Researchers are working to find a better, long-lasting flu shot that doesn't need to be given every year, but say they first need to better understand both the virus and how the immune system responds to it.
AP (Dec. 30, 2014) An early start to the flu season has hit Minnesota hard. Flu season usually peaks in January or February, but the North Star State has already seen three pediatric deaths from the virus, and many ... watch video
Newsy (Dec. 31, 2014) This year's flu strain mutated away from experts' predictions, making the flu shot not as effective. That's not necessarily a reason to not get one.
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AP (Dec. 17, 2014) A wave of flu illnesses has forced some Ohio schools to shut down over the past week. State officials confirmed one pediatric flu-related death, a 15-year-old girl in southern Ohio. (Dec. 17)
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AP (Jan. 27, 2014) Would you voluntarily get the flu and stay in isolation for more than a week? Groups of research participants are signing up to be part of a flu immunity study at the National Institutes of Health. ... watch video
Howdini (Sep. 10, 2014) Learn how to prevent the flu with good habits practiced every day. From proper hand-washing to getting the rest you need, keep yourself, and your family, happy and healthy this flu season.
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Cleveland Clinic (Oct. 13, 2014) Chances are someone you know is at high risk of developing severe complications from the flu. Experts weigh in on why it’s important to get a flu vaccine, the type of vaccine that’s best ... watch video
AFP (Aug. 7, 2013) Experts say there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission after Chinese scientists reported the first likely case of direct person-to-person transmission of the H7N9 bird flu virus ... watch video
Oct. 9, 2015 It was hoped that the development of accelerated partial breast irradiation would increase the number of early-stage breast cancer patients getting radiation treatment. A new study, however, has ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 The likelihood of a transgender person attempting suicide is very high, often because of the prejudice, transphobia and other stressors. A new study examined factors that may protect transgender ... read more
Oct. 6, 2015 A surgeon and prominent patient safety researcher is calling on hospitals to reform emergency room, surgical and other medical protocols that sicken up to half of already seriously ill patients -- in ... read more
Oct. 6, 2015 Patients who undergo surgeries on weekends experience longer hospital stays and higher mortality rates and readmissions. A new study identifies five things hospitals can do to overcome this 'weekend ... read more
Sep. 24, 2015 Every year at this time, we hear it's time to get the flu shot. After last year's vaccine missed the mark, how does the Center for Disease Control regain the public's confidence that ... read more
Aug. 10, 2015 Researchers say they have developed a method that could make a nasal spray flu vaccine effective for those under two and over 49 -- two groups for which the vaccine is not ... read more
Aug. 28, 2012 It can fly through the air or hitch a ride on a handshake, hug or kiss. "It" is seasonal flu. There are many reasons to get an annual flu vaccine, but a physician offers a tongue-in-cheek ... read more