Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recombinant vaccine confers more protection against influenza

A high-dose recombinant influenza vaccine is more effective than standard-dose vaccine among adults aged 50 to 64 years, according to a study published in the Dec. 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How worried should we be about the pneumonia outbreak in China?

Reports of a surge in pneumonia-like illness primarily affecting children in northern China have captured our attention. The last time we heard about a mysterious respiratory outbreak leading to overcrowding in hospitals ...


Researchers find a clue to fighting fatal influenza

When influenza (or flu) reaches the critical stage, there are no specific treatments available for patients. Now new research has identified a key to this sometimes fatal condition, and opened the door to possible cures.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can you get COVID-19 and the flu at the same time?

Influenza, COVID-19, the common cold and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are among the respiratory viruses that will be circulating this fall and winter seasons. These highly contagious viruses cause similar symptoms, making ...

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