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CDC Puts Observational Period in Place for Everyone Receiving the Flu Shot
As flu strains evolve each year, the latest vaccine guidelines have changed for the 2016 to 2017 season.
A new study from Georgia State University examined the mechanisms by which resveratrol was able to work against Haemophilus influenzae, a major respiratory pathogen. The findings may be of use in developing non-antibiotic treatments for bacterial respiratory infections, and also for COPD and asthma therapies.
“The reason we are talking about vaccinations is that they are some of the simplest interventions we can provide our patients to reduce heart failure (HF) hospitalizations and HF exacerbations,” says Dr. Orly Vardeny, PharmD.
While the influenza vaccine has endured its fair share of controversy, new research shed light on one of the flu shot’s added benefits: diabetes patients who get the vaccine may not suffer as many cardiovascular or respiratory problems.
Most of us would do just about anything to get rid of a pesky cold, but new research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found that zinc acetate lozenges could cut the duration.
Researchers have described a novel strategy that could augment the current process for forecasting the naturally occurring mutations that help seasonal flu virus dodge the vaccine with a more precise approach.
Known as the nasal spray flu vaccine, the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) will take the bench for the 2016 to 2017 flu season.
Flu vaccinations appear to be more effective when given in the morning as opposed to the afternoon.
There has been no official statement on the cause of Prince's death, but there have been reports that he was ill with the flu.

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