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Second Study Confirms Flu Vaccine Does Not Cause Noteworthy Reaction in Egg Allergic Children
A second trial of intranasal flu vaccines in children with egg allergies has reached the same conclusion as the first: The trace amounts of egg protein do not trigger systemic reactions such as anaphylaxis.
Scientists Are Already Preparing for the Next Flu Season
Researchers are monitoring swine influenza viruses as part of ongoing work to prepare for the next potential virulent strain of flu.
More Than Half of Nursing Home Staff Have Not Received the Influenza Vaccine
While 7,300 deaths a year in nursing homes are attributed to influenza, a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control claimed that only 54% of staff were vaccinated.
Simple In-Office Surgical Procedure to Treat Persistent Sinusitis Is Safe and Effective
Endoscopically guided removal of bridging tissue between ostia can alleviate sinusitis, congestion, and other symptoms caused by mucous recirculation.
Tamiflu Improves Flu Symptoms, Decreases Respiratory Infection Risk
Oseltamivir, aka Tamiflu, shortened the duration of symptoms by about one day and reduced the likelihood of having a respiratory infection by 44 percent, according to researchers from the University of Michigan, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and University of Alabama.

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