Cold and Flu in the News

Study Ties Colds, Flu to Rare Risk of Stroke in Kids

08/20/2014 - Cause seems related to inflammation of the arteries, researchers say

All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

08/19/2014 - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Better Protect the Elderly: Study

08/13/2014 - It might also reduce flu hospitalizations and complications, researchers say

When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids

08/04/2014 - About a third of children admitted to hospital for these infections develop respiratory issues, study finds

Study Finds Many Flu Patients Not Treated Appropriately

07/17/2014 - Antivirals underprescribed for high-risk patients, researchers say

CDC Issues Tough Report on Anthrax Scare

07/11/2014 - Agency places moratorium on transfer of dangerous germs from its high-level labs

For Young Kids, Nasal Spray Beats Needle for Flu Immunization

06/26/2014 - CDC says getting seasonal vaccine via the nose confers better protection for those ages 2 to 8

Current Bird Flu Has Pandemic Potential

06/11/2014 - Just a few changes are needed for circulating strains to become contagious to humans, study finds

People Under 65 Hard Hit by Flu This Year

06/05/2014 - H1N1 strain predominated in season that peaked early; CDC recommends inclusion of H1N1 in next year's vaccine

Antibiotic Lowers Death Risk for Elderly Patients With Pneumonia: Study

06/03/2014 - But azithromycin boosted chances of heart attack slightly in this vulnerable population

Vaccine Against Bird Flu Readied, Just in Case

04/30/2014 - U.S. officials want to be prepared, but some doubt H7N9 will become pandemic

Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study

04/21/2014 - ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year

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


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If you have the flu, you are contagious one day before symptoms appear and up to five days after.