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 ...

Medical research

New clues about why a universal flu vaccine is so elusive

Every year, we're reminded to return to the pharmacy for a flu shot. Why can't we have a flu vaccine that offers long-term protection, like those for measles or polio? That's because the influenza virus continuously evolves, ...

Medical research

Virtual reality could help flu vaccination rates

Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination, according to a study by researchers at the University of Georgia and the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bill allowing pharmacists to give kids the flu shot at risk

The contentious debate about whether Connecticut lawmakers should scrap a religious exemption for certain childhood vaccinations could inadvertently end up sinking efforts to make the flu vaccine more accessible to children.

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