Flu and Cold
Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of the 2011-2012 influenza (flu) vaccine formulation which will be used by the six manufacturers licensed to produce and distribute influenza vaccine for the United States.
Results of a new study show most cases of acute cough don't require antibiotics. Cardiff University scientists find prescribing antibiotics for green or yellow phlegm has no effect on recovery, even though most physicians question patients about the color of their sputum.
According to the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC), flu activity in the United States was relatively low from October through early December, but has spread to all 50 states and activity is wi
H1N1 swine flu infection is more likely to be passed from boys to boys and from girls to girls find investigators,
According to the CDC, the US Public Health Emergency for 2009 H1N1 Influenza expired on June 23, 2010 with the World Health Organization declaring an end to the global pandemic in August.
Findings show obesity is an independent risk contributing to H1N1 swine flu deaths in 2009.
GlaxoSmithKline has been made aware of several cases of narcolepsy following immunization with Pandemrix, a vaccine for the prevention of H1N1flu.
Anyone who has ever had an infant knows that colds and other upper respiratory tract infections are common occurrences and occasionally can be serious.
Pregnant mothers who take a flu shot during pregnancy could also be protecting their baby from respiratory infection for up to six months.