Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infectious diseases A-Z: Influenza's second wave

Flu activity in the United States remains high and is expected to continue for weeks. So far this flu season, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention estimates there have been 29 million flu illnesses and 280,000 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infectious diseases A-Z: Flu vaccine is a good match

The flu vaccine is a good match for the 2019-2020 flu season, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Efficacy of the vaccine is estimated to be 45% so far this season. The CDC says the vaccine was even ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

There's a virus spreading in U.S. that's killed 10,000: The flu

(HealthDay)—Folks fretting about the coronavirus are forgetting there's another virus already running rampant in the United States, one that's killed nearly 20 times as many people in this country alone.

Vaccination

Influenza vaccination of children cuts hospitalization in half

Fully vaccinating children reduced the risk of hospitalization for complications associated with influenza by 54%, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Michigan researchers.

Oncology & Cancer

Can the flu shot help fight cancer?

Changing the microenvironment of tumors to increase the immune system's response to them has been the goal of countless research and clinical studies including the most recent use of checkpoint inhibitory antibodies. The ...

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