Flu News

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7/21/2017
High-Dose Flu Shot May Help Nursing Home Residents Avoid Hospital

Rates of all-cause admission were significantly lower for elderly who got the stronger vaccine, study found

6/28/2017
Bye-Bye Flu Shot, Hello Patch?

Early results look promising for dissolvable microneedle vaccine

6/16/2017
Dog Flu Outbreak

A new outbreak of dog flu is hitting several states.

6/14/2017
It's a Tough Flu Season … for Dogs

Humans can't catch it, but new canine virus can make your pet 'sick as a dog'

6/13/2017
Flu Shot Falls Short More Often for Obese People: Study

Immune cells that guard against the virus don't function properly, researchers say

5/16/2017
Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?

Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreak

4/25/2017
Some Surprising Sources of Germs

You probably use these items every day

4/18/2017
Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter

Study found sticky coating shielded mice against H1 strain, could lead to new antiviral treatments

4/17/2017
When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too

Flu shot study showed that healthy vaccination practices may run in the family

4/14/2017
Flu Season All But Over in U.S.

In a twist, the middle-aged were among those hardest hit, CDC says

4/3/2017
Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated

Researchers estimate about two-thirds of pediatric deaths could be prevented by flu shot

3/15/2017
Black Americans More Likely to Skip Flu Shot

They're concerned about vaccine safety, study shows

3/1/2017
Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study

No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

2/24/2017
Do You Need an Antibiotic?

Proteins in nasal mucus might reveal if respiratory infection is caused by virus or bacteria, researchers say

2/17/2017
For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead

Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

2/16/2017
Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC

Overall, it has been 48 percent effective, but more severe H3N2 strain a factor in reduced coverage

2/13/2017
Eczema May Leave Some Flu Shots Less Effective, Study Finds

Vaccine should be given into the muscle, not the skin, research suggests

2/10/2017
Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC

Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

2/7/2017
U.S. Vaccine Guidelines for Flu, HPV Updated

CDC panel revises immunization advisory for vaccines affecting adults

2/7/2017
New Flu Vaccines for Dogs Unleashed in Lab

Researchers say the shots may help to protect people, too

2/6/2017
U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations

HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

2/2/2017
Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure

Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

1/27/2017
Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC

But health officials still characterize the season as average

1/21/2017
Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu

For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says

1/20/2017
Flu Cases Starting to Spread: CDC

Illness now being reported in middle sections of the country

1/17/2017
Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu

Cold, dry air helps the virus stay airborne long enough to cause infections, researchers say

1/13/2017
Flu Tightens Its Hold on the Nation

It's not too late to get vaccinated, CDC says

1/6/2017
Flu Season Starting to Peak

More severe strain of virus circulating, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say

12/30/2016
Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell

Symptoms can be similar, but flu hits faster, is more likely to lead to complications

12/26/2016
Health Tip: When a Child Is Sick

Signs you should see a doctor

12/23/2016
Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human

New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

12/23/2016
There's Still Time for Your Flu Shot

Infections tend to spike up during and right after holiday season, CDC says

12/16/2016
Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head

It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

12/14/2016
Health Tip: Who Needs a Flu Shot?

People who are particularly vulnerable

12/12/2016
Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season

CDC urges everyone to get a shot, especially children, pregnant women and folks over 50

12/8/2016
More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed

All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

11/28/2016
Flu or Flu Shot During Pregnancy Won't Raise Autism Risk in Child: Study

Review of nearly 200,000 U.S. children found no good evidence of an effect, researchers say

11/18/2016
Are You Ready for Flu Season?

Get your flu shot now, health officials urge

11/10/2016
Your Birth Year Might Help Shield You From Bird Flu Strains

A child's first flu infection appears to affect which new viruses they'll be protected against in the future

11/1/2016
Why You Need a Flu Shot Now

If you do develop influenza, vaccination can soften the blow, doctors say

10/14/2016
Flu Season 2016-2017

Staying healthy this flu and cold season

10/13/2016
Migration Helps Spread Bird Flu Worldwide

Scientists recommend keeping wild birds away from poultry farms

10/5/2016
Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary

Study reveals other reasons for not getting kids vaccinated

10/3/2016
Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot

Those who favor alternative therapies often bypass the annual vaccine, study says

9/30/2016
More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC

Vaccination protects both workers and patients, doctor says

9/29/2016
Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC

Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

9/23/2016
How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu

The best way to stay healthy is to get vaccinated, expert advises

9/19/2016
H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk

Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

9/6/2016
Pediatricians' Group Advises Against Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine

Shot far more effective against current influenza strains, American Academy of Pediatrics says

9/6/2016
Getting Ready for Flu Season

The American Academy of Pediatrics is not recommending the nasal flu vaccine for children this flu season.