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New Flu Vaccine Works Better Than Typical Flu Shot, But Only A Little

The United States is trying to create a new kind of vaccine that works better in protecting people against influenza. Flucelvax, a vaccine made in cell cultures instead of chicken eggs, could be the answer.

Medicine June 22, 2018

Researchers Will Give You $3,500 To Get The Flu And Stay At ‘Hotel Influenza’

Researchers from Saint Louis University have a crazy proposition: stay in this hotel for 10 days, get infected with influenza, then receive $3,500 when it’s all over. Up for the challenge?

Public Health June 9, 2018

U.S. Life Expectancy Drops As Death Rate Continues To Grow

According to the CDC, the U.S. life expectancy rate has dropped for the third-straight year in 2017. The death rates apparently rose due to certain diseases, including the flu and pneumonia.

Public Health May 24, 2018

Childhood Leukemia Can Be Prevented And More Than Likely Triggered By Common Infections Such As Flu

Children who are more exposed to other children and not kept in a "ultra-clean" environment or more less likely to develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The new findings were based on research that has been collected for the past 30 years.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2018

Bill Gates Pledges $12 Million For Universal Flu Vaccine: Here Are Other Ways Microsoft Founder Is Saving Lives

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is donating money for research on universal flu vaccine. The billionaire is known to embark on philanthropic efforts that are improving health and saving lives.

Public Health April 30, 2018

CDC Warns Against Incoming Second Wave Of Flu, Which Will Be More Severe For Kids

The flu season in the United States has peaked, but parents should not yet let their guard down. According to the CDC, a second wave of the flu is incoming, and it may be more severe for younger children.

Public Health March 28, 2018

The Window Seat May Be The Only Place On A Plane To Avoid Catching The Flu

New research revealed which parts of a plane's seating arrangement in relation to someone with the flu should be avoided. It has found that the window seat may be the best place to be to avoid catching the symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2018

CDC Says The 2017-18 Flu Season Has Peaked, But Deaths Continue

The CDC says the flu season has peaked, and cases are starting to decline, signaling the end of one of America’s most deadliest flu periods. However, there will still be weeks and weeks of flu ahead.

Public Health March 5, 2018

NIAID Plans To Develop A Universal Influenza Vaccine

With the influenza virus constantly mutating, the next influenza season may bring in more deaths. Fortunately, a universal flu virus by the NIH’s NIAID is coming soon with an efficiency of 75 percent.

Medicine March 3, 2018

Florida Teen's Flu Symptoms Turned Out To Be Stage 4 Cancer

Hunter Brady, a 16-year-old teenager from Tampa, Florida, was initially diagnosed with the flu. Unfortunately, his condition turned out to be far worse, as he is now battling against stage 4b Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 28, 2018

CDC Says Flu Season Appears To Have Peaked, But Activity Levels Still High

It appears the United States has gotten through one of the worst flu season s in recent memory. New data from the CDC shows that hospitalization rates from flu-related cases are on the decline.

Public Health February 24, 2018

Nasal Flu Vaccine FluMist OK To Use Again, Advisers Say

A federal advisory group gave doctors a go-ahead to use the nasal flu vaccine spray FluMist for 2018-2019 flu season. This will be an added protection for citizens as the brutal flu outbreak continues to claim more lives.

Public Health February 22, 2018

The Deadly Flu Season Has Killed 84 Children In The United States

This year, 84 children have died from the flu in the United States, according to the CDC. It's been reported that the flu season could last several more weeks, leading into spring. Here are the symptoms of the flu.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2018

Biggest Reasons Why Washing Your Hands Is So Important

From the office to school and hospitals, germs are everywhere. Leading thousands of people to get hospitalized this year. Here are the biggest reasons why washing your hands is so important for your health.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 16, 2018

This Year's Flu Vaccine Is More Effective In Young Children, CDC Says

Are your children already vaccinated for the flu? Recent data published by the CDC show that this year’s vaccines are actually more than 50 percent effective in protecting younger patients.

Public Health February 16, 2018

Family Of Toddler Who Died From Flu Wonders If Vaccination Could Have Saved Her

A 3-year old from Muncie, Indiana, who never had a flu shot, died this week. The girl's family is so devastated, they are now doubting their earlier decision not to have the kid vaccinated.

Public Health February 15, 2018

Texas Teacher Dies From Flu: Antiviral Drugs Are Too Expensive, She Claimed Before Death

The deadly flu season in the United States has taken another life. A schoolteacher in Texas passed away early February after suffering from flu complications.

Medicine February 13, 2018

Deadly Flu Season In Full Swing, Up To 4,000 Weekly Deaths Recorded

Latest updates from the CDC show that the flu season is set to make all-high records and it hasn't even peaked yet. More than 40,000 deaths were recorded and the numbers are still on the rise.

Public Health February 12, 2018

CDC Says The Flu Season Has Gotten As Bad As The Swine Flu In 2009

This year’s flu season has killed many, and it’s still ongoing just when experts thought it's hit peak levels. Now, it’s apparently as bad as the swine flu years ago.

Public Health February 10, 2018

Special UV Light May Kill Flu Viruses And Prevent Spread Of Diseases In Public Places

The Far-UVC light can kill airborne pathogens in public places without causing damage to skin tissues. What makes it better than vaccine when it comes to preventing the spread of diseases?

Public Health February 10, 2018

Nurse Rants About The Flu In Epic Viral Video: ‘Wash Your Stinking Hands’

A nurse from Florida has taken to Facebook to express her frustrations about people who aren’t taking the necessary precautions to stop the spread of flu. Her sass has drawn both the ire and praise of various audiences.

Viral February 4, 2018

LOOK: These Twin Toddlers Battling The Flu Comfort Each Other With A Hug

Two young boys battling the flu had a moment of comfort, which was shared to the world thanks to social media. The twins are just two of the many affected by the current flu season.

Public Health February 3, 2018

Family Blames Tamiflu For 16-year-Old Teen's Suicide

A day after starting his flu treatment, Charlie Harp took his own life. This tragedy happened so suddenly and his family could only think of one culprit behind his strange death.

Public Health February 2, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles Battling Deadly Flu Ahead Of Super Bowl LII

The Philadelphia Eagles have been hit with the deadly flu ahead of Super Bowl 2018. Coach Doug Pederson, cornerback Ronald Darby, and tackle Tim Jernigan reportedly got sick.

Public Health February 2, 2018

Georgia Teen Initially Tested Negative For Flu, But Dies A Few Days After

Days after testing negative for flu, 15-year-old Georgia teen Kira Molina, died due to liver failure. Her death was a complication of the deadly flu spreading across the country.

Public Health February 2, 2018

Feeling Sick? Here Are The Most Common Cold And Flu Symptoms

Feeling like you might be coming down with the common cold or flu? Here's a guide on how to tell the difference between common cold and flu symptoms.

Public Health January 29, 2018

This Flu Season Could Be The Worst In 15 Years

The current flu season is shaping to be one of the worst according to the CDC. Brace for more weeks of this fierce epidemic that has spread across 49 states and has affected more than 80,000 people.

Public Health January 28, 2018

Woman With Flu Symptoms Diagnosed With Flesh-Eating Disease

A woman initially diagnosed with the flu contracted a rare flesh-eating disease called necrotizing fasciitis. Here's what you need to know about this rare bacterial infection.

Public Health January 23, 2018

Tamiflu Side Effects: 6-Year-Old Tried To Jump Out The Window, And It's Not The Only Reported Case

It appears flu medicine Tamiflu (oseltamivir) can have some serious side effects, which may include psychosis. A 6-year-old girl tried to jump out the window after taking the drug, and other reported cases of side effects include a dozen deaths.

Public Health January 15, 2018

People Born Before 1968 More At Risk Of Deady Aussie Flu: H3N2 Virus Symptoms To Watch Out For

Age is a risk factor for H3N2. Hospitalization rates are higher for people between 55 and 64 years old. What should older people do to protect themselves from Aussie flu virus?

Public Health January 15, 2018

Two Boys In Ohio Killed By Flu: Get Your Babies And Children Flu Shots Right Away

Ohio health officials reported that two boys, with ages of one year old and four years old, died from the flu virus. Parents are urged to have flu shots administered to their babies and children.

Public Health January 11, 2018

California Girl Succumbs To Deadly Infection That Was Misdiagnosed As Flu

Alyssa Joyce Alcaraz, a 12-year-old girl from California, died due to a deadly infection. Doctors misdiagnosed her condition as the flu, which has recently been out of control in the state.

Public Health January 10, 2018

Deadly Flu Season In California: ERs Packed, Pharmacies Run Out Of Medicines

In less than four months, California's major counties experienced medicine and emergency service shortage as influenza spread throughout the state. All regions were severely affected with a particular strain that is known to be deadly.

Public Health January 8, 2018

Man Flu Does Exist: Study Shows Men Suffer More When Sick

Do men experience worse symptoms than women when they catch the flu or are they just overreacting? In a recently published review, a Canadian doctor delved further into the matter to find out whether this is true or not.

Medicine December 12, 2017

Young Mother Dies Just One Day After Flu Diagnosis

Alanie 'Joie' Murrieta, a 20-year-old mother of two from Arizona, had died on Nov. 28 just one day after she was diagnosed with the flu. The flu caused Murrieta to develop pneumonia, which is an infection in the lungs.

Medicine December 5, 2017

Painless 'Microneedle' Patches Work As Well As Flu Injections

Researchers have developed new microneedle patches that can administer flu vaccines without the pain of using regular shots. People can simply press the patches on their skin and wait for the vaccine to be absorbed by their bodies.

Medicine June 28, 2017

Dog Flu Cases Confirmed In Florida: Symptoms To Watch Out For

H3N2 canine influenza virus infected at least seven dogs in Florida. What are the symptoms of the dog flu, and what should pet owners do if they suspect infection?

Public Health May 30, 2017

Frog Skin Mucus May Help Kill Strains Of Flu Virus

A peptide found in the skin mucus of a frog in southern India can potentially fight strains of flu. How does the peptide urumin work against influenza virus?

Medicine April 19, 2017

Healthy Kids Can Die From Flu: What Health Experts Recommend To Prevent This

Children with medical conditions have increased risk for flu-related complications and death. A new study by researchers from CDC, however, revealed fatal cases of children who were healthy before contracting the influenza virus.

Public Health April 5, 2017

Flu Vaccination Can Save Lives Of Children: Study

A CDC study revealed that vaccinated children run a lesser risk of succumbing to flu virus, compared with non-vaccinated kids. The result was determined after a data analysis of four flu seasons from 2010 to 2014.

Public Health April 5, 2017

How Effective Is The Flu Vaccine? Number Of Cases Continues To Rise

Flu vaccine is only 48 percent effective against the most common strain of flu virus, according to epidemiologists at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials urged people to get vaccinated, noting that less than half of Americans got the shot.

Public Health February 26, 2017

Scientists Working On Better Flu Vaccine For Dogs

Researchers are working on improving canine flu vaccine. They are targeting the creation of the live-attenuated canine influenza vaccine, away from the killed or inactivated virus currently being used for canine shots.

Animals February 20, 2017

Winter Blues: Are You Having A Cold Or The Flu?

The CDC noted that it could be hard to tell the flu from a cold, since both are viral in nature and lead to similar symptoms. The only surefire way to know is to consult a doctor and get a flu test.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 11, 2017

Flu Cases In Children Still On The Rise, Doctors Warn

Pediatric flu death is considered a key marker of a harsh flu season. Thus experts are closely watching flu cases in children in the current flu season, which is fast turning into a harsh one.

Public Health February 8, 2017

Watch Out For Cold Spells! You’re Likelier To Catch The Flu After Outdoor Temperature Suddenly Drops

After looking into three years’ worth of scientific data from 20,000 virus samples and weather statistics, researchers from Sweden found that flu outbreaks always begin a week after the first cold spell of winter.

Public Health January 26, 2017

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