Flu News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/18/2003
3/18/2003
5 More Countries Eyed for Deadly Respiratory Illness

World health officials investigating possible cases in England, France, Israel, Slovenia and Australia; Hong Kong toll now 111

3/17/2003
U.S. Monitoring 14 in Respiratory Illness Alert

CDC officials say four cases are 'under scrutiny'

3/17/2003
Health Officials Think Respiratory Illness Could Be Virus

Hong Kong doubles its victim numbers as toll in at least eight countries continues to mount.

3/16/2003
Deadly Respiratory Illness Prompts U.S., Global Alerts

WHO issues emergency travel advisory, CDC alerts state and local health officials as fatalities from mystery illness increase in growing number of nations.

3/15/2003
Global, U.S. Health Alerts Go Out for Mystery Respiratory Illness

WHO issues emergency travel advisory, CDC alerts state and local health officials as list of nations reporting respiratory syndrome cases continues to increase.

1/7/2003
Flu's Toll Higher Than Thought

Study finds huge increase in deaths, especially in elderly

12/21/2002
A Workout a Day May Keep Colds at Bay

Exercise helps prevent the common cold, new research says

12/14/2002
Flu Medicines Not Perfect, But Useful

Tamiflu and Relenza can minimize the misery, but only for some patients

12/5/2002
It's Not Too Late to Inoculate

Health officials urge flu shots for all

11/14/2002
CDC: Not Enough Seniors Getting Flu Shot

Only two-thirds immunized against it, and fewer for pneumonia

11/4/2002
Flu Shots for Your Kids

Six-month-olds are now eligible

10/7/2002
Flu Vaccine Plentiful This Year

Officials urge 'at-risk' individuals to get vaccinated

9/24/2002
Want a Flu Shot? Get Some Sleep First

Lack of rest impairs initial immune response to vaccination

9/24/2002
New Drugs May Fight Deadliest Flu Virus

Mouse study suggests they'd work against 1918-like pandemic

8/19/2002
Flu Shots Help Young and Old Alike

Computer study shows vaccination of healthy young adults is worth time, money

8/12/2002
Expert: Flu Vaccine a Must for the Elderly

Says universal program would drastically cut deaths, hospitalizations

8/9/2002
Research Sheds New Light on 1918 Epidemic

Birds not to blame for devastating worldwide influenza deaths

8/7/2002
Flu Shots Good for Business

They can mean a healthier work force, saving companies money

7/17/2002
Sniff the Flu Goodbye?

FDA says inhaled flu vaccine doesn't need further trials

5/22/2002
Tamiflu to the Rescue?

Influenza infection attracts pneumonia bacteria

3/6/2002
Eating Breakfast Champions Good Health

Studies find eating breakfast, avoiding smoking and drinking can keep colds away

1/31/2002
Study Finds Flu Shots Prevent Strokes

Risk is 40% lower among people who were vaccinated

1/31/2002
Flu Season Tame So Far

CDC expects activity to pick up in February

1/20/2002
Say 'Hands Off' to Cold and Flu Germs

Washing your hands is the best protection during winter season

1/16/2002
High Blood Pressure, Decongestants a Bad Mix

Medicines could increase risk of stroke, heart attack

1/11/2002
A Cold? The Flu? Here's What to Do

Some tips for coping with these seasonal maladies

1/7/2002
Childhood Vaccines in Short Supply

Experts recommend delay in some booster shots

12/12/2001
New Flu Clue

Just-found protein may hint at why some strains are more potent

11/26/2001
Flu Vaccine Safe for People With Asthma

Largest study finds no adverse reactions

11/4/2001
Too Sick for School?

Parents should check for high fever, vomiting, diarrhea when deciding if Junior stays home, doctors say

11/4/2001
Natural Relief

This cold season, skip the antibiotics in favor of some old-fashioned remedies

10/27/2001
Anthrax Fears Could Trigger Flu Shot Shortage

'There's not enough flu vaccine to immunize every American,' one manufacturer says.

10/26/2001
U.S. Sends Mixed Message on Flu Shots and Anthrax

Recommendations from HHS at odds with one another

10/16/2001
Flu Shot Time Is Now for High-Risk People

Government officials urge the rest of us to chill for a month or two

9/27/2001
Flu Is Due; So Are Lots of Shots

But vaccine availability should still go to the vulnerable first, say health officials

9/25/2001
Insurance Doesn't Close Racial Gap in Flu Shots

Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized under Medicare HMOs

9/7/2001
Genetic Tweak Turns Flu Virus Virulent

But discovery could lead to better vaccines

7/28/2001
Panel Votes Against Nasal Flu Vaccine

Too many unanswered questions surround the spray

7/25/2001
Nasal Flu Vaccine Sniffing for Approval

FDA panel to weigh recommending spray mist that could appeal to the shot-wary

7/19/2001
Healthy Folks Should Wait for Flu Shots

Government officials urge those at risk get vaccines first