Flu News

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12/18/2014
Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

12/18/2014
Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot

Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds

12/15/2014
Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study

Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

12/11/2014
Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response

Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest

12/11/2014
Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot

Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

12/4/2014
Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC

Vaccine not a good match for mutated strains circulating now, officials say

12/4/2014
Kids Who Were Preemies More Vulnerable to Flu Complications: Study

Current guidelines don't identify them as a high-risk group, but they should, researchers say

11/21/2014
Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

11/17/2014
Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?

Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

11/7/2014
10/20/2014
Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet

With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

10/8/2014
U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

10/7/2014
Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu'

Two studies show promising results

9/25/2014
Health Tip: Help Keep Germs at Bay

Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze

9/22/2014
Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu

An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

9/22/2014
Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older

Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

9/21/2014
Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says

Vaccination in October may give you the best chance of avoiding influenza this season

9/19/2014
Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People

Mutations to the virus might allow it to spread, researchers say.

9/18/2014
Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC

Vaccine is safe, effective for those 6 months and older, experts say

9/8/2014
Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise

Two studies found peramivir shortened symptoms

8/20/2014
Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

8/19/2014
All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

8/13/2014
High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study

It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

8/4/2014
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

7/17/2014
Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately

Antivirals underprescribed for high-risk patients, researchers say

7/11/2014
CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare

Agency places moratorium on transfer of dangerous germs from its high-level labs

6/26/2014
For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization

CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

6/11/2014
Current Bird Flu Has Pandemic Potential

Just a few changes are needed for circulating strains to become contagious to humans, study finds

6/5/2014
People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year

H1N1 strain predominated in season that peaked early; CDC recommends inclusion of H1N1 in next year's vaccine

6/3/2014
Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study

But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

4/30/2014
Vaccine Against Bird Flu Readied, Just in Case

U.S. officials want to be prepared, but some doubt H7N9 will become pandemic

4/15/2014
Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season

Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic

4/11/2014
Swine Flu From 2009 Pandemic Also Struck Sea Otters: Study

Scientists say finding shows marine animals may be yet another host of flu viruses

4/10/2014
Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds

'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say

3/19/2014
Tamiflu Saved Lives During Swine Flu Pandemic, Study Confirms

Best to start treatment within 48 hours, experts say

3/16/2014
Flu Can Infect Many Without Causing Symptoms: Study

British researchers call those who get physically sick 'tip of iceberg' in terms of total cases each year

3/6/2014
State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC

When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

2/25/2014
Flu Shot May Lower Stroke Risk, Too

Getting immunized early in season delivers most cardiovascular benefit, study suggests

2/20/2014
Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC

Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64

2/14/2014
Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds

Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

2/5/2014
There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot

Younger adults seem at risk this year, FDA says

2/5/2014
China's New Bird Flu Might Put People at Risk, Report Says

Genetic analysis after woman's death finds virus may 'replicate efficiently in humans'

1/30/2014
College Students Should Get a Flu Shot

Dorm living, large classes increase their exposure to the virus, doctor notes

1/28/2014
Health Tip: Antiviral Can Help Manage Flu

It can help minimize severity and duration

1/24/2014
Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot: Experts

Large Canadian study finds people with diabetes are more likely to get sick from flu, be hospitalized

1/17/2014
Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands

Dirty digits are the fastest way to communicate infectious germs, experts say

1/17/2014
Meet Henry the Hand: A Crusading Doctor's Right-Hand Man

Cartoon character helps physician spread the gospel of good hand hygiene

1/10/2014
U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb

Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says

1/9/2014
Ease Up on Workouts to Aid Flu Recovery, Expert Says

Intense exercise will stress the immune system even more

1/8/2014
Liquid Tamiflu for Kids in Short Supply

Shortage should be resolved in week; Tamiflu capsules and flu shots widely available, U.S. officials say