By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Monday, the search for wreckage from AirAsia flight 8501 expanded to make up for more than a week of strong currents in the Java Sea. Meanwhile, Indonesia’s Transport Ministry suspended the airline’s license for flying from…
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 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.
Ebola remains at the forefront of public safety concerns, but there are a number of illnesses that pose a far greater health risk. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Dr. William Schaffner, the chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt…
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.
Developing nations will begin receiving donated H1N1 vaccine Thursday, just as the U.S. shortage is waning and some European nations find themselves with more vaccine than they can handle.
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