Health

Vaccine effectiveness 45 percent for flu virus linked to ARI

The overall vaccine effectiveness (VE) against any influenza virus associated with medically attended acute respiratory illness (ARI) is 45 percent for the current influenza season, according to research published in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lassa fever hits Lagos as Nigeria deaths top 100

An outbreak of Lassa in Nigeria has killed 103 people this year, health authorities said, as the first confirmed case was reported in the economic hub Lagos.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How our 'birth environment' can influence our health

Some links between our environment and our health are well known; air-quality alerts, for instance, are a regular part of the daily news. But few of us are aware that some of our major health risks were actually predicted ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

To predict flu's spread, modelers turn to weather forecasts

Are influenza outbreaks and weather patterns connected? Researchers have long known that flu season occurs in the colder months, and that infection rates drop dramatically as the weather warms. But why? And could weather ...

Cardiology

Caring for your heart is critical during the winter months

We may be starting the new year with mild temperatures, but we still have a long stretch of winter months ahead. As the temperatures inevitably turn more seasonable, it's important to keep up with your health, especially ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Rifles and shotguns used more often in youth and rural suicides

The researchers say their findings, published Feb. 3 in Injury Epidemiology, suggest that adopting safety measures for rifles or shotguns may prevent suicides, particularly among young people and rural-area residents.

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