended levels

10/1/2009
28 Pregnant Women Have Died From Swine Flu: CDC

Official calls the number 'upsetting'; flu shots and antiviral drugs urged for moms-to-be

10/1/2009
Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds

Whether same will hold true for current H1N1 strain remains a mystery

10/1/2009
Swine Flu Could Create Hospital Bed Shortage

Report finds demand could exceed supply in 15 states

9/30/2009
CDC Links Infections With Swine Flu Deaths

Nearly a third of U.S. victims were also infected with pneumococcus or other bacteria, agency reports

9/29/2009
1918 Flu Closings May Provide Lessons for Today

Cities weighing swine flu school closures should review past practices, researchers say

9/25/2009
Swine Flu Virus Not Mutating, Making Vaccine a Good Match

Head of CDC calls that 'really good news'

9/25/2009
FDA Issues Health Alert on Kids' Tamiflu Dosages

Warning follows report that dosing instructions for liquid medication don't match syringe measurements

9/24/2009
Letter Warns About Tricky Dosing With Liquid Tamiflu for Kids

Meanwhile, CDC says rapid test for swine flu not effective

9/23/2009
Injectable Vaccines More Effective for Adult Flu Than Nasal Sprays

Results may be different in children and in H1N1 swine flu vaccines, researchers say

9/23/2009
Hand-Washing Habits Still Need Improvement: Survey

Soap industry gives America a B-minus for hygiene habits