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Needle-less Flu Vaccine is Highly Effective

Needle-less Flu Vaccine is Highly Effective

1 hour ago   |   Medindia Health   |   2 articles

New needle-less flu vaccine patch boosted the immune system much better than a traditional flu shot without any negative side effects
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Needle-free patch could 'protect against flu as effectively as a traditional vaccine'

Needle-free patch could 'protect against flu as effectively as a traditional vaccine'

5 hours ago   |   Daily Mail   |   2 articles

Scientists from the University of Rochester gave the patch (pictured, alongside a traditional vaccine) to mice for between 18 and 36 hours. The animals 'initiated a robust...
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Needle-Free Flu Vaccine Patch Effective in Early Study

23 hours ago   |   University of Rochester Medical Center

A new needle-free flu vaccine patch revved up the immune system much like a traditional flu shot without any negative side effects. The research represents an important step...
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Flu vaccination shows modest efficacy among patients with cancer

1 day ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

Patients with cancer and cancer survivors should receive seasonal influenza vaccination, although vaccination appeared somewhat less effective for patients with hematologic vs...
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Weekly Health Quiz: Vertigo, Muscles and Statins

1 day ago   |   Mercola

1 Which of the following nutritional supplements has a proven track record as a powerful antiviral, significantly reducing your risk of common cold, influenza and several other...
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Probiotics could help save billions in health care costs associated with flu-like infections

Probiotics could help save billions in health care costs associated with flu-like infections

3 days ago   |   NutraIngredients-USA

The potential of probiotic supplements to reduce the incidence and duration of flu-like respiratory tract infections in the US could translate into over $1 billion of costs...
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Influenza Season Has Barely Begun, But a California Child's Death Is Already Being Classified as ‘Flu-Associated'

4 days ago   |   Time

A September pediatric flu death in California serves as a stark reminder that getting vaccinated early can save lives. Public-health officials in Riverside County, Calif...
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New flu season appears to claim first pediatric victim: Boy, 4, dies of influenza-related illness

New flu season appears to claim first pediatric victim: Boy, 4, dies of influenza-related illness

4 days ago   |   Daily Mail   |   2 articles

A four-year-old boy from Perris, California, died from a flu-related illnesses, health officials say. It is the first death of the 2019-20 season in Riverside County and among...
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N95 Respirators Unnecessary for Flu Protection

6 days ago   |   MedPageToday

Regular medical masks as effective as respirators for respiratory infection prevention
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Scientists Identify Genetic Mutation Linked to Flu-related Heart Complications

Scientists Identify Genetic Mutation Linked to Flu-related Heart Complications

6 days ago   |   Medindia Health   |   2 articles

In mice by knocking IFITM3 gene and infecting the mice with various flu strains, scientists were able to show the gene's absence ups the chances of heart abnormalities.
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Needle-free patch could 'protect against flu as effectively as a traditional...

Needle-free patch could 'protect against flu as effectively as a traditional vaccine'

Scientists from the University of Rochester gave the patch (pictured, alongside a traditional vaccine) to mice for between 18 and 36 hours. The animals 'initiated a robust... Read more ...

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Mother begs people to donate blood as her two-year-old is only being kept alive by transfusions

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Gut Bacteria may Influence Your Blood Sugar Levels: Here's How

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