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H1n1 Influenza

Ravaging Infectious Disease And A Muted Media

Amy Wu | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Amy Wu

The book poses questions that the public, government officials and especially the press should consider as new infectious diseases emerge. How are the stories of these diseases told within the context of the present, and what are the lasting lessons can be learned from 1918?

Flu Can Be Deadly: Ask Rachel

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

We don't think of flu as a life-threatening illness in otherwise healthy young or middle age adults, yet it is. In a bad flu season as many as 50,000 deaths may occur due to flu related illnesses.

Deadly Flu Outbreak Reminds Doctors Of Swine Flu Pandemic

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.23.2014 | Health News

A flu outbreak targeting otherwise-healthy adults has medical experts pleading for the public to get vaccinated. Hospital workers in Ann Arbor, Mic...

Bio-Terror Fears Halt Bird Flu Research

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 03.21.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON — Scientists who created easier-to-spread versions of the deadly bird flu said Friday they're temporarily halting more research, as i...

Contagions: Reality More Chilling Than Film Fiction

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.03.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

You don't need to look far to find real examples of pandemics and their huge tolls. But some of the deadliest diseases wouldn't be considered the least bit exotic by Hollywood screenwriters or even average Angelenos.

'Tis the Season to Fight Flu Fatigue

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Levi

In the midst of flu season, we, at the Trust for America's Health, want to remind everyone that a flu shot is good for you and those around you...your...

Medicare: The Architecture of a Public Health Crisis

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

If doctors continue to stop accepting Medicare, what will happen to the millions of people who rely on Medicare for their health benefits? This is not just a question of class, but public health.

WHO Chief Says Swine Flu Is Still A Pandemic

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization says swine flu is still a pandemic even though the period of most intense activity appears to...

Global Health Diplomacy and the Muslim World: How Haiti Will Heal Us

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Collaborative work is emblematic of the increasingly important field of global health diplomacy and the Muslim world has an enormous role to play in this new conversation.

H1N1 Found in First US Commercial Swine Herd - Keep Your Eye on Factory Farms, China, and the Birds

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Though it would appear that people can infect pigs with H1N1, it is not clear whether live pigs can infect people. For now, officials are far more worried about the former than the latter.

Obama Declares Swine Flu A National Emergency

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON � President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move em...

The Questionable Efficacy Of Flu Vaccines... And The Pandemic That Wasn't

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

There is little evidence that flu vaccines are effective in preventing the flu, says one of the world's leading expert on influenza vaccines.

Swine Flu Hitting 25-49-Year-Olds Hardest

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois residents between the ages of 25 and 49 are being hit especially hard by the H1N1 virus....

H1N1 Vaccine Dangers: Swine Flu Fact And Fiction? (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

There's been plenty of speculation about whether or not the H1N1 vaccine could pose health threats or other side effects. Rumors have been rampant ...

What Might Health Care Reform Have to Do With H1N1?

Terry Leach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Leach

Policies skewed toward the maximization of profits for health insurance and, quite possibly, pharmaceutical companies, may not be good for American families.

Novartis Is Celebrating. Should We?

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

On November 24, 2009, Novartis officially opened its first, large-scale vaccine manufacturing facility in the U.S. Located in Holly Springs, North Carolina.

First Ever World Pneumonia Day. Nov. 2

Dr. Pat Hibberd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Pat Hibberd

Pneumonia is the number one killer of children under age five around the world. It is so prevalent that the first World Pneumonia Day will establish a global call for action to tackle childhood pneumonia head on.

Swine Flu Simulator: Japan's Human-Like Robot Sweats, Cries, Convulses (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

See video below Japan famous for robots that do everything from sing karaoke to care for grandparents, has got itself a swine flu simulator. The huma...

Are We Ready for a Flu Pandemic?

Rep. Edolphus Towns | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rep. Edolphus Towns

With the height of the flu season quickly approaching and our children heading back into the classroom, I recently led a full Committee hearing to examine the Obama Administration's Flu Vaccine program.

H1N1's Teachable Moment

Peter Navario | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Navario

It is in the interest of the United States to enhance global access to the H1N1 vaccine and pandemic response in less affluent countries. Unfortunately, this reality is too frequently overlooked.

Talking to Kids About Swine Flu...Without Scaring Them Silly

Danielle Wood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danielle Wood

It's up to parents to give kids the information they need to stay calm, and hopefully healthy, in the face of the swine flu pandemic. To start, here are five swine flu myths to address.

Are We in a National Emergency Hoax?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

If H1N1 is a national emergency and an informed hospital health care worker I overhead talking today is right, that most of the flu we're now seeing is H1N1, then what is going on?

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...

Guests of God: 2.5 Million Muslims Worship in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in This Year's Hajj

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Never has there been a more important time for Muslims to engage in greater introspection, self-evaluation. We face a Muslim world rife with conflicts, sectarian hatred, misogyny and injustice.

H1N1 Vaccine Delays Remind Us Why We Need a Sound Public Option

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Reardon

As a professor of both business and preventive medicine for years, I'm appalled at how long it is taking for the H1N1 vaccine to reach at least those at high risk.