Monthly Archives: January 2013

Pregnant women urged to get flu vaccination over the usual flu remedies

Experts are urging pregnant women to rethink their usual habits when treating the dreaded flu virus. Most people wouldn’t think twice before heading to the pharmacy for the latest “flu remedy” but expectant mothers have been urged to speak to their obstetrician before

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Posted in Flu News, Flu Vaccines

Study Shows Flu virus “knows when to attack”

A study in the Cell Reports journal has shown that the flu has an in-built clock which tells the virus exactly when to strike to have the maximum impact on the host. Researchers have discovered that the virus slowly accumulates

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New York State declares influenza emergency in wake of epidemic

Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State has declared a public health emergency as the influenza epidemic continues to grip the country. The state has seen record cases of the flu with almost 20,000 cases reported this season. A figure more

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Swine Flu H1N1 deaths in China mark the first deadly cases in Beijing since 2010

Chinese state media has reported that two Chinese women have died in the capital in the past 10 days from the Swine flu H1N1 virus. The two cases mark the first deaths from the virus in the capital since 2010. According to a

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Flu Q&A: Are Flu vaccinations safe for children?

With the flu season in full swing many parents will be considering giving their child / children a flu vaccination to boost their protection against the virus. Flu shots are already given regularly to the elderly but like many parents, you’ll be

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Flu cases increase by almost half in a fortnight

According to figures from the Health Protection Agency, consultations for patients in England with flu symptoms rose  from 23 per 100,000 in mid-December to 33 per 100,000 in the week ending December 30th. Scotland and Northern Ireland also saw similar increases with consultation rates of

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Over a million people in the UK stuck down by norovirus

According to figures from Health Protection Agency (HPA) over a million people in the UK have been infected by the winter vomiting bug also known as the dreaded norovirus. The figures reveal that a infections in 2012 were 83 per cent higher

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“Catch it. Bin it. Kill it” Campaign kicks off to help reduce seasonal flu infections

Today the UK Department of Health (DH) has launched the “Catch it. Bin it. Kill it” campaign to help kerb flu infections. The campaign is aimed at helping to reduce flu infections rates by urging the public to carry tissues, use

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