Flu News

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4/23/2009
Swine Flu Cases Now Total 7: CDC

All patients, in California and Texas, have recovered from unique virus

4/16/2009
Mild Flu Season Coming to a Close

Outpatient visits, deaths were lower than previous year, CDC says

4/8/2009
Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season

Effective vaccine and more vaccinations among young people helped, experts say

4/8/2009
Rapid Test to Detect Bird Flu in People Approved

Results available in less than 40 minutes

3/23/2009
Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span

Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

3/3/2009
Concerted Effort Needed to Fight Drug-Resistant Flu Strain

Other medications could be effective, while flu shot is best bet, experts say

3/2/2009
Resistance to Tamiflu Growing

Mostly linked to influenza A strain, which is most common in US, study says

2/23/2009
Too Little Vitamin D May Mean More Colds and Flu

Whether adding supplements would help still needs testing, experts say

2/22/2009
Scientists May Have New Way to Fight the Flu

Discovery could lead to new drugs and universal vaccine, they say

2/10/2009
Low Humidity Levels Help Flu Germs Spread

Finding explains why infection more common in winter months

2/6/2009
Health Tip: Do I Have a Cold or Flu?

They may have similar symptoms, but flu is more severe

2/3/2009
U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start

Fewer cases so far suggest a mild flu season, officials say

1/23/2009
Drug Impedes Body's Deadly Reaction to Flu Virus

Finding may help prevent spread of lung infections, including pandemic strains

1/9/2009
You're Never Too Old for a Flu Shot

Death rates and complications plummet for immunized seniors, study found

1/9/2009
Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug

But other medications are available that work, CDC officials stress

1/2/2009
To Protect Yourself, Wash Those Germs Away

Doctors say it's the best way to keep colds and flu at bay

12/5/2008
Flu Shots Worthwhile for College Students

Getting seasonal vaccine reduced illness rates, missed classes, study shows

12/2/2008
Health Tip: Allergies to the Flu Shot

Who may have a reaction and shouldn't get the vaccine

12/1/2008
Health Tip: Be Sure to Get a Flu Shot

Particularly if you're at higher risk

11/11/2008
Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots

Study found getting one reduced chances by 26%

11/4/2008
Too Many High-Risk Teens Not Getting Flu Shots

Those with asthma, other conditions have vaccination rates far below goals, study finds

10/29/2008
Flu Vaccine Could Prevent 357,000 Deaths in Pandemic

Predictive model shows shots would also save $7 billion in related health-care costs

10/28/2008
High-Dose Flu Shot Benefits Elderly

Heightened immune activity seen in people 65 and older, study says

10/28/2008
When It Comes to Flu, the More Who Get Vaccine, the Better

While not possible to protect all, studies show shots cut deaths, hospital visits

10/26/2008
Family Flu Shots Protect Babies Before Leaving Hospital

Vaccinating those in closest contact with newborns provides 'cocooning effect'

10/10/2008
Flu Can Be Deadly for Young Victims

CDC now recommends shots for those aged 6 months to 19

10/8/2008
New Avian Flu Vaccine Strategy Proposed

Advance shots protect those most exposed in possible pandemic, researchers suggest

10/7/2008
Drug Companies Say No Cold Meds for Kids Under 4

FDA supports industry's voluntary action to change labeling as agency continues to assess whether products are safe for the youngest set

10/6/2008
Kids' Flu Shot Largely Ineffective Over Past Few Years

Study finds it didn't keep them from hospitals, doctors' offices

10/2/2008
FDA Wants More Time to Study Cold Meds for Kids

More data needed on whether OTC remedies are safe, agency official tells public meeting

9/30/2008
Anti-Obesity Drugs Could Fight Viral Infections

Targeting increases in fatty acid metabolism inhibits replication, researchers find

9/24/2008
Regular Hand-Washing Can Prevent Against Colds, Flu

But group's survey finds fewer Americans taking this simple precaution

9/24/2008
Flu Vaccine Should Be More Effective: CDC

And officials are urging more Americans than ever before to get a shot this season

9/18/2008
U.S. Barred 33 TB-Infected People From Flying Over Past Year

CDC's new 'do not board' list comes as a surprise to infectious disease experts

9/17/2008
Pregnant Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby

U.S. health officials will mull new findings at vaccine meeting

8/29/2008
Study Questions Flu Shot's Mortality Protection for Elderly

Canadian study found benefit to be statistically insignificant

8/18/2008
Survivors of 1918 Flu Pandemic Immune 90 Years Later

Finding could lead to new strategies for fighting future pandemics, researchers say

8/5/2008
FDA OKs Flu Vaccines for 2008-09 Season

The hope is they will be a better match than last year's shots

8/4/2008
Immunotherapy Boosts Treatment of Kids' High-Risk Sarcomas

Patients with recurrent or metastatic disease had better-than-normal survival, study finds

8/2/2008
Flu Vaccine Doesn't Protect Seniors From Pneumonia

Older, frail folks are more susceptible to flu and its complications, researchers say.

7/22/2008
Nursing Homes Unprepared for Pandemic Flu Fallout

Only a quarter have emergency plan, less than half have educated staff, study finds

6/23/2008
6/20/2008
Most Asthmatics Aren't Getting Flu Shot

Nearly two-thirds of this high-risk population went without the vaccine, U.S. study shows

6/11/2008
New Bird Flu Vaccine Shows Promise

Whole-virus version safe, effective and can be made quickly, researchers say

4/30/2008
Researchers Develop Quick Way to Create Human Antibodies

Finding could speed development of vaccines for new flu strains, other health threats

4/17/2008
Current Flu Season Worst in 4 Years

Vaccine wasn't a good match for circulating viruses, CDC says

4/16/2008
Seasonal Flu Outbreaks Start in Asia: Study

Knowing the source should lead to more effective vaccines, researchers say

4/8/2008
Probable Case of Human-to-Human Bird Flu Transmission Reported

But health experts say the report from China is no cause for alarm

4/7/2008
Faster Test Detects Fake Tamiflu Drugs

With counterfeiters looking to cash in on fears, Georgia team develops a 1-minute screen

2/27/2008
Some Countries May Have Slowed Bird Flu's Spread

Strains from China didn't make it to Vietnam, Thailand, study finds