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Ruben Sprich/Reuters The flu can lead to serious complications, even death, in children, but relatively few studies have assessed the effectiveness of antiviral treatments in young patients hospitalized with the infection. Now a large study,
With flu season right around the corner, two city agencies are teaming up to protect kids. The Departments of Health and Education are encouraging school-aged children to get their flu shots. Health officials say that young children are susceptible
Goldbach 21 Nov 2013 You're sitting on the train and you hear a cough to your left and a sniffle on your right...The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can affect anyone and causes a range of symptoms, from a mild
The dynamic duo will be fielding questions about health, as it relates to African Americans. Please feel free to send them questions via [email protected] We promise to keep it anonymous...Flu season is upon us once again, and with the flu outbreaks
There is rather more than is immediately apparent in the recent grudging acknowledgement that the swine flu vaccine increased the risk of the serious sleeping disorder narcolepsy fourteen-fold and that those affected (mainly children) are entitled to
Once I hear about a possible pandemic, my brain immediately goes on red alert. Last week two patients in Kuwait were diagnosed with latest kind of influenza the coronavirus which scared many people in the country. Wherever you go, to the diwaniya or
Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Description Egg allergies and fear of needles are no longer arguments to avoid getting a flu vaccine, thanks to improvements newly available this year...Loyola University Health System
But, nevertheless, this year we do not expect such major changes of flu strains as last year. And those vaccines that are now commercially available for the prevention of influenza contain the expected epidemiologically relevant viruses and strains.
Large pharmaceutical companies are in business to make money, just like every other large corporation. So, when a new study published in BMJ finds the drug industry exaggerated the risk of swine flu (H1N1) and in turn made
A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that getting a flu shot reduced the risk of flu-related hospitalization by 71.4 percent for all adults and 76.8 percent for those over age 50 during the 2011-12 flu season.