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  • Flu Shot Could Help Your Kid Avoid Hospital
    (17-Nov-2017)

  • Could Your Cat Give You 'Bird Flu?'
    (15-Nov-2017)

  • What Really Works to Fight a Stubborn Cough?
    (08-Nov-2017)

  • Will This Year's Flu Shot Be as Weak as Last Season's?
    (08-Nov-2017)

  • With Severe Flu Season Lurking, Shots a Must
    (27-Oct-2017)

  • Kids, Don't Touch the Toys at the Doctor's Office
    (23-Oct-2017)
    Pediatricians' group updates infection-prevention guidelines for medical offices

  • Is a Dangerous Bird Flu on the Horizon?
    (19-Oct-2017)
    H7N9 is still confined to China, but new research suggests potential for wider transmission

  • Health Tip: Flu Shot 101
    (16-Oct-2017)
    Who should get it, when, and why?

  • Flu Shot Key for People With Diabetes
    (08-Oct-2017)
    Infection makes it harder to manage diabetes, increases risk of complications, health experts say

  • No Drop in Flu Vaccinations Since Nasal Spray Withdrawn
    (06-Oct-2017)

  • Scientists Learn How Flu Virus Changes So Quickly
    (05-Oct-2017)
    Interrupting that process could lead to better ways to treat or prevent flu

  • Whooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDC
    (28-Sep-2017)
    Timely vaccination can prevent three-quarters of cases in newborns

  • It's Time to Get Your Flu Shot Again
    (28-Sep-2017)
    U.S. health officials say this season could be a tough one

  • When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member
    (21-Sep-2017)
    How to keep everyone else healthy

  • When a Cold or Flu Strikes a Family Member
    (21-Sep-2017)
    How to keep everyone else healthy

  • Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later
    (19-Sep-2017)
    But research is too early to confirm a cause-and-effect link

  • Kids' Colds Linked to Asthma, Lung Problems Later
    (19-Sep-2017)
    But research is too early to confirm a cause-and-effect link

  • Could Swine Flu Be Linked to Type 1 Diabetes?
    (14-Sep-2017)
    Study suggests Norwegians hit by H1N1 flu pandemic more likely to develop the autoimmune disease

  • Put Flu Shot on the Back-to-School Checklist
    (06-Sep-2017)
    By late October is best, says American Academy of Pediatrics

  • White Kids More Likely to Get Unneeded Antibiotics
    (05-Sep-2017)
    Study finds more evidence of racial disparities in ERs

  • Nasal Flu Vaccine's Demise May Mean Fewer Immunized Kids
    (01-Sep-2017)
    Overall child immunization rates fell after CDC advised against the inhaled form, study shows

  • Have Fun at the Fair, But Don't Pet the Pigs
    (23-Aug-2017)
    Vet reminds fair-goers these animals can transmit swine flu

  • Health Tip: Flu Season is Around the Corner
    (18-Aug-2017)
    Learn to recognize symptoms

  • What Diabetics Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Meds
    (07-Aug-2017)
    Many cold, cough and headache remedies contain carbs, and as much alcohol as glass of beer or wine, pharmacist says

  • What Diabetics Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Meds
    (07-Aug-2017)
    Many cold, cough and headache remedies contain carbs, and as much alcohol as glass of beer or wine, pharmacist says

  • Medical Reality Catches Up to Science Fiction
    (02-Aug-2017)
    Scientists unveil their Star Trek-like 'tricorder' to track human health

  • Recent Flu Shot Shouldn't Prevent Vaccination During Pregnancy
    (01-Aug-2017)
    Study rebuts concerns about multiple vaccination timing

  • High-Dose Flu Shot May Help Nursing Home Residents Avoid Hospital
    (21-Jul-2017)
    Rates of all-cause admission were significantly lower for elderly who got the stronger vaccine, study found

  • High-Dose Vitamin D May Not Curb Kids' Colds
    (18-Jul-2017)
    Study seems to dispel a common myth around the daily supplement, researchers say

  • Bye-Bye Flu Shot, Hello Patch?
    (28-Jun-2017)
    Early results look promising for dissolvable microneedle vaccine

  • It's a Tough Flu Season … for Dogs
    (14-Jun-2017)
    Humans can't catch it, but new canine virus can make your pet 'sick as a dog'

  • Flu Shot Falls Short More Often for Obese People: Study
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Immune cells that guard against the virus don't function properly, researchers say

  • Flu Shot Falls Short More Often for Obese People: Study
    (13-Jun-2017)
    Immune cells that guard against the virus don't function properly, researchers say

  • When a Divorce Turns Bitter, Kids' Immune Systems May Pay a Price
    (05-Jun-2017)
    More evidence that family stress in childhood might affect lifelong health

  • Health Tip: Get More Sleep if You Have a Cold
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Suggestions to help ease the misery

  • Heart Attack Risk Spikes After Respiratory Infection, Study Finds
    (16-May-2017)
    Even the common cold was linked to a 13-fold increased risk for about a week

  • Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu?
    (16-May-2017)
    Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreak

  • Health Tip: Stave Off Cold Symptoms for Better Sleep
    (03-May-2017)
    Suggested ways to get relief

  • Some Surprising Sources of Germs
    (25-Apr-2017)
    You probably use these items every day

  • Some Surprising Sources of Germs
    (25-Apr-2017)
    You probably use these items every day

  • Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter
    (18-Apr-2017)
    Study found sticky coating shielded mice against H1 strain, could lead to new antiviral treatments

  • When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too
    (17-Apr-2017)
    Flu shot study showed that healthy vaccination practices may run in the family

  • Flu Season All But Over in U.S.
    (14-Apr-2017)
    In a twist, the middle-aged were among those hardest hit, CDC says

  • Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
    (10-Apr-2017)
    Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs

  • Vaccinating Pregnant Moms Protects Babies From Whooping Cough
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Benefit is dramatic for newborns who are too young to be vaccinated, researchers say

  • Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated
    (03-Apr-2017)
    Researchers estimate about two-thirds of pediatric deaths could be prevented by flu shot

  • A Lonely Heart Could Worsen a Cold
    (30-Mar-2017)
    People who feel isolated tend to have worse symptoms, research shows

  • Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Rhinovirus far more worrisome in those with weakened immune systems, researchers say

  • Black Americans More Likely to Skip Flu Shot
    (15-Mar-2017)
    They're concerned about vaccine safety, study shows

  • Antiviral Flu Drugs Safe in Mid-to-Late Pregnancy: Study
    (01-Mar-2017)
    No higher rates of complications seen in babies when mom took these meds after 22 weeks of pregnancy

  • Health Tip: Identifying Signs of the Common Cold
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Here are typical symptoms

  • Do You Need an Antibiotic?
    (24-Feb-2017)
    Proteins in nasal mucus might reveal if respiratory infection is caused by virus or bacteria, researchers say

  • For a Fun and Safe Tropical Getaway, Plan Ahead
    (17-Feb-2017)
    Be aware of unusual health risks in the Caribbean and Central and South America, doctor advises

  • Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Overall, it has been 48 percent effective, but more severe H3N2 strain a factor in reduced coverage

  • Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections
    (16-Feb-2017)
    But medical experts can't agree if recommending supplements or food fortification would be helpful

  • Eczema May Leave Some Flu Shots Less Effective, Study Finds
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Vaccine should be given into the muscle, not the skin, research suggests

  • Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC
    (10-Feb-2017)
    Hospitalizations and deaths among kids and adults on the rise

  • New Flu Vaccines for Dogs Unleashed in Lab
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Researchers say the shots may help to protect people, too

  • U.S. Vaccine Guidelines for Flu, HPV Updated
    (07-Feb-2017)
    CDC panel revises immunization advisory for vaccines affecting adults

  • U.S. Teens Lag on Recommended Vaccinations
    (06-Feb-2017)
    HPV and flu immunization rates remain well below goals, pediatricians' group says

  • Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

  • Flu Shot May Curb Respiratory Infections in People With Heart Failure
    (02-Feb-2017)
    Doctors should consider high-dose vaccine for those over 65, study suggests

  • Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC
    (27-Jan-2017)
    But health officials still characterize the season as average

  • Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu
    (21-Jan-2017)
    For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says

  • Flu Cases Starting to Spread: CDC
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Illness now being reported in middle sections of the country

  • Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Cold, dry air helps the virus stay airborne long enough to cause infections, researchers say

  • Why Winter Weather Brings More Flu
    (17-Jan-2017)
    Cold, dry air helps the virus stay airborne long enough to cause infections, researchers say

  • Flu Tightens Its Hold on the Nation
    (13-Jan-2017)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, CDC says

  • The Etiquette of Achoo!
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Cover your sneeze to protect those around you, health experts advise

  • Flu Season Starting to Peak
    (06-Jan-2017)
    More severe strain of virus circulating, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say

  • Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Symptoms can be similar, but flu hits faster, is more likely to lead to complications

  • Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Symptoms can be similar, but flu hits faster, is more likely to lead to complications

  • Is It a Cold or the Flu? Here's How to Tell
    (30-Dec-2016)
    Symptoms can be similar, but flu hits faster, is more likely to lead to complications

  • Flu Shots Are Worth It
    (28-Dec-2016)
    Vaccine most important for young kids, seniors, people with chronic disease, women before and after pregnancy, expert says

  • Health Tip: When a Child Is Sick
    (26-Dec-2016)
    Signs you should see a doctor

  • Health Tip: When a Child Is Sick
    (26-Dec-2016)
    Signs you should see a doctor

  • Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human
    (23-Dec-2016)
    New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

  • There's Still Time for Your Flu Shot
    (23-Dec-2016)
    Infections tend to spike up during and right after holiday season, CDC says

  • Flu Season's Starting to Rear Its Head
    (16-Dec-2016)
    It's not too late to get your flu shot, health officials say

  • Health Tip: Who Needs a Flu Shot?
    (14-Dec-2016)
    People who are particularly vulnerable

  • Health Tip: Trying to Unclog That Stuffy Nose?
    (12-Dec-2016)
    Using a decongestant

  • Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season
    (12-Dec-2016)
    CDC urges everyone to get a shot, especially children, pregnant women and folks over 50

  • More Pregnant Women Getting Flu Shot, But Improvement Needed
    (08-Dec-2016)
    All U.S. women should get the vaccine in pregnancy, but only about half do now, researchers say

  • Are You Ready for Flu Season?
    (18-Nov-2016)
    Get your flu shot now, health officials urge

  • Your Birth Year Might Help Shield You From Bird Flu Strains
    (10-Nov-2016)
    A child's first flu infection appears to affect which new viruses they'll be protected against in the future

  • Do Your Part to Stop Spreading Colds and Flu
    (08-Nov-2016)
    When you're sick, stay home, health officials urge

  • Health Tip: Coping With a Chronic Cough
    (02-Nov-2016)
    Suggestions to help tame the hacking

  • Why You Need a Flu Shot Now
    (01-Nov-2016)
    If you do develop influenza, vaccination can soften the blow, doctors say

  • Dental Cleanings May Help Keep Lungs Clean, Too
    (27-Oct-2016)
    Twice annual visits reduce bacteria that can cause pneumonia, researcher says

  • Migration Helps Spread Bird Flu Worldwide
    (13-Oct-2016)
    Scientists recommend keeping wild birds away from poultry farms

  • Study Finds Fault With ICU Treatment of Dementia Patients
    (10-Oct-2016)
    Hospitals put too many on ventilators, adding to their suffering and treatment costs, researchers say

  • Many Parents Think a Flu Shot Is Unnecessary
    (05-Oct-2016)
    Study reveals other reasons for not getting kids vaccinated

  • Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot
    (03-Oct-2016)
    Those who favor alternative therapies often bypass the annual vaccine, study says

  • More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC
    (30-Sep-2016)
    Vaccination protects both workers and patients, doctor says

  • Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC
    (29-Sep-2016)
    Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

  • How to Protect Yourself From the Seasonal Flu
    (23-Sep-2016)
    The best way to stay healthy is to get vaccinated, expert advises

  • Codeine Not Safe for Kids, Pediatricians Warn
    (19-Sep-2016)
    How it is metabolized is too unpredictable, could cause death, report finds

  • H1N1 'Swine Flu' Vaccine Unlikely to Raise Birth Defect Risk
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Swedish study finds that babies born to women who got the shot had no overall higher odds

  • Pediatricians' Group Advises Against Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine
    (06-Sep-2016)
    Shot far more effective against current influenza strains, American Academy of Pediatrics says

  • 3 Steps to Lower a Woman's Risk of Premature Birth
    (31-Aug-2016)
    Study finds there's lots mothers-to-be can do to help ensure they deliver at full-term

  • Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
    (26-Jul-2016)
    Risk of dying dropped almost one-quarter over 7 years in those who got the vaccine

  • Why Being Cold Might Foster a Cold
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Healthy body temperature boosts ability of immune system to fight the virus, researchers say

  • Pregnancy Flu Shot Protects Newborn for 8 Weeks: Study
    (05-Jul-2016)
    Effectiveness drops dramatically after that

  • 2009 Swine Flu Originated in Mexico
    (01-Jul-2016)
    Genetic analysis pinpoints source of the pandemic influenza that killed 17,000 people

  • CDC Panel Says FluMist Nasal Flu Vaccine Ineffective
    (23-Jun-2016)
    Agency advisors say the product has lost potency in kids and shouldn't be used in upcoming season

  • Flu Shot Helps Heart Failure Patients Avoid Hospital
    (01-Jun-2016)
    New evidence suggests annual jab is warranted

  • Do You Know the 'Hidden' Signs of Asthma?
    (11-May-2016)
    Fewer than half aware that chest pain, trouble sleeping may indicate adult breathing trouble, survey finds

  • Expectant Mom's Flu Shot Protects 2
    (03-May-2016)
    Infants benefit when a woman gets her influenza immunization during pregnancy, study confirms

  • Too Many People Still Take Unneeded Antibiotics: Study
    (03-May-2016)
    1 in 3 prescriptions was unnecessary

  • With Flu Shot, Timing May Be Everything
    (26-Apr-2016)
    Vaccination seems to provide greater immune response in the morning than in the afternoon, study suggests

  • A Mild Flu Season, and the End Is in Sight: CDC
    (12-Apr-2016)
    This year's vaccine was a very good match, officials say

  • Flu Shot Might Cut Stillbirth Risk
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Australian researchers find possible link in large-scale study

  • Flu Season Hasn't Peaked Yet
    (18-Mar-2016)
    This year's vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, CDC says

  • Vaccine Refusal a Driving Force Behind Measles Outbreaks, Study Finds
    (15-Mar-2016)
    As trend continues, researcher fears more outbreaks of whooping cough, too

  • Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Findings show it won't increase complications

  • Health Tip: Warding Off the Flu When You Have Asthma
    (10-Mar-2016)
    Protect yourself from complications

  • Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds
    (26-Feb-2016)
    Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

  • Flu Season Continues to Be Mild: CDC
    (25-Feb-2016)
    In more good news, health officials report flu vaccine is 59 percent effective so far

  • Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests
    (17-Feb-2016)
    Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

  • A Sneeze May Be Even Ickier Than You Thought
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Slow-motion photos reveal a 'sheet' of expelled fluid that then breaks apart, researchers say

  • A Sneeze May Be Even Ickier Than You Thought
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Slow-motion photos reveal a 'sheet' of expelled fluid that then breaks apart, researchers say

  • Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows
    (11-Feb-2016)
    Low economic status doubles your chances of hospitalization, no matter your race, researchers find

  • Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

  • Flu Shot May Guard Against Irregular Heart Rate: Study
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Vaccination was associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed, authors say

  • Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds
    (10-Feb-2016)
    Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years

  • Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study
    (09-Feb-2016)
    During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies

  • Pregnant Women Benefit From Tamiflu at First Sign of Flu: Study
    (09-Feb-2016)
    During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies

  • Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups
    (08-Feb-2016)
    After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom

  • Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
    (05-Feb-2016)
    Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds

  • Less Than Half of U.S. Babies Receive Flu Vaccine: CDC
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says

  • For Super Bowl Fans, Flu Can Be an Unwanted Catch
    (02-Feb-2016)
    Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game

  • Chemical That Can Irritate Lungs Found in Flavored E-Cigarettes
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Highest levels seen in cherry versions, but levels still far below federal safety standards

  • Flu Season Stays Mild, With Slow Uptick in Activity
    (24-Jan-2016)
    CDC expert says infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

  • No Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections: Experts
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Physicians' group and CDC jointly advise that the drugs not be prescribed for colds, bronchitis in adults

  • Women May Have Better Flu Defenses
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Study might explain why men often seem harder hit by the virus

  • No Antibiotics for Common Respiratory Infections: Experts
    (18-Jan-2016)
    Physicians' group and CDC jointly advise that the drugs not be prescribed for colds, bronchitis in adults

  • It's OK to Snuggle Your Pet When You're Sick, Doc Says
    (16-Jan-2016)
    Dogs, cats can't catch your cold or flu, and aren't likely to transmit viruses

  • It's OK to Snuggle Your Pet When You're Sick, Doc Says
    (16-Jan-2016)
    Dogs, cats can't catch your cold or flu, and aren't likely to transmit viruses

  • Flu Season Continues to Be Mild, CDC Says
    (15-Jan-2016)
    But infections are expected to pick up, and it's not too late to get vaccinated

  • Health Tip: Treating Your Child's Cold
    (12-Jan-2016)
    Suggestions to help ease symptoms

  • Protect Yourself From Colds and Flu This Winter
    (08-Jan-2016)
    FDA offers prevention tips, and backs flu vaccination

  • U.S. Flu Activity Remains Low: CDC
    (08-Jan-2016)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, expert says

  • Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or Cold
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or Cold
    (05-Jan-2016)
    Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of Pediatrics

  • New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015
    (03-Jan-2016)
    Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

  • It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot
    (30-Dec-2015)
    Influenza activity usually peaks in January or February, FDA says

  • Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDC
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Almost everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, experts say

  • Health Tip: Struggling With Chronic Cough?
    (22-Dec-2015)
    Try these at-home remedies

  • Majority of U.S. Hospitals Don't Require Flu Shots for Staffers: Survey
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Only 1.3 percent of VA hospitals mandate the shot for health care workers, researchers find

  • Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (15-Dec-2015)
    Poll finds a third of adults don't believe the vaccine will protect them; infectious disease experts disagree

  • Maybe You Can Forecast Your Health Better Than a Doctor
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Results of self-rating study predicted which participants would catch a cold

  • Vitamin D Won't Guard Against Colds in People With Asthma
    (10-Dec-2015)
    Study showed no difference in number of infections after getting levels of the nutrient back to normal

  • How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season
    (06-Dec-2015)
    Expert offers tips on ways to avoid catching colds, the flu

  • How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season
    (06-Dec-2015)
    Expert offers tips on ways to avoid catching colds, the flu

  • Get Your Flu Shot Before the Flu Is Widespread: CDC
    (04-Dec-2015)
    Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated before holiday trips and gatherings, experts say

  • FDA Approves First Flu Shot With Added Ingredient to Boost Immune Response
    (25-Nov-2015)
    Vaccine can be used in seniors, who are often hit hardest by illness

  • Ah-Choo! Sneeze 'Cloud' Quickly Covers a Room, Study Finds
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Videos of sneezers show droplets are of varying sizes, move at high velocity

  • Ah-Choo! Sneeze 'Cloud' Quickly Covers a Room, Study Finds
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Videos of sneezers show droplets are of varying sizes, move at high velocity

  • When Antibiotics Are Needed
    (18-Nov-2015)
    'Get Smart' tips from an expert to prevent their overuse

  • Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing Episodes
    (17-Nov-2015)
    Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

  • SARS-like Virus in Bats Could Jump to Humans
    (12-Nov-2015)
    But, researchers don't know if virus could then spread from person-to-person

  • Prepare Yourself for Cold, Flu Season
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Doctor offers tips on avoiding infection, battling illness if it strikes

  • Prepare Yourself for Cold, Flu Season
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Doctor offers tips on avoiding infection, battling illness if it strikes

  • Statins May Dampen Protective Powers of Flu Vaccines
    (29-Oct-2015)
    Research suggests cholesterol-lowering meds linked to lower levels of influenza antibodies in seniors

  • Health Tip: Considering Cough Medicine?
    (20-Oct-2015)
    It may not be appropriate

  • It's Time for Your Flu Shot
    (19-Oct-2015)
    Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, CDC advises

  • Study Links Flu Vaccine to Short-Term Drop in Stroke Risk
    (16-Oct-2015)
    Research only sees an association, not a cause-and-effect connection

  • Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia
    (05-Oct-2015)
    Study suggests about 57 percent of hospitalizations for flu-related pneumonia might be prevented

  • Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Researchers also found children who had all of their vaccinations were less vulnerable

  • Health Tip: What's Behind That Cough?
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Here are potential triggers

  • Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study
    (30-Sep-2015)
    Researchers also found children who had all of their vaccinations were less vulnerable

  • This Year's Flu Vaccine Should Be Better Match: CDC
    (17-Sep-2015)
    Americans 6 months of age and older encouraged to get vaccinated

  • Flu Shot a Must for Moms-to-Be
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Getting the flu early in pregnancy doubles risk of birth defects, according to March of Dimes

  • Other People's Flu Vaccines Help Shield Seniors, Too: Study
    (10-Sep-2015)
    Reduction in sickness is even greater when older folks also get immunization

  • Siblings Now Main Source of Infants' Whooping Cough: CDC
    (08-Sep-2015)
    A change from past years, when Mom posed the biggest risk of infection

  • New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots
    (08-Sep-2015)
    Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

  • Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay
    (03-Sep-2015)
    Study found it also cut need for more care after discharge

  • Too Little Sleep May Quadruple Your Risk for Colds: Study
    (31-Aug-2015)
    Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds
    (26-Aug-2015)
    Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents, Study Finds
    (25-Aug-2015)
    Despite debate on effectiveness in elderly, it saved thousands of lives, prevented hospitalizations

  • Scientists Get Closer to Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine
    (24-Aug-2015)
    They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes

  • Poorly Maintained Plumbing Often Leads to Legionnaires' Disease, CDC Says
    (13-Aug-2015)
    Culprits can include cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative fountains

  • Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

  • Online Program Boosts Hand Washing, Cuts Infections
    (07-Aug-2015)
    Study finds risk of flu-like illness dropped 20 percent

  • Bigger Families Mean More Infections, Study Finds
    (06-Aug-2015)
    Study finds the more kids in the family, the longer viruses are present in the household

  • Scientists Test Universal Flu Vaccine in Mice
    (21-Jul-2015)
    If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year

  • Virus Mutation Explains Poor Performance of Last Season's Flu Shot: Study
    (25-Jun-2015)
    Strain of H3N2 virus that was circulating did not match strain used in vaccine

  • CDC Tweaking Flu Vaccine for Better Protection
    (05-Jun-2015)
    Next season's shot includes last year's missing strain

  • Bird Flu Poses Little Threat to People: CDC
    (22-Apr-2015)
    Genetic analysis indicates public shouldn't be alarmed, 'cautiously optimistic' health officials say

  • 3.8 Million Chickens To Be Killed After Bird Flu Outbreak at Iowa Farm
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Experts stress this strain poses little risk to humans

  • Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians
    (16-Apr-2015)
    Pay attention to where cases are occurring

  • Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study
    (10-Apr-2015)
    But they are more likely to develop flu-rated complications

  • Could Household Bleach Raise Kids' Risk for Flu, Other Infections?
    (03-Apr-2015)
    European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear

  • Bird Flu Spreads Across China, Posing Threat to People: Report
    (11-Mar-2015)
    Second outbreak, with 318 human infections and 100 deaths, twice as big as first outbreak

  • Pneumonia in Early Childhood Tied to Higher Odds of Asthma
    (06-Mar-2015)
    Lung problems before age 3 may have enduring impact, study says

  • Seniors Bear Brunt of This Flu Season
    (05-Mar-2015)
    CDC says 60 percent of hospitalizations, 79 percent of deaths were among those 65 or older

  • Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study
    (03-Mar-2015)
    Infection hits younger people more often, maybe because they mingle in larger groups, researcher suggests

  • Common Class of Drugs May Be Linked to Pneumonia Risk
    (03-Mar-2015)
    But more research is needed before scientists say anticholinergics cause the infection

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine Even Less Effective Than Thought: CDC
    (27-Feb-2015)
    And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children

  • Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

  • Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases
    (25-Feb-2015)
    Bug that causes common cold, other infections often to blame, study finds

  • A Doctor's Advice, a Patient's Race Influence Flu Shot Rates
    (24-Feb-2015)
    Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows

  • Ebola Transmission Through Cough Possible, But Not Likely: Experts
    (19-Feb-2015)
    Researchers suggest droplets could expose caregivers to lethal virus

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Deadly Bird Flu
    (17-Feb-2015)
    Study reveals protective response to rare virus strains

  • Flu Sending Record Numbers of Elderly to the Hospital: CDC
    (13-Feb-2015)
    But the worst seems to be over as season continues to wind down, officials say

  • Many States Still in Flu's Grip, But Some Areas Report Declines
    (06-Feb-2015)
    CDC expects to see high activity for several more weeks

  • Just Half of Nursing Home Staff Getting Flu Vaccine
    (03-Feb-2015)
    Lack of immunization may put nursing home residents at risk, researchers note

  • Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication

  • Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC
    (29-Jan-2015)
    Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says

  • Health Tip: Could You Have the Flu?
    (22-Jan-2015)
    Here are possible symptoms

  • Pneumonia Raises Heart Disease Risk for Years: Study
    (20-Jan-2015)
    Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines

  • Only 23 Percent Protection From This Year's Flu Vaccine
    (15-Jan-2015)
    CDC urges early antiviral treatment if symptoms appear

  • Tips for Steering Clear of Flu
    (09-Jan-2015)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, doctors stress

  • Bad Flu Season Continues to Take Toll, Especially Among the Young and Old
    (09-Jan-2015)
    Not too late to get a flu shot, health officials say; antiviral meds strongly recommended

  • Bad Flu Season Getting Worse, CDC Says
    (05-Jan-2015)
    43 states reporting widespread influenza activity and 21 child deaths

  • FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu
    (02-Jan-2015)
    Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces

  • FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu
    (02-Jan-2015)
    Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces

  • FDA Shares Advice to Avoid Colds and Flu
    (02-Jan-2015)
    Influenza virus is spread by sneezing, talking and touching contaminated surfaces

  • Health Tip: Taking Care of Someone With Flu
    (30-Dec-2014)
    Suggestions to keep yourself well

  • Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported
    (30-Dec-2014)
    But it's too early to know if this year's strain is more severe than usual, CDC says

  • Rapivab Approved to Help Treat Flu
    (22-Dec-2014)
    Intravenous drug inhibits viral enzyme

  • Frail Elderly Might Benefit From High-Dose Flu Shot
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Ramped-up vaccine elicits greater immune response, study finds

  • Many Flu Infections Aren't Good Match for Vaccine: CDC
    (18-Dec-2014)
    But health officials still urge people to get inoculated because the shot should offer some protection

  • 'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults
    (16-Dec-2014)
    Doctors explain reasons behind surge in cases of chicken pox, mumps, whooping cough and the like

  • Vaccinating Schoolkids Cuts Flu in Communities: Study
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Infection rate went down among other population segments, such as preschoolers and adults

  • Scientists Find Gene They Say Affects Flu Shot Response
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest

  • Many Americans Still Haven't Gotten a Flu Shot
    (11-Dec-2014)
    Health officials cite reports on the vaccine's potentially limited effectiveness

  • Kids Who Were Preemies More Vulnerable to Flu Complications: Study
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Current guidelines don't identify them as a high-risk group, but they should, researchers say

  • California Infants Hit Hard by Whooping Cough Epidemic: Report
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Health care providers urged to recommend vaccine to pregnant women, to protect their babies

  • Kids Who Were Preemies More Vulnerable to Flu Complications: Study
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Current guidelines don't identify them as a high-risk group, but they should, researchers say

  • Flu Shot May Offer Less Protection This Winter: CDC
    (04-Dec-2014)
    Vaccine not a good match for mutated strains circulating now, officials say

  • Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Drugs carry serious risks, and most infants, toddlers recover with rest and extra care

  • Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Drugs carry serious risks, and most infants, toddlers recover with rest and extra care

  • Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now
    (21-Nov-2014)
    Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in

  • Health Tip: Easing Baby's Nasal Congestion
    (19-Nov-2014)
    Use a cool-mist humidifier

  • Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?
    (17-Nov-2014)
    Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
    (11-Nov-2014)
    Shot helps protect newborns against potentially deadly bacteria, experts say

  • Health Tip: When to Call the Doctor About a Cold or Flu
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Signs they need medical attention

  • Health Tip: When to Call the Doctor About a Cold or Flu
    (07-Nov-2014)
    Signs they need medical attention

  • Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough
    (27-Oct-2014)
    Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms

  • Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say
    (23-Oct-2014)
    No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

  • Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet
    (20-Oct-2014)
    With flu season approaching, finding an accurate, speedy screening method will become more important

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains, researchers say

  • Scientists Aim to Improve Vaccines Against 'Bird Flu'
    (07-Oct-2014)
    Two studies show promising results

  • Officials Report First Confirmed Child Death Due to Enterovirus D68
    (06-Oct-2014)
    Virus, which can cause paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says

  • 42 States Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids
    (02-Oct-2014)
    Health officials also investigating whether it's linked to several deaths, cases of muscle weakness, paralysis

  • New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks
    (01-Oct-2014)
    Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say

  • 40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Virus That Targets Kids
    (29-Sep-2014)
    Health officials also investigating whether germ is tied to cases of muscle weakness in 9 Colorado children

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Germs at Bay
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze

  • Health Tip: Help Keep Germs at Bay
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze

  • 29 States, District of Columbia Reporting Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids
    (24-Sep-2014)
    Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of Enterovirus D68

  • Study Suggests Why Pregnant Women Get Sicker From Flu
    (22-Sep-2014)
    An aggressive immune system response may worsen symptoms, researchers say

  • Pediatricians Urge Flu Vaccine for All Kids 6 Months and Older
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Nasal spray vaccine can be considered for many kids 2 to 8, doctors say

  • Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says
    (21-Sep-2014)
    Vaccination in October may give you the best chance of avoiding influenza this season

  • Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People
    (19-Sep-2014)
    Mutations to the virus might allow it to spread, researchers say.

  • Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC
    (18-Sep-2014)
    Vaccine is safe, effective for those 6 months and older, experts say

  • 12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness That Targets Kids
    (17-Sep-2014)
    Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

  • Kids' Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68

  • Tear Gas Health Effects May Last Weeks
    (11-Sep-2014)
    Researchers worry that nearby residents may suffer harm too

  • Respiratory Virus Hitting Kids in at Least 12 States
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure

  • Single-Dose, Injected Flu Treatment Shows Promise
    (08-Sep-2014)
    Two studies found peramivir shortened symptoms

  • Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

  • Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids
    (20-Aug-2014)
    Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

  • All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group
    (19-Aug-2014)
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

  • High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study
    (13-Aug-2014)
    It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

  • When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
    (04-Aug-2014)
    About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

  • When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
    (04-Aug-2014)
    About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

  • Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately
    (17-Jul-2014)
    Antivirals underprescribed for high-risk patients, researchers say

  • CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare
    (11-Jul-2014)
    Agency places moratorium on transfer of dangerous germs from its high-level labs

  • For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization
    (26-Jun-2014)
    CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

  • Persistent Cough in Kids Can Often Be Whooping Cough
    (25-Jun-2014)
    In British study, 1 in 5 cases of chronic hacking turned out to be the respiratory ailment

  • Current Bird Flu Has Pandemic Potential
    (11-Jun-2014)
    Just a few changes are needed for circulating strains to become contagious to humans, study finds

  • People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year
    (05-Jun-2014)
    H1N1 strain predominated in season that peaked early; CDC recommends inclusion of H1N1 in next year's vaccine

  • Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study
    (03-Jun-2014)
    But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

  • Vaccine Against Bird Flu Readied, Just in Case
    (30-Apr-2014)
    U.S. officials want to be prepared, but some doubt H7N9 will become pandemic

  • Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study
    (21-Apr-2014)
    ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year

  • Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season
    (15-Apr-2014)
    Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic

  • Swine Flu From 2009 Pandemic Also Struck Sea Otters: Study
    (11-Apr-2014)
    Scientists say finding shows marine animals may be yet another host of flu viruses

  • Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds
    (10-Apr-2014)
    'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say

  • Common Cold Meds May Pose Health Threats
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Interaction of two ingredients could cause serious side effects, researchers say

  • Tamiflu Saved Lives During Swine Flu Pandemic, Study Confirms
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Best to start treatment within 48 hours, experts say

  • Flu Can Infect Many Without Causing Symptoms: Study
    (17-Mar-2014)
    British researchers call those who get physically sick 'tip of iceberg' in terms of total cases each year

  • State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC
    (06-Mar-2014)
    When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

  • Sleep Apnea Might Raise Pneumonia Risk: Study
    (03-Mar-2014)
    Disrupted nighttime breathing makes getting fluid into the lungs more likely, researchers explain

  • Flu Shot May Lower Stroke Risk, Too
    (25-Feb-2014)
    Getting immunized early in season delivers most cardiovascular benefit, study suggests

  • Health Tip: Learn the Signs of Whooping Cough
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Initial symptoms may mimic a cold

  • Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC
    (20-Feb-2014)
    Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64

  • Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds
    (14-Feb-2014)
    Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

  • Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids
    (12-Feb-2014)
    The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

  • China's New Bird Flu Might Put People at Risk, Report Says
    (05-Feb-2014)
    Genetic analysis after woman's death finds virus may 'replicate efficiently in humans'

  • There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot
    (05-Feb-2014)
    Younger adults seem at risk this year, FDA says

  • Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

  • Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Ear infections most common reason for prescriptions in children under 6; trends vary by region

  • Health Tip: Using a Nasal Spray
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Make sure you follow the directions

  • College Students Should Get a Flu Shot
    (30-Jan-2014)
    Dorm living, large classes increase their exposure to the virus, doctor notes

  • Health Tip: Antiviral Can Help Manage Flu
    (28-Jan-2014)
    It can help minimize severity and duration

  • Hand Washing, Zinc May Ward Off Colds: Review
    (27-Jan-2014)
    Meanwhile, antihistamines, decongestants, pain relievers might help treat them, researcher reports

  • Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot: Experts
    (24-Jan-2014)
    Large Canadian study finds people with diabetes are more likely to get sick from flu, be hospitalized

  • Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Dirty digits are the fastest way to communicate infectious germs, experts say

  • Meet Henry the Hand: A Crusading Doctor's Right-Hand Man
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Cartoon character helps physician spread the gospel of good hand hygiene

  • Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Dirty digits are the fastest way to communicate infectious germs, experts say

  • Meet Henry the Hand: A Crusading Doctor's Right-Hand Man
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Cartoon character helps physician spread the gospel of good hand hygiene

  • Health Tip: Avoid Spreading the Common Cold
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Don't go to work or school

  • When a Common Cold Becomes More Dangerous for Kids
    (14-Jan-2014)
    New study clarifies risk factors for lung disease

  • U.S. Flu Cases Continue to Climb
    (10-Jan-2014)
    Southwestern states hardest hit, but infections still not at epidemic levels, CDC says

  • Ease Up on Workouts to Aid Flu Recovery, Expert Says
    (09-Jan-2014)
    Intense exercise will stress the immune system even more

  • Ease Up on Workouts to Aid Flu Recovery, Expert Says
    (09-Jan-2014)
    Intense exercise will stress the immune system even more

  • Liquid Tamiflu for Kids in Short Supply
    (08-Jan-2014)
    Shortage should be resolved in week; Tamiflu capsules and flu shots widely available, U.S. officials say

  • Temporary Fever May Occur When Kids Under 2 Get 2 Shots at Once
    (07-Jan-2014)
    Higher risk for a day or two if flu and pneumococcal vaccines given together, study finds

  • Health Tip: Don't Take Too Much Acetaminophen
    (03-Jan-2014)
    It's found in many pain and cold meds

  • Cancer Patients Vulnerable to Complications From Flu
    (27-Dec-2013)
    Expert advises these patients to get vaccinated as protection

  • H1N1 Flu Spreading in South-Central U.S.
    (26-Dec-2013)
    This flu strain tends to hit younger adults harder than older adults, CDC says

  • Testosterone May Undermine Flu Shot's Effectiveness for Men
    (23-Dec-2013)
    High levels of the hormone cause fewer antibodies to be produced, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine Prevented 6.6 Million Illnesses Last Season: CDC
    (12-Dec-2013)
    There's still time to get vaccinated for current flu season, health officials say

  • New Flu Vaccine May Provide More Protection to Kids
    (11-Dec-2013)
    Study used vaccine targeting 4 flu strains rather than the usual 3

  • Those With Insurance More Likely to Use Preventive Care: Study
    (10-Dec-2013)
    And they're less likely to adopt risky habits like smoking

  • Too Few Americans With Asthma Are Getting Flu Shots, CDC Says
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Report finds only half of this high-risk group gets immunized

  • Holiday Health and Safety: Another List to Be Checking Twice
    (28-Nov-2013)
    An expert offers up tips for a busy season ahead

  • Swine Flu's Death Toll May Be Much Higher Than Thought
    (26-Nov-2013)
    Study updates estimate from 2009 pandemic to nearly 203,000 deaths worldwide

  • Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Survival odds increase with early administration of drugs such as oseltamivir, researchers say

  • H5N1 Bird Flu Vaccine Approved
    (25-Nov-2013)
    In the event of a pandemic

  • Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Survival odds increase with early administration of drugs such as oseltamivir, researchers say

  • New Push by Doctors to Limit Antibiotic Use in Kids
    (18-Nov-2013)
    Many upper respiratory infections, such as mild strep throat, don't require the drugs, report says

  • Taiwan Woman 1st Human Infected With New Strain of Bird Flu
    (14-Nov-2013)
    Scientists aren't sure about the potential threat posed by the H6N1 virus

  • Fewer ER Visits for Kids After Cold Medicine Restrictions
    (11-Nov-2013)
    CDC study ties improvement to label changes, voluntary manufacturer withdrawals

  • Fewer ER Visits for Kids After Cold Medicine Restrictions
    (11-Nov-2013)
    CDC study ties improvement to label changes, voluntary manufacturer withdrawals

  • Gelatin Allergy May Mean Extra Care Is Needed With Flu Shot
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Used to stabilize the vaccine, gelatin could cause reaction in those who are sensitive to it, experts say

  • Poorer Childhoods, More Colds as Adults?
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Study links financial status in youth to biological differences that affect adults' risk of getting sick

  • With Flu Season Here, Docs Offer Tips to Stay Healthy
    (01-Nov-2013)
    Immunization highly advised, plus simple methods to avoid spreading virus

  • Closing Chinese Poultry Markets Stalled Bird Flu's Spread to People
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Cases dropped quickly and dramatically, researchers found

  • Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds
    (28-Oct-2013)
    Unvaccinated kids are at greater risk, CDC researcher says

  • Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .
    (23-Oct-2013)
    . . . But U.S. health officials expect outbreaks to pick up in next several weeks and recommend vaccination

  • Your Flu Shot May Also Help Your Heart
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Study found one-third lower risk of problems including heart attacks in vaccinated people

  • Fewer Infants Hospitalized for Whooping Cough, Study Finds
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Increase in teens vaccinated against the infection has resulted in decrease in babies contracting it, researchers suggest

  • Researchers Discover How Flu Gains Foothold in the Body
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Mouse study illustrates the virus' bold attack on the immune system

  • Egg Allergy No Obstacle to Child's Flu Shot, CDC Says
    (04-Oct-2013)
    New guidelines say special precautions aren't needed

  • Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Study finds that areas with high rates of nonmedical vaccine exemptions also had high number of cases

  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Many times, it won't require medical treatment

  • Health Tip: Dealing With a Child's Cough
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Many times, it won't require medical treatment

  • CDC Reports More Americans Getting Flu Shots
    (26-Sep-2013)
    But overall rate still low, so officials urge everyone over 6 months of age to get vaccinated this season

  • It's Not Too Soon to Get Your Flu Shot, Doctor Says
    (25-Sep-2013)
    This season's vaccine protects against 4 types of flu virus

  • Could Immune Cell Discovery Lead to Universal Flu Vaccine?
    (23-Sep-2013)
    British study found people with more of certain virus-killing immune cells fared better during swine flu pandemic

  • Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say
    (02-Sep-2013)
    The flu is unpredictable and people should not delay in vaccinating their children, new policy advises

  • New Moms, the Obese Prone to Flu Complications, Analysis Finds
    (30-Aug-2013)
    But pregnant women not at high risk for problems, as previously thought

  • Could Flu Shots Help Prevent Heart Attacks?
    (22-Aug-2013)
    Evidence isn't conclusive, but experts say it makes sense for people with heart disease to get vaccine

  • Health Tip: Comfort a Child With Croup
    (12-Aug-2013)
    But if the toddler is under 4, hold the cough medicine

  • First Vaccine Against 4 Flu Strains Ready to Ship
    (06-Aug-2013)
    FDA has approved distribution of new seasonal influenza shot, Fluarix Quadrivalent

  • Protecting Lungs During Abdominal Surgery May Decrease Complications
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Adjusting ventilator settings could shield patients from conditions like pneumonia, study finds

  • Lethal New Virus in Monkeys Shows Potential to Infect Humans
    (26-Jul-2013)
    Study of germ that killed primates in a California colony should spur more vigilance, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Keep Germs to Yourself
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Cover your mouth while you cough or sneeze

  • China's Bird Flu's Drug Resistance Worries Experts
    (16-Jul-2013)
    Current tests don't detect strains that won't respond to antiviral medication, study says

  • Scientists Examine New Bird Flu's Potential to Spread
    (10-Jul-2013)
    They looked at transmission between humans and mammals in lab

  • Month of Conception Might Raise Odds of Premature Birth: Study
    (08-Jul-2013)
    Mom's exposure to flu during third trimester appears to be a key risk factor, researchers say

  • Health Tip: When Taking a Decongestant
    (04-Jul-2013)
    Know what it contains

  • Health Tip: When Your Child Has a Cold
    (03-Jul-2013)
    Suggestions for how to ease symptoms

  • H7N9 Bird Flu Transmits From Person to Person, Study Finds
    (03-Jul-2013)
    But it's not easily spread and public should not panic, expert says

  • Early Respiratory Infection May Double Type 1 Diabetes Risk: Study
    (01-Jul-2013)
    Researchers looked at children who had first-degree relatives with the autoimmune disease

  • Flu Spreads Quickest Among Kids, Teachers, Health-Care Workers
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Study finds they're most likely to have frequent contact with others already infected

  • Chinese Warn of Possible Re-Emergence of Bird Flu
    (24-Jun-2013)
    H7N9 deadlier than 2009 H1N1 swine flu, researchers say

  • Many U.S. Adults Under-Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough, Survey Finds
    (19-Jun-2013)
    Only 20 percent got shot within last 10 years

  • Flu Vaccine Protects Millions Annually: CDC
    (19-Jun-2013)
    40,000 hospitalizations prevented in just one year, researchers estimate

  • Your Summer Cold May Actually Be an Allergic Reaction
    (15-Jun-2013)
    Grass pollens and mold spores often trigger allergy symptoms during the warm-weather months

  • Saliva May Improve With Age for Flu Protection
    (14-Jun-2013)
    Germ-fighting proteins contained within saliva work better in seniors, study found

  • Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say

  • Early, Severe Flu Season Caused Big Rise in Child Deaths: CDC
    (13-Jun-2013)
    Senior hospitalizations also up during 2012-13 onslaught, U.S. health officials say

  • Flu Shots at School Boost Vaccination Rates, Study Finds
    (10-Jun-2013)
    Expanding efforts to immunize kids against influenza could cut illnesses, deaths among children

  • Doubling Tamiflu Dose for Severe Flu Doesn't Help: Study
    (31-May-2013)
    Researchers found no extra health benefit compared to standard dose

  • Gene Therapy May Protect Against Flu Pandemics
    (29-May-2013)
    Study found coaxing cells in the nose to make super antibodies protected mice and ferrets from pandemic strains

  • New China Bird Flu May Be Resistant to Tamiflu
    (28-May-2013)
    In study, 3 severe cases involved virus that didn't respond to the flu drug

  • COPD May Be Over-Diagnosed Among Uninsured
    (22-May-2013)
    Patients thought to have lung condition were re-evaluated in small study

  • Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective
    (20-May-2013)
    But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes

  • H1N1 Flu Virus Detected in Seals Off California Coast
    (16-May-2013)
    Influenza viruses can move among species, researchers say

  • Study Sees Link Between Mom's Flu, Bipolar Risk for Children
    (08-May-2013)
    But the risk is small and the connection hasn't been proven, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids With Crohn's, Colitis: Study
    (06-May-2013)
    It may even reduce their bowel symptoms, researchers say

  • Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds
    (23-Apr-2013)
    They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

  • Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds
    (23-Apr-2013)
    They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

  • New Bird Flu No Immediate Threat: U.S. Experts
    (09-Apr-2013)
    There's been no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission in Chinese outbreak

  • Tonsillectomy Might Be Worth It for Some Adults
    (02-Apr-2013)
    Finnish study found fewer sore throats after surgery, less time lost from work or school

  • Genes and Early Wheezing Tied to Childhood Asthma Risk
    (27-Mar-2013)
    Common cold symptom increased odds for asthma in study

  • Flu Season Continues to Wind Down
    (22-Mar-2013)
    38 states reported minimal activity last week, CDC says

  • Antibiotic Linked to Heart Problems in COPD Patients
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Study looked at clarithromycin use for lung conditions, but didn't prove cause-and-effect

  • Millions Got Free Preventive Care Due to Health Law, HHS Says
    (18-Mar-2013)
    Agency estimates that 105 million received the benefit in 2011 and 2012

  • Know What's in Your Child's Medications, FDA Warns
    (17-Mar-2013)
    Mixing cold, allergy drugs can cause harm, agency says

  • Scientists Report Clues to Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (13-Mar-2013)
    When people fail to make enough white blood cells the vaccine is less protective, study finds

  • More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes
    (11-Mar-2013)
    Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

  • Flu Infections Continue to Decline
    (08-Mar-2013)
    33 states experienced minimal activity last week, CDC says

  • Higher Indoor Humidity Levels Might Slow Flu's Spread
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Study found 86 percent of airborne virus particles were stopped in 43 percent humidity

  • Health Tip: Protecting Babies From Whooping Cough
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Adults should be vaccinated

  • H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Tied to Sleep Disorder in British Children
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Pandemrix also found to raise narcolepsy risk in previous European studies

  • Flu Vaccine Fell Short for Seniors This Season: CDC
    (21-Feb-2013)
    Report shows it only provided 9 percent protection against the nastiest strain of the virus

  • Cold and Flu Sufferers Should Ease Back Into Fitness Routine
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Toned-down workout advised; vigorous exercise too soon can have negative impact, expert cautions

  • Blame Common Colds on Your Chromosome 'Caps?'
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Study of young adults suggests DNA 'telomeres' may determine who's vulnerable

  • Cold and Flu Sufferers Should Ease Back Into Fitness Routine
    (19-Feb-2013)
    Toned-down workout advised; vigorous exercise too soon can have negative impact, expert cautions

  • Emerging SARS-Like Virus Well-Suited to Attack Humans: Study
    (19-Feb-2013)
    But immunotherapy appears to tame it, research shows

  • Flu Levels Continue to Fall, CDC Says
    (15-Feb-2013)
    Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows

  • Flu Levels Starting to Fall, CDC Says
    (08-Feb-2013)
    While activity remains high, it has decreased in most areas

  • Scientists Explore How Zinc Fights Off Infection
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Mineral may play role in preventing common cold, ICU sepsis

  • Flu Shot May Not Work as Well for Seniors
    (06-Feb-2013)
    But, experts still advise older adults to get vaccinated

  • Beware Fake Flu Treatments, FDA Warns
    (04-Feb-2013)
    May be marketed as dietary supplements, foods (such as herbal teas) and nasal sprays, agency says

  • Will Climate Change Mean Worse Flu Seasons?
    (01-Feb-2013)
    New study suggests that unseasonably warm winter one year might lead to nasty flu outbreak the next

  • Flu Still Widespread but Easing in Some States: CDC
    (01-Feb-2013)
    45 children have died from flu this season; seniors also especially vulnerable

  • People Can Emit Flu Germs in Air Up to 6 Feet Away, Study Finds
    (31-Jan-2013)
    Researchers urge more study, new infection-control procedures to protect health care workers

  • Doubling Up on Cold, Flu Remedies May Harm Liver
    (30-Jan-2013)
    More than 600 prescription and over-the-counter meds contain acetaminophen, FDA experts say

  • Doubling Up on Cold, Flu Remedies May Harm Liver
    (30-Jan-2013)
    More than 600 prescription and over-the-counter meds contain acetaminophen, FDA experts say

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Among New Recommendations
    (28-Jan-2013)
    U.S. experts also say egg allergy is no longer reason to avoid the flu vaccine

  • Flu Still at Epidemic Levels: CDC
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Children and seniors especially vulnerable; infections declining in some regions

  • Health Tip: Coping With the Flu
    (24-Jan-2013)
    If symptoms aren't severe, you may not need medication

  • People With Egg Allergy Can Safely Get Flu Shot: Experts
    (23-Jan-2013)
    With study finding, they advise people to have the vaccine

  • Controversial Bird Flu Research to Resume
    (23-Jan-2013)
    U.S. still on hold, but scientists in other countries ready to end moratorium

  • Got the Flu? Rest First, Exercise Later, Experts Say
    (22-Jan-2013)
    Sick athletes should put off vigorous workouts

  • Health Tip: Protect Against Flu During Pregnancy
    (22-Jan-2013)
    Get the yearly flu shot

  • Got the Flu? Rest First, Exercise Later, Experts Say
    (22-Jan-2013)
    Sick athletes should put off vigorous workouts

  • Health Tip: Help Protect Kids from Flu
    (21-Jan-2013)
    If they're 6 months or older, have them vaccinated

  • How to Tell If Your Child Is Too Sick for School: Expert
    (20-Jan-2013)
    If kids aren't well enough to learn, it's best to keep them home

  • Immune-Boosting Foods May Add to Flu Defense
    (18-Jan-2013)
    Nutritional deficiencies impede your ability to fight infection, expert cautions

  • Businesses Should Plan for Flu Disruptions, Doctor Says
    (18-Jan-2013)
    Start by encouraging workers to use sick days

  • 48 States Now Report Flu Activity, Elderly Hit Hard
    (18-Jan-2013)
    It's still not too late to get vaccinated, experts say

  • Doctor Explains Why Flu a Greater Threat to Seniors
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Weaker immune system, dehydration risks and less mobility all can make illness more dangerous

  • FDA Approves New Type of Flu Vaccine
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Flublok easier to produce quickly and in large quantities, agency says

  • Flublok Approved to Prevent Seasonal Flu
    (17-Jan-2013)
    New vaccine doesn't use flu virus or eggs, could speed up production

  • Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From the Flu
    (16-Jan-2013)
    As the outbreak worsens, health experts urge flu shots, frequent hand-washing and other measures

  • Just How Severe Is This Flu Season?
    (16-Jan-2013)
    It may be easing already in parts of the U.S., ramping up in others, experts say

  • Fetal Deaths Up Among Unvaccinated Moms in H1N1 Pandemic: Study
    (16-Jan-2013)
    Pregnant women need flu shot to protect unborn child, experts say

  • Study Finds Low Flu Vaccine Rates in U.S. Kids
    (15-Jan-2013)
    This also puts infants too young for immunization at risk, researcher says

  • 'Spot' Shortages of Flu Vaccine, Tamiflu Reported, FDA Head Says
    (15-Jan-2013)
    Agency is offering tips on how to find the shot or medication at a clinic or pharmacy near you

  • Many People Underestimate How Long a Cough Should Last
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Study found that sufferers often expected hacking to cease within a week, but 3 weeks is more realistic

  • Fast Food Tied to Asthma, Eczema and Hay Fever in Kids
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Study isn't conclusive, but it's another reason to make healthier choices, expert says

  • Many People Underestimate How Long a Cough Should Last
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Study found that sufferers often expected hacking to cease within a week, but 3 weeks is more realistic

  • Bathroom Reminders May Prod Guys to Wash Their Hands
    (13-Jan-2013)
    In study, rate of college men who did so jumped to 86 percent after signs appeared

  • Health Tip: If You Have a Cold
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Here's what you can do to feel better

  • Safe Ways to Relieve Your Young Child's Flu Symptoms
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Medications not intended for children younger than 4, expert says

  • Flu Widespread in 47 States, Vaccine 'Moderately' Effective: CDC
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Infections appear to be falling in the Southeast, where the virus first appeared

  • Flu Tightens Its Grip on U.S.
    (09-Jan-2013)
    Boston declares state of emergency; 18 flu-related deaths of children reported nationwide

  • Flu Cases Rise Across U.S., Severe Season Feared
    (04-Jan-2013)
    It's not too late to get vaccinated, CDC says

  • Research Reveals Why Flu Peaks in Certain Seasons
    (27-Dec-2012)
    The germ thrives in low or very high humidity, scientists say

  • U.S. Flu Season in Full Swing, CDC Says
    (21-Dec-2012)
    29 states are now reporting outbreaks, 12 have 'high levels,' agency says

  • Flu Drug Tamiflu OK for Babies Under 1: FDA
    (21-Dec-2012)
    But dose for these tots must be calibrated to their weight, agency says

  • Tamiflu Approval Expanded to Include Infants Under Age 1
    (21-Dec-2012)
    First approved in 1999 for adults with flu

  • Most Coughs Don't Respond to Antibiotics, Study Confirms
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Amoxicillin may cause more harm than good unless pneumonia is suspected, researchers say

  • Banning Vaccine Preservative Would Hurt Kids in Poor Nations: Experts
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Pediatricians, others oppose U.N. proposal

  • Immune System May Not Weaken With Age: Study
    (14-Dec-2012)
    Seniors' infection-fighting T cells found as strong as those of younger adults

  • College Kids Not So Smart About Flu Shots, Study Finds
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Only 20 percent surveyed reported getting vaccinated

  • Ex-President George H.W. Bush Remains Hospitalized
    (03-Dec-2012)
    88-year-old being treated for bronchitis and lingering cough

  • Flu Season Arrives Early and It Could Be Severe: CDC
    (03-Dec-2012)
    Experts say get vaccinated now

  • 15 Million in U.S. Have COPD, a Lung Disease
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Prevalence of the chronic condition is highest in Kentucky, CDC says

  • Just-Approved Flu Vaccine Uses Newer Production Method
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Cell culture technology

  • Study Explores Possible Tie Between Fever, Flu in Pregnancy and Autism
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Even if higher risk exists, it's still very small, researcher stressed

  • Women's Respiratory Symptoms May Vary With Menstrual Cycle
    (09-Nov-2012)
    For example, study found wheezing highest on days 10 to 22

  • Flu Vaccine May Protect Your Heart
    (29-Oct-2012)
    Researchers found that those who were vaccinated had fewer heart attacks, strokes

  • Forget Flu Shot Myths, Protect Yourself This Season
    (26-Oct-2012)
    No, you won't catch the flu from being vaccinated, expert says

  • Antibiotics Don't Ease Coughs in Kids With Common Cold: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    No treatment is sometimes the best option, experts say

  • Antibiotics Don't Ease Coughs in Kids With Common Cold: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    No treatment is sometimes the best option, experts say

  • CDC Panel: All Pregnant Women Should Get Whooping Cough Shot
    (24-Oct-2012)
    Mother's immunity can be passed on to her child, experts say

  • A Parent's Grief Highlights Flu Shot's Importance
    (19-Oct-2012)
    General good health is no protection from infection or death, CDC study shows

  • For People With Lung Disease, Colds Are Worse With School Kids Around
    (05-Oct-2012)
    Study found sore throat, runny nose, cough were all more likely

  • For People With Lung Disease, Colds Are Worse With School Kids Around
    (05-Oct-2012)
    Study found sore throat, runny nose, cough were all more likely

  • Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Flu
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Get the annual vaccine

  • Little U.S. Flu Activity So Far, CDC Says
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Most people 6 months of age and older are urged to get vaccinated

  • Postoperative Program Prevents Respiratory Complications: Study
    (04-Oct-2012)
    Simple steps counter common side effects of surgery, researchers say

  • Vitamin D Won't Save You From Common Cold, Latest Study Says
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Healthy adults who took supplements did no better than those on placebos

  • Vitamin D Won't Save You From Common Cold, Latest Study Says
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Healthy adults who took supplements did no better than those on placebos

  • Flu Season's Approaching So Roll Up Your Sleeve
    (27-Sep-2012)
    U.S. health officials say this year's vaccine protects against two new strains

  • Health Tip: Treating a Chronic Cough
    (26-Sep-2012)
    Remedy's effectiveness depends on the cause

  • Whooping Cough Vaccine Protection Fades Over Time: Study
    (12-Sep-2012)
    CDC recommends booster shots for teens and adults

  • Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shot for Kids Aged 6 Months and Up
    (10-Sep-2012)
    Parents, daycare workers also should be immunized, AAP guidelines say

  • Researchers Find Powerful Swine Flu Strain in Korea
    (10-Sep-2012)
    While unlikely to spread to humans, scientists call for close global surveillance of pigs

  • Most U.S. Schools Unprepared for Pandemics: Study
    (30-Aug-2012)
    Protective gear, medication stockpiles, staff disaster training all lacking

  • Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC
    (29-Aug-2012)
    Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

  • Chronic Cough Responds to Epilepsy Drug, Study Finds
    (28-Aug-2012)
    But expert contends few patients really need it

  • Vitamin D May Thwart Kids' Winter Colds
    (23-Aug-2012)
    But whether children without vitamin deficiency would benefit remains unclear, study finds

  • Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Reduced sensitivity to respiratory irritants could raise pneumonia risk, researchers say

  • Vaccinations Belong on Parents' Back-to-School Checklists
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Preventable diseases can threaten children's lives, expert warns

  • Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex
    (20-Aug-2012)
    Reduced sensitivity to respiratory irritants could raise pneumonia risk, researchers say

  • Healthy-Looking Pigs at State Fair Found to Have Swine Flu
    (17-Aug-2012)
    CDC offers infection precautions for summer fairgoers

  • FDA Approves Flu Vaccine for Coming Season
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Two of the three strains picked weren't in last year's shot, experts note

  • Flu Season's Vaccine Approved
    (14-Aug-2012)
    Two of three strains weren't in last season's vaccine

  • Sharp Spike Seen in Swine Flu Cases: CDC
    (09-Aug-2012)
    Number of reported illnesses has jumped 5-fold this week

  • Honey a Sweet Treatment for Kids' Night-Time Cough
    (06-Aug-2012)
    Given before bedtime, study found this home remedy improved symptoms of common cold

  • CDC Preparing Vaccine for New Swine Flu
    (03-Aug-2012)
    No sustained person-to-person transmission yet, but this virus has a gene linked to pandemic flu

  • Is 'Improved' Vaccine Causing Whooping Cough Outbreaks?
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Current shot may be less effective than earlier one, experts suggest

  • New Seal Flu Could Pose Threat to Humans
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Pandemic strain could originate anywhere, so preparation is essential, researchers say

  • Flu Cases From County Fair Traced to Pigs
    (26-Jul-2012)
    But this strain isn't very contagious, CDC says

  • Whooping Cough Cases Reaching Record Highs: CDC
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Vaccine appears to wear off, so booster shots are needed, experts say

  • Health Tip: Use Caution Before Giving Cough Medicine to Kids
    (13-Jul-2012)
    Make sure the pediatrician approves

  • Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Researchers report that both also appear to cut down on sick time and sick days at work

  • Exercise, Meditation Can Beat Back Cold, Flu, Study Finds
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Researchers report that both also appear to cut down on sick time and sick days at work

  • Drive-Through Flu Shot a Safe Bet: Study
    (11-Jul-2012)
    Fears of fainting, car crashes unfounded, researchers found

  • H1N1 Flu Vaccine Safe for Expectant Moms, Offspring: Study
    (10-Jul-2012)
    Second study reports slight increase in Guillain-Barre syndrome after vaccination

  • Babies With Pets Not Dogged by Colds: Study
    (09-Jul-2012)
    Early exposure, especially to dogs, reduced respiratory infections in infants

  • Parenthood Seems to Protect Against Catching Colds: Study
    (06-Jul-2012)
    Risk was 52 percent lower for parents than for nonparents exposed to viruses

  • Parenthood Seems to Protect Against Catching Colds: Study
    (06-Jul-2012)
    Risk was 52 percent lower for parents than for nonparents exposed to viruses

  • Pandemic H1N1 Flu Killed Far More Than Reported: Study
    (26-Jun-2012)
    Scientists now estimate 2009 toll was 15 times higher, with majority of fatalities in Africa and southeast Asia

  • Colds May Be Even More 'Common' Than People Think
    (19-Jun-2012)
    Infected co-eds with no symptoms outnumbered those with symptoms by 4 to 1 in study

  • Flu Season Was One of Mildest on Record, CDC Confirms
    (07-Jun-2012)
    Fewer deaths, hospitalizations this year than in the past, agency says

  • Health Tip: Don't Spread Germs
    (28-May-2012)
    Cover your mouth when you cough

  • Health Tip: Don't Spread Germs
    (28-May-2012)
    Cover your mouth when you cough

  • Fewer Stillbirths Among Pregnant Women Vaccinated Against Flu
    (25-May-2012)
    Those who were protected from H1N1 were also less likely to deliver preterm, study finds

  • Babies' Vulnerability to Colds Tied to Immune Response at Birth
    (24-May-2012)
    Small study found some infants had up to 10 colds in their first year

  • 'Self-Managing' COPD Might Pose Risks, Study Suggests
    (14-May-2012)
    People getting comprehensive education had higher death risk, researchers found

  • Does Your Child Have Seasonal Allergies or a Cold?
    (12-May-2012)
    Expert describes how parents can tell the difference

  • Zinc Pills May Shorten Colds, Analysis Suggests
    (07-May-2012)
    But, benefits are slight and side effects are reported, researchers say

  • Once-Banned Bird Flu Study Suggests Pandemic Threat Is Real
    (02-May-2012)
    Researchers found the virus could potentially mutate and spread widely among people, but that hasn't happened so far

  • Texting May Help More Kids Get Flu Shots
    (24-Apr-2012)
    Novel way of sending reminders to families linked to more vaccinations: study

  • U.S. Gives Green Light to Publish Controversial Bird Flu Research
    (23-Apr-2012)
    After expert panel review, officials say H5N1 findings are of benefit, with little risk to national security

  • Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Viruses activate 'cough receptors,' especially among those with asthma

  • Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing
    (27-Mar-2012)
    Viruses activate 'cough receptors,' especially among those with asthma

  • Could Statins Help Prevent Pneumonia?
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests possible modest effect, but drugs shouldn't be taken for this use, experts say

  • Drug Seems to Speed Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury
    (09-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests amantadine may gently awaken patients in vegetative, minimally conscious states

  • Certain Beliefs Motivate Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots
    (08-Mar-2012)
    Doctors, nurses don't always rush to immunization, review finds

  • New Flu Discovered in Guatemalan Fruit Bats
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Virus not a current threat, but should be monitored as a potential source of human illness, experts say

  • Rapid Flu Tests a Good First Step: Study
    (27-Feb-2012)
    Quick results may speed up treatment for most vulnerable patients, researchers say

  • Mild Winter Heralds Early Sneezin' Season
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Tree pollen, accompanying allergies starting sooner in many areas this year

  • Mild Winter Heralds Early Sneezin' Season
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Tree pollen, accompanying allergies starting sooner in many areas this year

  • Flu Season Off to a Very Late Start: CDC
    (23-Feb-2012)
    There's been an uptick in cases in February, but this is latest arrival in decades

  • 'Bird' Flu May Be More Common in Humans, But Less Deadly
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Millions may have had virus without noticing it, researchers find

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Moms May Protect Babies
    (21-Feb-2012)
    Vaccinated moms-to-be in Bangladesh were less likely to deliver 'too-small-for-age' newborns

  • H1N1 'Swine' Flu Makes a Comeback in Mexico
    (10-Feb-2012)
    Health experts say Americans shouldn't be overly concerned

  • Infections Might Raise Stroke Risk in Children: Study
    (01-Feb-2012)
    However, parents should note that incidence is rare, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Help Calm a Cough
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Here's what you can do

  • Health Tip: Help Calm a Cough
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Here's what you can do

  • Scientists Agree to Delay Controversial Bird Flu Research
    (20-Jan-2012)
    Fears that altered virus could escape from lab or be used by bioterrorists feeds debate

  • Flu Season Off to Slow Start, So Far
    (18-Jan-2012)
    Relatively few cases reported, experts say, but that doesn't mean a surge can't happen

  • Health Tip: Avoid the Flu During Travel
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Suggestions to remain healthy

  • Internet Flu Searches May Warn of Outbreaks
    (11-Jan-2012)
    Harnessing this data could aid health care workers, researchers say

  • Flu Prevention Critical for Those With Neurologic Conditions, CDC Says
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Outbreak at Ohio residential facility resulted in 7 deaths last winter, report says

  • Many Jails Got No Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak: CDC
    (05-Jan-2012)
    Researchers want small correctional facilities included in vaccine program

  • Cases of Tamiflu-Resistant Flu Concern Experts
    (28-Dec-2011)
    WHO researchers report H1N1 strain passing among people and proving immune to Tamiflu

  • Limit Cold Medications During Pregnancy, Experts Advise
    (21-Dec-2011)
    Some over-the-counter drug ingredients have not been well-studied for use by pregnant women

  • Limit Cold Medications During Pregnancy, Experts Advise
    (21-Dec-2011)
    Some over-the-counter drug ingredients have not been well-studied for use by pregnant women

  • Health Tip: Skip the Cold Medicine Before Age 4
    (19-Dec-2011)
    Here's what you can offer instead

  • Could Statins Help Those Hospitalized With Flu?
    (14-Dec-2011)
    Preliminary study suggests they might boost survival rates

  • Americans Encouraged to Get Flu Vaccine
    (09-Dec-2011)
    Too few take advantage of easily available protection against influenza in U.S., experts say

  • Health Officials Urge Americans: Get Your Flu Shot Now
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Vaccine supplies are still ample, but could start to run short, CDC says

  • How to Stay Flu-Free for the Holidays
    (01-Dec-2011)
    Regular handwashing, 'air kissing' are two of several suggestions

  • Many Ignore Symptoms of Lung Disease, Study Finds
    (01-Dec-2011)
    Shortness of breath, chronic coughing could indicate COPD

  • Doctors in a Bind When Parents Want to Delay, Skip Vaccines
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Study finds most pediatricians may consider 'alternative schedules,' but within limits

  • School Hygiene Program Reduced Flu Cases
    (21-Nov-2011)
    Reports of influenza A were cut in half, researchers say

  • Pneumonia Most Common Infection After Heart Surgery
    (15-Nov-2011)
    Nearly half of serious infections occur 14 days after patients are discharged, study shows

  • Flu Hits 90 Million Children Under 5 Each Year
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Global tally also includes 20 million kids with flu who develop potentially deadly pneumonia

  • Vaccine Cut Bacterial Strain Linked to Meningitis, Pneumonia
    (11-Nov-2011)
    However, other types of bacteria continue to cause disease

  • Health Tip: Is the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for You?
    (10-Nov-2011)
    Some shouldn't get it

  • It's Possible to Come Down With Two Flu Viruses at Once
    (02-Nov-2011)
    Report confirms cases of people infected by H1N1 and another flu strain at the same time

  • Health Tip: When a Cold Won't Go Away
    (01-Nov-2011)
    It might be an allergy

  • Prevention Is Key for Fall Asthma Flare-Ups in Kids
    (30-Oct-2011)
    The best way to avoid asthma attacks is to avoid the triggers that cause them, experts say

  • Flu Vaccine Isn't Foolproof
    (26-Oct-2011)
    Analysis found it only protected healthy adults 60 percent of the time

  • CT Scans May Pick Up COPD Early in Smokers
    (25-Oct-2011)
    But whether it's cost effective isn't clear, expert says

  • Obesity May Hinder Flu Shot's Effectiveness
    (25-Oct-2011)
    Study found antibody levels dropped more over time among those who weighed more

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns
    (20-Oct-2011)
    New research also suggests that the vaccine does not increase miscarriage risk

  • Health Tip: Why Cough?
    (18-Oct-2011)
    Here are some common causes

  • Get Your Flu Shot Now, CDC Urges
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Levels of infection are low at the moment, but that's expected to change, experts say

  • Cold, Flu Season Poses Risks for Kids With Asthma
    (08-Oct-2011)
    Respiratory expert offers advice on ways to protect your child

  • Cold, Flu Season Poses Risks for Kids With Asthma
    (08-Oct-2011)
    Respiratory expert offers advice on ways to protect your child

  • Oxygenating Blood of Hospitalized H1N1 Flu Patients Saved Lives: Study
    (06-Oct-2011)
    Those who got the special procedure were half as likely to die

  • Nursing Homes Not Meeting Flu-Shot Goals, Study Says
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Black residents less likely than whites to get vaccination

  • Health Tip: Who Needs a Whooping Cough Vaccine?
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Here are some guidelines

  • Pandemic Flu of 1918 Circulated Months Before Deaths Peaked
    (28-Sep-2011)
    Researchers find earliest evidence to date of the virus that killed more than 50 million people

  • Health Tip: Coping With Nasal Congestion
    (22-Sep-2011)
    What adults can do

  • CDC Urges Americans: Get Your Flu Shot
    (21-Sep-2011)
    Supplies are plentiful and the vaccine is a good match for circulating strains, officials say

  • U.S. Flu Shot Policy Shields More Kids Than Canada's Program, Study Finds
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Fewer preschoolers getting flu after U.S. government called for vaccination of 2 to 4-year-olds

  • Flu Killed 115 Children Last Season: CDC
    (15-Sep-2011)
    Many of the deaths could have been prevented with vaccinations, agency says

  • Pregnant Women Reminded to Get Flu Vaccine
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Expectant mothers are more vulnerable to the dangerous effects of flu infection, experts warn

  • Flu Diagnostic Kit Approved
    (02-Sep-2011)
    Developed by the CDC

  • Two U.S. Children Contract New Strain of Swine Flu
    (02-Sep-2011)
    But general public should not be concerned, CDC says

  • Last Year's Flu Shot Won't Protect Kids This Season
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Vaccination needed for children 6 months and up, experts say

  • Health Tip: At Greater Risk of Flu Complications?
    (26-Aug-2011)
    Check these risk factors to find out

  • Research Shows How Some Folks Resist Getting Sick With the Flu
    (25-Aug-2011)
    Genetic data reveals differences in people's immune system reaction and response to virus

  • Kids' Hacking Is Seldom Whooping Cough, Study Finds
    (19-Aug-2011)
    For most children, respiratory symptoms don't indicate presence of the illness, researchers say

  • Adult Vaccinations Protect Children: Report
    (19-Aug-2011)
    But few get the recommended immunizations, experts say

  • Kids Benefit From Flu Vaccine via Shot or Spray, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Both work well, but nasal spray produces broadest immune response in youngsters, research shows

  • Flu Shot Rates Low for Health Workers, Moms-to-Be: CDC
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Making vaccination readily available improves compliance with guidelines, researchers say

  • Don't Skip This Year's Flu Shot: CDC
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Formulation meant to protect against seasonal flu and H1N1

  • Chinese Herbs Equal to Tamiflu in Reducing H1N1 Fever: Study
    (15-Aug-2011)
    In patients with mild symptoms, traditional treatment worked just as well as prescription drug

  • 'Superdrug' Against Range of Viruses Shows Promise in Animal Trials
    (11-Aug-2011)
    DRACO looks for genetic target that's common to virally infected cells, but will it work in humans?

  • 'Superdrug' Against Range of Viruses Shows Promise in Animal Trials
    (11-Aug-2011)
    DRACO looks for genetic target that's common to virally infected cells, but will it work in humans?

  • Larger Dose of Zinc Lozenges May Shorten Colds
    (02-Aug-2011)
    Taking more than 75 mg a day significantly reduced length of virus, study says

  • Prenatal Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements May Cut Babies' Colds
    (01-Aug-2011)
    DHA supplements are safe, but benefits not 'dramatic,' researcher says

  • FDA Unveils Flu Vaccines for 2011-12 Season
    (18-Jul-2011)
    All people 6 months old and older urged to get inoculated

  • Researchers Closer to Developing Universal Meningitis B Vaccine
    (15-Jul-2011)
    Novel technology may lead to protection against deadly meningococcus B, they say

  • 'Swine Flu' Shot May Be Cleared of Guillain-Barre Charges
    (13-Jul-2011)
    Study finds little, if any, increased risk of the syndrome

  • Boostrix Approved to Prevent Tetanus, Diphtheria and Whooping Cough in Seniors
    (11-Jul-2011)
    First single vaccine to prevent all 3 diseases in elderly

  • Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns, Study Finds
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Babies whose moms received vaccine nearly 50% less likely to be hospitalized with flu

  • Certain Cancer Drugs Don't Interfere With Flu Vaccine: Study
    (28-Jun-2011)
    The drugs, sunitinib and sorafenib, are used for several types of cancers, including kidney

  • Study Finds Two-Seat 'Hot Zone' for Flu Spread on Planes
    (15-Jun-2011)
    Experts had thought the danger area was much larger, researchers say

  • Health Tip: My Infant Has a Cold
    (07-Jun-2011)
    Contact the pediatrician if you notice these symptoms

  • Flu Shot May Lower Odds for Preemie Delivery
    (31-May-2011)
    During peak flu season, odds of prematurity were about 70% lower if mom was vaccinated, study finds

  • Tracking Swine Flu Virus in Pigs Reveals Mutations
    (26-May-2011)
    Changes occurred as animals were taken from one area to another, study finds

  • Closing Schools Seems to Prevent Flu's Spread
    (24-May-2011)
    Social distancing reduced transmission in Mexico in 2009 by more than one-third, experts say

  • Black Americans With Lupus Have Better Response to Flu Vaccine
    (19-May-2011)
    Those with weak reaction more likely to have disease flares after vaccination, researchers say

  • Parent's Fears Deprive Some Asthmatics of Flu Shot: Study
    (17-May-2011)
    Those who shun shots also less likely to know that flu can trigger breathing ills, survey finds

  • Health Tip: Can't Kick the Common Cold?
    (11-May-2011)
    These suggestions may ease symptoms

  • Health Tip: Can't Kick the Common Cold?
    (11-May-2011)
    These suggestions may ease symptoms

  • Vitamin D May Prevent Serious Respiratory Disease in Newborns
    (10-May-2011)
    Supplements can cut risk of RSV, life-threatening complications, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Ease Baby's Stuffy Nose
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Suggestions to help nasal congestion

  • Flu Vaccine Appears Safe After Kidney Transplant
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Vaccinated patients were less likely to lose new organ or to die, study says

  • Years Later, Victims of Critical Respiratory Illness Still Suffer
    (06-Apr-2011)
    Finding suggests treatment in intensive care unit for ARDS could be improved

  • Is It a Cold? Or an Allergy?
    (01-Apr-2011)
    Symptoms may be similar, but the causes are not

  • U.S. Death Rate at All-Time Low: CDC
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Americans living longer than ever, but gap widens between blacks, whites

  • U.S. Death Rate at All-Time Low: CDC
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Americans living longer than ever, but gap widens between blacks, whites

  • FDA Bans Unapproved Prescription Cough, Cold and Allergy Meds
    (02-Mar-2011)
    Some 500 untested drugs will be removed from the market, agency said

  • U.S. Flu Season Picking Up, CDC Reports
    (17-Feb-2011)
    37 states report widespread activity; vaccination recommended

  • Parents Still Giving Cough, Cold Meds to Kids Under 2: Poll
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Many caregivers, doctors not heeding FDA warning about dangers of over-the-counter drugs

  • Parents Still Giving Cough, Cold Meds to Kids Under 2: Poll
    (16-Feb-2011)
    Many caregivers, doctors not heeding FDA warning about dangers of over-the-counter drugs

  • Blacks Readmitted to Hospital More Than Whites: Study
    (15-Feb-2011)
    Return rates even higher for hospitals serving mostly minority patients, research shows

  • Health Tip: Before You Take a Decongestant
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Make sure you don't have these health issues

  • Health Tip: Before You Take a Decongestant
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Make sure you don't have these health issues

  • Mom's HIV May Lower Baby's Immunity to Other Diseases
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Lower levels of antibodies to whooping cough, tetanus seen in newborns exposed but not infected

  • 'Universal' Flu Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial
    (08-Feb-2011)
    Such a shot would eliminate need to reformulate vaccine each year, but it's still years away, experts say

  • H1N1 Flu Vaccine Very Effective: Study
    (04-Feb-2011)
    Canadian researchers focused on children and younger adults

  • Last Year's H1N1 Flu Vaccine Was Safe, Study Finds
    (02-Feb-2011)
    No pattern of Guillain-Barre syndrome or other serious side effects noted, researchers say

  • Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations
    (01-Feb-2011)
    Meningitis, whooping cough targeted in new schedule

  • Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants

  • Survey Shows Fewer Hispanic Seniors Getting Flu Shots
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Vaccination rates found to be especially low among newest immigrants

  • Commuters May Catch More Than the Bus, Tram
    (21-Jan-2011)
    Study finds public transit passengers at risk of respiratory infection, but daily use more protective

  • H1N1 Flu Is Raging in Britain; Could U.S. Be Next?
    (20-Jan-2011)
    Different strain predominates now among Americans, but that situation could change, experts say

  • Scientists Find Way to Stop Spread of Bird Flu in Chickens
    (13-Jan-2011)
    Genetic modification prevented transmission from sick birds to others in same pen

  • Flu Season Looks Normal This Year, Experts Say
    (13-Jan-2011)
    Getting a shot still worthwhile; seniors most vulnerable to prevalent strain

  • Health Tip: Chronic Cough Could Signal Lung Disease
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Here are common warning signs

  • How to Cope With Stomach Flu Symptoms
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Doctor offers tips to aid patients' recovery

  • People Who Recovered From H1N1 Offer Clues to Better Vaccine
    (10-Jan-2011)
    They appeared to develop antibodies against many strains, study finds

  • For the Very Obese, H1N1 Was More Apt to Be Fatal
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Findings show need for extra precautions if any type of flu develops, expert says

  • People Who Recovered From H1N1 Offer Clues to Better Vaccine
    (10-Jan-2011)
    They appeared to develop antibodies against many strains, study finds

  • For the Very Obese, H1N1 Was More Apt to Be Fatal
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Findings show need for extra precautions if any type of flu develops, expert says

  • Hand-Washing May Have Kept Flu at Bay
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Good hygiene is simply the best protection from infectious agents, experts say

  • How One Company Fought the Flu
    (30-Dec-2010)
    Posters, e-mails and plenty of hand-sanitizer can make a difference, executive says

  • Flu Activity Low So Far, But More Cases to Come: CDC
    (23-Dec-2010)
    Already two children younger than 5 have died this season

  • Echinacea No Cure for the Common Cold, Study Finds
    (20-Dec-2010)
    Herbal remedy slightly reduced the length of colds, but not by much

  • Heartburn Drugs May Raise Pneumonia Risk
    (20-Dec-2010)
    One of every 200 hospital patients taking acid-suppressing meds will develop pneumonia, study finds

  • Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Students, teachers had more than 760,000 opportunities daily to pass illness via airborne droplets

  • Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Students, teachers had more than 760,000 opportunities daily to pass illness via airborne droplets

  • Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests
    (14-Dec-2010)
    Students, teachers had more than 760,000 opportunities daily to pass illness via airborne droplets

  • U.S. Life Expectancy Drops Slightly
    (09-Dec-2010)
    Deaths from stroke, infant mortality decline, federal report finds

  • Secondhand Smoke May Put Kids at Risk for Diseases
    (08-Dec-2010)
    Study reports link to trio of bacterial illnesses

  • Flu Viruses Gaining Resistance, Study Confirms
    (07-Dec-2010)
    With only two classes of drugs now approved, expert fears treatment options will be limited

  • Littlest Kids in Big Day-Care Centers May Have Better Health Later On
    (06-Dec-2010)
    Once in elementary school, ear and respiratory infections are fewer, study finds

  • Outbreaks Signal Another Flu Season, CDC Says
    (03-Dec-2010)
    Georgia now reporting spike in cases among kids, agency says, but vaccine seems to be good match

  • Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Expert suggests keeping some distance while making merry with family and friends

  • Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Expert suggests keeping some distance while making merry with family and friends

  • Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Expert suggests keeping some distance while making merry with family and friends

  • Shots, Hygiene Can Help Shield Kids From Flu
    (23-Nov-2010)
    Experts say common-sense steps by parents can stop germs from spreading

  • Shots, Hygiene Can Help Shield Kids From Flu
    (23-Nov-2010)
    Experts say common-sense steps by parents can stop germs from spreading

  • Kids' ER Visits Down After Cold Medicine Withdrawal
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Cough, cold medications not meant for children under 4, experts say

  • Kids' ER Visits Down After Cold Medicine Withdrawal
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Cough, cold medications not meant for children under 4, experts say

  • Cough Syrup Might Help With Dosing of Breast Cancer Drug
    (19-Nov-2010)
    Cold medicine's active ingredient is absorbed at similar rate to tamoxifen, study says

  • Exercise May Help Beat the Common Cold
    (02-Nov-2010)
    Each bout of aerobic actvity revs up the immune system, study authors suggest

  • Pandemic H1N1 Flu Hit Kids Hard in 2009
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Experts doubt current flu season will pose similar threat, but urge vaccinations

  • H1N1 Flu Linked to Surge in Pneumonia Complication
    (28-Oct-2010)
    Rise in children's empyema infections corresponded with outbreak, researchers find

  • Flu Meeting Highlights Latest Research
    (22-Oct-2010)
    Studies look at trends in vaccination rates, effectiveness

  • Kids' Medicaid-Covered Flu Shots Put Docs at a Loss: Study
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Higher reimbursement would save money overall, with more kids vaccinated, researchers suggest

  • H1N1 Unlikely to Cause Flu Pandemic in 2010-11: Analysis
    (18-Oct-2010)
    Canadian researchers urge everyone over age 50 to get immunized this fall

  • Health Tip: Whooping Cough Can Lead to Complications
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Here are some examples

  • Many Americans Plan to Skip Flu Shot This Year
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Surveys suggest more than 40 percent of adults will forego vaccine, while a third of moms won't vaccinate kids

  • Small Bump Seen in Seasonal Flu Shots During H1N1 Outbreak
    (07-Oct-2010)
    Analysis shows only 5.5% increase in vaccinated kids in 2009-2010 over 2008-2009 season

  • Mom's Flu Shot May Protect Baby After Birth
    (05-Oct-2010)
    Infants exposed to influenza vaccine had less illness, increased antibodies, finds study

  • Kids With Allergies Shouldn't Skip Flu Shots, Experts Say
    (01-Oct-2010)
    Parents urged to get children vaccinated, as annual season starts

  • Tamiflu May Thwart Pneumonia in 'Swine Flu' Patients: Study
    (29-Sep-2010)
    Drug also reduced contagious period and fever duration during H1N1 pandemic, researchers say

  • Increase in Seizures Seen in Kids With H1N1 Flu
    (20-Sep-2010)
    More anti-epileptic meds needed for children with swine flu complications than seasonal flu, study found

  • Study Claims Flu Shots Associated With Lower Risk of Heart Attack
    (20-Sep-2010)
    Experts dispute statistical result, but note the finding falls in line with previous research

  • Pregnant Women Urged to Get Flu Shot
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Public health organizations ask care providers to recommend vaccination for moms-to-be

  • Health Tip: Prevent Passing Germs
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Here's what you can do

  • Health Tip: Prevent Passing Germs
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Here's what you can do

  • Tracking Groups of Friends May Aid Flu Surveillance
    (16-Sep-2010)
    By monitoring social networks, researchers say they can spot outbreaks earlier

  • Health Tip: Considering the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine?
    (13-Sep-2010)
    Some people shouldn't get it, experts say

  • Pediatricians' Group Urges Flu Shots for All Health-Care Workers
    (08-Sep-2010)
    AAP calls mandatory shots 'ethically justified, necessary, and long overdue to ensure patient safety'

  • H1N1 Pandemic Flu Even Milder Than Seasonal Strains
    (07-Sep-2010)
    Though youngest were most vulnerable, fewer serious complications seen, study finds

  • College Students Reminded to Wash Their Hands
    (06-Sep-2010)
    Making good hygiene a habit can help stop spread of flu at school, expert says

  • College Students Reminded to Wash Their Hands
    (06-Sep-2010)
    Making good hygiene a habit can help stop spread of flu at school, expert says

  • Sickle Cell Kids at Greater Risk of 'Swine Flu' Complications
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Findings highlight need to vaccinate against H1N1, seasonal flu, researchers say

  • Pediatric Group Issues New Flu Shot Guidelines
    (30-Aug-2010)
    Kids between 6 months and 9 years may need a double dose, depending on vaccine history

  • Bird Flu Detection Takes a Novel Turn
    (26-Aug-2010)
    Mice trained to zero in on infected duck feces in USDA experiment

  • CDC Revises Death Estimates From Flu
    (26-Aug-2010)
    Mortality ranged from an annual low of 3,300 to a high of 49,000 during last 30 years

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Pertussis?
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Some common symptoms of 'whooping cough'

  • Experts Predict 'Normal' H1N1 Flu Season This Year
    (13-Aug-2010)
    Virus will most likely return but not be any more virulent, they add

  • What Caused 2009 H1N1 Pandemic?
    (05-Aug-2010)
    Researchers say they've identified biochemical process behind 'swine flu'

  • What Caused 2009 H1N1 Pandemic?
    (05-Aug-2010)
    Researchers say they've identified biochemical process behind 'swine flu'

  • H1N1 Protection in Coming Season's Flu Vaccines: FDA
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Just one shot should shield against multiple strains, agency says

  • Flu Vaccine for Upcoming Season Approved
    (30-Jul-2010)
    Protects against three strains predicted to be most prevalent

  • Homeopathic Nasal Zinc Linked to Loss of Smell
    (20-Jul-2010)
    Analysis more clearly establishes link between remedy, side effect

  • Flu Vaccine Via Skin Patch Shows Promise in Mice
    (19-Jul-2010)
    New technology uses painless 'microneedles' to deliver immunization

  • 1 in 5 Parents Missed Work for H1N1 School Closings: Survey
    (14-Jul-2010)
    But many students visited places other than home, finds CDC report

  • Early Tamiflu Might Benefit Transplant Patients With H1N1 Flu
    (09-Jul-2010)
    Preventive measures could cut serious illness, death rates in organ recipients, research shows

  • H1N1 Flu Undergoing Genetic Changes in Pigs
    (17-Jun-2010)
    Heightened surveillance needed in case stronger strain emerges, researchers warn

  • Health Tip: Things That May Trigger Wheezing
    (17-Jun-2010)
    A symptom of breathing problems

  • H1N1 Flu Vaccine May Shield Against 1918 Strain
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Mouse studies suggest shot would do double duty, in unlikely event of older virus' return

  • H1N1 Flu Acts Much Like Its Seasonal Cousin
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Spreads at same rate, shows similar symptoms, study finds

  • A Year After Its Emergence, H1N1 Swine Flu Lingers
    (04-Jun-2010)
    It's likely that the virus, so rampant last spring, will adopt a regular fall/winter pattern, experts say

  • Flu May Migrate Rather Than Die Out
    (27-May-2010)
    Findings may lead to regional, rather than global, vaccines, researchers say

  • Simplexa H1N1 Test Approved
    (24-May-2010)
    Detects 'swine flu' infection

  • H1N1 Pandemic Flu Hits Pregnant Women Hard
    (24-May-2010)
    Study underscores need for expectant moms to get flu shot, expert says

  • Good Hygiene Does Slow Spread of Pandemic Flu
    (14-May-2010)
    But more studies needed to develop a complete strategy to thwart transmission

  • Health Tip: Before Using Cough Medicine
    (12-May-2010)
    Signs that you should first speak with your doctor

  • H1N1 Often Hit the Young and Healthy
    (05-May-2010)
    WHO report, issued a year after outbreak began, finds this flu had new targets

  • H1N1 Fears Led to Overcrowded ERs
    (04-May-2010)
    Last year's scare had people rushing for care even before the disease appeared, study shows

  • Health Tip: Why Your Child is Coughing
    (03-May-2010)
    Here are typical causes of chronic cough

  • Mere Sight of Sick Person May Boost Immune System
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Slideshow of ill people triggered greater response than pictures of gun-wielding men

  • Record Number of Americans Got Flu Shots, CDC Says
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Concerns about H1N1 flu likely motivated people to get vaccinated, experts say

  • Health Tip: Using Decongestants
    (20-Apr-2010)
    They aren't safe for everyone

  • H1N1 Flu Hit Pregnant Women Hard
    (20-Apr-2010)
    Getting treatment quickly was key to avoiding life-threatening illness, CDC study found

  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome Very Rare After H1N1 Vaccine
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Rates of the disease among those vaccinated were no higher than in the general population

  • Study Finds Military Prone to Infection With H1N1 Flu
    (13-Apr-2010)
    Living in close quarters and young age increased risk, Singapore researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine With Both B Strains May Offer Better Protection
    (09-Apr-2010)
    Adding second strain to seasonal shot would eliminate guesswork, researchers say

  • Did 'Regular' Flu Shot Up Risks for H1N1 Flu?
    (06-Apr-2010)
    Those who got seasonal vaccine were at higher risk, study found, but that shouldn't affect immunization next season

  • Only 1 in 4 Americans Got H1N1 Vaccine
    (01-Apr-2010)
    CDC reports that less than half of available doses have been used

  • Clues Found to How Different Flu Vaccines Work
    (31-Mar-2010)
    Japanese study reveals that immune response is unique to each type of shot

  • Officials See Uptick in H1N1 Swine Flu Cases
    (29-Mar-2010)
    New activity reported in southeastern U.S.; health officials still urge vaccinations

  • H1N1 Virus Yields Up More Secrets
    (24-Mar-2010)
    Current strain is similar to that seen in 1918, with implications for vaccine development, scientists say

  • Swine Flu in Pregnancy Leads Some to ICU
    (19-Mar-2010)
    Moms-to-be more likely to become critically ill than others, study finds

  • H1N1 Flu Spreads Slower Than Seasonal Flu: Study
    (10-Mar-2010)
    Data from Texas households confirm that the virus tends to target children

  • Kids Who Get Flu Shots Protect the Unvaccinated
    (09-Mar-2010)
    Inoculating children can prevent influenza from spreading, experts say

  • Health Tip: If You Have Nasal Congestion
    (03-Mar-2010)
    Here are suggestions for easing the stuffiness

  • Virtually Everyone Should Get a Flu Shot: CDC
    (25-Feb-2010)
    The recommendation will take effect for the next influenza season

  • Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
    (23-Feb-2010)
    Lower levels of water in cold winter air tied to more influenza, study suggests

  • Deadly Hybrid Flu Possible
    (22-Feb-2010)
    Stronger strain could develop if avian, seasonal viruses combine, scientists warn

  • Rapid Flu Test Most Accurate for Young Kids
    (15-Feb-2010)
    But positive results are more accurate than negative findings, researchers find

  • 57 Million Americans Sickened by H1N1 Flu: CDC
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Deaths totaled over 17,000, still fewer than 'typical' flu season

  • Blacks in Nursing Homes Vaccinated Less Than Whites
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Disparities seen for flu and pneumonia inoculations, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Infants 6 Weeks Old
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Babies younger than 6 months could be safely protected, researcher says

  • Spectators Need to Prepare for Olympic Games, Too
    (06-Feb-2010)
    Health experts urge travelers to take steps to prevent illness

  • As Swine Flu Fades, Experts Ponder Next Season
    (05-Feb-2010)
    Some believe H1N1 will persist for years to come, but in what form remains unclear

  • Too Few Adults Get Recommended Vaccinations
    (04-Feb-2010)
    Shots could save thousands of U.S. lives each year, report authors say

  • Preventive Steps Helped Summer Campers Avoid Swine Flu
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Tamiflu and hygiene measures halted spread of H1N1, researchers say

  • Dog Flu Risk Highest Where Canines Mingle
    (25-Jan-2010)
    New vaccine could minimize severity, experts say

  • No Role Found for Birds in Swine Flu Pandemic
    (20-Jan-2010)
    Chickens injected with 1918 and 2009 H1N1 strains didn't get sick, study found

  • 55 Million Americans Sickened by Swine Flu So Far
    (15-Jan-2010)
    Although infections are declining, health officials still urge vaccinations

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Lowers Flu Shot Effectiveness
    (11-Jan-2010)
    But patients should still get vaccinated, researchers say

  • Short School Closures Won't Shut Down Flu
    (08-Jan-2010)
    Two-week shutdowns won't work, simulations suggest

  • As Swine Flu Ebbs, Officials Stress Importance of Vaccine
    (08-Jan-2010)
    Cases now widespread in just one state, but a resurgence could occur, CDC experts warn

  • Short School Closures Won't Shut Down Flu
    (08-Jan-2010)
    Two-week shutdowns won't work, simulations suggest

  • As Swine Flu Wanes, Don't Be Fooled
    (07-Jan-2010)
    Another outbreak is possible, and people need to be vaccinated: CDC

  • Insect Cells Instead of Eggs for Swine Flu Vaccine?
    (06-Jan-2010)
    Novel method is faster and avoids allergy issues, researchers say

  • Using Kitchen Spoons Ups Risk of Dosing Errors
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Researchers recommend sticking with measuring devices that come with medicines

  • Using Kitchen Spoons Ups Risk of Dosing Errors
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Researchers recommend sticking with measuring devices that come with medicines

  • Health Tip: Getting a Nasal Vaccine for Flu
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Some should consult a doctor first

  • Health Care Reform, Swine Flu Top Health News for 2009
    (01-Jan-2010)
    Furor over cancer screening changes and lifting of embryonic stem cell ban also grabbed headlines

  • Swine Flu Not As Infectious Among Young Adults As First Feared
    (30-Dec-2009)
    But younger children were twice as likely to get sick, study of households shows

  • Swine Flu May Be Rewriting the Flu-Season Script
    (24-Dec-2009)
    H1N1 could be dominant strain this winter, 'crowding out' typical seasonal flu, experts say

  • New Weapon May Help Battle Bird Flu
    (24-Dec-2009)
    Compound tested in mice appears to work better than existing treatments, researchers say

  • Flu Vaccine for Seniors Approved
    (24-Dec-2009)
    A high-dose shot for people 65 and older

  • Nearly 5 Million Doses of Nasal Swine Flu Vaccine Recalled
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Tests reveal slight drop in potency, but not enough to require revaccination, FDA says

  • Swine Flu Hits Pregnant Women, Kids Hardest
    (23-Dec-2009)
    Two studies confirm the increased risk of the H1N1 flu in these two groups

  • As Swine Flu Wanes, So Does Public's Fear
    (22-Dec-2009)
    About 60 million people have received H1N1 vaccine, CDC says

  • Single Shot of H1N1 Vaccine May Be Enough for Kids
    (21-Dec-2009)
    But two doses still needed to ensure protection, experts say

  • Scientists Link Molecule to Severe Swine Flu
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Blocking the particle might someday ease accompanying lung infections

  • Swine Flu Wanes, But Future Uncertain
    (17-Dec-2009)
    The lull in the outbreak is a good time to get vaccinated, federal officials urge

  • Scientists Link Molecule to Severe Swine Flu
    (17-Dec-2009)
    Blocking the particle might someday ease accompanying lung infections

  • Serious Gaps Revealed in U.S. Response to Health Emergencies
    (15-Dec-2009)
    If swine flu were worse, 'we would have really been in trouble,' expert says

  • Large Recall of Children's Swine Flu Vaccine
    (15-Dec-2009)
    About 800,000 doses have lower strength than needed for protection, CDC says

  • Swine Flu Infection Rates Continue to Fall
    (11-Dec-2009)
    Just 14 states reporting widespread H1N1 activity, down from 25 states last week, CDC says

  • Swine Flu Has Infected 1 in 6 Americans: CDC
    (10-Dec-2009)
    Children, young adults still bear the brunt of H1N1, with the most hospitalizations and deaths

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccination Rates Still Too Low
    (09-Dec-2009)
    More got their shot early, but numbers now same as last year, survey shows

  • Swine Flu Pandemic May Be Less Severe Than Expected
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Data indicates that, while serious, virus impact predicted to be mild

  • Review Questions Tamiflu's Effectiveness
    (08-Dec-2009)
    Finds no proof the drug prevents flu complications such as pneumonia

  • Swine Flu Can Batter Kids With Sickle Cell
    (07-Dec-2009)
    Children with the disease should be vaccinated along with other high-risk groups, researchers say

  • Swine Flu Continues to Wane
    (04-Dec-2009)
    Whether the H1N1 virus will come back during winter isn't known, CDC says

  • Swine Flu Waning, But Could Return
    (01-Dec-2009)
    CDC urges H1N1 vaccination because pandemic's course remains unpredictable

  • U.S. Swine Flu Cases Chart Sharp Decline
    (30-Nov-2009)
    But as pandemic seems to ebb, CDC notes a rise in child deaths linked to flu

  • Brazilian Mint Tea Naturally Good for Pain Relief
    (25-Nov-2009)
    Traditional South American medicinal herb proves effective in animal study

  • Swine Flu Tied to Rise in Pneumonias Among Young
    (25-Nov-2009)
    On more positive note, CDC sees few signs of trouble with the H1N1 vaccine

  • Swine Flu May Hit Kids With Asthma Harder
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Canadian study finds more severe cases than with seasonal flu

  • Swine Flu Declining in Some Parts of U.S.
    (20-Nov-2009)
    But, flu activity remains high and is expected to continue, CDC says

  • Swine Flu May Hit Kids With Asthma Harder
    (20-Nov-2009)
    Canadian study finds more severe cases than with seasonal flu

  • Immunity to Swine Flu May Be Broader Than Thought
    (16-Nov-2009)
    And that may explain why the disease hasn't posed more problems, study says

  • My 10-Day Ordeal With the Swine Flu
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Reporter recounts her bout with H1N1, made all the worse by chronic asthma

  • My 10-Day Ordeal With the Swine Flu
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Reporter recounts her bout with H1N1, made all the worse by chronic asthma

  • Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Cases in Mexico show young more likely to get sick, but elderly more likely to die

  • 22 Million Sickened by Swine Flu in 6 Months
    (12-Nov-2009)
    Revised estimation method gives clearer picture of pandemic, CDC says

  • Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Found in Canadian Father
    (11-Nov-2009)
    Latest case underscores need to use the antiviral properly, experts say

  • Depressed and Pregnant? Flu Shot May Be Needed
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Symptoms of seasonal flu could be severe in this group of women, study finds

  • Health Fears Are Nothing to Sneeze At
    (06-Nov-2009)
    After witnessing a sneeze, people worry more about flu, heart attacks, accidents and crime, study finds

  • Most Who Want Swine Flu Shot Can't Get It
    (06-Nov-2009)
    CDC says 38 million doses now available, with 8 million more due next week

  • Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Recent reports of H1N1 in a cat or pigs are likely very rare, experts say

  • Swine Flu Virus Dominant Strain Worldwide: WHO
    (05-Nov-2009)
    Agency says pathogen continues to target younger adults, producing mild-to-moderate illness

  • Americans Gaining Awareness of COPD: Survey
    (04-Nov-2009)
    Yet half of those with lung disease symptoms remain undiagnosed, experts say

  • Severe Swine Flu Can Kill Young, Old Alike
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Seniors may carry some immunity, but more likely to die if hospitalized, study finds

  • CDC Urges Patience As More Swine Flu Shots Arrive
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Total should near 42 million by week's end; more health-care workers getting vaccine

  • One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Works for Pregnant Women
    (02-Nov-2009)
    Young children need two doses, spaced several weeks apart, U.S. health officials say

  • Whooping Cough Immunity Lasts 30 Years or More
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Finding defies belief that resistance wears thin much sooner

  • Flu Deaths Higher Among Seniors With Dementia
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Study suggests mortality rate may be linked to health-care inadequacies

  • Flu Shot in Pregnancy Protects Baby
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Vaccinating expectant moms led to bigger, healthier infants, studies show

  • At Least 114 U.S. Kids Dead From Swine Flu
    (30-Oct-2009)
    Two-thirds had chronic health problems, CDC says

  • Cholesterol Drugs May Help Prevent Flu Deaths
    (29-Oct-2009)
    But expert says it could be that statins protect heart during infection

  • Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Passed Person-to-Person in U.S.
    (29-Oct-2009)
    Another study shows kids shed virus up to 13 days after fever starts

  • Almost 6 Million U.S. Cases of Swine Flu in First Few Months
    (29-Oct-2009)
    CDC says H1N1 may be tied to 21,000 hospitalizations during that time

  • 1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand
    (28-Oct-2009)
    Gap between supply and demand starting to close, U.S. officials say

  • More Swine Flu Vaccine Coming Soon
    (27-Oct-2009)
    22 million doses out now, and shortage should ease over coming weeks, CDC says

  • Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency
    (26-Oct-2009)
    Action allows hospitals to better handle large numbers of patients as outbreak spreads

  • Sebelius: There Will Be Swine Flu Vaccine for All Who Want It
    (26-Oct-2009)
    But the HHS secretary admits that delays are limiting supplies so far

  • Brisk Walk Can Help Leave Common Cold Behind
    (25-Oct-2009)
    A stuffy head is no reason to avoid mild exercise, expert says

  • Production Problems Plague Delivery of Swine Flu Vaccine
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Despite significant shortfall, CDC says all Americans who want shot will be able to get one, eventually

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Still in Short Supply
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Goal of 40 million doses by end of October won't be met, CDC says

  • Swine Flu Parties? Send Your Regrets, Experts Say
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Some parents reportedly exposing healthy kids to those already sick with the H1N1 flu

  • CT Scans Surpass X-Rays for Swine Flu: Study
    (22-Oct-2009)
    In high-risk patients, scans better able to spot serious complications, researchers say

  • Swine Flu Still Strikes Younger People Hardest
    (20-Oct-2009)
    90 percent of deaths since Sept. 1 were among those under 65, CDC says

  • Minnesota Pig Infected With H1N1 Flu
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Federal officials say there's no danger in eating pork products

  • 11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC
    (17-Oct-2009)
    And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

  • Tylenol May Weaken Effectiveness of Kids' Vaccines
    (16-Oct-2009)
    Giving analgesic to prevent fever at shot time could be counterproductive, researchers say

  • 11 More Children Die From Swine Flu: CDC
    (16-Oct-2009)
    And vaccine production delays mean fewer shots will be available by month's end

  • Severe Swine Flu Could Lead to Blood Clots in Lungs: Study
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Researchers say CT scans may be needed to spot the risk

  • Many Americans Still Leery of Swine Flu Vaccine
    (13-Oct-2009)
    But experts say it's as safe as the shot for run-of-the-mill seasonal flu

  • Many Hospitalized With Swine Flu Had Been Healthy
    (13-Oct-2009)
    But the majority of cases still involve people with chronic problems, CDC says

  • Swine Flu Can Move Quickly to Severe Illness
    (12-Oct-2009)
    Canadian, Mexican studies suggest U.S. hospitals need to be ready for surge of cases

  • Face Masks for Patients May Leak, Spread Germs
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Health-care workers should take precautions, especially given H1N1 pandemic, experts say

  • 'No Flu Shots for My Kids'
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Some moms aren't convinced vaccines are necessary, safe or effective

  • 76 Children Dead From Swine Flu: CDC
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Finding highlights the need for kids to be vaccinated against the disease, experts say

  • Face Masks for Patients May Leak, Spread Germs
    (09-Oct-2009)
    Health-care workers should take precautions, especially given H1N1 pandemic, experts say

  • In Some Cities, Spring Swine Flu May Be Easing Fall Outbreak
    (08-Oct-2009)
    Immunity from prior exposure may make H1N1's return less severe, experts say

  • Swine Flu May Bring Surge in Hospitalizations
    (08-Oct-2009)
    In reports from Australia and U.S., most patients recovering, death rate same as seasonal flu

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Lessen Swine Flu Impact
    (07-Oct-2009)
    But it won't fully protect people from the H1N1 virus, experts say

  • Sebelius Urges Americans to Get Swine Flu Vaccine
    (07-Oct-2009)
    HHS secretary says shots are made in same way as seasonal flu vaccine, and children are vulnerable to the disease

  • Officials Stress Safety as Swine Flu Vaccine Arrives
    (06-Oct-2009)
    Shots are made in same way as seasonal flu vaccine; no serious side effects reported, CDC says

  • Sinus Infections Push Millions to U.S. Doctors Each Year
    (05-Oct-2009)
    But researchers find significant geographical differences in patients and treatment

  • Early H1N1 Vaccination Saves Lives, Cuts Costs: Study
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Projects that inoculating 40% of population in October, November would blunt pandemic

  • Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Whether same will hold true for current H1N1 strain remains a mystery

  • Swine Flu Could Create Hospital Bed Shortage
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Report finds demand could exceed supply in 15 states

  • Children Need Seasonal Flu Vaccine, Experts Say
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Study finds vaccination rates lag behind recommended levels

  • 28 Pregnant Women Have Died From Swine Flu: CDC
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Official calls the number 'upsetting'; flu shots and antiviral drugs urged for moms-to-be

  • Pre-Birth Exposure to 1918 Flu Raised Heart Risks, Study Finds
    (01-Oct-2009)
    Whether same will hold true for current H1N1 strain remains a mystery

  • CDC Links Infections With Swine Flu Deaths
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Nearly a third of U.S. victims were also infected with pneumococcus or other bacteria, agency reports

  • CDC Links Infections With Swine Flu Deaths
    (30-Sep-2009)
    Nearly a third of U.S. victims were also infected with pneumococcus or other bacteria, agency reports

  • 1918 Flu Closings May Provide Lessons for Today
    (29-Sep-2009)
    Cities weighing swine flu school closures should review past practices, researchers say

  • Swine Flu Virus Not Mutating, Making Vaccine a Good Match
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Head of CDC calls that 'really good news'

  • FDA Issues Health Alert on Kids' Tamiflu Dosages
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Warning follows report that dosing instructions for liquid medication don't match syringe measurements

  • Swine Flu Virus Not Mutating, Making Vaccine a Good Match
    (25-Sep-2009)
    Head of CDC calls that 'really good news'

  • Letter Warns About Tricky Dosing With Liquid Tamiflu for Kids
    (24-Sep-2009)
    Meanwhile, CDC says rapid test for swine flu not effective

  • Hand-Washing Habits Still Need Improvement: Survey
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Soap industry gives America a B-minus for hygiene habits

  • Hand-Washing Habits Still Need Improvement: Survey
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Soap industry gives America a B-minus for hygiene habits

  • Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Hygiene, masks, quarantines all work to halt spread of viruses, review finds

  • Injectable Vaccines More Effective for Adult Flu Than Nasal Sprays
    (23-Sep-2009)
    Results may be different in children and in H1N1 swine flu vaccines, researchers say

  • Could Swine Flu Panic Be Worse Than Outbreak Itself?
    (22-Sep-2009)
    With infections typically causing only mild illness, experts point to exaggerated fears as the real threat

  • Flu Can Raise Chances of Heart Attack
    (22-Sep-2009)
    Vaccine reduces risk of deaths related to heart disease, study shows

  • Global Cooperation Urged to Control Species-Crossing Disease
    (22-Sep-2009)
    Goal is to prevent zoonotic infection rather than just track outbreaks, experts say

  • 1 Swine Flu Shot Enough for Older Kids
    (21-Sep-2009)
    But children under 10 will need two doses, preliminary U.S. trial results show

  • Immune Cells Offer Hope for Injured Lungs
    (21-Sep-2009)
    Discovery in mice shows promise for treating potentially fatal wounds, researchers say

  • Swine Flu Shots Safe for People With Weak Immune Systems: Experts
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Another study outlines risks of catching H1N1 from various routes

  • 1st Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine Set for Early October
    (18-Sep-2009)
    Initial vaccine will be a nasal spray, followed shortly by injectable one: CDC

  • Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
    (17-Sep-2009)
    But there are ways to reduce your risk even in close quarters, experts say

  • Gene 'Switch' May Help Drive Excess Fluid in Lungs
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Finding could lead to treatments for bronchitis, asthma, researchers say

  • FDA Approves 4 Swine Flu Vaccines
    (15-Sep-2009)
    Agency expects first batches to be available within a month

  • Small Businesses Urged to Prepare for Swine Flu
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Advance planning may help to minimize disruptions, officials say

  • One Dose of Swine Flu Vaccine Offers Protection: Studies
    (11-Sep-2009)
    Findings could expand vaccine supply and speed immunity, experts say

  • Swine Flu Trials Continue to Point to 1-Dose Vaccine
    (11-Sep-2009)
    U.S. reports unusually high flu activity, most of it swine variety

  • Swine Flu Shots May Come Too Late to Stem Fall Outbreak: Study
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Scientists' projections have infections peaking in mid-October, ahead of vaccine delivery

  • Swine Flu Burrows Into Lungs: Study
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Unlike seasonal flu, H1N1 goes deep into respiratory tract, researchers confirm

  • Get Your Vaccine for Seasonal Flu, Experts Urge
    (10-Sep-2009)
    The regular winter scourge poses a potential threat, just like swine flu

  • Swine Flu Burrows Into Lungs: Study
    (10-Sep-2009)
    Unlike seasonal flu, H1N1 goes deep into respiratory tract, researchers confirm

  • Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Extract used in 1918 pandemic may have antiviral properties, scientists say

  • New Vaccine May Work Better Against Lung Disease
    (09-Sep-2009)
    Different formulation seems to thwart pneumonia in high-risk group with COPD, study finds

  • Colleges Move to Limit Swine Flu's Spread
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Numbers of infections on campus already increasing rapidly; could be preview of what's to come for general population

  • Antiviral Drugs Should Be Used Cautiously to Fight Flu, U.S. Says
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Most people won't need medicines like Tamiflu or Relenza, according to CDC

  • Blood Test Narrows Down Need for Antibiotics
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Could lead to better treatment decisions for respiratory infections, experts say

  • Giving Swine Flu Drug by IV Could Save Lives
    (04-Sep-2009)
    British case supports using Relenza in this as-yet-unapproved form, experts say

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Seems Safe: Experts
    (04-Sep-2009)
    So far, trials show no problems and shot should be as safe as that for seasonal flu, officials say

  • U.S. Issues Swine Flu Guidelines for Day-Care Programs
    (04-Sep-2009)
    Vaccination, good hygiene practices are among recommendations to protect young children

  • Respirator Masks Best for Swine Flu Health Workers
    (03-Sep-2009)
    Medical personnel should use them, but not the general public, experts say

  • Swine Flu Poses Risk to Kids With Neurological Conditions
    (03-Sep-2009)
    But U.S. officials say death rate seems no higher than with seasonal flu

  • Keep Your Flu Shots Straight This Fall
    (02-Sep-2009)
    What you need to know about vaccinations for swine flu, regular flu

  • Swine Flu on Campuses Boosts Call for Vaccinations
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Officials expect return of virus that first surfaced last spring

  • Swine Flu May Be Less Dangerous Than Predicted: Study
    (01-Sep-2009)
    Researchers challenge 'superbug theory' in animal tests using three flu strains

  • Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Ice Skater, Pushes Seasonal Flu Shots
    (28-Aug-2009)
    She reminds public there's more than swine flu circulating out there

  • Study Details Swine Flu Transmission Rates
    (28-Aug-2009)
    Every infected person puts 1.5 other people at risk, researchers say

  • Treating COPD Early Improves Outcomes
    (28-Aug-2009)
    New drug might slow the destructive lung condition, studies show

  • Another Report Finds Swine Flu Targeting the Young
    (27-Aug-2009)
    But health experts emphasize that most infections are relatively benign

  • U.S. Childhood Vaccine Rates Good But Could Be Better: CDC
    (27-Aug-2009)
    Compliance still high and stable, but more coverage needed among poor, report finds

  • Many Health-Care Workers May Shun Swine Flu Shot
    (26-Aug-2009)
    Hong Kong study finds some fear side effects, question benefits

  • Not Everyone Wants to Be Vaccinated Against Pandemic Flu
    (24-Aug-2009)
    But personal hygiene prevention methods are not enough, experts warn

  • Going Back to School With Asthma Takes Extra Work
    (22-Aug-2009)
    Lung association recommends flu shots, check-ups and communication with school staff

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Seems Safe in Early Trials
    (21-Aug-2009)
    No worrisome side effects so far, U.S. officials say; flu infections continue to be mild

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Delay Manageable, Experts Say
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Having 45 million doses by Oct. 15 will still be useful, they stress

  • School Kids, Parents Should Get Flu Vaccines First
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Study shows targeting 'super-spreaders' protects most vulnerable in end

  • Swine Flu May Not Close College Classrooms: CDC
    (20-Aug-2009)
    Unless situation becomes severe, simple steps could reduce outbreak's impact, agency says

  • Patch 'Shots' May Someday Replace Injections
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Microneedles could deliver meds safely and painlessly, researchers say

  • Businesses Need Swine Flu Action Plan, U.S. Says
    (19-Aug-2009)
    Employers must prepare now for more sick workers, new federal guidelines say

  • Antibiotics Being Prescribed Less for Respiratory Infections
    (18-Aug-2009)
    Decline seen as sign of progress against drug-resistant bacteria

  • Synthetic Protein Thwarts HIV Infection in Lab
    (17-Aug-2009)
    By blocking cellular interaction, researchers prevent disease production

  • Synthetic Protein Thwarts HIV Infection in Lab
    (17-Aug-2009)
    By blocking cellular interaction, researchers prevent disease production

  • Get Smart About Swine Flu for Back-to-School
    (14-Aug-2009)
    Simple steps can minimize the risk as fall looms, experts say

  • Swine Flu May Not Be Any Deadlier This Fall: Experts
    (11-Aug-2009)
    Review of prior epidemics refutes theory that virus gets more severe

  • Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat
    (07-Aug-2009)
    Single dose speeds relief but should be reserved for worst cases, researchers say

  • Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat
    (07-Aug-2009)
    Single dose speeds relief but should be reserved for worst cases, researchers say

  • School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes
    (07-Aug-2009)
    But that could change if fall outbreak proves more severe, government says

  • Cold, Flu or Pneumonia? Answer May Lie in Blood Test
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Gene signature detects differences in viral, bacterial infections, study finds

  • Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Doctors should diagnose based on symptoms and strains in circulation, experts say

  • Cold, Flu or Pneumonia? Answer May Lie in Blood Test
    (06-Aug-2009)
    Gene signature detects differences in viral, bacterial infections, study finds

  • Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe
    (03-Aug-2009)
    New study does little to settle debate over their usefulness

  • Pregnant Women, Health-Care Workers Top Swine Flu Vaccine Candidates
    (30-Jul-2009)
    CDC advisory panel outlines priorities for a fall flu shot rollout

  • Flu Shot May Be Less Effective in Those With Lupus
    (30-Jul-2009)
    Certain medications could explain diminished protection, researchers say

  • Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say
    (29-Jul-2009)
    As CDC recommendations loom, new study confirms this group at great risk

  • CDC Panel to Recommend Who Should Get Swine Flu Shot
    (28-Jul-2009)
    Officials hope vaccine will be available by fall or early winter

  • Save Swine Flu Drugs for Younger Patients, Study Urges
    (28-Jul-2009)
    Curbing use in elderly may be controversial but wise, experts say

  • Save Swine Flu Drugs for Younger Patients, Study Urges
    (28-Jul-2009)
    Curbing use in elderly may be controversial but wise, experts say

  • Swine Flu Could Eventually Affect 40% of Americans: CDC
    (24-Jul-2009)
    Vaccine testing -- set to begin next week -- could lessen impact

  • U.S. Expects 160 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine by October
    (23-Jul-2009)
    A slowdown in production is hampering efforts, but a nasal spray version might help

  • World's 1st Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Start in Australia
    (22-Jul-2009)
    Results won't be known for about six weeks, manufacturers say

  • Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines
    (22-Jul-2009)
    More awareness of benefits of shots for preventable diseases needed, study shows

  • Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines
    (22-Jul-2009)
    More awareness of benefits of shots for preventable diseases needed, study shows

  • Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny
    (21-Jul-2009)
    Experts confident that U.S. won't repeat problems seen in 1976 episode

  • Seasonal Flu Vaccine Approved
    (20-Jul-2009)
    But it won't protect against swine flu

  • FDA Approves Seasonal Flu Vaccine for 2009-2010
    (20-Jul-2009)
    Health experts still working on H1N1 swine flu vaccine, which should be ready by fall

  • Guard Against Swine Flu at Summer Camp
    (18-Jul-2009)
    Before sending off your kids, take some precautions, expert says

  • Swine Flu Vaccine on Track for Fall: CDC
    (17-Jul-2009)
    New U.S. outbreak likely in coming months; children and young adults still primary targets

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Taking Longer Than Expected
    (13-Jul-2009)
    A fully tested shot may not be ready until year's end, WHO says

  • Swine Flu Summit Focuses on Preparedness
    (09-Jul-2009)
    U.S. taking steps to handle virus' anticipated return in the fall

  • Experts Keep Wary Eye on Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu
    (08-Jul-2009)
    Isolated cases seem mild for now, but future remains uncertain

  • Mixed Marks for Swine Flu Updates
    (07-Jul-2009)
    Study finds wide variations in Web reports by states and municipalities

  • Why Swine Flu Differs From Seasonal Flu
    (02-Jul-2009)
    Pandemic virus affects lungs and stomach, whereas seasonal flu doesn't, researchers say

  • Air Traffic Patterns Predict Swine Flu Spread
    (29-Jun-2009)
    H1N1 case rates associated with number of air passengers arriving from Mexico, analysis shows

  • Younger People Appear More at Risk From New Swine Flu
    (29-Jun-2009)
    Not just the infirm should be vaccinated, experts urge

  • Soy in the Diet May Protect Lung Function
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Chronic lung disease rates lower in those who consume soy, researchers say

  • Many Adults With Asthma Are Skipping Flu Shots
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Condition raises risk of complications, CDC researchers note

  • U.S. Considers Massive Swine Flu Vaccination Program
    (26-Jun-2009)
    It could include up to 600 million doses of vaccine: report

  • 1 Million Americans Likely Stricken by Swine Flu: CDC
    (25-Jun-2009)
    The virus shows no signs of mutating as it continues global trek, officials say

  • Swine Flu Continues to Flare Up, CDC Says
    (19-Jun-2009)
    Many cases in the Northeast; health-care workers urged to take greater precautions

  • Statins May Not Protect Against Pneumonia
    (18-Jun-2009)
    Hope that the drugs could fight infection was premature, expert says

  • New Swine Flu Strain Found in Brazil: Report
    (17-Jun-2009)
    But it's not clear if it's any more dangerous than initial strain

  • FDA Issues Warning for Over-the-Counter Cold Remedy
    (16-Jun-2009)
    Zicam nasal products can cause loss of smell, officials stress

  • First Batch of Swine Flu Vaccine Already Here: Company
    (12-Jun-2009)
    Announcement comes a day after WHO declared H1N1 a pandemic

  • Swine Flu Now a Pandemic
    (11-Jun-2009)
    'The virus is unstoppable,' WHO director says; U.S. health officials caution that declaration means virus hasn't gotten more severe, just more widespread

  • WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent
    (10-Jun-2009)
    H1N1's swift spread in Australia may meet criteria for full alert, agency says

  • Bird Flu Virus Can Survive Two Years in Landfill
    (05-Jun-2009)
    Carcasses of infected birds continue to be infectious, study finds

  • U.S. Response to Swine Flu Called Good
    (05-Jun-2009)
    But report said the health-care system would be overburdened if an outbreak were more severe

  • Global Testing Shows No Variation in Swine Flu Virus
    (04-Jun-2009)
    Experts worry that it could mutate and become more dangerous as it travels from country to country

  • Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response
    (04-Jun-2009)
    But it also said the health-care system would be overburdened if an outbreak were more severe

  • WHO Close to Declaring Swine Flu Pandemic
    (03-Jun-2009)
    Reports of infection on the rise in countries such as Australia and Chile; mortality rate remains low

  • Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
    (02-Jun-2009)
    While outbreak is winding down, an estimated 200,000 people have been infected in U.S.

  • Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
    (01-Jun-2009)
    While outbreak is winding down, an estimated 200,000 people have been infected in U.S.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Fight Swine Flu
    (29-May-2009)
    It helps regulate the immune system's response, study with mice shows

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC
    (29-May-2009)
    But it's still not certain that a broad-based immunization program will be needed

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC
    (28-May-2009)
    But it's still not certain that a broad-based immunization program will be needed

  • Possible Return of Swine Flu in Fall Has U.S. Health Officials on Alert
    (27-May-2009)
    Biggest concern is emergence of more virulent, easily transmitted strain

  • U.S. Prepares for Possible Return of Swine Flu in Fall
    (26-May-2009)
    The concern is a more virulent and easily transmitted strain, CDC says

  • Viable Swine Flu Shot Closer to Reality
    (25-May-2009)
    Meanwhile, woman's death in New York City raises national toll to 11

  • U.S. Closer to Viable Swine Flu Shot
    (24-May-2009)
    Ingredients being tested could be sent to manufacturers by month's end, CDC says

  • U.S. Progressing on Swine Flu Vaccine
    (23-May-2009)
    If viable, ingredients could be sent to manufacturers by month's end, CDC says

  • CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine
    (22-May-2009)
    If viable, these ingredients could be sent to manufacturers by month's end, officials said

  • Swine Flu Outbreak May Be Subsiding, CDC Says
    (21-May-2009)
    Decline seen in visits to doctors and hospitals by people with the disease

  • Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
    (20-May-2009)
    CDC says the strain is related to flu variant that circulated before 1957

  • Hospitalization Rates Higher in Kids Who Get Flu Shots
    (19-May-2009)
    Link likely due to other health problems in children most recommended for vaccination, experts say

  • Sicker People More Vulnerable to Swine Flu: CDC
    (19-May-2009)
    Meanwhile, World Health Organization says potential vaccine delayed

  • Adequate Supply of Swine Flu Vaccine Uncertain
    (18-May-2009)
    U.S. has enough capacity for typical season; experts less sure about global outlook

  • New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines
    (18-May-2009)
    Clinical trials using new strategies show promise for better protection against flu

  • Swine Flu Fatality Rate a 'Little Bit' Higher Than That of Seasonal Flu
    (18-May-2009)
    But U.S. health officials say the disease is no more dangerous than regular flu

  • Swine Flu May Have Infected More Than 100,000 Americans
    (17-May-2009)
    CDC says confirmed cases, including 2 new deaths, may not reflect true reach of the disease

  • More Than 100,000 Americans May Have Swine Flu: CDC
    (15-May-2009)
    Confirmed cases, including 2 new deaths, may not reflect true reach of infections

  • Human Nose Too Cold for Bird Flu Virus
    (15-May-2009)
    Finding might explain why this strain isn't spreading, scientists say

  • Health Experts Plot Strategy for Swine Flu Vaccine
    (14-May-2009)
    World Health Organization expected to make recommendation next week, report says

  • Pregnant Women Should Take Flu Drugs Promptly
    (13-May-2009)
    CDC says quick use of antivirals such as Tamiflu best for this high-risk group

  • Study Supports Swine Flu's Pandemic Potential
    (12-May-2009)
    Key factor will be lethality of infection going forward, experts say

  • Swine Flu May Pose Problems for Pregnant Women
    (12-May-2009)
    But the risk is similar to that posed by other strains of influenza, CDC says

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (11-May-2009)

  • CDC Shifts Swine Flu Focus to Likely Impact in the Fall
    (11-May-2009)
    U.S. tally exceeds 2,600, officials say, and most cases remain mild

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (10-May-2009)

  • Third U.S. Swine Flu Death Reported
    (10-May-2009)
    Like prior 2 cases, Washington state man had underlying health problems, officials say

  • Confirmed Swine Flu Cases in U.S. Near 2,300 Mark
    (09-May-2009)
    CDC says outbreak continues, but infections still mild and recovery is fairly quick

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (09-May-2009)

  • Scientists Still Baffled About Origins of Swine Flu
    (08-May-2009)
    CDC report shows 11 cases of similar strain since 2005

  • As Swine Flu Cases Mount, CDC Says U.S. Hasn't 'Dodged a Bullet'
    (08-May-2009)
    But the estimated 2,500 infections continue to be mild and recovery is fairly quick

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (08-May-2009)

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (07-May-2009)

  • U.S. Swine Flu Count Nears 1,900; Person-to-Person Transmission Now Common
    (07-May-2009)
    Officials dismiss 'swine flu parties' as dangerous way to seek immunity

  • Swine Flu Likely to Return to U.S. Next Winter
    (06-May-2009)
    Experts can't predict whether it will be more virulent or not

  • Younger Age of More Severe Swine Flu Cases Worries Experts
    (06-May-2009)
    Average age of those hospitalized in U.S. is 15, CDC says

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (06-May-2009)

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (05-May-2009)

  • Obama Administration Might Recommend Three Flu Shots for Americans This Fall
    (05-May-2009)
    Two would be aimed at the swine flu circulating the globe

  • 1976 Swine Flu Outbreak Offers Echoes, Lessons Today
    (04-May-2009)
    Current response more coordinated, precise, U.S. experts say

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (04-May-2009)

  • Swine Flu Cases Still Up, But U.S. Officials Are Guardedly Optimistic
    (04-May-2009)
    The CDC also points to encouraging signs in Mexico, thought to be the outbreak's source

  • Swine Flu: A Primer
    (03-May-2009)

  • Swine Flu Outbreak Not a Pandemic at This Point
    (03-May-2009)
    Mexico's health secretary said epidemic in his country seems to be waning

  • Swine Flu Continues to Spread Across U.S.
    (02-May-2009)
    H1N1 strain lacks "virulent characteristics" of deadly 1918 virus, CDC notes

  • Swine Flu Infections Now Top 140 in U.S.
    (01-May-2009)
    But current H1N1 strain lacks "virulent characteristics" of deadly 1918 virus, CDC notes

  • Swine Flu Vaccine Still Months Away
    (30-Apr-2009)
    Search for correct formulation, egg-based production system are biggest challenges, experts say

  • Swine Flu Infections Surpass 100 in U.S.
    (30-Apr-2009)
    Mexico prepares for shutdown of many public services to head off infections

  • First Swine Flu Death Reported in U.S.
    (29-Apr-2009)
    23-month-old boy from Mexico had traveled to Houston for medical treatments, reports say

  • Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature
    (28-Apr-2009)
    Transmission, death rate much lower than SARS, and true severity of outbreak still unknown

  • U.S. Swine Flu Cases Surpass 60
    (28-Apr-2009)
    CDC warns that some deaths are likely

  • 40 Swine Flu Cases Now Reported in U.S.
    (27-Apr-2009)
    Health officials checking persons entering the country for signs of sickness

  • Universal Flu Vaccine Shows Promise
    (27-Apr-2009)
    Researchers report low dose triggered immune response

  • WHO Warns of Possible Pandemic as Mexico Seeks to Contain Swine Flu
    (26-Apr-2009)
    19 cases now confirmed in the United States, health officials say

  • U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency in Response to Swine Flu
    (26-Apr-2009)
    A precautionary measure, the move allows federal and state governments easier access to flu tests and medications

  • At Least 20 Dead, Hundreds Ill in Swine Flu Outbreak in Mexico
    (25-Apr-2009)
    Officials find links between Mexican virus and strain that sickened 8 people in California, Texas

  • WHO Warns of Possible Pandemic as Mexico Seeks to Contain Swine Flu
    (25-Apr-2009)
    3 new cases reported in United States, health officials say

  • Swine Flu Cases Now Total 7: CDC
    (24-Apr-2009)
    All patients, in California and Texas, have recovered from unique virus

  • Mild Flu Season Coming to a Close
    (16-Apr-2009)
    Outpatient visits, deaths were lower than previous year, CDC says

  • Mild Flu Season Coming to a Close
    (16-Apr-2009)
    Outpatient visits, deaths were lower than previous year, CDC says

  • Rapid Test to Detect Bird Flu in People Approved
    (08-Apr-2009)
    Results available in less than 40 minutes

  • Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season
    (08-Apr-2009)
    Effective vaccine and more vaccinations among young people helped, experts say

  • Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season
    (08-Apr-2009)
    Effective vaccine and more vaccinations among young people helped, experts say

  • Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

  • New Treatments Improve Control for Severe Asthma
    (16-Mar-2009)
    Using the medications as directed is key, however, experts say

  • Discovery May Boost Bird Flu Vaccine Potency
    (05-Mar-2009)
    Compound increases ability of 'killer T-cells' to get rid of infection, study says

  • Concerted Effort Needed to Fight Drug-Resistant Flu Strain
    (03-Mar-2009)
    Other medications could be effective, while flu shot is best bet, experts say

  • Resistance to Tamiflu Growing
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Mostly linked to influenza A strain, which is most common in US, study says

  • Resistance to Tamiflu Growing
    (02-Mar-2009)
    Mostly linked to influenza A strain, which is most common in US, study says

  • Too Little Vitamin D May Mean More Colds and Flu
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Whether adding supplements would help still needs testing, experts say

  • Too Little Vitamin D May Mean More Colds and Flu
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Whether adding supplements would help still needs testing, experts say

  • Too Little Vitamin D May Mean More Colds and Flu
    (23-Feb-2009)
    Whether adding supplements would help still needs testing, experts say

  • Scientists May Have New Way to Fight the Flu
    (22-Feb-2009)
    Discovery could lead to new drugs and universal vaccine, they say

  • Scientists May Have New Way to Fight the Flu
    (22-Feb-2009)
    Discovery could lead to new drugs and universal vaccine, they say

  • Genetic Code of Common Cold Cracked
    (12-Feb-2009)
    99 rhinoviruses now sequenced, could lead to new treatments, researchers say

  • Low Humidity Levels Help Flu Germs Spread
    (10-Feb-2009)
    Finding explains why infection more common in winter months

  • Low Humidity Levels Help Flu Germs Spread
    (10-Feb-2009)
    Finding explains why infection more common in winter months

  • Inhaled Corticosteroids Boost Pneumonia Risk in COPD
    (09-Feb-2009)
    Benefits should be weighed against downside, experts say

  • Health Tip: Do I Have a Cold or Flu?
    (06-Feb-2009)
    They may have similar symptoms, but flu is more severe

  • Health Tip: Do I Have a Cold or Flu?
    (06-Feb-2009)
    They may have similar symptoms, but flu is more severe

  • U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Fewer cases so far suggest a mild flu season, officials say

  • U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start
    (03-Feb-2009)
    Fewer cases so far suggest a mild flu season, officials say

  • Drug Impedes Body's Deadly Reaction to Flu Virus
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Finding may help prevent spread of lung infections, including pandemic strains

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome as Deadly as Ever
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Finding contradicts belief that death rate associated with condition has dropped

  • Common Asthma Treatments Don't Work for Virus-Induced Wheeze
    (21-Jan-2009)
    Preschoolers wheezing from a cold won't benefit from steroids, study finds

  • Health Tip: Easing a Croupy Cough
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Help make your child more comfortable

  • Vicks VapoRub Linked to Infant Breathing Problems
    (13-Jan-2009)
    Misuse may cause respiratory distress, researchers say; company says product is safe

  • Lack of Sleep Linked to Common Cold
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Getting less than seven hours a night boosts your risk, study found

  • You're Never Too Old for a Flu Shot
    (09-Jan-2009)
    Death rates and complications plummet for immunized seniors, study found

  • Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug
    (09-Jan-2009)
    But other medications are available that work, CDC officials stress

  • Lingering Cold Symptoms May Mean Sinusitis
    (03-Jan-2009)
    Common wintertime problem stems from blocked sinus cavities

  • To Protect Yourself, Wash Those Germs Away
    (02-Jan-2009)
    Doctors say it's the best way to keep colds and flu at bay

  • To Protect Yourself, Wash Those Germs Away
    (02-Jan-2009)
    Doctors say it's the best way to keep colds and flu at bay

  • Decongestant Exposure Needs Closer Look
    (05-Dec-2008)
    Study says pseudoephedrine for kids under 2 poses toxicity issues because of use patterns

  • Decongestant Exposure Needs Closer Look
    (05-Dec-2008)
    Study says pseudoephedrine for kids under 2 poses toxicity issues because of use patterns

  • Flu Shots Worthwhile for College Students
    (05-Dec-2008)
    Getting seasonal vaccine reduced illness rates, missed classes, study shows

  • Health Tip: Allergies to the Flu Shot
    (02-Dec-2008)
    Who may have a reaction and shouldn't get the vaccine

  • Health Tip: Be Sure to Get a Flu Shot
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Particularly if you're at higher risk

  • Health Tip: Caught a Cold?
    (13-Nov-2008)
    Suggestions to help you feel better

  • Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Study found getting one reduced chances by 26%

  • Flu Shots Lower Risk of Blood Clots
    (11-Nov-2008)
    Study found getting one reduced chances by 26%

  • Too Many High-Risk Teens Not Getting Flu Shots
    (04-Nov-2008)
    Those with asthma, other conditions have vaccination rates far below goals, study finds

  • Too Many High-Risk Teens Not Getting Flu Shots
    (04-Nov-2008)
    Those with asthma, other conditions have vaccination rates far below goals, study finds

  • Flu Vaccine Could Prevent 357,000 Deaths in Pandemic
    (29-Oct-2008)
    Predictive model shows shots would also save $7 billion in related health-care costs

  • Flu Vaccine Could Prevent 357,000 Deaths in Pandemic
    (29-Oct-2008)
    Predictive model shows shots would also save $7 billion in related health-care costs

  • When It Comes to Flu, the More Who Get Vaccine, the Better
    (28-Oct-2008)
    While not possible to protect all, studies show shots cut deaths, hospital visits

  • High-Dose Flu Shot Benefits Elderly
    (28-Oct-2008)
    Heightened immune activity seen in people 65 and older, study says

  • When It Comes to Flu, the More Who Get Vaccine, the Better
    (28-Oct-2008)
    While not possible to protect all, studies show shots cut deaths, hospital visits

  • Family Flu Shots Protect Babies Before Leaving Hospital
    (26-Oct-2008)
    Vaccinating those in closest contact with newborns provides 'cocooning effect'

  • Scientists Come Closer to Unlocking Secrets of Common Cold
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Finding could one day lead to a cure, study suggests

  • Flu Can Be Deadly for Young Victims
    (10-Oct-2008)
    CDC now recommends shots for those aged 6 months to 19

  • Flu Can Be Deadly for Young Victims
    (10-Oct-2008)
    CDC now recommends shots for those aged 6 months to 19

  • New Avian Flu Vaccine Strategy Proposed
    (08-Oct-2008)
    Advance shots protect those most exposed in possible pandemic, researchers suggest

  • Drug Companies Say No Cold Meds for Kids Under 4
    (07-Oct-2008)
    FDA supports industry's voluntary action to change labeling as agency continues to assess whether products are safe for the youngest set

  • Drug Companies Say No Cold Meds for Kids Under 4
    (07-Oct-2008)
    FDA supports industry's voluntary action to change labeling as agency continues to assess whether products are safe for the youngest set

  • Kids' Flu Shot Largely Ineffective Over Past Few Years
    (06-Oct-2008)
    Study finds it didn't keep them from hospitals, doctors' offices

  • Kids' Flu Shot Largely Ineffective Over Past Few Years
    (06-Oct-2008)
    Study finds it didn't keep them from hospitals, doctors' offices

  • Kids Who Wheeze With Rhinovirus at Higher Asthma Risk
    (02-Oct-2008)
    But study can't say whether germs cause condition or just identify those who may get it

  • FDA Wants More Time to Study Cold Meds for Kids
    (02-Oct-2008)
    More data needed on whether OTC remedies are safe, agency official tells public meeting

  • FDA Wants More Time to Study Cold Meds for Kids
    (02-Oct-2008)
    More data needed on whether OTC remedies are safe, agency official tells public meeting

  • Anti-Obesity Drugs Could Fight Viral Infections
    (30-Sep-2008)
    Targeting increases in fatty acid metabolism inhibits replication, researchers find

  • Regular Hand-Washing Can Prevent Against Colds, Flu
    (24-Sep-2008)
    But group's survey finds fewer Americans taking this simple precaution

  • Regular Hand-Washing Can Prevent Against Colds, Flu
    (24-Sep-2008)
    But group's survey finds fewer Americans taking this simple precaution

  • Flu Vaccine Should Be More Effective: CDC
    (24-Sep-2008)
    And officials are urging more Americans than ever before to get a shot this season

  • Acid Reflux Linked to Chronic Croup
    (22-Sep-2008)
    Study says the finding could help many children with the breathing condition

  • U.S. Barred 33 TB-Infected People From Flying Over Past Year
    (18-Sep-2008)
    CDC's new 'do not board' list comes as a surprise to infectious disease experts

  • Pregnant Mom's Flu Shot Protects Baby
    (17-Sep-2008)
    U.S. health officials will mull new findings at vaccine meeting

  • Study Questions Flu Shot's Mortality Protection for Elderly
    (29-Aug-2008)
    Canadian study found benefit to be statistically insignificant

  • Survivors of 1918 Flu Pandemic Immune 90 Years Later
    (18-Aug-2008)
    Finding could lead to new strategies for fighting future pandemics, researchers say

  • FDA OKs Flu Vaccines for 2008-09 Season
    (05-Aug-2008)
    The hope is they will be a better match than last year's shots

  • OTC Cold Medicines Sending Children to Emergency Rooms
    (04-Aug-2008)
    The FDA recently advised that kids under 2 not use these products

  • Immunotherapy Boosts Treatment of Kids' High-Risk Sarcomas
    (04-Aug-2008)
    Patients with recurrent or metastatic disease had better-than-normal survival, study finds

  • Flu Vaccine Doesn't Protect Seniors From Pneumonia
    (02-Aug-2008)
    Older, frail folks are more susceptible to flu and its complications, researchers say.

  • Smokers Struck by Influenza Face Higher Mortality Rates
    (24-Jul-2008)
    Cigarette compounds mimicking viral components caused more severe airway damage in mice

  • Nursing Homes Unprepared for Pandemic Flu Fallout
    (22-Jul-2008)
    Only a quarter have emergency plan, less than half have educated staff, study finds

  • Imaging Advance Tracks Prostate Cancer in Lymph Nodes
    (15-Jul-2008)
    Engineered 'payload' based on common cold virus could aid doctors in treatment decisions

  • Lung Infections Cost Hospitals More Than $10B in 2006
    (02-Jul-2008)
    Pneumonia second only to childbirth as most common reason for hospitalizations, analysis finds

  • New 5-in-1 Vaccine May Reduce Number of Pediatric Shots
    (23-Jun-2008)
    By as many as one-third

  • Most Asthmatics Aren't Getting Flu Shot
    (20-Jun-2008)
    Nearly two-thirds of this high-risk population went without the vaccine, U.S. study shows

  • New Bird Flu Vaccine Shows Promise
    (11-Jun-2008)
    Whole-virus version safe, effective and can be made quickly, researchers say

  • Genetic Factors Affect Codeine's Work as Painkiller
    (06-Jun-2008)
    Low levels of an enzyme inhibit liver's ability to convert it into morphine

  • Lung Trouble Associated With Sickle Cell in Kids
    (22-May-2008)
    Decline in function needs to be addressed more aggressively, study says

  • CARDIA Studies Open Window on Heart, Lung Diseases
    (22-May-2008)
    Researchers analyze different proteins in progression of risk factors as subjects aged

  • Smallpox Drug May Protect Against Common Cold
    (20-May-2008)
    It reduced ability of adenovirus to replicate in key organs

  • Doctors Discover Marker for Meconium Passage During Delivery
    (06-May-2008)
    If newborn breathes in first bowel movement, serious complications can follow, experts note

  • 10% of U.S. Kids Using Cough Medicine Every Week
    (03-May-2008)
    Researchers find decongestants and antihistamines taken most often

  • 10% of U.S. Kids Using Cough Medicine Every Week
    (03-May-2008)
    Researchers find decongestants and antihistamines taken most often

  • Obesity May Worsen Impact of Asthma
    (01-May-2008)
    Heaviest lose ability to inhale as deeply or exhale as fully as normal weight individuals

  • Researchers Develop Quick Way to Create Human Antibodies
    (30-Apr-2008)
    Finding could speed development of vaccines for new flu strains, other health threats

  • Computer Program Helps COPD Patients Monitor Breathing
    (18-Apr-2008)
    It helped to reduce air trapped in the lungs during exercise, researchers find

  • Current Flu Season Worst in 4 Years
    (17-Apr-2008)
    Vaccine wasn't a good match for circulating viruses, CDC says

  • Seasonal Flu Outbreaks Start in Asia: Study
    (16-Apr-2008)
    Knowing the source should lead to more effective vaccines, researchers say

  • Probable Case of Human-to-Human Bird Flu Transmission Reported
    (08-Apr-2008)
    But health experts say the report from China is no cause for alarm

  • Faster Test Detects Fake Tamiflu Drugs
    (07-Apr-2008)
    With counterfeiters looking to cash in on fears, Georgia team develops a 1-minute screen

  • Health Tip: Taking Cough Medicine?
    (20-Mar-2008)
    Signs that you should call your doctor instead

  • Health Tip: Taking Cough Medicine?
    (20-Mar-2008)
    Signs that you should call your doctor instead

  • Health Tip: Taking Cough Medicine?
    (20-Mar-2008)
    Signs that you should call your doctor instead

  • Some Countries May Have Slowed Bird Flu's Spread
    (27-Feb-2008)
    Strains from China didn't make it to Vietnam, Thailand, study finds

  • CDC Panel Urges Extending Flu Vaccine Coverage for Kids
    (27-Feb-2008)
    Children up to 18 years of age would be encouraged to get inoculated

  • FDA Panel OKs 3 New Flu Strains for Next Year's Vaccine
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Officials hope to target versions current shot misses, but fall production may be delayed

  • FDA Panel OKs 3 New Flu Strains for Next Year's Vaccine
    (22-Feb-2008)
    Officials hope to target versions current shot misses, but fall production may be delayed

  • 2 Mutations Were Critical to Spread of 1918 Flu
    (19-Feb-2008)
    The findings could aid investigation of current bird flu, experts say

  • Flu Widespread in U.S., but Vaccine Is Poor Match
    (15-Feb-2008)
    Even though shot misses 2 strains found, health officials still recommend inoculation

  • Respiratory Distress Treatment Studies Conflict
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Experts differ on what answers the research offers

  • Health Tip: Protect Your Child From Flu
    (08-Feb-2008)
    Vaccination is an easy preventative

  • Health Tip: Coping With a Cough
    (29-Jan-2008)
    Suggestions that may offer relief

  • Drop of Flu Vaccine Under Tongue Bars Infection
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Mouse study shows promise for human protection in future

  • Cold Meds Send 7,000 U.S. Kids to ER Each Year
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Most cases due to accidental ingestion, study finds

  • Drop of Flu Vaccine Under Tongue Bars Infection
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Mouse study shows promise for human protection in future

  • Cold Meds Send 7,000 U.S. Kids to ER Each Year
    (28-Jan-2008)
    Most cases due to accidental ingestion, study finds

  • Saline Nasal Wash Helps Kids Fight Colds, Flu
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Led to fewer respiratory problems, reduced reliance on cold medications, study says

  • Saline Nasal Wash Helps Kids Fight Colds, Flu
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Led to fewer respiratory problems, reduced reliance on cold medications, study says

  • New Test Screens For Flu and Other Viruses
    (21-Jan-2008)
    Said to be faster and more accurate than existing tests

  • Illness Presents Diabetics With Special Challenges
    (20-Jan-2008)
    Managing medications when sick can keep complications at arm's length, group advises

  • Cold Meds Not Safe for Kids Under 2, FDA Warns
    (17-Jan-2008)
    Decision on kids aged 2-12 expected this spring, officials add

  • Schedules Revised for Flu, Meningitis Vaccines
    (12-Jan-2008)
    Goal is to make it easier for parents to protect their children, CDC says

  • Health Tip: What's Involved in a Sneeze
    (11-Jan-2008)
    How your body reacts to an irritant

  • Drug Combo Halves Death Risk for Severe COPD Patients
    (28-Dec-2007)
    Salmeterol plus fluticasone therapy led to better health, large trial finds

  • Chronic Coughs Need a Doctor's Attention
    (27-Dec-2007)
    Persistent respiratory distress is the body's way of saying, 'Help!'

  • Decongestant in OTC Cold Remedies Effective: FDA Panel
    (14-Dec-2007)
    Current evidence says 10-milligram dose works, but advisers urge study of higher doses

  • Pneumonia Vaccine Is Keeping Kids Healthier
    (07-Dec-2007)
    New shot has cut hospitalizations by more than half, CDC study finds

  • Honey Beats Meds at Soothing Kids' Cough
    (04-Dec-2007)
    A dose of the sweet stuff helped children sleep, study found

  • Sinusitis Treatments Found Ineffective
    (04-Dec-2007)
    British study reports antibiotics and nasal steroids don't lessen symptoms

  • Handwashing, Masks Beat Drugs at Fighting Flu
    (29-Nov-2007)
    Data review finds they're best at keeping individuals safe

  • FDA Panel Backs Tougher Warning on Asthma Drugs for Kids
    (28-Nov-2007)
    Serevent and Advair need specific child warnings on side effects, pediatric panel says; action follows panel's recommendation to toughen label on flu drugs for kids.

  • Health Tip: Help Prevent Pneumonia
    (08-Nov-2007)
    Things you can do to protect yourself

  • U.S. Advisers OK Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for Young Children
    (24-Oct-2007)
    FluMist should help kids intimidated by needles, experts say

  • FDA Panel Recommends Ban on Cold Medicines for Kids
    (19-Oct-2007)
    Over-the-counter drugs are unsafe for children under 6, advisers say.

  • FDA Panel Weighs Ban on Kids' Cold Medicines
    (18-Oct-2007)
    Experts disagree on whether the medicines are safe for children under 6.

  • Drug Makers Withdraw Cough, Cold Meds for Infants
    (11-Oct-2007)
    Move comes as U.S. regulators scrutinize safety of products linked to dozens of deaths

  • Drug Makers Withdraw Cough, Cold Meds for Infants
    (11-Oct-2007)
    Move comes as U.S. regulators scrutinize safety of products linked to dozens of deaths

  • Health Tip: Getting a Flu Vaccine
    (04-Oct-2007)
    Help protect yourself

  • Key Viral Change Could Help Bird Flu Spread
    (04-Oct-2007)
    An altered protein would let it thrive in upper airway, scientists say

  • Flu Vaccine Does Protect Older People
    (03-Oct-2007)
    It cuts rates of hospitalizations and deaths, study finds

  • FDA Experts Urge Ban on Cold Medicines for Young Children
    (29-Sep-2007)
    Safety review finds 123 deaths linked to the products since 1969

  • FDA Experts Urge Ban on Cold Medicines for Young Children
    (29-Sep-2007)
    Safety review finds 123 deaths linked to the products since 1969

  • FDA Cracks Down on Unapproved Cough Medicines
    (28-Sep-2007)
    Some 200 prescription drugs with hydrocodone could be involved

  • FDA Cracks Down on Unapproved Cough Medicines
    (28-Sep-2007)
    Some 200 prescription drugs with hydrocodone could be involved

  • Bird Flu Virus Can Infect Fetus
    (28-Sep-2007)
    H5N1 also migrates to organs other than lungs, autopsy study shows

  • FDA Approves New Flu Vaccine
    (28-Sep-2007)
    That should ensure adequate supply for coming influenza season, officials say

  • Study Questions Flu Shot's Value for Older People
    (25-Sep-2007)
    Most trials don't even include people over 70, researchers note

  • Restroom Study Finds Hand Washing on the Decline
    (21-Sep-2007)
    Men much less like to clean up than women, U.S. researchers note

  • Restroom Study Finds Hand Washing on the Decline
    (21-Sep-2007)
    Men much less like to clean up than women, U.S. researchers note

  • More Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots
    (19-Sep-2007)
    Vaccine supplies are plentiful this year, but inoculation rates are low, officials say

  • Nasal Flu Vaccine Approved for Children Ages 2-5
    (19-Sep-2007)
    FluMist already sanctioned for older kids and adults

  • Stomach Virus a Culprit in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    (13-Sep-2007)
    Research was spurred by father's concern for son with debilitating condition

  • Child's Flu Shot Helps Whole Family
    (07-Sep-2007)
    Vaccinating half of kids under 5 would prevent 650,000 hospital visits, U.S. study finds

  • Online 'Epidemic' Gives Clues to Bird Flu Spread
    (21-Aug-2007)
    A computer bug infected Web gamers, with ominous results, experts say

  • FDA to Take Another Look at Cold Remedies for Kids
    (16-Aug-2007)
    Concerns surface over their use, particularly in children younger than 2 years of age

  • FDA to Review Safety of Cold Remedies for Kids
    (16-Aug-2007)
    Reports of hospitalizations, even deaths, in children younger than 2

  • New Strategy Stretches Bird Flu Vaccine
    (16-Aug-2007)
    Researchers say more people could be protected in possible pandemic

  • Health Tip: Reasons for Chronic Cough
    (13-Aug-2007)
    One that lasts three weeks or longer

  • Limits on Social Contact Helped Fight Flu Pandemic
    (07-Aug-2007)
    Quarantines, school closings could be valuable in a future threat, study of 1918 influenza epidemic finds.

  • Many Kids With Private Insurance Missing Vaccinations
    (07-Aug-2007)
    Plans may not cover a particular shot or its administration, study finds

  • Veterinarians Could Be First to Get Bird Flu
    (18-Jun-2007)
    They should be high on the list for any effective vaccine, experts say

  • Flu Shot Kick-Starts Fetal Immune System
    (07-Jun-2007)
    Findings back theory that neonatal system can respond to environmental exposures

  • FDA to Stop Sales of Unapproved Timed-Release Cold Medications
    (25-May-2007)
    The drugs in question contain guaifenesin, an expectorant

  • FDA to Stop Sales of Unapproved Timed-Release Cold Medications
    (25-May-2007)
    The drugs in question contain guaifenesin, an expectorant

  • Atypical Pneumonias Best Treated With Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics: Study
    (15-May-2007)
    Patients with hospital-acquired illness had lower death rates, went home sooner

  • First Emergency Facemasks for the Public Cleared
    (09-May-2007)
    They reduce exposure to airborne germs

  • Search for Highly Effective Bird Flu Vaccine Goes On
    (19-Apr-2007)
    Scientists gain key insights from seasonal flu shot efforts, experts say

  • U.S. Approves 1st Bird Flu Vaccine
    (17-Apr-2007)
    Called an 'interim' measure, it was effective about half the time in trials

  • Flu Vaccine Grown in Insect Cells Called a Promising Alternative
    (10-Apr-2007)
    Early trial finds the approach produced safe and effective inoculations, study says

  • Vaccine Cuts U.S. Child Pneumonia Rate By 39%
    (06-Apr-2007)
    Unexpected benefit makes the shot more valuable, experts say

  • Study Finds Some Resistance to Flu Drugs
    (03-Apr-2007)
    The problem comes from overusing the antivirals Tamiflu and Relenza, experts say

  • Cellular 'Fingerprint' IDs Infectious Disease
    (19-Mar-2007)
    Technique could help doctors diagnose flu, strep, staph, other illnesses

  • Flu Shot Cuts Kids' Infection Risk in Half
    (06-Mar-2007)
    CDC study findings back government guidelines on who should get the shots.

  • Stressed-Out Kids More Prone to Fever
    (05-Mar-2007)
    Family-linked anxiety may open the door to infection, study suggests

  • FDA to Review Cold Remedies for Kids
    (02-Mar-2007)
    Some doctors say the drugs can be dangerous, particularly for the very young

  • Health Tip: Sterilize Your Child's Toys
    (27-Feb-2007)
    To prevent the spread of germs

  • U.S. Advisers Endorse Bird Flu Vaccine
    (27-Feb-2007)
    While it has limited effectiveness, it's better than nothing, FDA told

  • Health Tip: When Your Cough Needs a Doctor's Care
    (26-Feb-2007)
    Signs that it's no ordinary cough

  • Low-Dose Morphine Calms Chronic Cough
    (15-Feb-2007)
    Symptoms improved by 40%, British study finds

  • Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Beats Shots For Kids Under 5
    (14-Feb-2007)
    It cut flu cases by nearly 55% compared to injected version, study finds

  • Workouts Add Muscle to the Flu Shot
    (03-Feb-2007)
    Arm exercises beforehand boost immune responses to the vaccine, study shows

  • U.S. Health Officials Unveil Flu Pandemic Plan
    (01-Feb-2007)
    Outbreaks would be tackled based on a 'severity index' of transmission, they say

  • Health Tip: Avoid Catching a Cold
    (22-Jan-2007)
    Keep your hands clean and free of germs

  • Antivirals Adept at Reducing Flu Spread in Families
    (22-Jan-2007)
    Study shows oseltamivir and zanamivir cut chance of illness after exposure by 75% or more

  • Human Gene a Natural Virus Fighter
    (19-Jan-2007)
    ISG15 helps fend off flu, herpes, research suggests

  • 1918 Flu Pandemic Virus Overwhelmed Lungs: Study
    (17-Jan-2007)
    Discovery may help minimize potential bird flu deaths, scientists say

  • Combo Therapy Cuts Complications of Severe COPD
    (16-Jan-2007)
    Bronchodilator with inhaled corticosteroid reduced amplified symptoms by 35%, study finds

  • Research May Lead to Better Flu Vaccines
    (03-Jan-2007)
    New database helps scientists match vaccine to immune response

  • U.S. Teens Turning From Illicit Drugs...
    (21-Dec-2006)
    ... but many are turning to prescription painkillers to get high, survey finds

  • U.S. Teens Turning From Illicit Drugs...
    (21-Dec-2006)
    ... but many are turning to prescription painkillers to get high, survey finds

  • Future Flu Pandemic Could Cost 62 Million Lives: Report
    (21-Dec-2006)
    Data from 1918-20 outbreak predicts poor countries would be hit hardest

  • Future Flu Pandemic Could Cost 62 Million Lives: Report
    (21-Dec-2006)
    Data from 1918-20 outbreak predicts poor countries would be hit hardest

  • Studies Support Flu Vaccine's Effectiveness
    (13-Dec-2006)
    Immunization works, and vaccinating kids may help everyone, researchers find

  • Many at High Risk Don't Get Flu Shot
    (12-Dec-2006)
    Getting the word out to vulnerable groups is key, survey finds

  • NSAID Use May Hinder Vaccine Effectiveness
    (07-Dec-2006)
    Study finds production of antibodies compromised, especially in elderly

  • Health Tip: Ease Your Child's Flu Symptoms
    (22-Nov-2006)
    How to comfort her when she's sick

  • Outbreaks Show Bird Flu Virus Is Changing
    (22-Nov-2006)
    But its potential for human-to-human spread remains unclear

  • Flu Drug Tamiflu May Cause Odd Behavior in Children
    (13-Nov-2006)
    Meanwhile, CDC calls flu vaccine plentiful, despite some delays in shipments

  • Flu's Misery May Lie in the Genes
    (03-Nov-2006)
    Certain DNA could spur worse symptoms, mouse study shows

  • Vaccine-Resistant Bird Flu Spreading in Asia
    (30-Oct-2006)
    New virus evades current poultry immunization measures, experts warn

  • Shoo, Achoo! Exercise Keeps Colds at Bay
    (26-Oct-2006)
    In study, older women who walked regularly saw their sniffles drop by half

  • Shoo, Achoo! Exercise Keeps Colds at Bay
    (26-Oct-2006)
    In study, older women who walked regularly saw their sniffles drop by half

  • Study Questions Value of Flu Shots
    (26-Oct-2006)
    But many health experts say the vaccine is the best protection against infection

  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Babies and Toddlers
    (24-Oct-2006)
    Study confirms shot protects against influenza without side effects

  • U.S. Flu Vaccine Supply Called Plentiful
    (18-Oct-2006)
    Any delays in shipments should be resolved by end of November, CDC says

  • Combo Human-Bird Antibody May Ward Off Avian Flu
    (13-Oct-2006)
    But success in mice doesn't guarantee it will protect people, experts say

  • Whooping Cough Making a Comeback in U.S.
    (12-Oct-2006)
    Studies urge booster shots for teens and adults, more careful exams by doctors

  • As Parents Nix Vaccine, Childhood Whooping Cough Increases
    (10-Oct-2006)
    Incidence highest in states with loosest exemption policies, study finds

  • Health Tip: Who Should Get a Flu Shot?
    (05-Oct-2006)
    Some people are at higher risk

  • All Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots
    (05-Oct-2006)
    Vaccine supplies are at record levels, but public might need convincing

  • All Americans Urged to Get Flu Shots
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Vaccine supplies are at record levels, but public might need convincing

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Whooping Cough?
    (28-Sep-2006)
    It's most dangerous in young children

  • Your Best Shot at Fighting the Flu
    (27-Sep-2006)
    Annual vaccine is a smart insurance policy against influenza, experts say

  • Health Tip: Soothing a Cough
    (26-Sep-2006)
    Suggestions to stop the hacking

  • Health Tip: Soothing a Cough
    (26-Sep-2006)
    Suggestions to stop the hacking

  • oll on Health Continues
    (11-Sep-2006)
    As fifth anniversary dawns, witnesses, workers and local children may show long-term effects, experts say

  • Low-Dose Bird Flu Vaccine Effective
    (06-Sep-2006)
    Chinese team reports success with new formulation

  • Steer Clear of Antibiotics for Colds
    (31-Aug-2006)
    Fluids, rest proper treatment for sniffles and coughs, doctor says

  • New Weakness in Avian Flu Virus Found
    (16-Aug-2006)
    Researchers say new drugs could be developed to fight spread of disease

  • Bird Flu Pandemic May Not Develop
    (31-Jul-2006)
    Virus doesn't show signs of mutating easily, U.S. government researchers now say

  • Pharmacists Rap New Version of Decongestants
    (28-Jul-2006)
    They say the active ingredient doesn't work

  • Pharmacists Rap New Version of Decongestants
    (28-Jul-2006)
    They say the active ingredient doesn't work

  • Antibiotics Not Warranted for Runny Noses
    (21-Jul-2006)
    Study finds they're of little help and come with side effects

  • Elderly Gain Little From Flu Shot: Studies
    (20-Jul-2006)
    Vaccination most effective for those in nursing homes, experts say

  • Health Tip: Cold or Flu?
    (07-Jul-2006)
    Wrong diagnosis can lead to serious complications

  • Health Tip: Cold or Flu?
    (07-Jul-2006)
    Wrong diagnosis can lead to serious complications

  • Far More Children Afflicted With Flu
    (06-Jul-2006)
    But doctors often fail to diagnose the disease in young patients, study finds

  • Flu Season Was Milder Than Usual
    (15-Jun-2006)
    But certain strains of germs showed resistance to antiviral drugs, report notes

  • Special Care Keeps Nursing Home Residents Out of Hospital
    (06-Jun-2006)
    Canadian program, focusing on pneumonia, could save U.S. millions, study says

  • High-Dose Vaccine May Help Elderly Beat Seasonal Flu
    (24-May-2006)
    A bigger dose produced more antibodies and was safe, research found

  • Combo Vaccines Developed Against Bird Flu
    (22-May-2006)
    Inoculating poultry should limit threat of human pandemic, studies suggest

  • U.S. Experts Issue New Heart Disease Treatment Guidelines
    (15-May-2006)
    Among the changes: a lower recommended dose of daily aspirin, and more exercise

  • Experts Argue Over Allocation of Bird Flu Vaccine
    (11-May-2006)
    Government puts elderly high on list, but others would choose young adults

  • Bird Flu Vaccine Looks Safe, Effective
    (10-May-2006)
    But it might not work against new strains of the virus, experts warn

  • Experts Dismiss Bird Flu Film as Flight of Fancy
    (10-May-2006)
    But some say it was made possible by false fear instilled by scientists and the media

  • U.S. Releases Bird Flu Response Plan
    (03-May-2006)
    Details outline containment policies; focus on worst-case scenarios may spread fear, experts say

  • Computers Predict Bird Flu Pandemic's Course
    (26-Apr-2006)
    Quarantining the sick will be key to limiting outbreak, study shows

  • U.S. Bird Flu Threat May Be Overstated, Experts Say
    (21-Apr-2006)
    But that's no reason to relax preparedness efforts, they add

  • Many Health Care Workers Won't Show Up in Flu Pandemic
    (18-Apr-2006)
    Poll results a 'wake-up call' for better preparedness training, experts say

  • Can Frequent Infections Damage a Child's Heart?
    (13-Apr-2006)
    Study suggests that elevated protein levels may signal future trouble

  • Lower-Dose Bird Flu Vaccine Study Begins
    (11-Apr-2006)
    Four U.S. centers will test the new formulation

  • Combined Therapy Cuts Inflammatory Cells in Pulmonary Disease
    (31-Mar-2006)
    Pairing 2 existing treatments reduces bronchial inflammation in COPD

  • Bird-Flu Pandemic Would Likely Start in California
    (30-Mar-2006)
    And it would sweep across the U.S. in less than a month, study predicts

  • Experimental Bird Flu Vaccine Falls Short
    (29-Mar-2006)
    Just over half of volunteers appeared immunized, researchers report

  • Second Drug Approved to Prevent Flu
    (29-Mar-2006)
    Relenza already sanctioned to treat flu's symptoms

  • Studies Spot Obstacle to Human Transmission of Bird Flu
    (22-Mar-2006)
    Unlike seasonal flu, the avian form prefers spots deep in the lungs

  • Marital Status, Bereavement Influence Flu Shot's Effectiveness in Elderly
    (20-Mar-2006)
    State of mind affects antibody response, study suggests

  • Bird Flu Undergoing Genetic Change
    (20-Mar-2006)
    But that doesn't mean a human flu pandemic is imminent, researchers say

  • Bird Flu Scarier Than Human Flu This Season
    (17-Mar-2006)
    Government report showed sales of antivirals spiked before any flu activity surfaced

  • Scientists Spot Potential Bird-Flu Pathway to Humans
    (16-Mar-2006)
    A mutation in a surface protein might lead to a pandemic, study says

  • High Humidity Doesn't Ease Croup
    (14-Mar-2006)
    Cold air and medical treatments probably more effective, study suggests

  • Health Tip: The Cold Facts
    (07-Mar-2006)
    What you may not know about the common cold

  • Flu's Resistance to Some Drugs Causes Concern
    (23-Feb-2006)
    But experts say two antivirals, Tamiflu and Relenza, still work

  • New Strategy Speeds Flu Vaccine Production
    (16-Feb-2006)
    Cell-based approach means shots could be made in weeks, not months

  • Health Tip: Echinacea Not a Panacea
    (14-Feb-2006)
    Doesn't prevent or weaken colds, research found

  • Health Tip: Avoid the Common Cold
    (10-Feb-2006)
    Wash your hands frequently

  • Researchers Uncover 4 Different Genetic Bird-Flu Strains
    (06-Feb-2006)
    Finding highlights need to improve vaccine-delivery system, experts say

  • The ABCs of a Healthy Cold and Flu Season
    (05-Feb-2006)
    Parents should encourage good habits, such as proper nutrition and plenty of sleep

  • The ABCs of a Healthy Cold and Flu Season
    (05-Feb-2006)
    Parents should encourage good habits, such as proper nutrition and plenty of sleep

  • Health Tip: Is it a Cold or the Flu?
    (03-Feb-2006)
    Telltale signs are different

  • Health Tip: Is it a Cold or the Flu?
    (03-Feb-2006)
    Telltale signs are different

  • New Test Quickly Spots Bird Flu in People
    (03-Feb-2006)
    It should benefit patients and help control potential outbreaks, officials say

  • Influenza Resistant to Two Antiviral Drugs
    (02-Feb-2006)
    Almost all samples of virus not affected by amantadine and rimantadine, CDC says

  • U.S. Scientists Create Bird Flu Vaccine That Thwarts Deadly Strain
    (01-Feb-2006)
    Genetically engineered vaccine protected mice against the H5N1 virus

  • Taking Your Temperature? Lay Off the Snacking
    (28-Jan-2006)
    Food and drink beforehand can skew the results, new study finds

  • Scientists Unlock Genetic Information on Bird Flu
    (26-Jan-2006)
    Data could lead to insights on ways to prevent, treat human infections

  • Health Tip: For Some, Pneumonia Vaccine Essential
    (24-Jan-2006)
    Those over 65 should get it with flu inoculation, government recommends

  • Antiviral Drugs Weak Defense Against Bird Flu Pandemic, Study Finds
    (19-Jan-2006)
    These drugs won't do much to fight 'regular' flu, either, experts say

  • Most Parents Unaware of Common Infant Virus
    (13-Jan-2006)
    RSV is leading cause of infant hospitalization

  • Most OTC Cough Syrups Don't Work
    (10-Jan-2006)
    Finding part of new guidelines from chest physicians

  • Most OTC Cough Syrups Don't Work
    (10-Jan-2006)
    Finding comes as part of new guidelines from chest physicians

  • Avian Flu in People May Be More Common Than Thought
    (09-Jan-2006)
    Illness might not be particularly lethal, some experts suggest

  • Avian Flu Strains Show Resistance to Tamiflu
    (21-Dec-2005)
    Additional drugs may be needed to deal with possible resistant form of the virus

  • 153 Child Deaths Linked to Flu During 2003-2004 Season
    (14-Dec-2005)
    Many were previously healthy; most were under 6 months old, CDC report finds

  • Are U.S. Health Experts Inflating Flu Statistics?
    (09-Dec-2005)
    Journal article claims they are, but CDC expert denies the charge

  • FluMist Found Safe in Latest Study
    (06-Dec-2005)
    Two years after intranasal vaccine's introduction to market, new evidence backs its use in healthy people

  • Health Tip: Using a Nasal Spray
    (01-Dec-2005)
    Suggestions on how to breathe easier

  • Vaccinating Birds Might Limit Avian Flu Spread, Research Contends
    (28-Nov-2005)
    But experts don't think the approach is practical in the field

  • Cold Prevention Nothing to Sneeze At
    (24-Nov-2005)
    'Tis the season for congestion, but simple precautions can help, experts say

  • Health Tip: Flu Can Kill
    (18-Nov-2005)
    But the vaccine is not for everyone

  • Bird Flu Triggers Immune System 'Storm'
    (11-Nov-2005)
    H5N1 virus spurs massive, and potentially deadly, inflammatory reaction, scientists say

  • Flu Vaccine Should Be Plentiful: CDC Chief
    (10-Nov-2005)
    But local officials are reporting shortages

  • U.N. Leader Outlines Bird Flu Fight Strategy
    (03-Nov-2005)
    Stockpiling won't be sufficient, Annan says in laying out seven-point plan

  • U.S. Details Plans to Combat Bird Flu
    (02-Nov-2005)
    20 million doses of vaccine and surveillance networks are part of the strategy

  • Bush Unveils Bird Flu Strategy
    (01-Nov-2005)
    A key would be $1.2 billion for enough vaccine to protect 20 million Americans

  • Kids With Neurological, Neuromuscular Diseases Need Flu Shot
    (01-Nov-2005)
    They're at a higher risk of flu-related respiratory failure, study finds

  • Health Tip: Coughing Can Help During Heart Attack
    (31-Oct-2005)
    It can push blood through your system

  • New Approach Could Speed Creation of Flu Vaccines
    (31-Oct-2005)
    But more research into reverse genetics is needed before widespread use, experts say

  • Seasonal Flu Is the Real and Present Danger
    (24-Oct-2005)
    Despite concern about avian flu, it poses little risk to humans so far, officials say

  • Flu Shots in Short Supply, So Far
    (20-Oct-2005)
    But U.S. health officials insist there will soon be enough to meet demand

  • Avian Flu Shows Resistance to Tamiflu
    (14-Oct-2005)
    Experts say finding may be cause for concern in face of potential flu pandemic

  • Avian Flu Vaccine Offers Hope Coupled With Questions
    (11-Oct-2005)
    It seems effective, but immunity requires 2 shots and longer time to take effect, researchers say

  • U.S. Not Ready to Handle Massive Flu Outbreak: Report
    (09-Oct-2005)
    As many as 1.9 million Americans could die in a pandemic, document says

  • U.S. Ill Prepared for Massive Flu Outbreak: Report
    (08-Oct-2005)
    As many as 1.9 million Americans could die in a pandemic, document says

  • U.S. Moves to Prepare for Possible Bird Flu Threat
    (07-Oct-2005)
    Steps include vaccines and antiviral drug

  • 1918 Influenza Genes Similar to Modern Bird Flu
    (05-Oct-2005)
    Common genes may make both strains particularly deadly, experts warn

  • Universal Flu Shots Urged
    (22-Sep-2005)
    City, county health officials also warn that U.S. is ill-prepared for pandemic

  • Flu Vaccine Only Mildly Effective in Elderly
    (21-Sep-2005)
    Second study found growing resistance to antivirals, especially in Asia

  • Long-Term Antibiotic Use May Raise Cold, Flu Risk
    (19-Sep-2005)
    In acne patients, use doubled odds for upper respiratory tract infection

  • Health Tip: If Your Child's Sinuses Are Blocked
    (15-Sep-2005)
    Seek treatment to avoid an infection

  • Flu Shot Priorities Outlined
    (14-Sep-2005)
    Government to first target high-risk groups, which now include hurricane survivors

  • Health Tip: How to Stop that Hacking Cough
    (07-Sep-2005)
    Drink lots of fluids

  • Health Tip: How to Stop that Hacking Cough
    (07-Sep-2005)
    Drink lots of fluids

  • Health Tip: How to Stop that Hacking Cough
    (07-Sep-2005)
    Drink lots of fluids

  • CDC: Flu Vaccine Ready for New Season
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Four companies will supply up to 97 million doses, officials say

  • New Flu Vaccine Approved in U.S.
    (31-Aug-2005)
    GlaxoSmithKline's Fluarix increases supply for upcoming season

  • Health Tip: When to Skip Your Workouts
    (22-Aug-2005)
    If you're sick, they'll do you no good

  • Health Tip: When to Skip Your Workouts
    (22-Aug-2005)
    If you're sick, they'll do you no good

  • New for Back to School: Meningitis, Whooping Cough Vaccines
    (18-Aug-2005)
    They offer stronger protection against two worrisome diseases, experts say

  • Germs
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

  • Countries Should Stock up on Anti-Flu Agent
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Zanamivir better than oseltamivir in event of epidemic, researcher says

  • Germs
    (12-Aug-2005)
    Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

  • Back to School, Back to Germs
    (11-Aug-2005)
    Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

  • Back to School, Back to Germs
    (11-Aug-2005)
    Survey of U.S. teachers finds classrooms crawling with infectious 'bugs'

  • Avian Flu Vaccine Not Coming to Your Local Pharmacy
    (09-Aug-2005)
    Top U.S. health official says successful human trials don't translate to immediate use

  • Researchers Offer Battle Plans to Combat Avian Flu
    (03-Aug-2005)
    Anti-viral drugs and quarantining infected individuals are two keys, studies report

  • Study Gives Echinacea the Cold Shoulder
    (27-Jul-2005)
    Herbal treatment ineffective in preventing or treating colds, researchers say

  • Did 1918-19 Flu Pandemic Begin Earlier Than Thought?
    (25-Jul-2005)
    Researchers suggest it appeared in NYC months before taking its colossal toll

  • Experts: Improve Efforts Against Animal-Borne Disease
    (18-Jul-2005)
    Mad cow, avian flu and West Nile highlight the threat, report says

  • Health Tip: Treating Croup
    (06-JUL-2005)
    Mild cases can be kept at home

  • Bird Flu Found in Wild Geese in China
    (06-Jul-2005)
    Deadly strain could pose threat to humans, researchers say

  • Black, Hispanic Diabetics Need Better Preventive Care
    (13-JUN-2005)
    Minorities receive fewer flu shots and eye, cholesterol tests, study finds

  • Adult Whooping Cough Vaccine Approved
    (10-JUN-2005)
    Boosts older shots that may have worn off

  • New Pertussis Vaccine Effective in Teens, Adults
    (02-JUN-2005)
    All should be vaccinated, researchers say

  • Vaccine Industry Needs Shot in the Arm
    (10-MAY-2005)
    Reports find questions about supply, cost and availability

  • Whooping Cough Booster Shot Wins Approval
    (03-MAY-2005)
    Also protects against tetanus and diphtheria

  • Missing Killer Flu Virus Sample Count Not Clear: CDC
    (21-APR-2005)
    Top official estimates two dozen samples still to be found

  • U.S. Seeks Cause of Flu Virus Mix-Up
    (14-APR-2005)
    Destruction of dangerous pathogen continues; no reports of illness

  • Deadly Flu Virus Mistakenly Sent to Thousands of Labs
    (13-APR-2005)
    Test facilities in 18 countries scramble to destroy 1957 killer 'Asian Flu' virus; U.S. health official says public exposure threat low

  • Health Tip: Day Care Diseases
    (01-APR-2005)
    Help your child avoid them

  • Human Tests of Avian Flu Vaccine to Begin in U.S.
    (24-MAR-2005)
    d have early results within seven months

  • Health Tip: Bird Flu Is Nothing To Sneeze At
    (17-MAR-2005)
    Be careful when traveling to affected areas

  • Flying the Infectious Skies?
    (10-MAR-2005)
    Officials could do more to protect passengers from airborne disease, researchers contend

  • Flying the Infectious Skies?
    (10-MAR-2005)
    Officials could do more to protect passengers from airborne disease, researchers contend

  • Flu Season Hitting Its Peak
    (03-MAR-2005)
    After slow start, widespread activity reported, U.S. officials say

  • No Evidence Flu Vaccine Works For Toddlers
    (24-FEB-2005)
    More science needed on practice of vaccinating those under 2, report says

  • Bird Flu Virus Can Cause Human Encephalitis
    (16-FEB-2005)
    Two deaths involving brain inflammation reported in Vietnam

  • Flu Vaccine Doesn't Shield Seniors as Much as Thought
    (14-FEB-2005)
    Study finds mortality rates flat since 80s, despite increased vaccination

  • Flu Shots for Kids Would Protect Many Adults
    (11-FEB-2005)
    Children transmit the virus more readily than any other group of individuals

  • Hydrocortisone Fights Severe Pneumonia
    (03-FEB-2005)
    The drug could prove a lifeline for very ill patients

  • U.S. Moves to Expand Flu Vaccine Supply
    (27-JAN-2005)
    Officials also endorse local efforts to offer shots to all if surplus exists

  • Flu Vaccine Shortage Is Now a Surplus
    (17-JAN-2005)
    States starting to lift restrictions on who can get a shot

  • Chamomile Tea May Have Medicinal Value
    (07-JAN-2005)
    Scientists find ingredient in brew might ease colds, cramps

  • Flu Season a Mild One... So Far
    (07-JAN-2005)
    Experts caution the worst may be yet to come

  • Health Tip: An Herbal Myth?
    (06-JAN-2005)
    Echinacea didn't ease child cold symptoms in study

  • Loosening of Flu Shot Restrictions Urged
    (17-DEC-2004)
    Government panel seeks wider immunizations in areas with enough vaccine

  • U.S. Meeting Demand For Flu Shots... So Far
    (16-DEC-2004)
    Mild start to season, lack of demand easing potential problems, officials say

  • Some Expert Advice on Warding Off the Common Cold
    (11-DEC-2004)
    One key: Frequent handwashing, doctors say

  • U.S. Imports 1.2 Million More Flu Shots
    (07-DEC-2004)
    German-made vaccine procured under investigational drug application

  • Steps to Steer Clear of Colds and Flu
    (03-DEC-2004)
    Tips include lots of hand washing and plenty of rest

  • Steps to Steer Clear of Colds and Flu
    (03-DEC-2004)
    Tips include lots of hand washing and plenty of rest

  • Health Tip: Brrr... It's Cold
    (29-NOV-2004)
    So dress warmly

  • Health Tip: Stranded in Snow
    (29-NOV-2004)
    Suggestions on how to wait it out

  • Give Colds the Cold Shoulder This Season
    (26-NOV-2004)
    There are simple ways to stay virus-free

  • Education Campaigns Cut Antibiotic Use
    (23-NOV-2004)
    Better public awareness may stem resistance to drugs

  • Education Campaigns Cut Antibiotic Use
    (23-NOV-2004)
    Better public awareness may stem resistance to drugs

  • Health Tip: Cold or Allergy?
    (16-NOV-2004)
    How to tell the difference

  • Flu Shot Decisions to Be Made Locally
    (09-NOV-2004)
    More vaccine being shipped to states, federal officials say

  • New Method Could Stretch Flu Vaccine Supply
    (03-NOV-2004)
    Won't work for elderly and for this season, though

  • Annual Flu Shot a Lifesaver for the Elderly
    (02-NOV-2004)
    Consecutive vaccines have cumulative effect, study finds

  • U.S. Eyes 5 Million Imported Flu Shots
    (28-OCT-2004)
    Additional foreign vaccines would bring total to 66 million amid shortage

  • Over-the-Counter Drugs Cut Cost of Colds
    (26-OCT-2004)
    Study finds they reduce unnecessary doctor visits, lost days of work

  • Heartburn Drugs Linked to Pneumonia
    (26-OCT-2004)
    The longer you use them, the greater the risk, study finds

  • One Million More Doses of FluMist On The Way
    (21-OCT-2004)
    Government says total vaccine supply now at 61 million doses

  • Experts Urge Simple Steps to Prevent Colds, Flu
    (20-OCT-2004)
    Campaign gains added urgency in wake of vaccine shortage

  • Experts Urge Simple Steps to Prevent Colds, Flu
    (20-OCT-2004)
    Campaign gains added urgency in wake of vaccine shortage

  • U.S. Secures Another 2.6 Million Flu Vaccines
    (19-OCT-2004)
    Still leaves the nation well short of needed doses

  • The Truth About Colds and Flu
    (16-OCT-2004)
    Experts help you sift through misconceptions

  • U.S. Says No More Flu Vaccine
    (15-OCT-2004)
    Supplies from Chiron factory in England can't be salvaged, health officials say

  • Early Forecast: Flu Season Could be Harsh
    (14-OCT-2004)
    But existing vaccine supplies are good match for predominant strain, some experts say

  • Flu Shots Will Be Earmarked for Neediest
    (12-OCT-2004)
    CDC says it will allocate vaccine yet to be shipped

  • FDA Denies Knowing Extent of Flu Vaccine Production Problems
    (11-OCT-2004)
    Top official says agency didn't realize British plant would be shut

  • Flu Shots Scarce Even for Most Vulnerable
    (07-OCT-2004)
    Only 55 million doses for 95 million people at risk

  • Flu Shot Shortage: What Can You Do?
    (06-OCT-2004)
    CDC says most vulnerable should go to front of line; dilution proposed

  • Sudden Flu Shot Shortage Stuns U.S.
    (05-OCT-2004)
    Supplier halted; talk moves to rationing remaining doses

  • Coping With the Common Cold
    (03-OCT-2004)
    Pain relievers, decongestants and even chicken soup remain treatment staples

  • Flu Shots in Separate Seasons Still Protect Toddlers
    (03-OCT-2004)
    Study finds one in spring, another in fall easier than two a month apart in fall

  • Shots Urged as Flu Rates Rise
    (23-SEP-2004)
    Experts say it's especially true for the most vulnerable

  • Steroid Tames Mild Cases of Croup
    (22-SEP-2004)
    But most mild cases would get better on their own anyway, doctors note

  • Health Tip: Whipping Whooping Cough
    (15-SEP-2004)
    How to know when that persistent cough is more than just annoying

  • Flu Hospitalizations on the Rise
    (14-SEP-2004)
    Aging population and more virulent strains to blame, study finds

  • Routine Flu Shots for Toddlers Feasible
    (08-SEP-2004)
    Doctors surveyed said those aged 12 to 35 months could be vaccinated

  • Bird Flu Found to Sicken Cats
    (02-SEP-2004)
    Finding raises worries about transmission to humans

  • Contamination Will Delay Some Flu Shots
    (27-AUG-2004)
    CDC expects half of doses to be a month late

  • Flu Shows Resistance to Popular Drug
    (26-AUG-2004)
    Tamiflu incidence higher than thought, but maker cites faults with study

  • Vitamin E Thwarts Colds in the Elderly
    (17-AUG-2004)
    But it's not effective against lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia

  • Vitamin E Thwarts Colds in the Elderly
    (17-AUG-2004)
    But it's not effective against lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia

  • Health Tip: Anatomy of a Sneeze
    (13-AUG-2004)
    Involves lots of muscles working together

  • Last Year's Flu Shot Imperfect But Effective
    (12-AUG-2004)
    CDC finds it gave more protection than experts had thought

  • Anthrax Attack Can Now Be Detected Quickly
    (29-JUL-2004)
    Symptoms, X-rays distinguish inhalation form when time is crucial

  • U.S. Getting Point About Vaccinating Kids
    (29-JUL-2004)
    CDC reports record-high childhood immunization rates

  • Cough Syrup Doesn't Help Kids -- or Parents
    (06-JUL-2004)
    Study finds OTC products don't help either sleep

  • Cough Syrup Doesn't Help Kids -- or Parents
    (06-JUL-2004)
    Study finds OTC products don't help either sleep