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Cold, Flu, & Cough Health Center

News Related to Cold & Flu

  1. Seasonal Flu Vaccine May Protect Against Bird Flu

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu vaccines trigger immune system protection against the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus, a new study reveals. This strain of bird flu, which emerged in China in 2013, kills nearly one-third of people infected with i

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  2. 1 in 5 Sore Throats Tied to Scary Bacteria: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potentially deadly bacteria is responsible for one in five sore throats in young adults, a new study suggests. Patients with this bacteria -- Fusobacterium necrophorum -- can get negative results on a strep test, but b

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  3. Flu Hospitalizing Record Numbers of Elderly: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the flu season continues to show signs that it has peaked, it is hitting those over 65 the hardest, sending record numbers of older Americans to the hospital, U.S. health officials reported Friday. Seniors may be h

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  4. Many States Still in Flu's Grip; Some Decline Seen

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While levels of flu remain high throughout parts of the United States, some areas are reporting declines, government health officials reported Friday. "We have seen a national peak in influenza, but we are still seeing so

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  5. Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After a rough start to the flu season, the number of infections seems to have peaked and is even starting to decline in many parts of the nation, federal health officials reported Thursday. "We likely reached our highe

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  6. Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A review of the data suggests that the antiviral drug Tamiflu shortens the length of flu symptoms by about a day, and reduces the risk of flu-related complications such as pneumonia. The findings come from an analysis of

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  7. The Flu Remains Widespread in Much of the U.S.

    Jan. 23, 2015 – The flu is still widespread in a majority of states, and flu-related hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise, the CDC says. The worst might not be over: It’s too soon to tell whether this flu season has peaked. Since it began early, it might last longer than the average of about

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  8. Flu Cases Down Slightly

    Jan. 16, 2015 -- New flu cases were down slightly across the U.S. last week, but it’s still too early to know if the season has peaked, according to the CDC. We’re 8 weeks into a particularly nasty flu season. People over 65 have been hardest hit. Seniors are being hospitalized for the flu at nearly

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  9. Flu Season Bad and May Get Worse

    Jan. 9, 2015 -- This year's flu season is still bad, and it’s too soon to say whether it has peaked, officials from the CDC warned Friday. "This flu season is shaping up to be a severe one, especially for older people, young children, and those with underlying conditions," said CDC director Tom Frie

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  10. Why Are Colds More Likely in Winter?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Though it's never been scientifically confirmed, conventional wisdom has it that winter is the season of sniffles. Now, new animal research seems to back up that idea. It suggests that as internal body temperatures fall after

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