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105 Children in the US died of Flu last season, 90% of those were not vaccinated

The Flu season is starting to wind down in the Northern Hemisphere with the US reporting that 105 children have died as a direct result of the flu virus. These recent figures are about average for the US, even though the flu

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Swine flu vacine Pandemrix raises risk of narcolepsy in children

New research suggests that the swine flu jab given to hundreds of thousands of children in the UK can increase the risk of developing the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Health officials have expressed concern over the figures that show for every 55,000 doses

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Pregnant women urged to get flu vaccination over the usual flu remedies

Experts are urging pregnant women to rethink their usual habits when treating the dreaded flu virus. Most people wouldn’t think twice before heading to the pharmacy for the latest “flu remedy” but expectant mothers have been urged to speak to their obstetrician before

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Study Shows Flu virus “knows when to attack”

A study in the Cell Reports journal has shown that the flu has an in-built clock which tells the virus exactly when to strike to have the maximum impact on the host. Researchers have discovered that the virus slowly accumulates

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Flu Q&A: Are Flu vaccinations safe for children?

With the flu season in full swing many parents will be considering giving their child / children a flu vaccination to boost their protection against the virus. Flu shots are already given regularly to the elderly but like many parents, you’ll be

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Flu experts warn of H1N1 (Swine Flu) strain resistant to Tamiflu

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the flu season has just started. For those down under they are just wrapping it up as the sun begins to shine.  However flu experts are now warning of a new strain of H1N1

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Leeds Nurse given “flu fighter” award

Leeds nurse,  Jo Snellin has been awarded a top medical title for her work combating UK winter flu bugs. She is one of just a few people who have been given the title of “flu fighter” for her work. The

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“Flu-v” the new universal flu vaccine that could protect for a lifetime

The new universal flu vaccine which will only need to be administered just once has been by researchers. The vaccine has been found to be effective against a number of different types of flu virus, including avian flu and swine flu

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At risk groups and pregnant women urged to take flu jab

Data published by the Department of Health yesterday revealed that  just one in three in at-risk groups and 14 per cent of pregnant women have come forward for the flu jab. The government have been quick to respond and has

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North Somerset NHS urges pregnant women to get the flu jab

According to NHS North Somerset thousands of pregnant women could be putting both themselves and their unborn baby at risk if they do not get a free flu jab provided by the NHS. Over  2,000 women in the North Somerset area

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