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Take a Chill Pill If You Want to Avoid the Flu This Year

The Conversation US | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Avoiding the flu or catching a cold in the winter months can be tough, but there is something you can do in addition to getting the flu shot and washing your hands. Relax. There's strong evidence that stress affects the immune system and can make you more susceptible to infections.

Liquid Form Of Tamiflu Experiencing Shortages

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

There is a shortage of the liquid form of the prescription flu drug Tamiflu, which is typically administered to children who can't yet swallow pills, ...

The News About Tamiflu: It Doesn't Work

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

Forget everything you've heard about the benefits of Tamiflu, the Roche corporation's blockbuster influenza drug. A new analysis that includes previously-unpublished trials offers a fresh, and very unflattering, perspective.

Tamiflu Approved By FDA For Infants With New Flu Symptoms

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living

Dec 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday expanded the use of Tamiflu, the flu drug from Roche , to children as young as tw...

Does The Flu Vaccine Matter?

The Atlantic | Clayton M. Christensen and Jason Hwang | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Vaccination is central to the government's plan for preventing deaths from swine flu. But what if everything we think we know about fighting influenza...

The Truth About Tamiflu | Shannon Brownlee and Jeanne Lenzer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This week, the British medical journal BMJ published a multi-part investigation that confirms that the scientific evidence just isn't there to show th...

Something You Should Know About Profits, Vaccines and Tort Reform

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

More research needs to be done on the companies supplying the vaccines for the troops. They and their well-connected investors are subsidized by the government, which supplies troops for human testing.

David Axelrod On H1N1 Vaccines: 'We Overpromised'

NPR | Weekend Edition Saturday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Axelrod, President Obama's senior adviser, says the administration based its predictions about how many doses of the H1N1 vaccine would be avail...

Online Gangs Cash In On Swine Flu, Firm Says

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Criminal gangs are making millions of dollars out of the H1N1 flu pandemic by selling fake flu drugs over the internet, a web security firm said on Mo...

How To Create Your Own Pandemic: Infectious Creativity Used By Big Pharma

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Big Pharma is wonderfully creative in marketing this pandemic. But fret not, with a little instruction, you too can learn to create your own pandemic...

Swine Flu Is in the House

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

We were lucky to catch the infection early enough to get the kids on Tamiflu. But there is no sign of a vaccine in sight, and now it's too late anyway.

The Horrifying Hidden Story Behind Drug Company Profits

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Johann Hari

Far from being a font of innovation, the drug market has become stagnant. Companies squander a fortune developing "me-too" drugs so they can take out a new patent and receive another avalanche of profits.

Swine Flu: One Woman's Experience

Barbara Dehn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

There's a pregnant woman in a local hospital right now on a ventilator, because her case of H1N1 was much more severe and she's fighting for her life.

Swine Flu Tamiflu Resistance Found In Denmark

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Scientists have established the first case of the new H1N1 influenza strain showing resistance to Tamiflu, the main antiviral flu drug, Danish officia...

The Swine Flu or the FDA: Which Is More Dangerous to Your Health?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

News media sycophants have taken up the hew and cry over Tamiflu's life-saving properties. Yet little is being said about the very real dangers that these drugs pose to your health and mental welfare.

Hogwash Alert: How to Survive the Pandemic of Swine Flu Scams and Swindle

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ben Sherwood

Long before you'd ever come down with swine flu, you'll be exposed to another kind of virus sweeping the world: A global outbreak of online scams preying on your fears of the so-called aporkalypse.

Physicians And The H1N1 Flu

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Many of us -- patients and physicians alike -- have been thinking about the influenza virus for about a week. Public health officials like the teams at the CDC that I visited yesterday have been thinking about it for years.

Preparing for the Swine Flu Apocalypse

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

It is important to boycott bacon and pulled pork sandwiches. It shows that we are serious and committed to overreacting.

Swine Flu: Trying to Think Correctly

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Nobody wants to overreact, but nobody wants to be caught unprepared. Responsible members of the media are faced with the difficult task of properly informing without needlessly alarming the public.

Thinking the Unthinkable: Six (Uncomfortable) Questions about the Swine Flu Outbreak

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

Are there enough antiviral medicines to keep us safe? Do face masks protect against swine flu? Is the world ready for a new pandemic?

Swine Flu Survival: The Science of a Single Sneeze (and Three Simple Ways to Protect Yourself)

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Sherwood

It may sound obvious, but hand-washing with soap and water for around 20 seconds is the single best thing you can do to prevent swine flu.

Talking Public Health With Obama

Jeremy Manier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeremy Manier

This interview, done more than a year before Obama announced his presidential run, gives some insight into his governing instincts, especially his awareness of how a public health disaster could overrun a president's agenda.

Tamiflu Investigated As Cause Of "Serious" Side Effects In Kids

USA Today | Anita Manning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A Food and Drug Administration panel on Tuesday will review reports of abnormal behavior and other brain effects in more than 1,800 children who had t...