Latest flu-like illness Stories

2011-09-19 22:53:16

Flu rates among two- to four-year-olds decline 34 percent following changes in U.S. vaccine policy; study is first to use real time hospital data to evaluate policy change Recent policies calling for vaccinating preschool-aged children against the flu led to a 34 percent decline in influenza cases in this age group, according to researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and McGill University. The findings, which revealed smaller declines in other age groups as well, arose from a study that...

2010-01-28 13:45:00

A new study suggests that you may want to stock up on face masks and hand sanitizer during a flu pandemic, Reuters reported. Dr. Allison E. Aiello of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her colleagues found that college students living in residency halls who wore masks for a few hours a day and regularly used alcohol-based hand sanitizer cut their risk of coming down with flu-like illness by up to half. Aiello told Reuters Health in an interview that they think it probably would...

2008-12-02 09:52:00

CINCINNATI, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What is the T Zone? It is the mucous membranes of your eyes, nose or mouth. Touching your mucous membranes is how most germs enter your body and grow to make you sick. Touching the T Zone is also referred to as direct inoculation or contamination, eye rubbing, nose picking, nail biting and many other descriptors. By simply increasing public awareness about this habit you will help reduce flu and flu-like illness this winter. It is also one of...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.