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Food Additive Used In Crackers, Meat, And Fried Food Can Make People More Susceptible To Flu

A common food additive suppressed two types of T cells, which respond to the influenza virus when a person is infected, in lab mice. It also affected the immune system's memory response and reduce the effectiveness of vaccines.

Public Health April 9, 2019

NIH Starts First Ever Human Trials For Possible Universal Flu Vaccine

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are hoping that the first clinical trial of the universal influenza vaccine will be successful. The trial will end by 2020.

Medicine April 8, 2019

Iowa Health Officials Report First Child Death From Flu This Season

Iowa health officials revealed the death of a child in the state's latest flu weekly report. To prevent the spread of the disease, the state recommends getting a flu shot.

Public Health March 11, 2019

CDC Report Shows Over 80,000 Flu-Related Deaths In US Last Winter

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that 80,000 people died of flu between 2017 and 2018. For the upcoming flu season, public health officials are stressing the importance of getting vaccinated.

Public Health September 28, 2018

Your Birth Year May Be A Flu Risk Factor

Researchers discovered a connection between people's year of birth and the type of immunity they have to the influenza virus. The connection lies in one of the two type of the virus the person had the first flu from.

Public Health November 11, 2016

Researchers Make Important Breakthrough That Could Lead To 'Universal' Flu Vaccine

Two new studies may have discovered the breakthrough concept that may lead to the formulation of a "universal" flu vaccine. The researchers tested their laboratory subjects and found that very promising results.

Life August 25, 2015

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