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Swine Flu Symptoms

More Americans Are Washing Their Hands

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

BOSTON — Swine flu may have scared us straight, or maybe we're finally listening to our mothers. Whatever the reason, Americans are washing thei...

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.

The Tamiflu in the Closet

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia DeSanctis

The topic of swine flu is getting nudged from the front page by stories that are actually and quantifiably big. For the moment, the networks are shedd...

Swine Flu Smackdown: How to Avoid Infection (and a Fistfight)

Ben Sherwood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ben Sherwood

It may not sound like much, but the best defense against the swine flu involves some very simple steps: Every sneeze should be covered and every hand should be washed.

What Swine Flu Feels Like

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

H1N1 comes on fast. Flu usually does. It's not a day or two of sneezing leading to a stuffy nose. It's waking up with a sore throat or a cough and getting a fever and feeling like crap all on day one.

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. ...

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...

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...

The Ten Most Important Things to Know about the 2009 H1N1

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

We have been inundated with so much information about the 2009 H1N1 that it's hard to keep it all straight. Here's my top ten list of what's most important to know.

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: 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.

Doctors Say Swine Flu Parties Not A Good Idea

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Throwing "swine flu parties" in an attempt to get immunity against the virus while it is a fairly mild form is not a good idea, doctors say....

Swine Flu Reaction: Infomercials And Conspiracy Theories (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A couple of videos coming out of Iraq and Iran reveal a troubling reaction in the Middle East to the global H1N1 influenza epidemic, including anti-We...

Swine flu tally, Dr. Anne Schuchat, "tip of the iceberg"

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The number of cases of swine flu may have been several times higher than reported and the potential for rapid spread of the illness...

Many Mexican Swine Flu Cases Had No Fever: NYT

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Many people suffering from swine influenza, even those who are severely ill, do not have fever, an odd feature of the new virus that could increase th...

WHO: Swine Flu Could Infect 2 Billion People If Becomes Pandemic

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The media's coverage of the H1N1 swine flu epidemic has been criticized by many for being overblown, fire-fanning, scare-mongering, overly hyped, and ...

Swine Flu and Paranoia, North of the Border

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chantal Sicile-Kira

There were reports of local San Diego residents acting pig-headed and hogging the road more than usual, but so far any connection to the swine flu outbreak has yet to be established.

Swine Flu Mysteries

AP | ERIC CARVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Government officials, public health experts and business leaders have faced a lot of questions about swine flu this week, and three words keep popping...

Swine Flu US Cases Pass 100, Vaccine Pursued

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama voiced hope Friday that the swine flu virus will run its course "like ordinary flus" as officials reported m...

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: Mexico Urges People To Stay Home For 5 Days

AP | PAUL HAVEN and NIKO PRICE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's top medical officer voiced optimism Thursday that swine flu has slowed in the nation hardest hit by the virus, but the Wo...

LA GLORIA: Swine Flu's Ground Zero?

AP | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LA GLORIA, Mexico — Everyone told Maria del Carmen Hernandez that her kindergartner's illness was just a regular cold. But it seemed like the wh...

Swine Flu Threatens To Be Deadlier Than SARS, Bird Flu

Inter Press Service | Marwaan Macan-Markar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK, Apr 29 (IPS) - When the World Health Organisation (WHO) raised the influenza pandemic alert from phase three to an ominous phase four warn...

The World In Photos: April 28, 2009

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Here is the HuffPost's selection of photos of today's news and events from every corner of the globe. Check back Monday through Friday for this HuffPo...