flu Headlines

  • Get your flu jabs next week, NHS tells thousands of over-65s after vaccine shortages at GPs

    The NHS had run out of the vaccine as the harsh winter months set in, with flu season peaking in December. GPs have criticised the new system - Fluad - calling them a 'complete debacle'.

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  • Why you won't be scarred for life for much longer! Britain's first specialist wound hub opens

    The Countess of Wessex is pictured opening The Centre for Conflict Wound Research at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital yesterday. Acid-attack victims are among those who are set to benefit.

  • Common cold, or is it the flu? How to tell the difference

    Several states have already begun reporting flu-related deaths. Whether you’re the type who runs for the clinic as soon as the flu shot comes out, or you don’t believe in it, the virus is out there, and none of us are immune. The problem is, flu symptoms can be similar to those that accompany the common cold. So how can you tell the difference? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colds are typically milder than the flu. People who get a cold are more likely to have a...

  • A shot to save grandma: If vaccination rates rise just 1 percentage point, 807 won't die from flu

    A natural disaster is bearing down on our country, one assured to take the lives of thousands and hospitalize tens of thousands more: the annual flu epidemic. Last year's strains were particularly virulent, with 900,000 Americans hospitalized and more than 80,000 people dying from the flu or its...

  • 12 things you should know about the flu virus

    Health experts explain why now is the time to get vaccinated - and how to avoid catching flu. By Lisa Salmon.

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  • Virginia Hospital Uses Patients’ DNA to Customize Treatment

    A Virginia hospital is using genetic testing to customize patients’ medication and minimize the side effects of surgery. It’s difficult to know how someone will respond to prescription medications or anaesthesia, but doctors are able to use a patient’s DNA to determine which drugs will be the most effective. National Landing? Amazon News Spurs Jokes, Confusion in DC In August, Catherine Hanson, an English teacher at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia, was diagnosed with breast...