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    1. Flu Vaccines May Protect the Heart Too

      Oct. 28, 2012 -- Flu vaccines may do more than guard against infection. New research hints that the vaccine, which is recommended for all adults, may also help the heart. Two new studies presented at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress suggest that heart patients who get flu vaccines have lowe

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    2. Strike Vitamin D Off the List for Cold Prevention?

      Oct. 2, 2012 -- Looks like we may have to cross out another supposed way to prevent the common cold. A new study shows that people who took large doses of vitamin D were as likely to catch colds, and suffer with them as long, as those who took placebo pills. There were reasons to think otherwise. Va

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    3. Half of Pregnant Women, Newborns Risk Flu

      Sept. 27, 2012 -- Half of pregnant women don't get flu shots, putting themselves and their child at risk of severe flu. The finding comes from a CDC survey showing that during last year's flu season, 53% of pregnant women did not get the seasonal flu vaccine. That's about the same percentage seen in

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    4. Epilepsy Drug Gabapentin Calms Chronic Cough

      Aug. 27, 2012 -- A drug used to treat epilepsy and chronic pain after shingles also appears to be effective for another persistent condition: chronic cough. About 1 in 10 people suffers from chronic cough, and for many the cause is unknown. Chronic cough is a cough that lasts for longer than eight w

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    5. New Swine Flu Outbreak: Case Count Rising

      Aug. 9, 2012 -- The case count in the ongoing outbreak of new swine flu has jumped from 12 cases last week to at least 145 cases, the CDC announced today. Even while the CDC was making the announcement, Indiana health officials reported seven new cases. That brings the total to 152 cases -- and coun

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    6. Zinc May Slightly Help Adults With Colds, Not Kids

      May 7, 2012 -- Adults who take zinc supplements at the first sign of a cold may shave almost two days off of their sniffling, sneezing, and coughing, a new review study suggests. That said, the supplements didn't lessen the severity of these symptoms in adults, and had no effects on children, who ca

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    7. Flu Risk Higher for Workers in Certain Industries

      March 22, 2012 -- Although having a job offers some protection against the flu, a new report from the CDC shows that workers in some industries appear more flu-prone than workers in other industries. “[T]his information is needed for recognizing and responding to increased risks for infection among

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    8. It's Flu Season, CDC Says

      Feb. 24, 2012 -- Flu season is officially under way, the CDC says. It's the latest start in 24 years, Joseph Bresee, MD, chief of epidemiology and prevention at the CDC's flu branch, said at a news teleconference. The CDC declares a flu season when for three weeks in a row at least 10% of people see

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    9. Where's the Flu? Get Ready

      Dec. 29, 2011 -- Where is this flu season we keep hearing about? Brace yourself. Although it's seemed pretty quiet so far, flu season may already have arrived. Although official CDC data show little flu activity throughout the U.S., it takes about two weeks to compile that data. More timely data fro

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    10. Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Tied to Flu Survival

      Dec. 14, 2011 -- Each year, thousands of Americans die from the flu. Now, a new study suggests that certain drugs that lower cholesterol may also reduce the flu’s severity and may prevent flu deaths. But don’t trade a prescription for statin pills for a flu shot or other protections just yet. Resear

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