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This Flu Rx May Really Work
Coughing, fever, aches and pains. Flu symptoms can be miserable. Good news, though — a medication may shorten that misery.
Hospitalized for Pneumonia? Watch Out for Your Heart
Heart risks can show up in some surprising places.
Common Cold and Flu Myths
With cold and flu season well underway, popular myths about these unwanted holiday visitors are circulating along with the sniffles.
Influenza is an Epidemic in 22 States
As more states report flu cases and hospitalizations climb, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared the flu an epidemic.
High-Dose Flu Shot Boosted Immunity in Elderly
A high-dose flu vaccine isn’t any more fun than the regular version, but if you have to be stuck with a needle to prevent the flu, it’s nice to know it works well.
BioCryst's Rapivab Receives FDA Approval for the Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Influenza
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Nasdaq:BCRX) a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for rare and infectious diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved RAPIVAB (peramivir injection), an intravenous (i.v.) neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients 18 years and older who have been symptomatic for no more than two days.
Flu Vaccine Vanquished Virus for Millions
The flu vaccine may have kept millions of people in the United States flu-free last year.
RSV Not as Dangerous as Once Thought
Good news for parents: babies face much less of a threat from respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, than was once thought.
Taking Action Against the Flu
Are you ready for flu season? It's already upon us, and many Americans haven't properly prepared. A few simple steps can get you and your family ready to take on the flu.
Staying Flu-Free on Vaccination Week
Have you gotten your flu shot yet? It may be the best way to keep yourself flu-free this season, experts say.