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How Climate May Affect Flu's Spread

Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living

For anyone who's ever suspected that flu spreads more easily in certain kinds of climes than others, you may be on to something. The National Inst...

The Flu Is Finally Leveling Off In Most Places

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living

New government figures show that flu cases seem to be leveling off nationwide. Flu activity is declining in most regions although still rising in ...

Study Suggests Twitter Could Be Useful In Tracking Outbreaks

The Huffington Post | Lily Avnet | Posted 01.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Talk about going viral. New research from Brigham Young University suggests that Twitter might actually aid health officials in locating potentiall...

Secrets Of People Who Never Get Sick

Posted 01.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Alicia Potter They survive cold season without a sniffle. They fly in germ-packed airplanes unscathed. And they somehow avoid stomach bugs tha...

Preventing And Treating Influenza With Natural Medicines

Alan R. Gaby, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Alan R. Gaby, M.D.

Vaccinations and antiviral drugs are not the only options available for preventing and treating influenza. There is some scientific evidence that that certain nutrients and herbs may also be useful.

As Flu Outbreak Spreads, Religious Leaders Preach Caution

Religion News Service | Solange De Santis | Posted 01.19.2013 | Religion

(RNS) As the flu outbreak spreads across 48 states, some religious leaders are advising their flocks to take precautions, but others say avoiding infe...

You'll Never Guess Where This Hand Sanitizer Ad Leads (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.18.2013 | Weird News

For many of us, hand sanitizer provides protection against those we touch who picked their nose, grabbed a subway pole or used the potty without washi...

Flu Is Starting To Ease In The U.S., CDC Reports

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living

* CDC says 10 million more doses of vaccine available * FDA to allow Roche to release reserve of Tamiflu (Adds details from CDC) ...

Yes, People Do Die From The Flu Every Year

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

The current flu season already has claimed the lives of 29 children, the CDC said Friday. The flu was associated with 829 children's deaths between 2004 and last year, CNN reported in October.

Did You Get The Flu Shot This Year? (POLL)

Posted 01.18.2013 | MarloThomas

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Influenza: The Fast-Track Virus

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 01.17.2013 | Health News
Nancy Rubin Stuart

By spring, strains of the speedy influenza virus will evolve again as virologists race against next season's deadline to create a new vaccine. For all the wonders of modern medicine, nature always seems to be one step ahead of human ingenuity.

What Can Older People Do To Prevent Catching The Flu?

Posted 01.14.2013 | Fifty

In a flu season that is expected to be the worst in a decade, the 39.6 million Americans aged 65 years or older are among some of its most-likely vict...

What You Need To Know About This Flu Season

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Some key things to know about the flu season: THE SITUATION: The annual flu season hit about a month early this year, and illness is...

Hospitals Crack Down On Workers Who Refuse Flu Shots

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 03.14.2013 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as U.S. hospital...

Denver Flu Season: Colorado Outbreak 'Widespread,' 'Intense'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.11.2013 | Denver

Flu season is here again and 47 states are reporting "widespread" infection activity according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Contr...

Lynne Peeples

Fretting The Flu: Outbreak Catches Many Americans Off-Guard

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Sarah Yokubaitis put off getting the flu vaccine. "To tell you the truth, I'm terrified of needles," said Yokubaitis, as she sat in a waiting line...

47 States Now Reporting 'Widespread' Flu Activity

Posted 01.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Flu activity is now considered "widespread" in 47 states, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released ...

7 Common Flu Myths, Busted

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 01.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Your mom warned you about going outside without a coat (or with a wet head). Was she right to worry?

How To Know You Have The Flu -- And When It's Time To See The Doctor

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 01.11.2013 | Healthy Living

With news spreading that this year's flu virus may be more severe than in years past, it's understandable to feel some anxiety. In fact, the CDC is r...

Flu Outbreak Is Set To Be One Of The Worst In A Decade

Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living

A nationwide flu outbreak that has already caused the deaths of at least 18 children and clogged emergency rooms in many states is provoking great ala...

Lighting Up Chickens to Prevent Bird Flu Pandemics

Marc Zimmer | Posted 11.27.2012 | Science
Marc Zimmer

The flu has created an interesting dilemma for us. The pressure our civilization is placing on nature and the way we are changing to mega-farms is increasing the likelihood of an influenza outbreak.

What Will The Next Flu Pandemic Look Like?

| Posted 11.20.2011 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for original article.) MALTA—Contagion, a film released earlier this month, depicts a gruesome outbreak of an ex...

10 Surprising Ways To Catch The Flu

Health.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Whether you decide to get a flu shot this year or not, it's important to take steps to prevent yourself from getting the seasonal flu, as well as H1...

UK's Flu Outbreak Could Spread

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LONDON — European health officials are warning that the swine flu outbreak that appears to be spiking in Britain could soon spread to the rest of th...

Swine Flu: 2,254 Cases Confirmed In 44 States

Wall Street Journal | JENNIFER CORBETT DOOREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The number of confirmed H1N1 influenza cases climbed to 2,254 in 44 states and Washington, D.C., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said S...