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Study confirms vitamin D protection against cold and flu

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – A new global collaborative study has confirmed that vitamin D supplementation can help protect against acute respiratory infections. The study, a participant data meta-analysis of 25 randomized controlled trials including more than 11,000 participants, has been published online in The BMJ. “Most people understand that vitamin D is critical for bone […]

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UTA materials scientist invents breath monitor to detect flu

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON) –  Perena Gouma, a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has published an article in the journal Sensors that describes her invention of a hand-held breath monitor that can potentially detect the flu virus. The article, published in January 2017, explains […]

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NIAID Flu Experts Examine Evolution of Avian Influenza

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(SOURCE: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES) – Few influenza viruses are as widespread and adaptable as avian influenza viruses, and scientists are not entirely sure why.  In a new commentary published online in Emerging Infectious Diseases, two leading influenza experts from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes […]

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Influenza News: Tis the Season to Protect Yourself Against the Flu

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(SOURCE: JOHN’S HOPKINS MEDICINE) Flu season has begun, but Johns Hopkins experts say the peak of the season is yet to come. Flu cases are being reported in Maryland and across the country, and experts at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine expect to see numbers continue to rise. To prevent the flu, Johns Hopkins […]

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Changes in Store for 2016/2017 Flu Vaccine

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(ModernMedicine Network) According to a recent article published in the Modern Medicine Network, The CDC has announced that two big changes have been made to this year’s influenza vaccination recommendations—one regarding the discontinuation of the intranasal formulation, and another that applies to individuals with egg allergies.