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Top 10 Healthy Tips for 2018 Include Not 'Drinking' Your Fruit, 10,000 Steps a Day and Maintaining a Gratitude Attitude.

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Reducing Your Risk of Getting Sick During Holiday Travel

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Holiday travel forces people into often-crowded airplanes, automobiles and airports and the result can be a cold or other bug that dims the holiday cheer.

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Biomedical Technology Licensed to Michigan Company for Use in Cancer Treatments

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A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory biomedical technology that can deliver vaccines and drugs inside the human body has been licensed for use in cancer treatments to a Michigan company.

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The Virus That Conquered the World: 100 Years Later

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Nearly a century after the influenza pandemic of 1918–1919 ravaged communities worldwide, the threat of another pandemic looms large as the scientific and global health communities find ways to prepare for, and battle, future outbreaks.

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Sick While Traveling? Here’s What to Do (and How to Prevent It)

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It’s easy to get worn down this time of year. A Michigan Medicine expert offers tips to handle holiday travel with your health in mind.

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Researchers Developing, Testing Nanovaccine to Protect Against the Flu Virus

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A team of researchers working across disciplines and universities is developing a flu nanovaccine that preliminary studies suggest could be more effective than today's seasonal shots. The NIH is supporting the research with a five-year, $2.8 million grant.

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Lactic Acid Bacteria Can Protect Against Influenza A Virus, Study Finds

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Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and lower amounts of virus replication in the lungs, according to a study led by Georgia State University.

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Influenza Leads to Increased Missed Work Time

Employees with laboratory-confirmed influenza have more lost work time—including absences and reduced productivity while at work—compared to those with other types of acute respiratory illness (ARI), reports a study in the December Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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Genetic Mutation Could, if Altered, Boost Flumist Vaccine’s Effectiveness, Research Suggests

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have discovered a genetic mutation in the FluMist intranasal flu vaccine that has the potential to be altered to enhance the vaccine’s protective effect.







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