The new H1N1 vaccine being a mere recipe change from the regular winter flu shot started to be issued next month. A major cause for concerns lies in younger individuals receiving more of these shots than previous flu vaccinations.
Have questions about how to deal with novel H1N1, previously known as “swine flu”? We asked Dr. Michael Cooperstock, the chief of pediatric infectious disease, immunology and rheumatology at Children’s Hospital, to answer some basic questions about symptoms and treatment for the pandemic flu.
Missouri institutions of higher education, including MU, reported 369 new flu cases last week to the American College Health Association.
MU economics professor Jeff Milyo discussed rising health care expenditures and reasons why some people don’t buy health insurance in a forum Wednesday.
The vaccine, which was tested on more than 16,000 volunteers in Thailand, cut the risk of becoming infected with HIV by more than 31 percent. The study was sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
A new hot line set up by MU Health Care will update callers with news and information about the H1N1 flu virus.
A workshop will be held Thursday to train workers on how to reach immigrant women who may be victims of domestic abuse.
The Edward A. Doisy Research Center in St. Louis held a press conference, gave a tour and answered questions about the development of the H1N1 vaccine. The vaccine should be available to high risk individuals in mid-October
The university installed 700 dispensers this week, but there haven't been checks to make sure the highly flammable devices meet fire regulations. The plans were approved, and maintenance workers are aware of the regulations.
Former Missouri Sen. Chuck Graham is fighting in favor of home care unions. Integrity Home Care filed a lawsuit to stop the unionization of home-care workers.
In response to a general sense of confusion and apprehension regarding H1N1, the Columbia Health Department goes online with a new Web site designed to help residents prepare for and protect against both seasonal flu and H1N1.
The STD clinic in Columbia has proposed a new fee of $10 per visit for Boone County residents who come to be tested or treated beginning Oct. 1. Visitors from outside the county would pay $20.
Former 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis has been biking professionally on an artificial hip for seven months.
Missourian reporters will be fact-checking and answering questions during the address and the GOP response. The address is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
White House officials continue to express support for goverment health insurance option but decline to say whether it's essential.
Officials said state departments plan to offer H1N1 vaccine to high-risk inmates and residents in mental health facilities.
Although there are no cases of H1N1 in U.S. pig herds, a vaccine could be ready by the beginning of flu season.
A Health Department official said the cooler, drier weather this summer made it easier for the virus to attach to cells.
The cases have not been confirmed as the H1N1 "swine flu" virus, but it's the only flu strain circulating. Campus officials are taking steps to communicate with students and faculty about ways to prevent the virus from spreading further.
MU's Health Center and Department of Residential Life respond to cases of H1N1 virus as students come down with the virus.