Flu News

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3/29/2006
Experimental Bird Flu Vaccine Falls Short

Just over half of volunteers appeared immunized, researchers report

3/29/2006
Second Drug Approved to Prevent Flu

Relenza already sanctioned to treat flu's symptoms

3/22/2006
Studies Spot Obstacle to Human Transmission of Bird Flu

Unlike seasonal flu, the avian form prefers spots deep in the lungs

3/20/2006
Marital Status, Bereavement Influence Flu Shot's Effectiveness in Elderly

State of mind affects antibody response, study suggests

3/20/2006
Bird Flu Undergoing Genetic Change

But that doesn't mean a human flu pandemic is imminent, researchers say

3/17/2006
Bird Flu Scarier Than Human Flu This Season

Government report showed sales of antivirals spiked before any flu activity surfaced

3/16/2006
Scientists Spot Potential Bird-Flu Pathway to Humans

A mutation in a surface protein might lead to a pandemic, study says

2/23/2006
Flu's Resistance to Some Drugs Causes Concern

But experts say two antivirals, Tamiflu and Relenza, still work

2/16/2006
New Strategy Speeds Flu Vaccine Production

Cell-based approach means shots could be made in weeks, not months

2/6/2006
Researchers Uncover 4 Different Genetic Bird-Flu Strains

Finding highlights need to improve vaccine-delivery system, experts say

2/5/2006
The ABCs of a Healthy Cold and Flu Season

Parents should encourage good habits, such as proper nutrition and plenty of sleep

2/3/2006
New Test Quickly Spots Bird Flu in People

It should benefit patients and help control potential outbreaks, officials say

2/3/2006
Health Tip: Is it a Cold or the Flu?

Telltale signs are different

2/2/2006
Influenza Resistant to Two Antiviral Drugs

Almost all samples of virus not affected by amantadine and rimantadine, CDC says

2/1/2006
U.S. Scientists Create Bird Flu Vaccine That Thwarts Deadly Strain

Genetically engineered vaccine protected mice against the H5N1 virus

1/28/2006
Taking Your Temperature? Lay Off the Snacking

Food and drink beforehand can skew the results, new study finds

1/26/2006
Scientists Unlock Genetic Information on Bird Flu

Data could lead to insights on ways to prevent, treat human infections

1/24/2006
Health Tip: For Some, Pneumonia Vaccine Essential

Those over 65 should get it with flu inoculation, government recommends

1/19/2006
Antiviral Drugs Weak Defense Against Bird Flu Pandemic, Study Finds

These drugs won't do much to fight 'regular' flu, either, experts say

1/13/2006
Most Parents Unaware of Common Infant Virus

RSV is leading cause of infant hospitalization

1/9/2006
Avian Flu in People May Be More Common Than Thought

Illness might not be particularly lethal, some experts suggest

12/21/2005
Avian Flu Strains Show Resistance to Tamiflu

Additional drugs may be needed to deal with possible resistant form of the virus

12/14/2005
153 Child Deaths Linked to Flu During 2003-2004 Season

Many were previously healthy; most were under 6 months old, CDC report finds

12/9/2005
Are U.S. Health Experts Inflating Flu Statistics?

Journal article claims they are, but CDC expert denies the charge

12/6/2005
FluMist Found Safe in Latest Study

Two years after intranasal vaccine's introduction to market, new evidence backs its use in healthy people

11/28/2005
Vaccinating Birds Might Limit Avian Flu Spread, Research Contends

But experts don't think the approach is practical in the field

11/18/2005
Health Tip: Flu Can Kill

But the vaccine is not for everyone

11/11/2005
Bird Flu Triggers Immune System 'Storm'

H5N1 virus spurs massive, and potentially deadly, inflammatory reaction, scientists say

11/10/2005
Flu Vaccine Should Be Plentiful: CDC Chief

But local officials are reporting shortages

11/3/2005
U.N. Leader Outlines Bird Flu Fight Strategy

Stockpiling won't be sufficient, Annan says in laying out seven-point plan

11/2/2005
U.S. Details Plans to Combat Bird Flu

20 million doses of vaccine and surveillance networks are part of the strategy

11/1/2005
Kids With Neurological, Neuromuscular Diseases Need Flu Shot

They're at a higher risk of flu-related respiratory failure, study finds

11/1/2005
Bush Unveils Bird Flu Strategy

A key would be $1.2 billion for enough vaccine to protect 20 million Americans

10/31/2005
New Approach Could Speed Creation of Flu Vaccines

But more research into reverse genetics is needed before widespread use, experts say

10/24/2005
Seasonal Flu Is the Real and Present Danger

Despite concern about avian flu, it poses little risk to humans so far, officials say

10/20/2005
Flu Shots in Short Supply, So Far

But U.S. health officials insist there will soon be enough to meet demand

10/14/2005
Avian Flu Shows Resistance to Tamiflu

Experts say finding may be cause for concern in face of potential flu pandemic

10/11/2005
Avian Flu Vaccine Offers Hope Coupled With Questions

It seems effective, but immunity requires 2 shots and longer time to take effect, researchers say

10/9/2005
U.S. Not Ready to Handle Massive Flu Outbreak: Report

As many as 1.9 million Americans could die in a pandemic, document says

10/8/2005
U.S. Ill Prepared for Massive Flu Outbreak: Report

As many as 1.9 million Americans could die in a pandemic, document says

10/7/2005
U.S. Moves to Prepare for Possible Bird Flu Threat

Steps include vaccines and antiviral drug

10/5/2005
1918 Influenza Genes Similar to Modern Bird Flu

Common genes may make both strains particularly deadly, experts warn

9/22/2005
Universal Flu Shots Urged

City, county health officials also warn that U.S. is ill-prepared for pandemic

9/21/2005
Flu Vaccine Only Mildly Effective in Elderly

Second study found growing resistance to antivirals, especially in Asia

9/19/2005
Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Raise Cold, Flu Risk

In acne patients, use doubled odds for upper respiratory tract infection

9/14/2005
Flu Shot Priorities Outlined

Government to first target high-risk groups, which now include hurricane survivors

9/7/2005
9/1/2005
CDC: Flu Vaccine Ready for New Season

Four companies will supply up to 97 million doses, officials say

8/31/2005
New Flu Vaccine Approved in U.S.

GlaxoSmithKline's Fluarix increases supply for upcoming season

8/22/2005
Health Tip: When to Skip Your Workouts

If you're sick, they'll do you no good