Flu Immunizations Up, Hospitalizations Down in Children
Kids aren't the biggest fans of vaccinations — particularly the needles that come with them. But those needles may be keeping many kids free from the flu and out of the hospital.
CDC Talks Flu: Vaccine Still Offers Protection
It's flu season again, and the experts are reminding people to get vaccinated.
CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever
Americans may be living longer than ever before. In a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, measures of life span were up and rates of death were down.
New Flu Rx Under FDA Review
The flu sends about 200,000 people to the hospital every year in the US, prompting research into treatment. Now, the FDA is looking at a new treatment that may reduce flu symptoms.
CDC Officials Recommended Flu Shots
The heat is still beating down in the last days of summer, but autumn is just around the corner. That means flu season is lurking around the bend as well.
Older People May Benefit From High-Dose Flu Vaccine
Everyone would prefer to avoid the flu, but, for older patients, the virus can pose a more serious threat. A new study suggests that a high-dose vaccine may better protect these patients.
Tackling Trends in This Year's Flu Season
Flu season may be largely over in the US, but that only means it's time to prepare for next year. A new report considered this year's trends and next year's chances.
Flu Vaccine Effective for Kids
No vaccine is completely effective, so it's helpful to understand how effective different vaccines are when people decide whether to get vaccinated. Until now, there has been little information about the flu vaccine's effectiveness for children.
Raising Questions about Tamiflu
It's important to have as much information as possible to properly weigh the risks and benefits of medication. Sometimes it's difficult to get all that data, as has been the case with Tamiflu.
Flu Vaccine Helps Protect Kids From Major Illness
For most kids, the flu means missed days from school and bad symptoms, but for others it can spell hospital time. According to a new study, there may be a way to keep many of these kids out of the hospital.