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  1. Tamiflu's Effectiveness Doubted

    Dec. 9, 2009 -- Widely used antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu and Relenza may not prevent complications such as pneumonia in healthy people, according to a new investigation and analysis. "We're not so sure the drugs are so magic a bullet as we previously thought," researcher Chris Del Mar, MD, dean o

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  2. H1N1 Swine Flu Less Severe Than Feared

    Dec. 7, 2009 – H1N1 swine flu won't be as severe as was feared, but the pandemic is nothing to sneeze at, new predictions suggest. When the fall/winter wave of H1N1 swine flu is over, it will have been no more severe than an average flu season, predict Harvard researcher Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, and co

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  3. CDC: Few Serious Reactions After Swine Flu Vaccine

    Dec. 4, 2009 - Serious reactions after receiving the H1N1 swine flu vaccine are rare and not significantly higher than those seen from the seasonal flu vaccine, according to a briefing at the CDC today.   Director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, presented preliminary safety data and confidence that the H1N

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  4. The Truth About 'Man Colds'

    When Gina Gallo, a school librarian in Lacombe, La., gets sick, she can take care of herself. She gets her own medicine, makes her own food, and "deals with it," as she puts it. But when her fiancé gets a cold, she says he has "a complete system breakdown." "The world stops and the whining is incess

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  5. Spike in Bacterial Infections With Swine Flu

    Nov. 25, 2009 -- "A worrisome spike" in severe bacterial infections is complicating H1N1 swine flu cases, the CDC warned today. Denver and nine other cities where CDC conducts intensive surveillance are seeing a tripling of cases of severe, life-threatening bacterial infections -- including pneumoni

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  6. Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Cut Swine Flu Risk

    Nov. 20, 2009 - People who got last year's seasonal flu vaccine are at lower risk of H1N1 swine flu illness -- particularly severe disease, a study of U.S. military personnel shows. Overall, getting a seasonal flu shot or sniff cut the risk of swine flu by 45%. It cut the risk of getting a normal ca

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  7. H1N1 Swine Flu Wave Peaking in U.S.?

    Nov. 20, 2009 - The current wave of the H1N1 swine flu pandemic may have peaked in the U.S., new CDC figures suggest. A lot of people are still coming down with H1N1 swine flu. New cases -- as measured by the number of health care visits by people with flu symptoms -- remain epidemic in every part o

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  8. Vicks Nasal Spray Recalled

    Nov. 20, 2009 - Procter & Gamble has recalled some 120,000 bottles of Vicks Sinex nasal spray because of possible bacterial contamination. Three lots of the product are affected. The recalled products were distributed in about equal amounts, nationwide, in the U.S., the U.K., and Germany. The contam

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  9. Treating a Child With Swine Flu

    What should you do if your child gets H1N1 swine flu? It’s a question many parents are facing this flu season. While the majority of cases for children and teens have been mild, requiring only home treatment, a growing number of  children -- some with no underlying medical conditions -- have needed

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  10. H1N1 Swine Flu Holiday Party Etiquette

    Holiday season is upon us again. As you send out the invitations and plan the menu for your holiday party, remember that there is one guest you definitely do not want on your guest list: swine flu. You might have considered canceling your holiday festivities out of fear of H1N1. However, our flu eti

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