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Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
Acupuncture May Help Restore Lost Sense of Smell
Many Cancer Patients Turn to Complementary Medicine
ANIMAL CARE
Beware of Dog Bites
Safe Toys for Dogs
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Resistance Training Boosts Mobility in Knee Arthritis Patients
Gene Therapy May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
Scientists ID New Genes Tied to Crohn's Disease
CANCER
Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors
Steady Weight Gain Boosts Late-Life Breast Cancer Risk
Some Spices Cut Cancer Risk That Comes With Grilled Burgers
CAREGIVING
Child's Food Allergies Take Toll on Family Plans
TV Watching Doesn't Fast-Track Baby's Skills
Newborn Screenings Now Required Across U.S.
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
Migraines in Pregnancy Boost Vascular Risks
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
COSMETIC
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
DENTAL, ORAL
Periodontal Disease Impacts Whole Health
Dental Implants Need More Work Than Root Canals
Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis
DIABETES
Exercise Protects Black Women From Type 2 Diabetes
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics
DIET, NUTRITION
Probiotics Are The Good Guys
Low Vitamin D Levels May Initiate Cancer Development
Marinades Help Keep Grilled Meat Safe
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Improved Fungicides May Be Easier on Environment
Green Areas Lower Health Inequities Between Rich, Poor
Air Pollution Exposure May Slow Fetal Growth
EYE CARE, VISION
When Corks Fly, Watch the Eyes
Green Tea May Ward Off Eye Disease
Poor Night Vision May Predict Age-Related Eye Disease
FITNESS
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards
Eating Well And Keeping Active As You Grow Old Will Help You Stay Sharp
MRSA Infections Can Bug Fitness Buffs
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
GENERAL HEALTH
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Healthy Eating While On Vacation
Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits New High
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Implanted Defibrillators Boost Long-Term Survival
Research Shows Genetic Activity of Antioxidants
Fish Oil Supplements Help With Heart Failure
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Treat Kids to a Safe Halloween
Dangerous Toys Still on Store Shelves, Report Finds
Exercise During Pregnancy Keeps Newborn Size Normal
MEN'S HEALTH
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
MENTAL HEALTH
Eight Spiritual Universal Principles in the Art of Practice
The Unmedicated Mind
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
SENIORS
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay
Eating Well And Keeping Active As You Grow Old Will Help You Stay Sharp
Fitness Fades Fast After 45
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Woman in America Are Delaying Motherhood, Study Says
Women Smokers Lose 14.5 Years Off Life Span
Acupuncture May Help Relieve Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
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Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death

(HealthDay News) -- A study of H1N1 swine flu in Mexico finds that while babies and people under the age of 40 are most likely to get sick, elderly people have the highest death rates.

The research, published online Nov. 11 in The Lancet, analyzed medical records of patients at clinics in the Mexican Institute for Social Security network, who became sick with flu-like illnesses between April 28 and July 31, 2009.

The researchers found 63,479 cases of flu-like illness. Of the 6,945 confirmed cases of H1N1 swine flu, about 1 percent (63 patients) died. Seven percent (475 patients) were admitted to the hospital and lived.

Of those aged 70 and older who got sick, 10.3 percent died. By contrast, 0.9 percent of those aged 20 to 29 died, the study authors noted.

The researchers found that the risk of infection fell by 35 percent in those who received vaccinations for seasonal flu. Chronic disease boosted the risk of death by six times.

Those who didn't go to the hospital within four days after developing symptoms boosted their risk of death by 20 percent for each extra day they delayed a hospital visit.

Pregnant women made up 6 percent of the deaths in Mexico. That rate is a bit lower than in the United States (8 percent) over the same time period.

"In Mexico, all pregnant workers were sent home during the peak of the pandemic, which probably accounts for this difference," Dr. Victor Borja-Aburto of the Mexican Institute for Social Security in Mexico City, and colleagues wrote.

SOURCES: The Lancet, news release, Nov. 11, 2009 Published on: November 11, 2009