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2013-11-27 13:16:23

People with health insurance are more likely to use preventive services such as flu shots and health screenings to reduce their risk of serious illness, but they are no more likely than people without health insurance to engage in risky health behaviors such as smoking or gaining weight, researchers at UC Davis and University of Rochester have found. The findings, published in the November-December issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, contradict the common concern...

2009 H1N1 Virus Death Toll Ten Times Higher Than Official Worldwide Estimates
2013-11-27 08:15:39

George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services A research team consisting of more than 60 collaborators in 26 countries has estimated the global death toll from the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus to be 10 times higher than the World Health Organization's count, which was based on laboratory-confirmed cases of this flu. The study, which appears online in PLOS Medicine, suggests that the pandemic virus caused up to 203,000 respiratory deaths around the world....

2013-11-25 23:02:08

People with health insurance are more likely to use preventive services such as flu shots and health screenings to reduce their risk of serious illness, but they are no more likely than people without health insurance to engage in risky health behaviors such as smoking or gaining weight, researchers at UC Davis and University of Rochester have found. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 People with health insurance are more likely to use preventive services such as flu shots and...

2013-11-22 23:33:27

Easy Protection from Flu Virus Now Available to Houston Residents Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 With flu season almost here, many residents across the Houston area are starting to think about calling their healthcare provider to schedule an appointment for their flu vaccination. However, some may be putting off making their appointment because they have a fear of needles or because they have an aversion or allergy to preservatives found in common vaccinations. The good news is...

2013-11-19 13:11:35

SDSU geography professor Ming-Hsiang Tsou's method of using Twitter to track the spread of influenza is producing results A social media–monitoring program led by San Diego State University geography professor Ming-Hsiang Tsou could help physicians and health officials learn when and where severe outbreaks are occurring in real time. In results published last month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Tsou demonstrated that his technique might allow officials to more quickly and...

2013-11-19 08:29:41

Approaching Flu Season, DebMed Shares Must-Know Hand Hygiene Information for Patients and Clinicians Alike CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The dreaded flu season is imminent and that means an increase in emergency visits and hospital admissions. While the United States usually sees a peak in the seasonal flu in January and February, outbreaks can occur as early as October according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. DebMed(®), creator of the world's first...

2013-11-18 23:26:00

Eye Care Can Help Preventing and Treat Flu Says Water and Eye Health Research Sharon Kleyne, Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Everyone is familiar with “flu eyes,” the itching, burning, watering, redness and eye fatigue that often accompanies colds and influenza in winter. According to water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne, eyes are a major port of entry for cold and flu viruses and bacteria and maintaining healthy eyes can help avoid...

2013-11-18 08:27:47

Survey Finds Cold & Flu Ushers in a World of Worry for Moms with Young Children FT. WASHINGTON, Pa., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sniffles, fevers, coughs and sneezes are common this time of year, leaving many moms concerned about keeping their children on the road to good health. According to an online study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the makers of TYLENOL® and Parents magazine, 70 percent of moms with young children(1) are more worried about their child's health during...

2013-11-15 23:03:41

Missing school, holiday activities, and family events due to illness is no way to spend the holidays, Dr. Marta Katalenas offers advice on how to protect your family during the holiday season from the flu. Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 By getting your family vaccinated early in the flu season, you can reduce the chance of illness running through your house during the holidays and protect your kids from bringing the virus home from school. Yet, every year, many parents don’t...

2013-11-14 08:34:21

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hygiene Council - a body of leading international experts in the field of microbiology and virology supported by an unrestricted grant from Reckitt Benckiser, the parent company of the LYSOL(®) brand - released a new study indicating that moms are not always clear on which germs are harmful to their families' health and why it is important to protect against them. Some germs lead to coughs, sneezes and upset stomachs that may result in...