Flu News

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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

1/7/2014
Temporary Fever May Occur When Kids Under 2 Get 2 Shots at Once

Higher risk for a day or two if flu and pneumococcal vaccines given together, study finds

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