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Flu Shot Less Effective in Seniors — Here's Why
Flu vaccines are known to be less effective in the elderly. But until now, the mechanisms behind this phenomenon were not well-understood.
For Egg-Allergic Kids, Nasal Flu Vaccine Appears Safe
Some flu vaccines are made using eggs, raising safety concerns for many patients with egg allergies. But a new finding may help put that fear to rest.
CDC Urges Seasonal Flu Vaccination
This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Have you had your flu shot yet?
The Best Flu Shot for High-Risk Cancer Patients
For patients with cancers of the immune system, such as multiple myeloma, common infections like the flu can be especially dangerous. And new evidence suggests that standard flu shots may not offer adequate protection for these patients.
First Flu Vaccine with Adjuvant Approved
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Fluad, the first seasonal influenza vaccine containing an adjuvant.
Stay Acetaminophen-Safe This Flu Season
If you’re looking for some relief from cold and flu symptoms, you can find many treatment options at your local pharmacy. But before you top off your cough syrup with a Tylenol, you may want to think twice.
Tackling Pneumonia
On Nov. 12, the world will celebrate the seventh annual World Pneumonia Day.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
Flu Vaccine: How a High Dose Could Help Older Patients
The flu can be a major risk for elderly patients. But the type of flu vaccine these patients receive could lower that risk.
Vaccination: What Travelers Need to Know
New evidence suggests that many Americans who travel abroad may wind up bringing home some unintended souvenirs.