Swine Flu

A Year Ago I Almost Died

J.J. Barnes | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

A year ago today I was eighteen weeks pregnant and I had contracted swine flu, though at the time nobody knew that.  My mother-in-law came round and found me lying on the sofa in agony, throwing up, and feeling faint.  She was frightened for me and phoned my dad.

Flu Outbreak: Schools Issue Guidance To Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Parents

A flu outbreak in England has prompted some schools in the South West to issue guidance for parents to keep children off school for a week if they are...

This Very Simple Action Can Stop Flu Spreading

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Vaccinations provide an effective form of response in the face of a flu outbreak, but there may be a far more simple way to halt illness. Staying ...

Scientist Creates Unstoppable Swine Flu Because... Er...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

A US-based scientist has confirmed that his team have successfully created a deadly version of the H1N1 virus which is able to evade the human immune ...

Ministers Spent £500m On 'Toxic' Flu Drug That's Totally 'Useless'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

Hundreds of millions of pounds spent stockpiling an anti-viral drug to combat a flu pandemic was a complete waste of money, a new report has claimed. ...

H7N9 Bird Flu: A New Threat of Just a 2013 Sequel?

Marek Doyle | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marek Doyle

Hollywood loves a good pandemic. Whether it's 28 Days Later, Quarantine or I Am Legend, the high-drama plot of a deadly infection is hardly a new concept. But does real life bear comparison to such storylines? Are we being treated to yet another drab sequel?

Swine Flu Jab Given To Children 'May Cause Narcolepsy'

PA | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK

A swine flu jab which was given to hundreds of thousands of children carried an increased risk of developing the sleep disorder narcolepsy, research s...

Flu Shot During Pregnancy Could Lower Risk Of Stillborn Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Canadian research has revealed that mothers who have flu shots during pregnancy reap unexpected health rewards for their babies. Researchers at the...

Swine Flu Vaccine Linked To Sleep Disorder

PA | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The swine flu vaccine may have been responsible for a sudden increase in cases of narcolepsy among schoolchildren in Finland, a study has found. Th...

Twelve Dead In Indian Swine Flu Outbreak

Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

An outbreak of swine flu has led to the deaths of 12 people in India, according to the country’s health ministry. Five people have died in the no...

Doctors Doubt Effectiveness Of Antiviral Drug Tamiflu

PA | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The effects of antiviral drug Tamiflu - which was stockpiled by the Government at the height of the swine flu pandemic - are still uncertain, research...

Parents Blame Swine Flu Vaccine For Child's Narcolepsy

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A mother whose six-year-old son developed narcolepsy three weeks after he had the swine flu vaccine claims the jab triggered the illness. Caroline ...

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Beat The Bug - Battle The Winter Germs The Natural Way

HuffingtonPost.com | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

From the depletion in numbers at the office to the incessant sniffing and chorus of coughs on the bus, there is no escaping the fact that the cold and...