Flu News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/22/2004
Acetaminophen: The Painkiller With a Broad Reach

It's found in many remedies, so read labels carefully

2/20/2004
Flu Shots No Danger to Kids With Asthma

New study finds they have no effect one way or the other

2/20/2004
Soothing a Cough

Inhale steam

2/6/2004
Bird Virus Linked to 1918 Flu Pandemic

Researcher: Jump to humans was 'simple'

1/30/2004
How Sick Is Too Sick for School?

Common sense and some simple guidelines can help parents make the call

1/30/2004
Skip Workouts if You Feel Sick

They won't help you get better

1/29/2004
Flu Retreats in U.S.

Only Delaware reporting widespread viral activity

1/28/2004
New Virus Common Cause of Respiratory Infections

Researchers found it in 12% of sick children

1/27/2004
Health Officials Warn of Bird Flu's Deadly Potential

It could help trigger a long-predicted pandemic

1/15/2004
Jury Still Out On Flu Vaccine

Federal study finds it offers poor protection against flu-like illnesses

1/14/2004
Kids' Immune Systems Unfamiliar With Flu Strain

Researcher speculates why this season has been rough on children

1/8/2004
CDC: Worst of Flu Season May Be Over

38 states report widespread activity, compared to 42 last week

1/5/2004
Nasal Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids

New study and American Academy of Pediatrics say it works

12/29/2003
Young Flu Blues

How to soothe your child's distress

12/29/2003
Chicken Soup Soothes More Than the Soul

It offers relief from cold and flu symptoms, experts say

12/21/2003
You Can't Catch a Cold out in the Cold

Infections aren't really spread that way, experts say

12/19/2003
CDC: Flu Outbreak Now an Epidemic

Wider net cast to track and control virus

12/19/2003
12/17/2003
Race May Be Factor in Who Gets Flu Shots

Older black Americans getting fewer vaccinations than older whites, study finds

12/11/2003
U.S. Buys More Flu Vaccine as Outbreak Widens

Affects all states, and is 'widespread' in 24

12/9/2003
U.S. Officials Scramble to Meet Flu Shot Shortage

Vaccine will be redistributed as CDC tries to get more

12/7/2003
Stuffy Nose in the Cold

It's a signal of sorts, and here are tips to figure it out

12/7/2003
Keep Germs at Arm's Length

Hand washing protects against infections such as colds and flu

12/6/2003
U.S. Moves to Manage Remaining Flu Shot Supplies

Two vaccine makers say they're out as demand rises

11/28/2003
World Not Ready for a Flu Pandemic

Researchers warn the time to prepare is now

11/17/2003
Brace Yourself for a Tough Flu Season

U.S. health officials cite early outbreaks in several states

11/8/2003
Pneumonia Can Strike Rapidly

Half the cases are caused by viruses, so here are tips to avoid infection

11/1/2003
Flu Season Can Be Deadly

Influenza can be debilitating even in a good year

10/26/2003
A Weather Illness Myth

Cold and flu don't just come from the great outdoors

10/22/2003
The Flu Shot

Who should get it

10/19/2003
A Painless Alternative to the Flu Shot

New nasal spray protects without a needle

9/28/2003
Preventing Autumn Illnesses

You need to build up your immune system for the change of seasons

9/24/2003
Flu Shots Don't Prevent Ear Infections in Babies

But the vaccines offer protection from other complications

9/23/2003
Experts Brace for Rougher Flu Season

Fear is complacency over vaccine after two straight mild years

9/9/2003
Adults With Asthma Should Get Flu Shots

But two-thirds don't, a new survey finds

9/3/2003
Flu-Fighting Drugs for Seniors Worth the Effort

But vaccination still the best strategy, study says

7/28/2003
Take Green Algae With Your Flu Shot

Study finds extract boosts immune response to vaccine

6/18/2003
First Nasal Flu Vaccine Cleared

For most, no more needles

6/5/2003
Do Flu Drugs Work in High-Risk Groups?

Elderly and frail not tested in clinical trials

5/30/2003
Goodbye, Flu Shots?

Vaccine via nasal spray shows promise and might be long-lasting

5/23/2003
SARS Update: May 23, 2003

- WHO lifts travel warning for Hong Kong and Guangdong province
- Taiwan remains SARS hot zone
- Toronto reports 4 new possible cases
- Civet cat may be source of SARS

5/10/2003
SARS Roundup: May 10, 2003

- WHO casts doubt on China's containment of disease
- Taiwan may be losing control of its outbreak
- U.S. warns Internet sites on bogus SARS remedies

5/9/2003
SARS Roundup: May 9, 2003

- No major mutations in SARS virus
- 80,000 students OK'd for travel to Beijing
- Beijing unable to trace 60 percent of its cases
- Economic damage in Asia could total $28 billion

5/8/2003
SARS Roundup: May 8, 2003

- WHO revises estimate of SARS death rate as fatalities top 500
- Travel advisories issued for Taiwan and 2 more Chinese provinces
- Russia reports first probable case
- China tries to minimize disease's economic impact

5/7/2003
SARS Roundup: May 7, 2003

- SARS deadlier than previously thought, new study says
- U.S. approves use of force to detain some international travelers
- China's rural health system not prepared to cope with epidemic
- U.S. offers more assistance to China

5/6/2003
SARS Roundup: May 6, 2003

- SARS serum seems effective
- WHO official says disease can be contained and eliminated
- U.S. lifts travel advisories to Singapore and Hanoi, Vietnam - More mass quarantines in China
- UC, Berkeley bars Asian students

5/5/2003
SARS Roundup: May 5, 2003

- Chinese villagers protest, riot
- Access to Beijing reservoirs blocked
- Virus may be more resilient than thought
- WHO watching Taiwan

5/4/2003
SARS Roundup: May 4, 2003

- Feces can spread SARS virus
- Disinfectants can kill the germ
- Beijing to keep schools closed
- WHO experts to visit Taiwan
- Women's soccer championships moved from China
- U.S., Britain given clean bill of health

5/3/2003
SARS Roundup: May 3, 2003

- WHO experts to visit Taiwan
- Beijing says outbreak stabilizing
- Women's soccer championship moved from China
- U.S., Britain given clean bill of health

5/2/2003
SARS Roundup: May 2, 2003

- WHO delayed global SARS alert, newspaper says
- Virus is mutating quickly
- Epidemic may be nearing peak in Beijing
- Many Americans believe U.S. will suffer its own epidemic