Cold and Flu in the News

Younger Adults Hit Hardest This Flu Season

04/15/2014 - Although H1N1 strain predominates, previous exposure prevented pandemic

Swine Flu From 2009 Pandemic Also Struck Sea Otters: Study

04/11/2014 - Scientists say finding shows marine animals may be yet another host of flu viruses

Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds

04/10/2014 - 'Hidden' trial data reveals that some Tamiflu claims were unfounded, researchers say

Common Cold Meds May Pose Health Threats

03/19/2014 - Interaction of two ingredients could cause serious side effects, researchers say

Tamiflu Saved Lives During Swine Flu Pandemic, Study Confirms

03/19/2014 - Best to start treatment within 48 hours, experts say

Flu Can Infect Many Without Causing Symptoms: Study

03/17/2014 - British researchers call those who get physically sick 'tip of iceberg' in terms of total cases each year

State Flu Shot Rule for Preschoolers Curbs Kids' Hospitalizations: CDC

03/06/2014 - When vaccination rates rose in Connecticut, serious complications dropped, report finds

Flu Shot May Lower Stroke Risk, Too

02/25/2014 - Getting immunized early in season delivers most cardiovascular benefit, study suggests

Flu Hitting Younger Adults Hard, Vaccination Helps: CDC

02/20/2014 - Hospitalizations, deaths up for people 18 to 64

Flu Hits Unvaccinated Hardest, Study Finds

02/14/2014 - Those who have had vaccine are far less likely to need intensive-care unit

Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids

02/12/2014 - The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

There's Still Time to Get a Flu Shot

02/05/2014 - Younger adults seem at risk this year, FDA says

China's New Bird Flu Might Put People at Risk, Report Says

02/05/2014 - Genetic analysis after woman's death finds virus may 'replicate efficiently in humans'

Expectant Mothers' Colds May Affect Baby

02/04/2014 - Exposures in womb might raise risk of asthma, allergies in childhood, study suggests

Health Tip: Using a Nasal Spray

01/31/2014 - Make sure you follow the directions

College Students Should Get a Flu Shot

01/30/2014 - Dorm living, large classes increase their exposure to the virus, doctor notes

Health Tip: Antiviral Can Help Manage Flu

01/28/2014 - It can help minimize severity and duration

Hand Washing, Zinc May Ward Off Colds: Review

01/27/2014 - Meanwhile, antihistamines, decongestants, pain relievers might help treat them, researcher reports

Adults With Diabetes Need a Flu Shot: Experts

01/25/2014 - Large Canadian study finds people with diabetes are more likely to get sick from flu, be hospitalized

Want to Stay Healthy? Try Washing Your Hands

01/17/2014 - Dirty digits are the fastest way to communicate infectious germs, experts say


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More than 200 viruses can cause the common cold. There are more than 1 billion colds in the United States each year.