CDC: Flu Season May Not Have Peaked, Another Wave Of Severe Infections Underway
(CNN) — Flu activity remains high across the nation, and there’s a second wave of severe infections striking some states. There were as many as 26.3 million flu illnesses, 12.4 million medical visits and 347,000 flu hospitalizations between October 1 and March 2, according to the weekly flu report released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We’re still having flu. And we’re still seeing a steady stream of patients who are being admitted to hospital with influenza,” said Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Flu Source Type: news

Antibiotics courses often longer than guidelines
At least 80% of antibiotic scrips for URTIs exceeded guideline durations – but just 9.6% for acute sinusitis Related items fromOnMedica TB could be cured by four months ’ treatment in many patients Antibiotic scrip rates lower in CAM-trained practices BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s More action needed to treat TB (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 28, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

This Year ’ s Flu Shot Less Than 50% Effective, According To CDC
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Don’t let your guard down: The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year’s vaccine’s overall effectiveness in preventing an infection at just 47%. The shot’s success varies based on your age, the CDC noted. Among children up to 17, its overall effectiveness against flu was 61%, while just 24% of adults 50 and older who received t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Flu Flu Shot Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Shot Was Far More Effective Than Last Year’s. Here’s Why
The 2018-2019 flu season has been a relatively mild one — and a pretty effective flu shot is part of the reason why. Mid-season estimates suggest that the flu shot has reduced the risk of illness by around 47% in vaccinated people, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Thursday. During the severe 2017-2018 flu season, vaccine efficacy was estimated at just 36%. The difference is partly because the dominant influenza virus last year, H3N2, is known to cause more serious illnesses and to be less responsive to vaccination than other strains. This year, H1N1 — whic...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Measles cases triple in Europe but immunisation rates grow
72 people killed by measles in 2018, official WHO figures show Related items fromOnMedica BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency Flu jab linked to fewer hospitalisations US expert calls for mandatory vaccines UK ‘can and should do better’ in many areas of healthcare Two HPV jabs protect women from genital warts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Superbugs, Anti-Vaxxers Make WHO ’ s List Of 10 Global Health Threats
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Mass vaccination for influenza a failed strategy, scientists admit... it simply doesn't reduce influenza-related hospital admissions at all
(Natural News) Mass vaccination against the pandemic influenza A/H1N1 infection fell short on expected results, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Researchers examined a cohort of 388,069 patients younger than 65 years old, who were given the H1N1 vaccination between November 2009 and January 2010 when the transmission of pandemic influenza was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The H1N1 strain of the swine flu is back — here's what you need to know
In 2009 we were hit with the H1N1 strain of the swine flu. It triggered widespread vaccinations. More than 120 people died in Ontario. And now it’s back. Dr. Bryna Warshawsky, a medical director with Public Health Ontario, tells us what we need to know about this year's strain. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Flu Season Got Off to a Slow Start. But Now It ’s Widespread in Almost Half the Country
After a relatively slow start to flu season, influenza activity is now widespread in nearly half of U.S. states. Twenty-four states and Guam were reporting widespread influenza activity — meaning the virus has spread to many parts of the state, regardless of severity — as of Dec. 29, the latest date included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) weekly flu report. Meanwhile, 19 states and New York City were reporting high levels of influenza-like illness activity, meaning a much higher-than-average proportion of doctor’s visits could be attributed to the flu. Nationally, about 4%...
Source: TIME: Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

FluMist Flopped for Kids During Recent Flu Seasons
(MedPage Today) -- Pooled data confirms vaccine's lower effectiveness, especially against H1N1 strain (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 7, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rare polio-like illness on the rise
Public health experts investigate surge in reports of acute flaccid paralysis Related items fromOnMedica Easter travellers warned over Europe measles outbreak Swine flu cases fall but jabs must continue Flu decision delayed for healthy children Vaccine linked to earlier onset of seizures in Dravet syndrome Babies aged 2-3 months to a year vulnerable to measles (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Most US Adults Have Not Gotten A Flu Shot For This Mild Season
(CNN) — Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a new survey from NORC, a research organization at the University of Chicago. As of mid-November, only 43% of surveyed people 18 or older said they had gotten vaccinated against the flu, according to NORC, which has conducted the National Immunization Survey for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2005. Another 14% who remain unvaccinated claim that they will get the shot, the survey indicates. Even if they do as they intend, that leaves considerably more than a third of adults (41%) who have not — and will not &mdas...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Flu Shot Local TV Source Type: news

Pregnant Women and Vaccines Against Emerging Epidemic Threats: Ethics Guidance for Preparedness, Research, and Response
Source: Wellcome Trust. Published: 9/2018. This 96-page guidance provides a roadmap for the ethically responsible, socially just, and respectful inclusion of the interests of pregnant women in the development and deployment of vaccines against emerging pathogens. It discusses how recent epidemics, including Zika virus, Lassa Fever, Ebola, and H1N1 influenza, have highlighted the ways in which infectious disease outbreaks can severely affect the health interests of pregnant women and their offspring. It specifies 22 concrete recommendations, organized around three key areas: public health preparedness, R&D, and vaccine...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Critical Role EMS Plays in Fighting the Flu
Influenza has been impacting public health on a global scale since the beginning of recorded history. Influenza, also known as the “flu,” has numerous organizations committed to public health research, developing vaccines, and educating on best practices to prepare for the upcoming flu season. By gaining an understanding of the flu through history, virology, and how it impacts our society, we can have a better appreciation for the commitment that’s involved with combating the flu. What Is Influenza (and What’s Not)? The eyes of an epidemiologist can twitch for a variety of reasons, one of them being...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Morgan K. Anderson, MPH Tags: Exclusive Articles Operations Source Type: news

Cardiac experts urge patients to get flu vaccine
Vaccine can cut risk of heart and circulatory deaths by 24% Related items fromOnMedica HIV therapy helps protect men from Hep B infection Malaria cases rise sharply BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency NICE urges wider uptake of flu vaccination Boys will receive HPV vaccine (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Flu vaccine uptake is down on last year, official figures show
20% fewer over-65s have received the vaccine this year as practices wait for vaccines to be delivered Related items fromOnMedica Rapid rise in flu consultations putting strain on GPs Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Good evidence for sublingual immunotherapy Sublingual immunotherapy effective in children with allergies BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Over 80,000 Americans Died of Flu Last Winter, Highest Toll in Years
Among the dead were 180 babies, children and teenagers, more than in any year since the C.D.C. began tracking pediatric deaths. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Swine Influenza Vaccination and Immunization Winter (Season) Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Investigation questions safety of GSK flu vax
An investigation published by The BMJ has questioned the transparency around the safety of GlaxoSmithKline's “Pandemrix” swine flu vaccine. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency
Investigations unearthed internal reports suggesting problems with Pandemrix safety Related items fromOnMedica Philip Morris knew nicotine is just one part of smoking addiction Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Antibiotic scrip rates lower in CAM-trained practices Flu nasal spray fine for children with egg allergy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More powerful flu jab available for over 65s this winter
Aims to cut associated GP visits and hospital admissions among this age group Related items fromOnMedica Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Swine flu cases fall but jabs must continue Flu jabs to be offered to all children Texting can improve flu jab uptake Fifty three NHS trusts in England get cash injection to ease winter pressures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CDC approves nasal vaccine for flu season
The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine has the green light for the upcoming flu season after two years of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention not recommending it because it was thought to be less effective.   The spray did not seem to work as well against the common H1N1 strain of the flu over the last few seasons but is expected to work better this year, the Chicago Tribune reports.  All nasal spray flu vaccines for the 2018-2019 season will contain four flu viruses: an influenza… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

CDC approves nasal vaccine for flu season
The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine has the green light for the upcoming flu season after two years of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention not recommending it because it was thought to be less effective.   The spray did not seem to work as well against the common H1N1 strain of the flu over the last few seasons but is expected to work better this year, the Chicago Tribune reports.  All nasal spray flu vaccines for the 2018-2019 season will contain four flu viruses: an influenza… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Did the 2009 flu vaccine give some people narcolepsy?
Following the 2009 H1N1 or swine flu pandemic, scientists saw an increase in narcolepsy cases in countries where an immune system booster was use in shots. Now, the US stockpiles it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu Has ‘ Definitely Peaked ’ Nationally; Remains High In Mass.
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Flu has been shown the door in the United States. Illness activity peaked and began to decline during the eighth week of the year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly surveillance report indicated Friday. Just 5% of people who visited their doctors did so while complaining of flu-like illness, down from 6.4% the previous week. Caused by viruses, flu is a contagious respiratory illness with mild to severe symptoms that can sometimes lead to death. “We have definitely peaked,” CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said, quickly adding, “that doesn&r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Source Type: news

Flu cases fall for the first time this awful influenza season
Flu activity is on the decrease for the first time in this fierce flu season, suggesting that the worst may be over, according to a federal health report released Friday. But the intensity of illness caused by the respiratory virus, the worst  since the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, continues to take its toll. Another […]Related:CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratomHere’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis season’s flu vaccine is only 36 percent effective, but experts say you should still get it (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Nasal Flu Vaccine Is Set to Come Back Next Year. Here ’s What to Know About It
After a two-year hiatus, the nasal flu vaccine is set to return to doctors’ offices next year. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 12 to 2 on Wednesday to return the nasal spray to the CDC’s list of recommended vaccines for the 2018-2019 flu season. Pending final approval from the CDC director, the vote would greenlight the spray for widespread use and compel insurance companies to cover it. The committee stopped short of explicitly recommending the nasal spray, however, and will instead let providers and patients decide if they’ll use it instead of traditional flu shots. There ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Green light for nasal flu spray next year after 2-year ban
A CDC advisory panel voted that the the nasal spray flu vaccine will be recommended for children and adults next season, suggesting that its manufacturer has improved it for H1N1. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 2018 Flu Season Might Finally Be Leveling Off
(NEW YORK) — This nasty flu season, which has been worsening for months, may finally be leveling off. Health officials on Friday said about 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That’s no reason for health officials to celebrate yet: That level is among the highest in a decade. But it’s no worse than last week, and flu activity had been increasing each week since November. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said the number of states reporting heavy flu patient traffic also held steady at 43. “I thought I was going to die,...
Source: TIME: Health - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe, Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Medical establishment BAFFLED over why so many healthy, vaccinated people keep dying from the flu
(Natural News) Most mainstream media outlets have been running articles in recent weeks about the severity of this year’s flu season. In fact, USA Today recently reported that the number of people being admitted to hospital for the flu this year rivals the numbers who had to seek medical attention for the swine flu in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Shot Only Worked a Third of the Time, CDC Says
Early estimates suggest the flu shot only worked about a third of the time this year. Between Nov. 2 and Feb. 3, total vaccine effectiveness was estimated at 36%, according to a report released Thursday by the CDC. When broken down by strain, however, efficacy varied widely. H3N2, the dominant strain circulating this flu season, is notoriously more virulent and less receptive to vaccination than other types of influenza. True to form, vaccine effectiveness against this strain was low this year — approximately 25%, according to the CDC report. (That’s actually better than experts originally feared, based on tren...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

CDC Estimates This Year ’s Flu Vaccine Is Only 36 Percent Effective
Early estimates suggest the flu shot only worked about a third of the time this year. Between Nov. 2 and Feb. 3, total vaccine effectiveness was estimated at 36%, according to a report released Thursday by the CDC. When broken down by strain, however, efficacy varied widely. H3N2, the dominant strain circulating this flu season, is notoriously more virulent and less receptive to vaccination than other types of influenza. True to form, vaccine effectiveness against this strain was low this year — approximately 25%, according to the CDC report. (That’s actually better than experts originally feared, based on tren...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Is Now as Bad as the 2009 Swine Flu Epidemic, CDC Says
(NEW YORK) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Dise...
Source: TIME: Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Is Now as Bad as the 2009 Swine Flu Epidemic, CDC Says
(NEW YORK) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Dise...
Source: TIME: Science - February 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

This UV Lamp Could Prevent the Flu Virus From Spreading in Public Places
Researchers have developed an ultraviolet (UV) lamp that kills the influenza virus but isn’t harmful to human skin or eyes, according to a new study in Scientific Reports. They hope the technology can be commercialized and marketed to prevent the spread of seasonal flu in public places, such as schools, hospitals, and airports. “We’ve known for a century that UV light is extremely efficient at killing microbes, bacteria, and viruses,” says study leader David Brenner, director of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. For that reason, UV devices are often u...
Source: TIME: Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized health healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Flu Season Now As Bad As 2009 Swine Flu
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government report out Friday shows 1 of every 13 visits to the doctor last week was for fever, cough and other symptoms of the flu. That ties the highest level seen in the U.S. during swine flu in 2009. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu. “I wish that there were better news this week, but almost everything we’re looking at is bad news,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for D...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Flu Swine Flu Source Type: news

This Flu Season Is Now the Worst in Years. Here ’ s Why.
The infection rate has surpassed that of 2009, during the swine flu epidemic. Rising hospitalizations portend a high death rate, health officials said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Epidemics Vaccination and Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

Despite reports that this year ’ s flu vaccine shows diminished efficacy against the predominant H3N2 strain, a vaccine is still your best bet. As in past years, we ’ re seeing an increase in H1N1 relative to H3N2 as the season progresses; and vaccine efficacy against H1N1 is goodpic.twitter.com/SG8sq2tE77
Despite reports that this year’s flu vaccine shows diminished efficacy against the predominant H3N2 strain, a vaccine is still your best bet. As in past years, we’re seeing an increase in H1N1 relative to H3N2 as the season progresses; and vaccine efficacy against H1N1 is good pic.twitter.com/SG8sq2tE77 (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at SGottliebFDA) Source Type: news

The Flu Killed 7 Children Last Week – but It’s Hitting Baby Boomers Even Harder
This year’s severe flu season brought at least seven more pediatric deaths in the past week – bringing the total to 37 so far this season. Baby Boomers, however, are among the hardest hit, with an unusually high rate of hospitalizations this year, according to CDC officials. “Baby Boomers have higher rates [of hospitalization] than their grandchildren right now,” CDC Influenza Division Director Dr. Dan Jernigan said during a call with reporters Friday. During a typical flu season, elderly adults see the highest rate of hospitalizations, followed by young children. But this year, Jernigan said, adult...
Source: TIME: Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized CDC flu season flu season 2018 healthytime influenza medicine onetime public health Source Type: news

At Least 30 Children Have Died From This Season ’s Flu. Some of Them Were Perfectly Healthy
Thirty children have died from confirmed influenza-related causes so far this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) most recent weekly report, released last Friday. The total includes deaths between Oct. 16 and Jan. 13. CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald has described the 2017-2018 flu season as “very active,” and has said that much of the country is experiencing “widespread and intense flu activity.” During a Jan. 12 press update, Fitzgerald said that influenza A, H3N2, has been the most common strain of flu virus reported this year. “These ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Experts Concerned About Effectiveness Of This Year ’ s Flu Vaccine
(CNN) — Last year’s seasonal flu vaccine effectiveness was just 42%, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated. Even if vaccinated, people had inadequate protection against the flu. This limited effectiveness was due to a mutation that occurred in the influenza A (H3N2) vaccine strain, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This vaccine mutation resulted from an egg-based manufacturing process commonly used today. This year’s flu vaccine may also be imperfect, said Scott Hensley, author of the new study and an associate profe...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Flu Vaccine Local TV Source Type: news

Medical Terrorists at Large! NMA panel suggests no American has the right to refuse experimental vaccinations and children must be held down by police while injected
(Natural News) Are you ready for your front door to be kicked in by a CDC swat team and your children to be held down at gunpoint while being injected with the latest experimental vaccines for anthrax, zika, ebola, HPV, measles, chicken pox, swine flu, influenza, and whatever else they think up this year? The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The risk of type 1 diabetes not increased by swine flu vaccine Pandemrix
A study in children published inDiabetologiareports that Pandemrix increased neither the risk of developing autoantibodies against insulin-producing beta cells nor the occurrence of type 1 diabetes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

An Upbeat Mood May Boost Your Flu Shot ’ s Effectiveness
Older people who are in a good mood when they get a flu shot have a better immune response. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Swine Influenza Psychology and Psychologists Immune System Source Type: news

Puzzling study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage
A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Study: Women Who Had Miscarriages Were More Likely To Have Received Flu Shots
NEW YORK (AP) — A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu. Vaccine experts think the results may reflect the older age and other miscarriage risks for the women, and not the flu shots. Health officials say there is no reason to change the government recommendation that all pregnant women be vaccinated against the flu. They say the flu itself is a much greater danger to women and their fetuses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reached out to a do...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Vaccine Miscarriage Source Type: news

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage
A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies suggests that women who received yearly vaccinations against swine flu between 2010 and 2012 had more miscarriages than others (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AAP: Still a'No' to FluMist for Upcoming Flu Season
(MedPage Today) -- This year's influenza A (H1N1) strain differs from 2016-2017 vaccine (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Painless' flu vaccine skin patch shows promise
Conclusion Further testing in larger trials needs to be done to be sure these initial results hold true and that the vaccine patch is safe and effective. This is the first time these flu microneedle patches have been tested on humans, and the study was relatively small, with only 100 participants. But if the results are confirmed, this new method of delivering the flu vaccination could make a big difference. The patches could have several main advantages over traditional injections: they may be preferred by people who dislike needles and avoid vaccination because of the fear of pain it may be quicker and easier to admi...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Medication Swine flu Source Type: news