Flu News

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9/27/2012
Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve

U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

9/10/2012
Researchers Find Powerful Swine Flu Strain in Korea

While unlikely to spread to humans, scientists call for close global surveillance of pigs

9/10/2012
Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shot for Kids Aged 6 Months and Up

Parents, daycare workers also should be immunized, AAP guidelines say

8/30/2012
Most U.S. Schools Unprepared for Pandemics: Study

Protective gear, medication stockpiles, staff disaster training all lacking

8/29/2012
Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC

Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

8/20/2012
Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists

Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

8/17/2012
Healthy-Looking Pigs at State Fair Found to Have Swine Flu

CDC offers infection precautions for summer fairgoers

8/14/2012
Flu Season's Vaccine Approved

Two of three strains weren't in last season's vaccine

8/14/2012
FDA Approves Flu Vaccine for Coming Season

Two of the three strains picked weren't in last year's shot, experts note

8/9/2012
Sharp Spike Seen in Swine Flu Cases: CDC

Number of reported illnesses has jumped 5-fold this week

8/3/2012
CDC Preparing Vaccine for New Swine Flu

No sustained person-to-person transmission yet, but this virus has a gene linked to pandemic flu

7/31/2012
New Seal Flu Could Pose Threat to Humans

Pandemic strain could originate anywhere, so preparation is essential, researchers say

7/26/2012
Flu Cases From County Fair Traced to Pigs

But this strain isn't very contagious, CDC says

7/12/2012
Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds

Researchers report that both also appear to cut down on sick time and sick days at work

7/11/2012
Drive-Through Flu Shot a Safe Bet: Study

Fears of fainting, car crashes unfounded, researchers found

7/10/2012
H1N1 Flu Vaccine Safe for Expectant Moms, Offspring: Study

Second study reports slight increase in Guillain-Barre syndrome after vaccination

7/6/2012
Parenthood Seems to Protect Against Catching Colds: Study

Risk was 52 percent lower for parents than for nonparents exposed to viruses

6/26/2012
Pandemic H1N1 Flu Killed Far More Than Reported: Study

Scientists now estimate 2009 toll was 15 times higher, with majority of fatalities in Africa and southeast Asia

6/7/2012
Flu Season Was One of Mildest on Record, CDC Confirms

Fewer deaths, hospitalizations this year than in the past, agency says

5/25/2012
Fewer Stillbirths Among Pregnant Women Vaccinated Against Flu

Those who were protected from H1N1 were also less likely to deliver preterm, study finds

5/2/2012
Once-Banned Bird Flu Study Suggests Pandemic Threat Is Real

Researchers found the virus could potentially mutate and spread widely among people, but that hasn't happened so far

4/24/2012
Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots

Novel way of sending reminders to families linked to more vaccinations: study

4/23/2012
U.S. Gives Green Light to Publish Controversial Bird Flu Research

After expert panel review, officials say H5N1 findings are of benefit, with little risk to national security

3/9/2012
Drug Seems to Speed Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury

Study suggests amantadine may gently awaken patients in vegetative, minimally conscious states

3/8/2012
Certain Beliefs Motivate Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots

Doctors, nurses don't always rush to immunization, review finds

2/28/2012
New Flu Discovered in Guatemalan Fruit Bats

Virus not a current threat, but should be monitored as a potential source of human illness, experts say

2/27/2012
Rapid Flu Tests a Good First Step: Study

Quick results may speed up treatment for most vulnerable patients, researchers say

2/23/2012
Flu Season Off to a Very Late Start: CDC

There's been an uptick in cases in February, but this is latest arrival in decades

2/21/2012
Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies

Vaccinated moms-to-be in Bangladesh were less likely to deliver 'too-small-for-age' newborns

2/10/2012
H1N1 'Swine' Flu Makes a Comeback in Mexico

Health experts say Americans shouldn't be overly concerned

1/20/2012
Scientists Agree to Delay Controversial Bird Flu Research

Fears that altered virus could escape from lab or be used by bioterrorists feeds debate

1/18/2012
Flu Season Off to Slow Start, So Far

Relatively few cases reported, experts say, but that doesn't mean a surge can't happen

1/16/2012
Health Tip: Avoid the Flu During Travel

Suggestions to remain healthy

1/11/2012
Internet Flu Searches May Warn of Outbreaks

Harnessing this data could aid health care workers, researchers say

1/5/2012
Flu Prevention Critical for Those With Neurologic Conditions, CDC Says

Outbreak at Ohio residential facility resulted in 7 deaths last winter, report says

1/5/2012
Many Jails Got No Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak: CDC

Researchers want small correctional facilities included in vaccine program

12/28/2011
Cases of Tamiflu-Resistant Flu Concern Experts

WHO researchers report H1N1 strain passing among people and proving immune to Tamiflu

12/21/2011
Limit Cold Medications During Pregnancy, Experts Advise

Some over-the-counter drug ingredients have not been well-studied for use by pregnant women

12/14/2011
Could Statins Help Those Hospitalized With Flu?

Preliminary study suggests they might boost survival rates

12/11/2011
Americans Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccine

Too few take advantage of easily available protection against influenza in U.S., experts say

12/5/2011
Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now

Vaccine supplies are still ample, but could start to run short, CDC says

11/28/2011
Doctors in a Bind When Parents Want to Delay, Skip Vaccines

Study finds most pediatricians may consider 'alternative schedules,' but within limits

11/21/2011
School Hygiene Program Reduced Flu Cases

Reports of influenza A were cut in half, researchers say

11/11/2011
Vaccine Cut Bacterial Strain Linked to Meningitis, Pneumonia

However, other types of bacteria continue to cause disease

11/11/2011
Flu Hits 90 Million Children Under 5 Each Year

Global tally also includes 20 million kids with flu who develop potentially deadly pneumonia

11/10/2011
11/2/2011
It's Possible to Come Down With Two Flu Viruses at Once

Report confirms cases of people infected by H1N1 and another flu strain at the same time

10/30/2011
Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids

The best way to avoid asthma attacks is to avoid the triggers that cause them, experts say

10/26/2011
Flu Vaccine Isn't Foolproof

Analysis found it only protected healthy adults 60 percent of the time

10/25/2011
Obesity May Hinder Flu Shot's Effectiveness

Study found antibody levels dropped more over time among those who weighed more