Flu News

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12/23/2010
Flu Activity Low So Far, But More Cases to Come: CDC

Already two children younger than 5 have died this season

12/14/2010
Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests

Students, teachers had more than 760,000 opportunities daily to pass illness via airborne droplets

12/9/2010
U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly

Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds

12/7/2010
Flu Viruses Gaining Resistance, Study Confirms

With only two classes of drugs now approved, expert fears treatment options will be limited

12/3/2010
Outbreaks Signal Another Flu Season, CDC Says

Georgia now reporting spike in cases among kids, agency says, but vaccine seems to be good match

12/2/2010
Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings

Expert suggests keeping some distance while making merry with family and friends

11/23/2010
Shots, Hygiene Can Help Shield Kids From Flu

Experts say common-sense steps by parents can stop germs from spreading

11/1/2010
Pandemic H1N1 Flu Hit Kids Hard in 2009

Experts doubt current flu season will pose similar threat, but urge vaccinations

10/28/2010
H1N1 Flu Linked to Surge in Pneumonia Complication

Rise in children's empyema infections corresponded with outbreak, researchers find

10/22/2010
Flu Meeting Highlights Latest Research

Studies look at trends in vaccination rates, effectiveness

10/18/2010
H1N1 Unlikely to Cause Flu Pandemic in 2010-11: Analysis

Canadian researchers urge everyone over age 50 to get immunized this fall

10/18/2010
Kids' Medicaid-Covered Flu Shots Put Docs at a Loss: Study

Higher reimbursement would save money overall, with more kids vaccinated, researchers suggest

10/7/2010
Many Americans Plan to Skip Flu Shot This Year

Surveys suggest more than 40 percent of adults will forego vaccine, while a third of moms won't vaccinate kids

10/7/2010
Small Bump Seen in Seasonal Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak

Analysis shows only 5.5% increase in vaccinated kids in 2009-2010 over 2008-2009 season

10/5/2010
Mom's Flu Shot May Protect Baby After Birth

Infants exposed to influenza vaccine had less illness, increased antibodies, finds study

10/1/2010
Kids With Allergies Shouldn't Skip Flu Shots, Experts Say

Parents urged to get children vaccinated, as annual season starts

9/29/2010
Tamiflu May Thwart Pneumonia in 'Swine Flu' Patients: Study

Drug also reduced contagious period and fever duration during H1N1 pandemic, researchers say

9/20/2010
Study Claims Flu Shots Associated With Lower Risk of Heart Attack

Experts dispute statistical result, but note the finding falls in line with previous research

9/20/2010
Increase in Seizures Seen in Kids With H1N1 Flu

More anti-epileptic meds needed for children with swine flu complications than seasonal flu, study found

9/17/2010
Pregnant Women Urged to Get Flu Shot

Public health organizations ask care providers to recommend vaccination for moms-to-be

9/16/2010
Health Tip: Prevent Passing Germs

Here's what you can do

9/16/2010
Tracking Groups of Friends May Aid Flu Surveillance

By monitoring social networks, researchers say they can spot outbreaks earlier

9/13/2010
Health Tip: Considering the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine?

Some people shouldn't get it, experts say

9/8/2010
Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shots for All Health-Care Workers

AAP calls mandatory shots 'ethically justified, necessary, and long overdue to ensure patient safety'

9/7/2010
H1N1 Pandemic Flu Even Milder Than Seasonal Strains

Though youngest were most vulnerable, fewer serious complications seen, study finds

9/6/2010
College Students Reminded to Wash Their Hands

Making good hygiene a habit can help stop spread of flu at school, expert says

9/3/2010
Sickle Cell Kids at Greater Risk of 'Swine Flu' Complications

Findings highlight need to vaccinate against H1N1, seasonal flu, researchers say

8/30/2010
Pediatric Group Issues New Flu Shot Guidelines

Kids between 6 months and 9 years may need a double dose, depending on vaccine history

8/26/2010
Bird Flu Detection Takes a Novel Turn

Mice trained to zero in on infected duck feces in USDA experiment

8/26/2010
CDC Revises Death Estimates From Flu

Mortality ranged from an annual low of 3,300 to a high of 49,000 during last 30 years

8/13/2010
Experts Predict 'Normal' H1N1 Flu Season This Year

Virus will most likely return but not be any more virulent, they add

8/5/2010
What Caused 2009 H1N1 Pandemic?

Researchers say they've identified biochemical process behind 'swine flu'

7/30/2010
Flu Vaccine for Upcoming Season Approved

Protects against three strains predicted to be most prevalent

7/30/2010
H1N1 Protection in Coming Season's Flu Vaccines: FDA

Just one shot should shield against multiple strains, agency says

7/19/2010
Flu Vaccine Via Skin Patch Shows Promise in Mice

New technology uses painless 'microneedles' to deliver immunization

7/14/2010
1 in 5 Parents Missed Work for H1N1 School Closings: Survey

But many students visited places other than home, finds CDC report

7/9/2010
Early Tamiflu Might Benefit Transplant Patients With H1N1 Flu

Preventive measures could cut serious illness, death rates in organ recipients, research shows

6/17/2010
H1N1 Flu Undergoing Genetic Changes in Pigs

Heightened surveillance needed in case stronger strain emerges, researchers warn

6/16/2010
H1N1 Flu Vaccine May Shield Against 1918 Strain

Mouse studies suggest shot would do double duty, in unlikely event of older virus' return

6/9/2010
H1N1 Flu Acts Much Like Its Seasonal Cousin

Spreads at same rate, shows similar symptoms, study finds

6/4/2010
A Year After Its Emergence, H1N1 Swine Flu Lingers

It's likely that the virus, so rampant last spring, will adopt a regular fall/winter pattern, experts say

5/27/2010
Flu May Migrate Rather Than Die Out

Findings may lead to regional, rather than global, vaccines, researchers say

5/24/2010
H1N1 Pandemic Flu Hits Pregnant Women Hard

Study underscores need for expectant moms to get flu shot, expert says

5/24/2010
Simplexa H1N1 Test Approved

Detects 'swine flu' infection

5/14/2010
Good Hygiene Does Slow Spread of Pandemic Flu

But more studies needed to develop a complete strategy to thwart transmission

5/5/2010
H1N1 Often Hit the Young and Healthy

WHO report, issued a year after outbreak began, finds this flu had new targets

5/4/2010
H1N1 Fears Led to Overcrowded ERs

Last year's scare had people rushing for care even before the disease appeared, study shows

4/29/2010
Record Number of Americans Got Flu Shots, CDC Says

Concerns about H1N1 flu likely motivated people to get vaccinated, experts say

4/20/2010
H1N1 Flu Hit Pregnant Women Hard

Getting treatment quickly was key to avoiding life-threatening illness, CDC study found

4/13/2010
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Very Rare After H1N1 Vaccine

Rates of the disease among those vaccinated were no higher than in the general population