January 21, 2010 An antibody treatment for Clostridium difficile showed promise in protecting patients from infection with the bacterium, a leading cause of severe diarrhea in hospitals.
January 20, 2010 Have you been vaccinated against the swine flu? We finally got the shot, and it was no big deal.
A syringe and vials of swine flu vaccine at a hospital in Essen, Germany, last year.
January 13, 2010 Who's on the hook to pay for swine flu vaccine still in the pipeline? Is it the governments, which pushed vaccine makers to stretch their capacity to the limit last summer? Or will it be the companies that took a gamble they'd be compensated for a...
January 7, 2010 Keep it simple, Doc. That's the lesson of two studies published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, which offer simple ways to save lives, like bathing patients and swabbing their noses with antibiotic ointment.
December 29, 2009 The head of the World Health Organization said it is premature to declare victory over the swine flu virus. The pandemic will continue to evolve for six months to a year.
December 18, 2009 Federal officials expect 100 million doses of vaccine to have been shipped by today. Across the country public health authorities are easing restrictions that had reserved the shots for people at high risk, such as pregnant women and kids.
December 15, 2009 Four batches of shots made by Sanofi Aventis lost some of their potency after leaving the factory. The CDC says there's no safety hazard and doesn't recommend repeating vaccinations.
December 10, 2009 Cases of H1N1 might be on the decline, but public health departments are still dealing with the fallout.
December 9, 2009 Maybe it's safety fears, or maybe it's the relatively low level of flu activity this fall in Europe. But the European reaction to swine flu vaccination has largely been a big shrug.
December 9, 2009 Despite repeated government calls to "Get yer flu shots," the same number of Americans stepped up to get seasonal flu shots this year as last — about a third of all adults.
December 4, 2009 An e-mail that asks people to register their swine flu vaccination status isn't from the CDC and is instead a spam scam.
November 30, 2009 Only 73 illnesses and five deaths were attributed to the H1N1 flu virus among 2.5 million pilgrims who journeyed to Mecca.
November 25, 2009 The CDC says wash your hands and cover your coughs and sneezes. If you're feeling sick, please stay home.
November 24, 2009 Staph infections from the community are showing up in hospitals more and more, making the problem of drug-resistant infections more complex.
November 24, 2009 A guidance proposing an ethical "framework" for rationing scarce ventilators in the event of a severe influenza pandemic arrived yesterday in relative silence.
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