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Swine Flu Outbreak

What I Am Really Afraid of... And It's Not Ebola

Brian Castrucci | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Castrucci

Whenever there is an outbreak, there is political and public outcry that dies out as soon as it is controlled. We have the great privilege of living largely free of fear from infectious disease, but it comes at a cost -- investment in and ongoing support for the public health system.

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...

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 A new analysis that includes previously-unpublished trials offers a fresh, and very unflattering, perspective.

Swine Flu Found In California (And You'll Never Believe Where)

AP | Posted 05.16.2013 | San Francisco

DAVIS, Calif. -- Researchers have detected swine flu in elephant seals off the Central California coast, saying it was the first time a human pandemic...

2009 Swine Flu Outbreak Was 15 Times Deadlier Than Thought

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, June 25 (Reuters) - The swine flu pandemic of 2009 killed an estimated 284,500 people, some 15 times the ...

Swine Flu: What To Do?

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

From what you may have read, you might think that the swine flu vaccine is the answer to swine flu. Unfortunately this is not true and until we know that the vaccine is safe, I cannot in good conscience recommend it to most of my patients.

Swome FCorporate Employers Got Scarce Flu Vaccine

usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When the swine flu vaccine was most scarce, health officials gave thousands of doses to corporate clinics at Walt Disney World, Toyota, defense contra...

Worst-Case Swine Flu Outbreak Could Overwhelm Local Hospitals

Chicago Tribune | William Mullen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For a mere peek into the potential difficulties of managing a worst-case outbreak of swine flu, one need only look back at a few weeks in May at Child...

Swine Flu Vaccine: Why You Should Stop Worrying and Roll Up Your Sleeve

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

When we're bombarded with information (and opinion), experts say our brains simply aren't wired to balance risk vs. benefit and make sound decisions. Simply put, too many of us worry about the wrong things.

Mandatory Flu Vaccines For Health Care Workers Halted

nytimes.com | Sewell Chan and Anemona Hartocollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A judge on Friday halted enforcement of a New York State directive requiring that all health care workers be vaccinated for swine flu. ...

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.

St. Athanasius Closed: Evanston Elementary School Shut Down After Swine Flu Scare

CBS2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A rash of students out sick with flulike symptoms has shut down a Roman Catholic elementary school in Evanston....

Health Experts Fear That Lack Of Sick Leave Helps Spread Swine Flu

nytimes.com | STEVEN GREENHOUSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Public health experts worried about the spread of the H1N1 flu are raising concerns that workers who deal with the public, like waiters and child care...

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.

Afghanistan's Only Pig Placed In Swine Flu Quarantine

globalpost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- By Afghan standards, it's a panic of apocalyptic proportions: A state of emergency has been declared; parents are scaring their ...

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...

Swine Flu: 10 Best Gadgets To Protect Yourself From H1N1

businessinsider.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Some good news about the Swine Flu: * Swine flu isn't nearly as deadly as anybody originally thought. * But it's still nasty! So we've com...

Love in the Time of Swine Flu: A Story in Three Acts

Larry Brilliant, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Brilliant, M.D.

"Epidemiologist gets swine flu" is not as catchy a news headline as "man bites dog" but it is cut from the same ironic cloth. My swine flu was not a lovable affair, it was not a joke, and it was not "mild."

H1N1 Quiz: Test Your Swine Flu Savvy

TIME | Amanda Ripley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If, after watching months of hysterical TV coverage of H1N1, or swine flu, you think you already know everything you need to know, you are probably wr...

What South Africa's Water Trial Can Teach Us About Health Care For All

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

Let's hope that the Constitutional Court and the U.S. court of public opinion come to the right conclusion and accept responsibility for essential services.

Sebelius: Closing Schools Won't Ward Off Swine Flu

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday that a massive school closing wouldn't stop the spread of the sw...

Swine Flu May Infect Half The U.S. Population This Year, Cause 90,000 Deaths, Report Says

bloomberg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Swine flu may infect half the U.S. population this year, hospitalize 1.8 million patients and lead to as many as 90,000 deaths, more than twice the nu...

In India Swine Flu Panic Spreads Faster Than Virus

AP | RAVI NESSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI, India — The streets of the western city of Pune were half-empty, schools in Mumbai were ordered closed, and people suffering aches fl...

Swine Flu Death Toll In India Reaches 17

The Times of India | TIMESOFINDIA.COM 12 August 2009, 05:11pm IST | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PUNE: A 48-year-old driver died of swine flu Wednesday afternoon, as the Sassoon Hospital here registered the fifth death of the day from the H1N1 Swi...

Masturbation and Gay Sex Cause Swine Flu, Apparently

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Disgrasian

"Normal sexual union," though, is perfectly safe! Hurrah! Score another one for heteros!