Business & Economics

A Full House Raises Risk of Hospital Deaths

March 9, 2010

Admission to a hospital when most of the beds are already full can be deadly for patients, according to a new University of Michigan Health System study showing high occupancy increases the risk of dying in the hospital by 5.6 perce

CDC Updates H1N1-Related Estimates

February 12, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released updated estimates of 2009 H1N1 cases and related hospitalizations and deaths from April 2009 through Jan. 16, 2010.

NY Autopsies Show H1N1 Flu Virus Damages Entire Airway

December 7, 2009

In fatal cases of 2009 H1N1 influenza, the virus can damage cells throughout the respiratory airway, much like the viruses that caused the 1918 and 1957 influenza pandemics, report researchers from the National Institutes of Health

CDC: H1N1 Flu Update

December 7, 2009

The latest H1N1 update from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reveal the number of swine flu infections continue to drop and 25 states report widespread activity, mostly in the Northeast and Southwest.