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  • CDC: 90% of children who died from flu did not receive the flu vaccine
    CDC: 90% of children who died from flu did not receive the flu vaccine
    The flu vaccine dilemma. Should your child get one? Should you? The CDC says absolutely, and numbers would appear to back them up. Ninety percent of children who died over the last few years from flu illnesses did not receive the flu vaccine, says...
  • Boost your immune system for cold and flu season, naturally!
    Boost your immune system for cold and flu season, naturally!
    In today's society we are used to going to the doctor only when we are sick (sick care), instead, we need to focus on preventative care. Do you want to mask symptoms or get the underlying problem fixed? Treating problems before they surface is...
  • So you're vegan and caught a cold - what to do?
    So you're vegan and caught a cold - what to do?
    We all fall prey to bugs every now and then; perhaps one was lying dormant and got kicked into high gear after a night of partying, or maybe a sick friend got too cuddly and slimed you with their love (and sickness).This list is meant to address...
  • Mystery respiratory virus: Previously unseen respiratory virus sickens hundreds
    Mystery respiratory virus: Previously unseen respiratory virus sickens hundreds
    A mystery respiratory virus, sweeping across the US, has taken a foothold in Colorado, where hundreds of children have fallen ill to the virus, which onsets as a common cold. At least 10 states have reported infections thus far, with thousands of...
  • Boxes of Tamiflu are displayed at Jack's Pharmacy November 28, 2007 in San Anselmo, California.
    One-day flu cure works but FDA stands in its way
    Peramivir, a single injected dose of neuraminidase inhibitor, is safe and effective in eliminating influenza symptoms if the drug is administered within 24 hours of the first symptoms of the flu. These are the conclusions of Rich Whitley of the...
  • Pregnancy VS your immune system
    Pregnancy VS your immune system
    Being pregnant and sick is a truly miserable time, but when pregnant are you more or less likely to actually get sick? Is your immune system off a little not as strong from carrying a baby? Or is your pregnant body acting like a superhero...
  • The flu hits drinkers harder as alcohol attacks T cells
    The flu hits drinkers harder as alcohol attacks T cells
    Medical professionals have known for years that alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorders – the disease of alcoholism for example – impair a drinker's immune system. A new University of Iowa study pinpoints a specific influenza...
  • Flu virus
    3 simple food items to help you stop a virus in its tracks
    Simple food items that everyone can buy or even grow, can easily be stored and used for the prevention and treatment of a virus such as the flu. With the flu season upon us, many wonder what they can do to try and stay healthy. Here are 3 simple...
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    New flu vaccine facility amps up vaccine production potential
    The USDA has given approval for the manufacture of a seasonal influenza vaccine in the US using cell based technology. This milestone marks the first approval of using cell based technology in a stateside facility. The company, Novartis of Basel,...
  • Workers place dead chickens into plastic bags after they were killed at the Wholesale Poultry Market in Cheung Sha Wan on January 28, 2014, in Hong Kong.
    New flu pandemic from birds proven highly possible
    The present group of flu viruses that exist in present bird populations is only a few amino acids different from the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed an at least 50 million people around the world. This is the conclusion of research conducted by...
  • Spring flu in New York
    Spring flu gripping New York
    The spring flu has taken New York by storm. As Fox News reported on April 21, a second wave of influenza is causing illnesses in the state and in other Northeastern states. It is not an uncommon occurrence but New Yorkers have not seen it for...
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    Flu vaccine reduced severe child risk by 75%
    Getting a flu vaccine reduces a child’s risk of flu-related intensive care hospitalization by 74 percent, according to a CDC study published today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.The study is the first to estimate vaccine effectiveness...
  • Flu (Gamgi)
    'Flu' gets us freaked out on DVD
    In the realms of world cinema, there are simply some themes and stories that cross all boundaries and can be told from any vantage point. "Flu" is a tightly wound and effective thriller that puts us right on the city streets as we see...
  • Flu outbreak
    Influenza epidemic closes senior care facility admissions
    Influenza has prompted the local facility of a multi-state health care company to close the doors to new admissions and visitors this week. Avalaon Care Center in Sonora has been reported as having an epidemic of flu going through the facility...
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    Commentary: Let the chicken soup wars begin
    In September, 2011, Mark Bittman, food maven extraordinaire for the New York Times, published a sophisticated kind of plea for home cooking. But something stuck in my craw about his estimate of $14 for a roast chicken dinner for 4 or even 6 guests...