New flu strain killing kids

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year’s flu season started early and has been deadly. As of Dec. 20, at least 15 children have died of the virus this year, which is a significant jump from the four deaths that occurred at the same time last year. Compounding the problem is the fact that current […]

3rd cruise ship ports with sick passengers

Before you start booking those spring break cruises, you may want to rethink cruising after a third cruise ship has returned to its port with a large number of sick passengers and employees. The 3,104 passenger vessel reported over 180 individuals had fallen ill with a gastrointestinal illness that the cruise line suspected was norovirus, […]

North America sees 1st H5N1 bird flu death in Canada

Canadian health officials confirmed on Wednesday that a fatal case of H5N1 bird flu has been reported in Canada being the first case in North America. The victim was a traveler from China when symptoms first appeared while on a flight to Canada from Beijing on Dec. 27. Health Minister of Canada Rona Ambrose reported […]

Mystery flu-like illness kills 4 in Houston

Dathany Reed had flu-like symptoms when he was admitted in late November to Conroe Regional Medical Center. A few hours later, he was on life support, however, not quite sure of the cause of death. The mother of Dathany, Odessa Reed said her son, a father of three children, had been “full of energy and […]

Swine flu causes major spike in flu cases

Flu season is kicking off in full swing this year. The main strain circulating in the USA is the H1N1 virus, which caused the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010. It is most dangerous to pregnant women and young children and has already taken the lives of four children in the U.S. since Sept. 29, 2013, […]

Food that boosts the immune system and help prevent flu

Certain foods are known to help keep the immune system boosted enough to fight off germs that may invade the body. Vitamin C and other vital nutrients in these foods will help you stay healthy all year long. Click here to see which foods are best at keeping your immune system healthy to fight off […]

Flu outbreak 2013: A new stomach virus more potent, harder to kill

While the nation is on the lookout for the worst influenza strain to crash ashore in more than a decade, there is another potent and hard-to-kill stomach virus hunched in the tall weeds of American society and it can strike its prey easier than the flu bug. It is called the norovirus, better known as […]

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