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Flu breakthrough: Universal vaccine may be in sight

Flu breakthrough: Universal vaccine may be in sight

Researchers have studied various flu strains and found that the body’s so-called killer immune cells offer protection against all influenza viruses. Soon, we may no longer need to update our flu vaccines each year, as a universal flu shot is now in sight. Influenza A, B, and C viruses are widespread globally and infect a […]

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Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC Says

Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, CDC Says

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — This year’s flu shot is already outperforming the vaccine issued during the tough 2017-2018 influenza season, federal health officials reported Thursday. The 2017-2018 flu shot offered just 25 percent effectiveness against the predominant strain of flu that season, H3N2. […]

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Got the Flu? You Probably Shouldn’t Head to the ER

Got the Flu? You Probably Shouldn’t Head to the ER

Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu season is reaching its peak in the United States, which means emergency departments could fast become crowded with people who really aren’t sick enough to be there. Healthy people who have flu-like symptoms such as high fever, muscle or body aches, exhaustion […]

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Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

Flu Season Far From Over, CDC Says

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though much of the United States is in the grip of the flu, the season hasn’t peaked yet, health officials said Friday. As of Feb. 2, flu is widespread in 47 states, and 24 states are experiencing high levels […]

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How to Decide When You’re Too Sick to Work

How to Decide When You’re Too Sick to Work

Latest Cold and Flu News SUNDAY, Feb. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Even if you think you can go to work when you have a cold or flu, you need to think about others, an infectious disease expert says. “I see a lot of patients whose jobs and stress make them feel torn between staying […]

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Can you have the flu without a fever?

Can you have the flu without a fever?

The influenza virus causes the flu, which is a respiratory illness. Fever is a common symptom of the flu, but it is possible to have the flu without having a fever. The flu is a very common illness that affects around 5 to 20 percent of the United States population each year. The virus is […]

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Flu-like illness raises the risk of stroke

Flu-like illness raises the risk of stroke

Two new research studies show that the chance of experiencing a stroke are significantly higher after flu or flu-like illness. Researchers are looking for a link between flu-like illness and the risk of stroke. Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the United States experience a stroke. The risk factors include weight, smoking status, age, and […]

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Flu May Up the Odds of Stroke, Neck Artery Tears

Flu May Up the Odds of Stroke, Neck Artery Tears

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu can make you deathly ill, but it could also trigger a stroke or a rupture in your neck arteries, two new studies suggest. The findinsg prompted an urgent reminder from the researchers: Getting a flu shot will not […]

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Flu May Be a Factor in Many Kidney Failure Deaths

Flu May Be a Factor in Many Kidney Failure Deaths

Latest Cold and Flu News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Seasonal flu and other respiratory infections may be especially dangerous for kidney failure patients, researchers say. A new study found that influenza-like illnesses likely contribute to more than 1,000 deaths among kidney failure patients in the United States each year. These illnesses include […]

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Laryngitis Home Remedies (in Adults and Children)

Laryngitis Home Remedies (in Adults and Children)

What should you know about laryngitis home remedies and treatments? What is the medical definition of laryngitis? Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx. Usually, inflammation of the larynx is caused by viral infections. Viral infections caused from infections may have symptoms like a sore throat, cough, difficulty swallowing, and with a fever. If the voice […]