Flu News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/27/2004
Contamination Will Delay Some Flu Shots

CDC expects half of doses to be a month late

8/26/2004
Flu Shows Resistance to Popular Drug

Tamiflu incidence higher than thought, but maker cites faults with study

8/17/2004
Vitamin E Thwarts Colds in the Elderly

But it's not effective against lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia

8/12/2004
Last Year's Flu Shot Imperfect But Effective

CDC finds it gave more protection than experts had thought

7/29/2004
Anthrax Attack Can Now Be Detected Quickly

Symptoms, X-rays distinguish inhalation form when time is crucial

7/29/2004
U.S. Getting Point About Vaccinating Kids

CDC reports record-high childhood immunization rates

4/29/2004
Flu Shots Now Urged for the Very Young

Vaccinations recommended for kids 6 months to 23 months old

4/13/2004
Over-the-Counter Drugs Aren't Risk-Free

Acetaminophen, anti-inflammatory medications can be hazardous if not taken correctly

2/25/2004
Tough Times for Nasal Flu Vaccines

Sales are off for one, some serious side effects may exist in another

2/25/2004
Tracking Asia's Deadly Bird Flu Outbreak

Scientists work to determine why it seems more lethal than other strains

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