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Article ID: 687203

Nursing Homes Should Require Flu Shots for All Staff and Patients, Most Older Adults Say

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As flu season swings into high gear, a new poll suggests nursing homes and other long-term care facilities should be doing more to get their staff and patients vaccinated before it’s too late. Nearly three-quarters of people over age 50 say all staff in such facilities should definitely be required to get the flu vaccine. More than 60 percent say that patients should definitely get vaccinated too.

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Article ID: 687314

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

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

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29-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687281

Reducing Your Risk of Getting Sick During Holiday Travel

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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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27-Dec-2017 6:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 687166

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

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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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21-Dec-2017 5:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687009

The Virus That Conquered the World: 100 Years Later

Keck Medicine of USC

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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19-Dec-2017 6:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 686981

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

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

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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18-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 686726

Researchers Developing, Testing Nanovaccine to Protect Against the Flu Virus

Iowa State University

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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13-Dec-2017 9:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 686741

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

Georgia State University

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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13-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 686571

Influenza Leads to Increased Missed Work Time

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

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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11-Dec-2017 10:25 AM EST
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    4-Dec-2017 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 685888

Influenza Outlook and Vaccines: Flu Expert and World Health Organization Member available

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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1-Dec-2017 12:00 PM EST
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