Friday, March 27, 2015

Cold, Flu, Allergy

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Unless you've been hiding in a cave somewhere, you are aware of the flu situation. Here are tips for keeping our lives as healthy and safe as possible.
US-HEALTH-WHO-FLU:Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns
The annual scourge known as the flu is always a serious health threat, and this season's version is particularly nasty.
Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows
This year's flu season is officially on the wane. It peaked in January, and 12 states - including Pennsylvania and New Jersey - reported low levels of influenza-like illness in the week ending Feb. 14, according to federal health officials.
A special protein enhances sleep’s healing power and speeds flu recovery
How many times has a grandmother recommended sleep to calm the flu? Now, science is showing that she’s right – thanks to help from a special brain protein. The finding could lead to some novel treatments to help the body fight the flu virus, sprayed right up the nose.
Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication
California study found certain areas have high numbers of parents who forgo immunizing kids
Stephanie Stahl reports there is a big increase in the number of flu cases compared to this same time last year.
It's not too late to get vaccinated, doctors stress
FDA cites preparedness for intentional release of deadly bacteria
Know your triggers, expert says
Expert offers tips to minimize discomfort