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Swine flu is back in the UK

The potentially deadly swine flu is back in the UK, following reports that 2 people have been hospitalised after contracting the virus, confirmed yesterday by health officials. Both patients have been diagnosed has having the H1N1 strain of influenza, and … Continue reading

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Tamiflu IS effective against the flu, study finds

It caused a widespread debate back in 2009 when the government spent £500million stockpiling it, but new research has emerged that backs up the efficacy of flu treatment Tamiflu. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) hit headlines six years ago when it became one … Continue reading

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Achoo! Do you have a cold or flu?

The winter season for the majority of the Northern Hemisphere is not a pleasant time. Temperatures often plunge into the minuses as snow makes a regular appearance, as does ice, resulting in inevitable pandemonium for vehicle drivers and walking pedestrians. … Continue reading

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GPs can prescribe Tamiflu to fight influenza

The Health Protection Agency’s (HPA) recently released health data show that GP consultations for influenza have risen – particularly amongst children and young people. The HPA figures show that for the week prior to Christmas, weekly primary care consultation rates … Continue reading

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Animal owners warned they could pass the flu to their pets

With the weather starting to change as we approach the winter months, temperatures are noticeably dropping, scarves and gloves are being dusted off for use and unfortunately many of us will be struck down with colds and influenza. If you … Continue reading

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