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Universal vaccine for the flu may be just around the corner

Influenza vaccines save lives over the years and prevent millions of additional people from getting sick from the flu. The CDC reported on Feb. 15 that the overall estimated effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccine was 47 percent, which means the vaccine cuts the...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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It may be feasible to treat pancreatic cancer by using one drug to get the cancer cells to depend on a single source of energy, and another drug to take it away from them. The approach looks promising after a recent study successfully tested it on pancreatic cancer cells...

source: Medical News Today

In a follow-up on the measles situation in Texas, the Texas Department of State Health Services is now reporting 10 measles cases in the state in 2019. This is more than the total reported in all of 2018. Texas reported nine cases of measles in 2018 and one in 2017.

source: Outbreak News Today

Each year, approximately 5 million patients in the U.S. receive treatment that includes the insertion of a medical device such as a catheter, which puts them at increased risk of potentially life-threatening infection....

source: Rush University Medical Center via Infection Control Today

Scientists at Aston University have discovered a technique similar to medieval stained glass-making that can completely eradicate the deadliest hospital infections within hours. Using a so-called bioactive phosphate glass containing...

source: Aston University via

An antibody taken from an Ebola survivor has been found to target all three human strains of the virus and could eventually lead to an all-purpose vaccine against the killer disease, scientists recently said. Ebola, which can be lethal in 90 percent of cases if untreated,...

source: Medical Xpress

Influenza vaccines save lives over the years and prevent millions of additional people from getting sick...

source: By Lynn Hetzler


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