Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cold, Flu, Allergy

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If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year
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.
Next season's shot includes last year's missing strain
How parents can help relieve kids' hay fever symptoms
And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children
Doctors predict a shorter but rougher stretch of coughing, sneezing and wheezing
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.
US-HEALTH-WHO-FLU:Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns
Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows
Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says
If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year
Certain sound frequencies alert mind to potential trouble, researchers say
But cause of most cases is never identified, CDC reports