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“Catch it. Bin it. Kill it” Campaign kicks off to help reduce seasonal flu infections

Today the UK Department of Health (DH) has launched the “Catch it. Bin it. Kill it” campaign to help kerb flu infections. The campaign is aimed at helping to reduce flu infections rates by urging the public to carry tissues, use

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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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Britain on alert for Killer “Super Flu”

According to leading Flu experts, the UK should be on alert for a a new strain killer flu which could spread to ­Britain within 24 hours. They have gone as far as to dub it as “one of the biggest

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Could social media track flu outbreaks?

New research from the Bristol University suggests that social media could be used to track an events such as flu outbreaks. A team from the Universities Intelligent Systems Laboratory have built a predictive model that was able to identify keywords

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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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A new generation flu vaccines ‘urgently needed’

Researchers who analysed over 40 years of data have  concluded the current  crop of vaccines offers only inadequate protection against seasonal flu outbreaks and serious pandemics alike. Evidence for their effectiveness in older individuals was lacking, according the researchers who

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Flu vaccine Preflucel withdrawn in alert over side-effects‎

The flu vaccine Preflucel has been recalled and withdrawn from thousands of surgeries and pharmacies across Europe amid fears the vaccine’s side effects are making people ill. Around 300,000 doses of the vaccine are to be immediately withdrawn following fears that the most recent batch

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