Egg allergic children, including those with a history of anaphylaxis to egg, can safely receive a single dose of the seasonal influenza vaccine, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.
The flu season has started a month earlier than usual and it is hitting people harder than usual according to the CDC's latest FluView report.
We’ve all read about the severity of the current flu season. Boston declared an emergency, hospitals are seeing patients in tents outside their emergency departments and we all probably know someone who has the flu.
While for many, getting the flu may only mean being laid up for a week with fever and aches and generally feeling lousy, the flu could be especially severe for the 39.6 million older adults in the US.
Here's something to consider if you haven't gotten your flu shot this year: people who get a flu shot may have a lower risk of heart disease.
In two separate studies presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, researchers say the influenza (flu) vaccine may reduce the risk of heart related disease and death by up to 50%. That supports current recommendations that people at high risk for flu-related complications, including people with heart disease, get vaccinated.
Consumers of over-the-counter homeopathic and "natural" cold remedies like Zicam should carefully research such treatment options and properly follow dosage instructions, urges a UMDNJ physician who specializes in integrative medicine.
Every autumn, as predictably as falling leaves, flu season descends upon us. Every spring, just as predictably, the season comes to a close.
This cyclical pattern associated with the flu in temperate regions, is well known, but the driving forces behind the cyclical pattern has been in question. Finding the answer to this question can have important implications for public health efforts aimed at combating the flu.
According to many flu experts, misconceptions and rumors about the flu are as hard to contain and as hard to fight as the virus itself.
Unfortunately, flu myths are common even among the people who should know better, like health care workers. Given that influenza – including seasonal flu and swine flu -- can be serious and even fatal, it’s crucial that we all know what’s fact and what’s fable.
There are many misconceptions about the flu that resurface each flu season. The flu myths are just as hard to fight as the virus itself.Given that influenza – including seasonal flu and swine flu -- can be serious and even fatal, it’s crucial that we all know what’s fact and what’s fable.