Flu News

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12/27/2013
Cancer Patients Vulnerable to Complications From Flu

Expert advises these patients to get vaccinated as protection

12/26/2013
H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S.

This flu strain tends to hit younger adults harder than older adults, CDC says

12/23/2013
Testosterone May Undermine Flu Shot's Effectiveness for Men

High levels of the hormone cause fewer antibodies to be produced, researchers say

12/12/2013
Flu Vaccine Prevented 6.6 Million Illnesses Last Season: CDC

There's still time to get vaccinated for current flu season, health officials say

12/11/2013
New Flu Vaccine May Provide More Protection to Kids

Study used vaccine targeting 4 flu strains rather than the usual 3

12/10/2013
Those With Insurance More Likely to Use Preventive Care: Study

And they're less likely to adopt risky habits like smoking

12/5/2013
Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says

Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

11/28/2013
Holiday Health and Safety: Another List to Be Checking Twice

An expert offers up tips for a busy season ahead

11/26/2013
Swine Flu's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought

Study updates estimate from 2009 pandemic to nearly 203,000 deaths worldwide

11/25/2013
H5N1 Bird Flu Vaccine Approved

In the event of a pandemic

11/25/2013
Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study

Survival odds increase with early administration of drugs such as oseltamivir, researchers say

11/14/2013
Taiwan Woman 1st Human Infected With New Strain of Bird Flu

Scientists aren't sure about the potential threat posed by the H6N1 virus

11/8/2013
Gelatin Allergy May Mean Extra Care Is Needed With Flu Shot

Used to stabilize the vaccine, gelatin could cause reaction in those who are sensitive to it, experts say

11/1/2013
With Flu Season Here, Docs Offer Tips to Stay Healthy

Immunization highly advised, plus simple methods to avoid spreading virus

10/31/2013
Closing Chinese Poultry Markets Stalled Bird Flu's Spread to People

Cases dropped quickly and dramatically, researchers found

10/28/2013
Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds

Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says

10/23/2013
Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .

. . . But U.S. health officials expect outbreaks to pick up in next several weeks and recommend vaccination

10/22/2013
Your Flu Shot May Also Help Your Heart

Study found one-third lower risk of problems including heart attacks in vaccinated people

10/21/2013
Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body

Mouse study illustrates the virus' bold attack on the immune system

10/4/2013
Egg Allergy No Obstacle to Child's Flu Shot, CDC Says

New guidelines say special precautions aren't needed

9/26/2013
CDC Reports More Americans Getting Flu Shots

But overall rate still low, so officials urge everyone over 6 months of age to get vaccinated this season

9/25/2013
It's Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot, Doctor Says

This season's vaccine protects against 4 types of flu virus

9/23/2013
Could Immune Cell Discovery Lead to Universal Flu Vaccine?

British study found people with more of certain virus-killing immune cells fared better during swine flu pandemic

9/2/2013
Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say

The flu is unpredictable and people should not delay in vaccinating their children, new policy advises

8/30/2013
New Moms, the Obese Prone to Flu Complications, Analysis Finds

But pregnant women not at high risk for problems, as previously thought

8/22/2013
Could Flu Shots Help Prevent Heart Attacks?

Evidence isn't conclusive, but experts say it makes sense for people with heart disease to get vaccine

8/6/2013
First Vaccine Against 4 Flu Strains Ready to Ship

FDA has approved distribution of new seasonal influenza shot, Fluarix Quadrivalent

7/16/2013
China's Bird Flu's Drug Resistance Worries Experts

Current tests don't detect strains that won't respond to antiviral medication, study says

7/10/2013
Scientists Examine New Bird Flu's Potential to Spread

They looked at transmission between humans and mammals in lab

7/8/2013
Month of Conception Might Raise Odds of Premature Birth: Study

Mom's exposure to flu during third trimester appears to be a key risk factor, researchers say

7/3/2013
H7N9 Bird Flu Transmits From Person to Person, Study Finds

But it's not easily spread and public should not panic, expert says

6/26/2013
Flu Spreads Quickest Among Kids, Teachers, Health-Care Workers

Study finds they're most likely to have frequent contact with others already infected

6/24/2013
Chinese Warn of Possible Re-Emergence of Bird Flu

H7N9 deadlier than 2009 H1N1 swine flu, researchers say

6/19/2013
Flu Vaccine Protects Millions Annually: CDC

40,000 hospitalizations prevented in just one year, researchers estimate

6/14/2013
Saliva May Improve With Age for Flu Protection

Germ-fighting proteins contained within saliva work better in seniors, study found

6/13/2013
Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC

Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say

6/10/2013
Flu Shots at School Boost Vaccination Rates, Study Finds

Expanding efforts to immunize kids against influenza could cut illnesses, deaths among children

5/31/2013
Doubling Tamiflu Dose for Severe Flu Doesn't Help: Study

Researchers found no extra health benefit compared to standard dose

5/29/2013
Gene Therapy May Protect Against Flu Pandemics

Study found coaxing cells in the nose to make super antibodies protected mice and ferrets from pandemic strains

5/28/2013
New China Bird Flu May Be Resistant to Tamiflu

In study, 3 severe cases involved virus that didn't respond to the flu drug

5/16/2013
H1N1 Flu Virus Detected in Seals Off California Coast

Influenza viruses can move among species, researchers say

5/8/2013
Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children

But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers say

5/6/2013
Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis: Study

It may even reduce their bowel symptoms, researchers say

4/9/2013
New Bird Flu No Immediate Threat: U.S. Experts

There's been no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission in Chinese outbreak

3/22/2013
Flu Season Continues to Wind Down

38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

3/18/2013
Millions Got Free Preventive Care Due to Health Law, HHS Says

Agency estimates that 105 million received the benefit in 2011 and 2012

3/13/2013
Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness

When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds

3/8/2013
Flu Infections Continue to Decline

33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

2/28/2013
Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu's Spread

Study found 86 percent of airborne virus particles were stopped in 43 percent humidity

2/27/2013
H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Tied to Sleep Disorder in British Children

Pandemrix also found to raise narcolepsy risk in previous European studies