Flu News

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1/18/2013
Immune-Boosting Foods May Add to Flu Defense

Nutritional deficiencies impede your ability to fight infection, expert cautions

1/18/2013
Businesses Should Plan for Flu Disruptions, Doctor Says

Start by encouraging workers to use sick days

1/18/2013
48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard

It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

1/17/2013
Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors

Weaker immune system, dehydration risks and less mobility all can make illness more dangerous

1/17/2013
Flublok Approved to Prevent Seasonal Flu

New vaccine doesn't use flu virus or eggs, could speed up production

1/17/2013
FDA Approves New Type of Flu Vaccine

Flublok easier to produce quickly and in large quantities, agency says

1/16/2013
Fetal Deaths Up Among Unvaccinated Moms in H1N1 Pandemic: Study

Pregnant women need flu shot to protect unborn child, experts say

1/16/2013
Just How Severe Is This Flu Season?

It may be easing already in parts of the U.S., ramping up in others, experts say

1/16/2013
Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From the Flu

As the outbreak worsens, health experts urge flu shots, frequent hand-washing and other measures

1/15/2013
'Spot' Shortages of Flu Vaccine, Tamiflu Reported, FDA Head Says

Agency is offering tips on how to find the shot or medication at a clinic or pharmacy near you

1/15/2013
Study Finds Low Flu Vaccine Rates in U.S. Kids

This also puts infants too young for immunization at risk, researcher says

1/14/2013
Many People Underestimate How Long a Cough Should Last

Study found that sufferers often expected hacking to cease within a week, but 3 weeks is more realistic

1/13/2013
Bathroom Reminders May Prod Guys to Wash Their Hands

In study, rate of college men who did so jumped to 86 percent after signs appeared

1/11/2013
Flu Widespread in 47 States, Vaccine 'Moderately' Effective: CDC

Infections appear to be falling in the Southeast, where the virus first appeared

1/11/2013
Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child's Flu Symptoms

Medications not intended for children younger than 4, expert says

1/9/2013
Flu Tightens Its Grip on U.S.

Boston declares state of emergency; 18 flu-related deaths of children reported nationwide

1/4/2013
Flu Cases Rise Across U.S., Severe Season Feared

It's not too late to get vaccinated, CDC says

12/27/2012
Research Reveals Why Flu Peaks in Certain Seasons

The germ thrives in low or very high humidity, scientists say

12/21/2012
Flu Drug Tamiflu OK for Babies Under 1: FDA

But dose for these tots must be calibrated to their weight, agency says

12/21/2012
Tamiflu Approval Expanded to Include Infants Under Age 1

First approved in 1999 for adults with flu

12/21/2012
U.S. Flu Season in Full Swing, CDC Says

29 states are now reporting outbreaks, 12 have 'high levels,' agency says

12/17/2012
12/14/2012
Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study

Seniors' infection-fighting T cells found as strong as those of younger adults

12/10/2012
College Kids Not So Smart About Flu Shots, Study Finds

Only 20 percent surveyed reported getting vaccinated

12/3/2012
11/21/2012
11/12/2012
Study Explores Possible Tie Between Fever, Flu in Pregnancy and Autism

Even if higher risk exists, it's still very small, researcher stressed

10/29/2012
Flu Vaccine May Protect Your Heart

Researchers found that those who were vaccinated had fewer heart attacks, strokes

10/26/2012
Forget Flu Shot Myths, Protect Yourself This Season

No, you won't catch the flu from being vaccinated, expert says

10/19/2012
A Parent's Grief Highlights Flu Shot's Importance

General good health is no protection from infection or death, CDC study shows

10/4/2012
Little U.S. Flu Activity So Far, CDC Says

Most people 6 months of age and older are urged to get vaccinated

10/4/2012
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