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H7N9 Influenza: Most Patients Critically Ill by Poh Tin Tan Posted Sun 28 Apr 2013 12:00am Troy Brown Apr 25, 2013   Most of the 82 patients studied who developed H7N9 became critically ill and were epidemiologically unrelated, according to an analysis of data obtained from field investigations of cases that occurred in China before April 17, 2013. Human-to-human transmission between close contacts has ... Read on »
The Elder Mother’s Pantry: A Bioregional Herbal Materia Medica for Influenza and Other Cold-Weather Ailments by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 01 Oct 2009 10:05pm This is for the October blogparty on Bioregional Cold/Flu Herbs, hosted by Rosalee of Methow Valley Herbs. As the colder weather begins to move into the northerly reaches and higher eleveations of the Western hemisphere, there’s been much talk of the dreaded H1N1 as well as other virulent strains of cold and flu. The most important action yo ... Read on »
2,000 students at Washington State University – Reporting H1N1 Flu by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 06 Sep 2009 10:21pm This was a surprise early in the season with the number of cases being almost 25% of the university and many just stayed at home and some of those were possibly not reported.  As we all know the flu season usually starts when the weather changes, but except for the last week here in southern California, it has been a mild, cooler summer than norm ... Read on »
Surviving Cold and Flu Season When You're Chronically Ill - Part One by Selena Facebook Posted Tue 05 Feb 2013 1:31pm Time flies when you are sick in bed!  January is over and I spent most of last month being sick with the flu or recovering from it. With this season's flu widespread in most states and an epidemic is some, I'm not the only one who has gotten or will get ill. So let me share with you my strategies for dealing with viral illnesses on top ... Read on »
New Brunswick's H1N1 (Swine Flu) Vaccine Autism Experiment by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 Oct 2009 10:00pm New Brunswick is about to conduct its own H1N1 Vaccine Autism experiment. The H1N1 vaccines used here will contain both thimerosal AND unspecified adjuvants. As with most public health authorities the NB government information is not balanced concerning the possible risks associated with the vaccines generally and specifically with respect to pos ... Read on »
Swine research confirms flu shots can increase risk of flu and cause more severe illness/ CIDRAP by Meryl Nass Posted Mon 02 Sep 2013 1:05pm Meantime, new research by US government scientists confirms what Canadian (and some other) researchers have been saying for years:  flu shots can actually increase your risk of developing influenza.  In a piece titled  Swine study suggests flu vaccination may sometimes backfire , researchers found that vaccinating pigs for flu could also give t ... Read on »
Friday flu shot by Vincent Racaniello Posted Fri 11 Jan 2013 12:00am Yesterday many US newspapers carried front-page stories on the severity of influenza so far this season. The New York Times story began with “It is not your imagination more people you know are sick this winter, even people who have had flu shots.” Is this really a bad flu season? Before we answer that question, I would like to complain a ... Read on »
Sick of Flu by Dr. Country Doctor .. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 06 Nov 2009 10:00pm I made it through the week and a half or so it takes for the H1N1 influenza vaccine to take hold, but the flu has still taken quite a toll on me. Normally I refer to this time of the year as my Hunting Season Lull, but with at least a half dozen patients with influenza-like illness in my schedule every day I'm not sure I've ever been quite so ... Read on »
How serious is the Novel H1N1 influenza infection? by Vaidyan Charakan Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:14pm Since I first posted about 'Swine flu' in April a large amount of information has been accumulated about this on going pandemic. Here is an update. What is influenza (flu)? Influenza (flu) is a viral infection. People often use the term "flu" to describe any kind of mild illness, such as a cold or a stomach upset, that has symptoms like the flu ... Read on »
“GOOGLE FLU TRENDS” A POWERFUL EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 11 Jan 2012 10:03pm Johns Hopkins Medicine News Release Monitoring Internet search traffic about influenza may prove to be a better way for hospital emergency rooms to prepare for a surge in sick patients compared to waiting for outdated government flu case reports. A report on the value of the Internet search tool for emergency depa ... Read on »