Flu News

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

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

10/20/2011
Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns

New research also suggests that the vaccine does not increase miscarriage risk

10/14/2011
Get Your Flu Shot Now, CDC Urges

Levels of infection are low at the moment, but that's expected to change, experts say

10/8/2011
Cold, Flu Season Poses Risks for Kids With Asthma

Respiratory expert offers advice on ways to protect your child

10/6/2011
Oxygenating Blood of Hospitalized H1N1 Flu Patients Saved Lives: Study

Those who got the special procedure were half as likely to die

10/5/2011
Nursing Homes Not Meeting Flu-Shot Goals, Study Says

Black residents less likely than whites to get vaccination

9/28/2011
Pandemic Flu of 1918 Circulated Months Before Deaths Peaked

Researchers find earliest evidence to date of the virus that killed more than 50 million people

9/21/2011
CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot

Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

9/19/2011
U.S. Flu Shot Policy Shields More Kids Than Canada's Program, Study Finds

Fewer preschoolers getting flu after U.S. government called for vaccination of 2 to 4-year-olds

9/15/2011
Flu Killed 115 Children Last Season: CDC

Many of the deaths could have been prevented with vaccinations, agency says

9/14/2011
Pregnant Women Reminded to Get Flu Vaccine

Expectant mothers are more vulnerable to the dangerous effects of flu infection, experts warn

9/2/2011
Two U.S. Children Contract New Strain of Swine Flu

But general public should not be concerned, CDC says

9/2/2011
Flu Diagnostic Kit Approved

Developed by the CDC

9/1/2011
Last Year's Flu Shot Won't Protect Kids This Season

Vaccination needed for children 6 months and up, experts say

8/26/2011
Health Tip: At Greater Risk of Flu Complications?

Check these risk factors to find out

8/25/2011
Research Shows How Some Folks Resist Getting Sick With the Flu

Genetic data reveals differences in people's immune system reaction and response to virus

8/19/2011
Adult Vaccinations Protect Children: Report

But few get the recommended immunizations, experts say

8/18/2011
Don't Skip This Year's Flu Shot: CDC

Formulation meant to protect against seasonal flu and H1N1

8/18/2011
Kids Benefit From Flu Vaccine via Shot or Spray, Study Finds

Both work well, but nasal spray produces broadest immune response in youngsters, research shows

8/18/2011
Flu Shot Rates Low for Health Workers, Moms-to-Be: CDC

Making vaccination readily available improves compliance with guidelines, researchers say

8/15/2011
Chinese Herbs Equal to Tamiflu in Reducing H1N1 Fever: Study

In patients with mild symptoms, traditional treatment worked just as well as prescription drug

8/11/2011
'Superdrug' Against Range of Viruses Shows Promise in Animal Trials

DRACO looks for genetic target that's common to virally infected cells, but will it work in humans?

7/18/2011
FDA Unveils Flu Vaccines for 2011-12 Season

All people 6 months old and older urged to get inoculated

7/15/2011
Researchers Closer to Developing Universal Meningitis B Vaccine

Novel technology may lead to protection against deadly meningococcus B, they say

7/13/2011
'Swine Flu' Shot May Be Cleared of Guillain-Barre Charges

Study finds little, if any, increased risk of the syndrome

6/29/2011
Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns, Study Finds

Babies whose moms received vaccine nearly 50% less likely to be hospitalized with flu

6/28/2011
Certain Cancer Drugs Don't Interfere With Flu Vaccine: Study

The drugs, sunitinib and sorafenib, are used for several types of cancers, including kidney

6/15/2011
Study Finds Two-Seat 'Hot Zone' for Flu Spread on Planes

Experts had thought the danger area was much larger, researchers say

5/26/2011
Tracking Swine Flu Virus in Pigs Reveals Mutations

Changes occurred as animals were taken from one area to another, study finds

5/24/2011
Closing Schools Seems to Prevent Flu's Spread

Social distancing reduced transmission in Mexico in 2009 by more than one-third, experts say

5/19/2011
Black Americans With Lupus Have Better Response to Flu Vaccine

Those with weak reaction more likely to have disease flares after vaccination, researchers say

5/17/2011
Parent's Fears Deprive Some Asthmatics of Flu Shot: Study

Those who shun shots also less likely to know that flu can trigger breathing ills, survey finds

5/11/2011
Health Tip: Can't Kick the Common Cold?

These suggestions may ease symptoms

4/28/2011
Flu Vaccine Appears Safe After Kidney Transplant

Vaccinated patients were less likely to lose new organ or to die, study says

3/16/2011
U.S. Death Rate at All-Time Low: CDC

Americans living longer than ever, but gap widens between blacks, whites

2/17/2011
U.S. Flu Season Picking Up, CDC Reports

37 states report widespread activity; vaccination recommended

2/8/2011
Mom's HIV May Lower Baby's Immunity to Other Diseases

Lower levels of antibodies to whooping cough, tetanus seen in newborns exposed but not infected

2/8/2011
'Universal' Flu Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Such a shot would eliminate need to reformulate vaccine each year, but it's still years away, experts say

2/8/2011
Health Tip: Before You Take a Decongestant

Make sure you don't have these health issues

2/4/2011
H1N1 Flu Vaccine Very Effective: Study

Canadian researchers focused on children and younger adults

2/2/2011
Last Year's H1N1 Flu Vaccine Was Safe, Study Finds

No pattern of Guillain-Barre syndrome or other serious side effects noted, researchers say

2/1/2011
Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations

Meningitis, whooping cough targeted in new schedule

1/26/2011
Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots

Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants

1/21/2011
Commuters May Catch More Than the Bus, Tram

Study finds public transit passengers at risk of respiratory infection, but daily use more protective

1/20/2011
H1N1 Flu Is Raging in Britain; Could U.S. Be Next?

Different strain predominates now among Americans, but that situation could change, experts say

1/13/2011
Scientists Find Way to Stop Spread of Bird Flu in Chickens

Genetic modification prevented transmission from sick birds to others in same pen

1/13/2011
Flu Season Looks Normal This Year, Experts Say

Getting a shot still worthwhile; seniors most vulnerable to prevalent strain

1/12/2011
How to Cope With Stomach Flu Symptoms

Doctor offers tips to aid patients' recovery

1/10/2011
For the Very Obese, H1N1 Was More Apt to Be Fatal

Findings show need for extra precautions if any type of flu develops, expert says

1/10/2011
People Who Recovered From H1N1 Offer Clues to Better Vaccine

They appeared to develop antibodies against many strains, study finds