Flu News

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9/22/2009
Could Swine Flu Panic Be Worse Than Outbreak Itself?

With infections typically causing only mild illness, experts point to exaggerated fears as the real threat

9/22/2009
Flu Can Raise Chances of Heart Attack

Vaccine reduces risk of deaths related to heart disease, study shows

9/21/2009
1 Swine Flu Shot Enough for Older Kids

But children under 10 will need two doses, preliminary U.S. trial results show

9/18/2009
1st Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine Set for Early October

Initial vaccine will be a nasal spray, followed shortly by injectable one: CDC

9/18/2009
Swine Flu Shots Safe for People With Weak Immune Systems: Experts

Another study outlines risks of catching H1N1 from various routes

9/17/2009
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd

But there are ways to reduce your risk even in close quarters, experts say

9/15/2009
FDA Approves 4 Swine Flu Vaccines

Agency expects first batches to be available within a month

9/14/2009
Small Businesses Urged to Prepare for Swine Flu

Advance planning may help to minimize disruptions, officials say

9/11/2009
Swine Flu Trials Continue to Point to 1-Dose Vaccine

U.S. reports unusually high flu activity, most of it swine variety

9/11/2009
One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Offers Protection: Studies

Findings could expand vaccine supply and speed immunity, experts say

9/10/2009
Get Your Vaccine for Seasonal Flu, Experts Urge

The regular winter scourge poses a potential threat, just like swine flu

9/10/2009
Swine Flu Shots May Come Too Late to Stem Fall Outbreak: Study

Scientists' projections have infections peaking in mid-October, ahead of vaccine delivery

9/10/2009
Swine Flu Burrows Into Lungs: Study

Unlike seasonal flu, H1N1 goes deep into respiratory tract, researchers confirm

9/9/2009
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter

Extract used in 1918 pandemic may have antiviral properties, scientists say

9/8/2009
Antiviral Drugs Should Be Used Cautiously to Fight Flu, U.S. Says

Most people won't need medicines like Tamiflu or Relenza, according to CDC

9/8/2009
Colleges Move to Limit Swine Flu's Spread

Numbers of infections on campus already increasing rapidly; could be preview of what's to come for general population

9/4/2009
U.S. Issues Swine Flu Guidelines for Day-Care Programs

Vaccination, good hygiene practices are among recommendations to protect young children

9/4/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Seems Safe: Experts

So far, trials show no problems and shot should be as safe as that for seasonal flu, officials say

9/4/2009
Giving Swine Flu Drug by IV Could Save Lives

British case supports using Relenza in this as-yet-unapproved form, experts say

9/3/2009
Swine Flu Poses Risk to Kids With Neurological Conditions

But U.S. officials say death rate seems no higher than with seasonal flu

9/3/2009
Respirator Masks Best for Swine Flu Health Workers

Medical personnel should use them, but not the general public, experts say

9/2/2009
Keep Your Flu Shots Straight This Fall

What you need to know about vaccinations for swine flu, regular flu

9/1/2009
Swine Flu May Be Less Dangerous Than Predicted: Study

Researchers challenge 'superbug theory' in animal tests using three flu strains

9/1/2009
Swine Flu on Campuses Boosts Call for Vaccinations

Officials expect return of virus that first surfaced last spring

8/28/2009
Study Details Swine Flu Transmission Rates

Every infected person puts 1.5 other people at risk, researchers say

8/28/2009
Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Ice Skater, Pushes Seasonal Flu Shots

She reminds public there's more than swine flu circulating out there

8/27/2009
Another Report Finds Swine Flu Targeting the Young

But health experts emphasize that most infections are relatively benign

8/27/2009
U.S. Childhood Vaccine Rates Good But Could Be Better: CDC

Compliance still high and stable, but more coverage needed among poor, report finds

8/26/2009
Many Health-Care Workers May Shun Swine Flu Shot

Hong Kong study finds some fear side effects, question benefits

8/24/2009
Not Everyone Wants to Be Vaccinated Against Pandemic Flu

But personal hygiene prevention methods are not enough, experts warn

8/22/2009
Going Back to School With Asthma Takes Extra Work

Lung association recommends flu shots, check-ups and communication with school staff

8/21/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Seems Safe in Early Trials

No worrisome side effects so far, U.S. officials say; flu infections continue to be mild

8/20/2009
Swine Flu May Not Close College Classrooms: CDC

Unless situation becomes severe, simple steps could reduce outbreak's impact, agency says

8/20/2009
School Kids, Parents Should Get Flu Vaccines First

Study shows targeting 'super-spreaders' protects most vulnerable in end

8/20/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Delay Manageable, Experts Say

Having 45 million doses by Oct. 15 will still be useful, they stress

8/19/2009
Patch 'Shots' May Someday Replace Injections

Microneedles could deliver meds safely and painlessly, researchers say

8/19/2009
Businesses Need Swine Flu Action Plan, U.S. Says

Employers must prepare now for more sick workers, new federal guidelines say

8/17/2009
Synthetic Protein Thwarts HIV Infection in Lab

By blocking cellular interaction, researchers prevent disease production

8/14/2009
Get Smart About Swine Flu for Back-to-School

Simple steps can minimize the risk as fall looms, experts say

8/11/2009
Swine Flu May Not Be Any Deadlier This Fall: Experts

Review of prior epidemics refutes theory that virus gets more severe

8/7/2009
Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

Single dose speeds relief but should be reserved for worst cases, researchers say

8/7/2009
School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

But that could change if fall outbreak proves more severe, government says

8/6/2009
Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

Doctors should diagnose based on symptoms and strains in circulation, experts say

8/3/2009
Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

New study does little to settle debate over their usefulness

7/30/2009
Flu Shot May Be Less Effective in Those With Lupus

Certain medications could explain diminished protection, researchers say

7/30/2009
Pregnant Women, Health-Care Workers Top Swine Flu Vaccine Candidates

CDC advisory panel outlines priorities for a fall flu shot rollout

7/29/2009
Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say

As CDC recommendations loom, new study confirms this group at great risk

7/28/2009
CDC Panel to Recommend Who Should Get Swine Flu Shot

Officials hope vaccine will be available by fall or early winter

7/28/2009
Save Swine Flu Drugs for Younger Patients, Study Urges

Curbing use in elderly may be controversial but wise, experts say

7/24/2009
Swine Flu Could Eventually Affect 40% of Americans: CDC

Vaccine testing -- set to begin next week -- could lessen impact