Influenza http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25432/all en CDC says pneumonia, flu were 7.3 pct of US deaths last week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cdc-says-pneumonia-flu-were-73-pct-us-deaths-last-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - The proportion of all deaths in the United States last week caused by pneumonia and influenza reached 7.3 percent, above the epidemic threshold of 7.2 percent, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.</p> <p>Only the Southwest and California had "normal" flu activity last week, the agency said. The other nine regions had "elevated" activity, confirming that seasonal flu has spread across the country and reached high levels several weeks before the usual time of late January or February.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/cdc-says-pneumonia-flu-were-73-pct-us-deaths-last-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Influenza Medicine Technology Vaccines Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733214 at http://www.globalpost.com BRIEF-High levels of flu "may continue for a number of weeks" - CDC official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/brief-high-levels-flu-may-continue-number-weeks-cdc-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - CDC * U.S. high levels of flu "may continue for a number of weeks" - CDC official</p> Influenza Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733246 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Flu reaches epidemic level in U.S., says CDC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-flu-reaches-epidemic-level-us-says-cdc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Nine of 10 U.S. regions have "elevated" flu activity</p> <p>* Scientists say vaccine is 62 percent effective</p> <p>* Flu may have peaked early in some regions</p> <p>By Sharon Begley</p> <p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - Influenza has officially reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with 7.3 percent of deaths last week caused by pneumonia and the flu, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-flu-reaches-epidemic-level-us-says-cdc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Health Influenza Labor Medicine Religion Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733250 at http://www.globalpost.com Flu vaccine not linked to fetal death: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/flu-vaccine-not-linked-fetal-death-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - Getting the flu vaccine while pregnant does not increase the odds that the fetus will die in the womb, according to a Norwegian study that looked at tens of thousands of women.</p> <p>"Vaccination itself was not associated with increased fetal mortality and may have reduced the risk of influenza-related death during the pandemic" of 2009, said a team led by Siri Habert of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/flu-vaccine-not-linked-fetal-death-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Influenza Medicine Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735378 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/reuters-health-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Insight: U.S. government investment gives flu vaccines a shot in the arm</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/reuters-health-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Influenza Influenza vaccine Vaccines Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736715 at http://www.globalpost.com INSIGHT-Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/insight-evidence-grows-narcolepsy-link-gsk-swine-flu-shot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent</p> <p>STOCKHOLM, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Emelie Olsson is plagued by hallucinations and nightmares. When she wakes up, she's often paralysed, unable to breathe properly or call for help. During the day she can barely stay awake, and often misses school or having fun with friends. She is only 14, but at times she has wondered if her life is worth living.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/insight-evidence-grows-narcolepsy-link-gsk-swine-flu-shot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Influenza Medicine Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 07:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737593 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/reuters-health-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Meninigitis-linked pharmacy owners got millions: court papers</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/reuters-health-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Health Influenza Labor Medicine Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:15:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737720 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/reuters-health-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Creditors probe meningitis-linked pharmacy owners' pay</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/reuters-health-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Health Hospitality Influenza Labor Law Medicine Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:15:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738009 at http://www.globalpost.com Work resumes on bird flu studies that raised bioterrorism fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-12 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects day to Wednesday throughout)</p> <p>* Scientists halted research voluntarily a year ago</p> <p>* US raised concerns virus could be used by terrorists</p> <p>* Benefits of studies outweigh risks, scientists say</p> <p>By Kate Kelland</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Scientists around the world declared an end on Wednesday to a moratorium on research into mutant forms of the deadly H5N1 bird flu that can be transmitted directly among mammals and had raised international biosecurity concerns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Epidemiology Influenza Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:15:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738417 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Bird flu studies, halted over terrorism fear, to resume http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-bird-flu-studies-halted-over-terrorism-fear-resume <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Scientists halted research voluntarily a year ago</p> <p>* US raised concerns virus could be used by terrorists</p> <p>* Benefits of studies outweigh risks, scientists say (Adds details, quotes from Dutch and Japanese researchers)</p> <p>By Kate Kelland</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Scientists around the world declared an end on Wednesday to a moratorium on researching mutant forms of the deadly H5N1 bird flu that had raised international biosecurity concerns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-bird-flu-studies-halted-over-terrorism-fear-resume" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Epidemiology Influenza Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:45:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738469 at http://www.globalpost.com Swine flu infected 1 in 5, death rate low, study shows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/swine-flu-infected-1-5-death-rate-low-study-shows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Children affected more than in seasonal flu outbreaks</p> <p>* Data will help mould response to future outbreaks</p> <p>By Kate Kelland</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - At least one in five people worldwide were infected with swine flu during the first year of the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic, an international research group said on Friday, but the death rate was just 0.02 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/swine-flu-infected-1-5-death-rate-low-study-shows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Influenza Medicine Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:00:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739489 at http://www.globalpost.com Insurers tally flu's costs as U.S. epidemic continues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/insurers-tally-flus-costs-us-epidemic-continues <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Caroline Humer</p> <p>NEW YORK Jan 24 (Reuters) - The bills for the flu - at epidemic levels in the United States this winter - are piling up.</p> <p>The nation's three largest insurers, UnitedHealth Group Inc , WellPoint Inc, and Aetna Inc, have paid at least $100 million more than usual this year to cover doctor and hospital visits by people with the flu.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/insurers-tally-flus-costs-us-epidemic-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Health Influenza Labor Law Medicine Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739603 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Could going veg lower your risk of heart disease?</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vegetarians are one-third less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease than meat and fish eaters, according to a new UK study. Earlier research has also suggested that non-meat eaters have fewer heart problems, researchers said, but it wasn't clear if other lifestyle differences, including exercise and smoking habits, might also play into that.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Health Influenza Labor Medicine Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:16:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742229 at http://www.globalpost.com Bird flu claims fifth Cambodian victim this year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/bird-flu-claims-fifth-cambodian-victim-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A five-year-old Cambodian girl has died from bird flu, bringing the country's toll from the deadly virus to five so far this year, the World Health Organization said on Friday.</p> <p>The girl, from the southern province of Takeo, died on Thursday in hospital and tests confirmed that she had contracted the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, the WHO said in a joint statement with the Cambodian health ministry.</p> <p>She had come into contact with poultry prior to becoming sick, the statement said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/bird-flu-claims-fifth-cambodian-victim-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Epidemiology Influenza Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 World Health Organization AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 06:00:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749682 at http://www.globalpost.com INSIGHT-GSK vaccine ingredient scrutinised for narcolepsy clues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/insight-gsk-vaccine-ingredient-scrutinised-narcolepsy-clues <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Mounting evidence of a link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix flu shot and a spike in narcolepsy cases among children in Europe is putting one of the vaccine's key ingredients, AS03, under intense scrutiny.</p> <p>The ingredient is one of a class of pharmaceuticals known as adjuvants, or boosters, designed to turbo charge the potency of a vaccine and the body's immune response to it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/insight-gsk-vaccine-ingredient-scrutinised-narcolepsy-clues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Health Influenza Medicine Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:00:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749789 at http://www.globalpost.com