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Is it necessary to get the flu shot every year? New research says yes

There have been questions about whether people really need a flu shot every year. Research has found that getting the flu shot every year doesn't reduce its effectiveness.

F.D.A. Approves New Drug for Flu

The new drug, sold as Xofluza, is about as effective as Tamiflu in shortening flu symptoms, and is expected to work against drug-resistant strains.

How to Turbocharge Flu Protection (Llamas Required)

A giant antibody created in the laboratory shielded mice against dozens of flu strains, offering new hope against a winter misery.

Over 50% of Parents Have This Dangerous And False Belief About The Flu Vaccine

Last year's deadly flu was one for the record books. The CDC estimates some 80,000 Americans died from the virus and its complications last winter – the highest death toll since the 1970s.

13 Facts About The Flu Shot Everyone Should Know

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that usually cause a fever, chills, sore throat, runny nose, and muscle aches.

Skip the Cold Meds for Kids Under 6, Experts Say

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- School is in full swing, and with it comes a plethora of colds passed back and forth among kids.

CDC Says 80,000 People Died of the Flu Last Winter in the U.S

An estimated 80,000 people died of the flu and its complications in the U.S. last winter — the highest death toll for the diseases in at least four decades.

A Needle-Free Flu Vaccine in the Mail? It Might Happen

Instead of visiting the doctor each fall, sitting in a waiting room filled with the sniffling, sneezing masses -- what if you could just slap on a flu vaccine "patch" sent in the mail?

CDC: Updated Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2018-2019

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has issued new guidelines for the prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines for the 2018–2019 season.

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A Better Flu Shot May Be On the Horizon. Here's Why

Each year, influenza viruses bring aches, pains, fever and overall misery to millions of people. The flu also leads to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths.

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Steer Clear of Obese Friends With the Flu

Excess weight boosts the odds of flu complications, but that's not all. Obese adults are contagious for much longer than their slim peers, researchers report.

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Even a 'Bad' Flu Vaccine Could Save 61,000 Lives

MONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A truly dismal flu vaccine could still save thousands of lives, as long as roughly 40 percent of Americans got their shots, new research suggests.

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