Influenza vaccine

In this Jan. 14, 2014 photo, Daniel Bennett, 26, who is taking part in research for a better flu vaccine, sits in isolation as he remains quarantined after having live flu virus sprayed into his nose at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Want to get the flu? Volunteers sneeze for science

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses. It may sound bizarre, but the rare type […]

01/27/2014

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Flu season starting a little more normally

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say the flu season seems to be getting off to more normal start this year. Reports of the flu have been increasing, particularly in the South. But it’s nothing like […]

12/12/2013

Testosterone treatments linked with heart risks

CHICAGO (AP) — A big new study says older men who use testosterone supplements may face increased risks for heart attacks, strokes and death. Those risks were seen in veterans with low testosterone levels and […]

11/05/2013

A flu shot being administered. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Study: High-dose flu shot better protects seniors

ATLANTA (AP) — A long-awaited study shows that a high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot. Standard flu vaccines are only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and […]

10/23/2013

A flu shot being administered. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

LA County orders healthcare workers to get flu shots

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County’s top public health official today ordered all healthcare personnel in acute care hospitals and other licensed medical facilities to get a flu shot or wear a protective mask. […]

10/15/2013

A flu shot being administered. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

More kids protected from flu; CDC says keep it up

WASHINGTON (AP) — More children than ever got vaccinated against the flu last year, and health officials urged families Thursday to do even better this time around. Far too many young and middle-aged adults still […]

09/26/2013

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Flu shot season begins

PASADENA (CNS) – Starting Saturday, Kaiser Permanente will offer flu vaccines at clinics across Southern California. “The flu is a highly contagious respiratory infection that can cause serious complications, even lead to death,” said Dr. […]

09/25/2013

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First flu case reported in Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CNS) – Health officials today confirmed the first case of flu in Long Beach, prompting a call for residents to get vaccinated. “Everyone age 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine […]

09/24/2013

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Severe egg allergy? There’s now a flu shot for you

ATLANTA (AP) — People with serious egg allergies may no longer have to worry about flu shots. A federal advisory panel on Thursday said a new vaccine that’s made without eggs is an option for […]

06/20/2013

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CDC: 105 US children died this flu season

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu season is winding down, and it has killed 105 children — about the average toll. The flu season started earlier than usual and ended up being moderately severe.

03/22/2013

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