The start of flu season is still weeks — if not months — away. Yet marketing of the flu shot has become an almost year-round effort.
By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
Researchers at the Wistar Institute in Pennsylvania discover a mutation to explain why last year’s flu vaccine failed for so many.
By Catherine Woods
WASHINGTON — The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said Wednesday, even the government picked what it hoped would be a better vaccine recipe for next fall and winter.
By Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that frequent hugging helps reduce individuals’ susceptibility to infections associated with stress, and reduces the severity of symptoms if an infection is contracted by providing increased social support.
By Nora Daly
By PBS NewsHour
‘Tis the season to be sick, and this year’s flu shot may not save you. Doctors are warning that the season could be more severe than they thought because a strain of the virus is not responding to the vaccine.
By Margaret Myers
It seems that Google Flu Trends, which launched to much hype in 2008, has been off the mark.
By Sarah Corapi
In the hopes of making a better flu vaccine, NIH scientists are purposely infecting dozens of volunteers with the influenza virus, The Associated Press reports.
Last year, cases of influenza were at extremely low levels, but the virus has returned with a vengeance. Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. Julie Morita of the Chicago Health Department and Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University about the current…
By Talea Miller
Researchers found that the 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza produced antibodies that provide protection from several flu strains.
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