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Influenza 2016 update: new flu vaccine can protect against H1N1 using body’s immune response

Influenza 2016 update: New flu vaccine can protect against H1N1 using body’s immune response. Researchers at the University of Georgia (UGA) and Sanofi Pasteur have developed a new flu vaccine to protect against multiple strains of influenza including seasonal and pandemic H1N1in mouse models. Ted Ross, director of UGA’s Center for Vaccines and Immunology and ...click here to read more

Influenza vaccine effectiveness improvement: FDA adopts WHO guidelines to stop H1N1 risk in 2016-2017

Influenza vaccine effectiveness is improving and now the FDA has adopted the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines to stop H1N1 risk in 2016 and 2017. The World Health Organization has made its choices for the upcoming year’s flu vaccination and the FDA has approved their choices of influenza strains after much discussion and consideration. The ...click here to read more

Influenza 2016 update, flu cases spike in central Ohio and San Diego County, flu vaccine nearly 60 percent effective

Influenza 2016 update: Flu cases were found to spike in central Ohio and San Diego County and the flu vaccine has been found to be 60 percent effective this year. February 2016: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has received reports of a dangerous influenza strain that has even led to some deaths. ...click here to read more

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Flu vaccine success linked to immune system response, ethnic background, and inherited factors

Flu vaccine success is linked to immune system response, ethnic background, and inherited factors. The research led by Wayne Marasco uncovered that immune response, ethnic background, and inherited factors can all play a role in how effective the flu shot can be. The findings can help better predict which groups of people will be at ...click here to read more

Super Bowl increases the risk of flu, even death

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, researchers suggest there is an influx of flu cases and even death. The findings come from analyzing data between 1974 and 2009, where researchers uncovered that during the Super Bowl there is an 18 percent higher risk of flu-related deaths among those over 65, which is the ...click here to read more

Flu vaccine effectiveness for pregnant women determined by trimester

The effectiveness of the influenza (flu) vaccine for pregnant women is determined by the trimester the woman is in when she receives the shot. The findings were presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all pregnant women receive the flu ...click here to read more

Pneumonia can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, or death from heart disease for years

Pneumonia can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and even death due to heart disease for numerous years. The study which examined the association found within the first month of pneumonia diagnosis, the risk of cardiovascular events increases four-fold. After the first month, the risk remains at 1.5 higher, compared to those who never ...click here to read more

Influenza and severe sepsis link, experts describe warning signs of sepsis and septic shock

There is a link between influenza and severe sepsis where experts describe the warning signs of sepsis and septic shock in order for you to prevent the complication from occurring to you. Influenza, or the flu, is caused by a viral infection which mainly affects the respiratory tract and not the digestive system – even ...click here to read more

Women are better protected against the flu than men

Latest findings suggest that women have better protection and are better defended against the flu compared to men. Estrogen is found to help ward of the flu virus which may explain why men experience the flu worse than women. Furthermore, the findings may help create more effective flu treatments for both men and women. Researchers ...click here to read more