Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Swine flu jab harmless to unborn babies

The swine flu vaccine, when administered to pregnant women, caused neither fetal injury nor infant death, writes Karolinska Institutet professor Johan F Ludvigsson an opinion piece in Tuesday's Dagens Nyheter in conjunction ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu jab reduces risk of stroke

The risk of suffering a stroke is significantly reduced for up to two months after receiving a flu vaccine, a major new study has shown.

Immunology

New drug could make vaccines more effective in the elderly

Early tests in mice carried out by the research team have shown that the compound restores the immune system's inbuilt 'memory', enabling the body to mount a more powerful protective immune response following vaccination.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu is transmitted before symptoms appear, study suggests

Research at Imperial College London examining influenza transmission in ferrets suggests that the virus can be passed on before the appearance of symptoms. If the finding applies to humans, it means that people pass on flu ...

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