Flu News

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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

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