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Article ID: 702263

High-Dose Vaccine Enhances Production of Antibodies Against Flu in RA Patients

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

High-dose influenza vaccination substantially improves immune responses against influenza in adults with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting .

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702288

Fighting the Flu: With the Return of Influenza Season, Now is the Best Time to Protect Yourself

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Fighting the Flu: With the Return of Influenza Season, Now is the Best Time to Protect Yourself 10/17/2018 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to EmailShare to PrintShare to More An interview with Lisa Maragakis and Aaron Milstone about the flu. Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine With the start of the flu season, cases have surfaced in regions around the country, and Johns Hopkins Medicine experts expect to see that number continue to grow through the winter. Doctors recommend that everyone 6 months and older get the flu vaccine each year to prevent the virus or reduce the seriousness if you do get sick.

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Article ID: 701385

Should My Employer Require Me to Get a Flu Shot?

Ohio State University

Efthimios Parasidis, associate professor of law and public health at The Ohio State University, talks about whether or not it's a good idea for companies to mandate that their employees get a flu shot. Status of House Bill 193: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HB-193

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1-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 701312

Building a Flu Factory From Host Cell Components

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

A quantitative proteomic study of how influenza virus affects lung-derived cell lines found that protein synthesis machinery relocates to the autophagosome in infected cells.

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28-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701191

Have Diabetes? Don’t Skip Recommended Vaccines

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

Diabetes makes it harder for the immune system to fight off some infections, leaving people with the condition at a higher risk for serious complications from vaccine-preventable diseases, like the flu, pneumonia, hepatitis B, tetanus and shingles.

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26-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700902

Flu Experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins has a range of experts available for interviews and comments about seasonal flu, infection control, flu transmission in children and flu treatment.

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24-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700939

Cancer, Pneumonia and Flu, and You

Fight Colorectal Cancer

With fall just around the corner, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) expects flu season to begin ramping up within the next few months.

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21-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700822

ACI Responds to "Sensational" Study Claims on Cleaners, Disinfectants

American Cleaning Institute

A study and related analysis claiming cleaners and disinfectants contribute to children’s risk of being overweight are “sensational” and “don’t really hold up,” according to the American Cleaning Institute.​

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20-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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