April 17, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Flu Season All But Over in U.S.

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — This year’s flu season is rapidly winding down and is expected to end within the next couple of weeks, U.S. health officials predicted Friday. It was a year much like the past few flu

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April 04, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Flu Shots – Next Big Influenza Outbreak

Flu Shots – Next Big Influenza Outbreak What happens in an influenza outbreak? There is great concern about when the next big outbreak of influenza (the flu) will occur, adding significantly to the reasons to get a flu shot this year. Influenza is an acute (abrupt) respiratory disease. It is

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April 03, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The yearly flu shot could prevent most flu-related deaths among children and teenagers, a new U.S. government study estimates. Researchers found that about three-quarters of U.S. kids who died of flu complications between 2010

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March 30, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

A Lonely Heart Could Worsen a Cold

Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A cold is never fun, but it’s even more misery for folks who feel lonely, new research suggests. “We think this is important, particularly because of the economic burden associated with the common cold,” said study co-author Angie

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March 23, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Health Tip: Check Your Child’s Temperature

Latest Cold and Flu News (HealthDay News) — If you think your child might have a fever, it’s important to take the child’s temperature correctly. The Mayo Clinic offers these guidelines: From birth to 3 months of age, you’ll get the most accurate reading using a digital thermometer and taking

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March 22, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Common Cold Can Be Dangerous After Bone Marrow Transplant

Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, March 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The common cold can be deadly for patients recovering from bone marrow transplants, a new study warns. After a bone marrow transplant, patients have weakened immune systems. This puts them at risk for infections that aren’t a major

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