Influenza

When healthy habits become risky business

"When people take precautionary measures, their behavior often changes as a result," said Ravi Sundaram, an associate professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. ...

Jan 22, 2014
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Text messaging boosts flu vaccine rates in pregnant women

A study by researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health evaluated the impact of text messaging reminders for influenza vaccine in a low-income obstetric population. The findings showed that sending text messages to ...

Jan 11, 2014
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Prediction of the future flu virus

Every year, influenza outbreaks claim hundreds of thousands of human lives. Though vaccination against flu is fairly efficient, the disease is difficult to exterminate because of the high evolutionary rate of the flu virus. ...

Jan 10, 2014
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Liquid tamiflu for kids in short supply

(HealthDay)—Manufacturing problems have created a shortage of the liquid form of Tamiflu, which is designed for young children who can't swallow capsules, U.S. health officials announced Wednesday.

Jan 08, 2014
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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

(AP)—Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.

Diet affects men's and women's gut microbes differently

The microbes living in the guts of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical, according to a study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and six other institutions published ...