Seqirus makes plans to transition to cell-based flu vaccine
Seqirus announced plans manufacture its influenza vaccine for the 2019-2020 season using an exclusively cell-based production process for the first time. “Egg-based vaccines...
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‘Significant' proportion of health care workers, patients shed flu virus before symptoms appear
Researchers tracking influenza transmission at a tertiary care hospital in Switzerland found that a “significant” proportion of patients and health care workers shed influenza...
3 days ago - Healio
This Is the Longest Flu Season in a Decade Due to Surprising Second Viral Wave
Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years. This flu season has...
4 days ago - Time - 2 articles
Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade
US flu season drags on, becoming the longest in recent history
4 days ago - ABC News - 2 articles
How To Survive Your Kid's First Sick Day
As much as some of us would like to, we can't send our kid to school in a bubble. That means they inevitably catch nasty germs sometimes. Here's how to get through having them...
5 days ago - Scary Mommy
Top stories in infectious disease: FDA approves new HIV regimen, reliance on pre-exposure prophylaxis may increase risk for STIs
Among the top stories in infectious disease last week were the FDA approval of the first complete two-drug HIV regimen for antiretroviral therapy-naive adults and a study that...
7 days ago - Healio
Mother has THREE LIMBS amputated after her own dog bit her and triggered life-threatening sepsis
Christine Caron, 55, of Ottawa, Canada, was playing her Shih Tzu when he bit her in 2013. Six days later she went to hospital with flu symptoms and woke up from a coma a month...
7 days ago - Daily Mail
Recognizing the Symptoms of Swine Flu
Flu season is upon us, and folks are doing everything they can to avoid catching a nasty flu bug, like swine flu, or H1N1. This particularly nasty flu virus is also called...
12 days ago - Active Beat
Honey can help you recover from the flu faster - are you surprised that it's the oldest known antibiotic?
Honey is one of the oldest and most effective natural remedies for respiratory problems. Not only does it alleviate the pain of an inflamed throat and minimize coughing, it can...
14 days ago - Natural News
Common food preservative could make flu vaccine less effective
A preservative commonly used to increase the shelf life of food products may weaken the body's immune defense against influenza, thus reducing the response to the flu vaccine.
14 days ago - News Medical
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Gaming Doesn't Hamper Boys' Social Skills: Study
In contrast, the more time a girl spent gaming at age 10, the more social interaction difficulties she experienced by age 12.
These 3 CrossFit Moves Are Inspired by Gymnastics - and You Can Do Them at Home
CrossFit features exercises like ball slams, burpees , and lots of heavy lifting , but it has a major gymnastics component, too. Here's an easy example: handstands. Or...
Mexican study suggests potential prebiotic activity of mango peel
Mango peel may selectively boost the growth of beneficial bacteria, and open up opportunities to use the waste material as a prebiotic ingredient, suggests a new study from Mexico.
Inhale, don't chew: Smelling fattening foods can help reduce your cravings
Smelling fried chicken or french fries can tempt you into ordering a similarly fattening dish at a restaurant, which can make it hard to maintain a healthy weight. But...
World's first malaria vaccine could save 'tens of thousands of children's...
Some 360,000 vulnerable youngsters in Malawi, Kenya and Ghana will be immunised with the vaccine RTS,S every 12 months to help 'bring an end to this disease'.
Diabetes drug works better than diet and exercise at keeping weight off...
Participants were given either metformin, a placebo, or a healthy regime by researchers at Louisiana State University. Those in the metformin group were able to better sustain...
Most Americans spend more than 6 hours a day sat down - up from 5 hours a...
A new study from Washington University School of Medicine found that sitting time for adults rose from 5.5 hours per day to almost 6.5 hours and, for teenagers, it rose from 7...
U.S. Set to Break Measles Cases Record
Just a few months into the year, the United States is set to break an annual record for the number of measles cases.
FDA Approves First Device for Children With ADHD
The pocket-sized device is for use at home while a child is sleeping. It's connected by wire to a small patch placed on the child's forehead above the eyebrows, CNN reported.
Babies Still Dying Due to Unsafe Sleep Practices
While the rates of accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed are low, they're on the rise.