flu Headlines

  • Shocking revelation only a quarter of Australian kids get flu vaccine

    The weather might be warming up but that does not mean flu season is over. Statistics show the worst could be to come, with highest number of flu cases occurring in late August last year.

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  • Thailand's Queen Sirikit, 86, admitted to hospital with flu

    BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand's Queen Sirikit is being treated in a hospital for the flu, the royal palace announced Monday.The announcement from the Royal...

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  • Weed Killer in Your Cereal? Maybe, But Don't Panic

    Social media feeds have been swamped by news that the advocacy organization Environmental Working Group found traces of the pesticide glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, in certain popular breakfast cereals like Cheerios. While the headlines have alarmed parents, there are several reasons not to panic, NBC News reported. Research by the EWG, which actively campaigns against glyphosate, was not published in a peer-reviewed journal, the amounts found were far below the allowable limits,...

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  • Pfizer bets on biotech flu vaccine in $425 mln BioNTech alliance

    FRANKFURT, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Pfizer has agreed to pay German biotech firm BioNTech up to $425 million in an alliance to develop more effective influenza...

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  • FDA Recalls Are Reminder China Controls Much of Drug Supply

    The Food and Drug Administration has broadened a recall of the common blood pressure drug valsartan, saying some batches around the world have been contaminated with a potentially cancer-causing chemical, and the warning has served as a reminder of a drug market that's increasingly outsourced to other countries, NBC News reported.  While no product sold in the United States has been found to be contaminated, the FDA says the process used to make some generic versions has the potential to...

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  • Brazil great Ronaldo leaves hospital after bout with flu

    Brazil soccer great Ronaldo says he has been discharged from a hospital in Ibiza, where he had been treated for flu since Friday.The 41-year-old Ronaldo, a...

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  • Two people are recovering from swine flu in Michigan

    They caught it from a pig likely at a fair in July.

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  • Ronaldo discharged from Ibiza hospital after heavy flu

    IBIZA, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Former Brazil and Real Madrid striker Ronaldo Nazario was discharged from an Ibiza hospital on Tuesday after suffering "heavy flu"...

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  • Patients Volunteer for Hep C-Infected Donor Kidneys in Study

    A transplant patient has a new kidney and is free of hepatitis C after deciding to take an infected kidney rather than staying on dialysis. Elliott Stevens of Suitland, Maryland, said dialysis took a toll on him. A married father of two with a long career delivering packages for FedEx, his kidneys started to fail him in his 50s. Suspected Serial Flasher Arrested in Arlington County “I was hooked to a machine for four hours, three days a week, which after treatment from the dialysis, after...

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  • Ronaldo to be released from hospital on Monday after suffering...

    The Brazilian great retired in 2011.

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  • 436 Confirmed Sick After Eating McDonald's Salad

    The CDC is now reporting that 436 people have been diagnosed with an intestinal illness after consuming salads at McDonald’s restaurants.  The laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis have been reported in 15 states after customers ate salads at the restaurant’s locations. Expert: Wildfire Management No Longer a 'Seasonal Job' In its initial announcement July 13, the CDC reported 61 cases. As of last week, there were 395 cases.  Over 200 cases have now been reported in Illinois and Iowa...

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  • Health Officials Warn About Surge in Mosquitoes

    All of the recent rain has lead to an increase in mosquitoes and concern about West Nile virus. News4's Chris Gordon has more on how Fairfax County is trying to control the mosquito population.

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  • You are more likely to get flu from a fat person: Heavier people shed the virus longer, study finds

    The US study, led by the University of Michigan, found that obese adults with flu symptoms were infectious with the influenza A virus for 42 per cent longer than those of normal weight.

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  • Walmart Drug Program Often Cheaper Than Medicare: Study

    It's often cheaper for some Medicare patients to buy prescription drugs through Walmart's $4 generic program than through their own health insurance, according to a study out Monday. The study's lead author told NBC News it's more evidence that patients can't always rely on health insurance for reasonable prices on their prescriptions. Family Says Suspect in Toronto Shooting Had Mental Problems "Twenty percent of the time, at least, we should go to Walmart," said Dr. Joseph Ross of the Yale...

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  • Kim Kardashian 'rushed Kanye West to hospital for flu' after rapper got 'worse and worse'

    Kim Kardashian took husband Kanye West to the hospital on Sunday, according to TMZ . The 37-year-old reality star rushed him to West Hills Hospital because of the flu.

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