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Flu Symptoms Already Showing Up, Get Vaccinated Now

It’s about that time of the year again when flu symptoms start to appear in people all over the country. One way to prevent such a fate is to get the flu vaccine, but doctors say that it might not protect you from every strain. CBS Chicago reports that the current flu vaccine is matching only about half of the …

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Flu Shots: The Pros And Cons Of The Vaccine

It’s flu season, the time of year when sneezes, coughs and fevers seem almost inevitable. One of the ways you can try to avoid catching the flu is by getting an annual flu shot. Some doctors insist that flu shots are a great way to avoid the most common flu strains, and many people swear by them. Others believe that …

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Flu Vaccines Cut Risks For Children, Shows Study

The backlash in the U.S. against vaccines seen over the past decade seems to be dying down. Incidents such as the recent Mumps outbreak at Ohio State University have demonstrated just how dangerous anti-vaccination views are, though anti-vaccine fear mongering is still prevalent in the popular culture. Despite criticism, the science behind vaccines is still marching forward. This week a …

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New Flu Vaccine: No More Needles?

It’s not an easy thing to own up to, but a lot of people are afraid of needles. The dreaded “shot” has kept many an adult out of the doctor’s office. Even as we tell sobbing little kids that it’s important to get flu vaccinations to prevent illness, how many have passed on the opportunity themselves? Now it’s finally looking …

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Universal Flu Vaccine Closer After 2009 Pandemic

Each year, researchers work to discover new strains of influenza and develop a new vaccine. The procedure is costly and time consuming, which is why scientists for years now have been working to develop a universal flu vaccine. Now, researchers at the Imperial College London have come closer than ever to that goal. In a new study published in the …

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Vaccines Don’t Cause Guillain-Barre, Shows Study

A new study published in the latest issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases has found no link betweek vaccinations and Guillain-Barré syndrome. The disease is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s nervous system, leading to weak hands and feet before gradually leading to full-body paralyzation. The study looked at 415 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome from 1994 to 2006. …

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Flu Scare Leads to Public Health Emergency in Boston

Botson Mayor Thomas Menino this week declared a public health emergency in Boston due to what could become one of the worst flu seasons in nearly a decade. Earlier this week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that cases of the flu are picking up across the U.S., hitting levels that have been seen during moderately severe …

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Flu Outbreak Claiming Lives, Filling Hospitals

The flu. Every year we dread the coming of winter and all the nasty things it brings, and the flu is at the top of that list. And while 2013 isn’t proving to be quite as bad as previous years–so far–when it comes to the amount of patients heading to the hospital, doctors in Chicago say they’re so busy they’re …

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There May Finally Be A Cure For The Flu In Sight

I think we can all agree that getting the flu is about the worst possible thing that can happen during winter. That’s why we take vaccines, but it only lasts for a season. Even then, the vaccine may not work and we end up getting the flu anyway. That’s a problem, and one that scientists may have finally solved. New …

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Heart Disease Risk Lowered by Flu Vaccine, Study Says

New studies show that the flu vaccine might play an important role in reducing the risk of heard disease, including the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Researchers from Toronto this week unveiled the research at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. They found that the flu vaccine provided around a 50% reduction in the risk of a “major cardiac …

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