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Things to know about flu shots, including whether it’s too soon to get one

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Three years ago, STAT laid out some of the questions surrounding flu vaccination in an article you can find here. Lots ...
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This winter’s flu vaccine may not be ‘optimally protective’. We could be in for a rough season.

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Twice a year influenza experts meet at the World Health Organization to pore over surveillance data provided by countries around ...
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Switching to a new polio vaccine was supposed to be a step forward. Now some experts suggest going back

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Three years ago, the leaders of the international campaign to eradicate polio pulled off a landmark feat, phasing out a problematic ...
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Gates Foundation awards $12 million to teams hunting for universal flu vaccine

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Scientific teams from inside and outside the world of influenza research have been awarded funding to try to unlock mysteries ...
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We’ve almost eradicated Polio. But recent measles outbreaks show us why the battle isn’t over.

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[T]he polio campaign must push on across the finish line. Failure to do so could have dire consequences. ... For ...
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Genetic sequencing of 50-year-old tissue sample boosts theory that HIV emerged 100 years ago

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For more than 50 years, the RNA remained hidden in a lymph node that had been snipped out of a ...
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Creating a synthetic version of the Ebola virus to help fight the real thing

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Scientists at the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention have created a synthetic version of the Ebola virus circulating in ...
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Deadly superbug Candida auris is wreaking havoc in hospitals. Where’s the research money needed to stop it?

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In the universe of scary drug-resistant pathogens that can kill, Candida auris is having a moment. The freaky fungus, which ...
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Undervaccinated US population adds tinder for blaze of measles outbreaks

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U.S. health officials are putting all they have into extinguishing measles outbreaks, many of them raging in cities throughout the ...
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Why recent measles outbreaks may represent a ‘new normal’

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Back near the start of this century, before the full damage of Andrew Wakefield’s debunked study linking measles vaccine and ...
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Tetanus infection offers ‘gut-wrenching’ warning about dangers of not vaccinating children

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A 6-year-old boy from Oregon who had never received a single vaccine got a cut on his forehead while playing ...
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Amidst measles outbreaks, ‘massive’ new study proves again that vaccines don’t cause autism

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A massive new study from Denmark found no association between being vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella and developing autism. In science ...
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How your history with the flu could shape your body’s response to vaccines

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If you’ve ever gotten a flu shot — and then, later that season, gotten the flu — you were more ...
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International treaty could threaten genetics research on ebola, other infectious diseases

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There is something that is weighing heavily on the minds of some infectious diseases scientists these days. ... It’s an ...
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New cousin to deadly Ebola virus discovered in bats in China

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The notorious filovirus family — which includes such dangerous actors as the Ebola and Marburg viruses — seems to just keep ...
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How 100-year-old tissue samples could rewrite the Spanish flu’s deadly history

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Late one night Michael Worobey began poking around on the internet, looking for descendants of a World War I British ...
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Promising flu drug could be hampered by rapid viral resistance

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A new, fast-acting flu drug showed strong potential but also some surprising and even concerning results in two newly published ...
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Fighting disease, not making money, focus of new Gates Foundation biotech institute

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There’s a new biotech in town. And it doesn’t care about making money. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has ...
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Why this winter’s flu is wreaking so much havoc

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To put it flatly, H3N2 is the problem child of seasonal flu. It causes more deaths than the other influenza ...
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Birth defects in Brazil linked to Zika, not insecticides or vaccines

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In the fall and early winter of 2015, a startling number of infants in northeastern Brazil were born with abnormally small ...
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Zika vaccine now seen as unlikely, as project dropped

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Vaccine giant Sanofi Pasteur has quietly pulled the plug on its Zika vaccine project, a move that underscores how difficult ...
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WHO arranging to send experimental Ebola vaccine to Democratic Republic of Congo

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The World Health Organization and outside experts are making arrangements to send an experimental Ebola vaccine to the Democratic Republic ...
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Superbug antibiotic backlash? Let’s review the science

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Don’t call it a war on superbugs. That’s the latest advice from international public health experts who have been watching ...
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Critics contest WHO’s classification of transgender identity as mental illness

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It is, perhaps, a ...
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CDC believes Hawaii dengue outbreak may foreshadow Zika on mainland US

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A new report on ...

Advisory issued to pregnant women after Zika virus detected in Hawaii

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The United States has ...

Scientists working towards developing universal flu vaccine

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Designing a flu vaccine ...

Too many directions in Ebola research could hinder search for cure

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When it comes to treatments for Ebola, there has been a nearly four-decade-long drought. Nothing in the medical arsenal attacks ...