Saturday, August 29, 2015

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Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication
If finding bears out in humans, new vaccines might not have to be developed every year
Next season's shot includes last year's missing strain
How parents can help relieve kids' hay fever symptoms
And nasal version appears to provide no protection at all for young children
Doctors predict a shorter but rougher stretch of coughing, sneezing and wheezing
A special protein enhances sleep’s healing power and speeds flu recovery
How many times has a grandmother recommended sleep to calm the flu? Now, science is showing that she’s right – thanks to help from a special brain protein. The finding could lead to some novel treatments to help the body fight the flu virus, sprayed right up the nose.
US-HEALTH-WHO-FLU:Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns
Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows
Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says
Early fall seems to be best time for immunization, researchers say
Despite debate on effectiveness in elderly, it saved thousands of lives, prevented hospitalizations
They're targeting part of a protein that attaches to all influenza subtypes
U.S. panel says efforts should focus on cutting smoking to prevent the deadly respiratory disease