Health News

FDA expands Tamiflu’s use to treat children younger than 1 year
The US Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) to treat children as young as 2 weeks old who have shown symptoms of flu for no longer than two days.
Flu Season Off to an Early Start
Last year's flu season was unusually mild. But this year is getting an unusually early start, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Forecasting Flu Like the Weather?
Overcast with a chance of flu? With a flu prediction system that works like weather forecasts, you might hear about an influenza front closing in on your region.
FDA approves first seasonal influenza vaccine manufactured using cell culture technology
The US Food and Drug Administration announced today the approval of Flucelvax, the first seasonal influenza vaccine licensed in the United States produced using cultured animal cells, instead of fertilized chicken eggs.
Autism Link to Flu in Pregnancy is Weak
Getting sick while pregnant may make expectant moms feel even more ill at ease. Will the illness affect your child? Can it increase his or her risk of autism? So far, it seems unlikely.
Can Flu Shots Help Hearts?
Getting a jab for the flu might do more than protect you from coming down with it. It might actually lower your risk of a heart attack. Two recent studies have found a possible benefit for your heart from the flu vaccine.
Even for Healthy Kids, Flu Can Be Deadly
So you think your kid is as healthy as a horse, and getting a flu shot is an unnecessary precaution? Think again: Even children with no other health conditions can lose a battle with flu.
Is This Flu, or Just a Cold?
Cold and flu season is approaching with the advent of colder weather and the winter months. How do you tell the difference between the two illnesses?
West Nile Outbreak is Not Over Yet
We're not out of the mosquito-infested woods yet. Cases of West Nile are still being reported, keeping 2012 on track to be the second-worst year for the illness in America.
Why Do College Kids Avoid Flu Shots?
College students were at high risk for infection during the H1N1 “swine flu” outbreak in 2009. So why did so many avoid the free flu shots offered by their campus' health clinics?