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The Immunological Paradox of Pregnancy

photo credit: Carmen Hibbins

For most women, navigating pregnancy is difficult. There are decisions to be made: maternity care, labor preferences, place of birth, newborn care, breastfeeding, etc. 874 more words

Maritimers encouraged to get flu shot as number of cases on the rise

Health officials says Maritimers who haven’t gotten a flu shot should consider doing so, as the number of reported flu cases in New Brunswick has more than tripled since December. 323 more words


Spike in King County flu cases

Influenza is hitting hard in King County. We caught up with Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, to get his take on the flu season so far. 751 more words

Communicable Disease

Be sure to take preventative measures to avoid the flu

Make no mistake: The single best way to protect against the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. DHEC and the Centers for Disease Control and prevention recommend that everyone 6 months and older, especially people at high risk for developing serious complications from flu, get vaccinated each season. 197 more words

Community Health

Alberta flu death toll reaches 4, cases continue to climb in Calgary

Two more flu deaths have been reported by Alberta Health Services in the province’s weekly update: one in Calgary and one in the central zone. 206 more words


Flu Myths and Tips

You’re probably aware that we’ve officially entered both the holiday season and flu season. This year, we’d like to help you focus on the spirit of giving…except when it comes to giving the flu! 680 more words


Universal flu vaccines could offer key benefits over seasonal shots

Universal vaccines that protect against multiple strains of influenza (flu) virus at once could offer substantial advantages over conventional seasonal flu vaccines, when deployed on a large scale in the human population, according to… 588 more words

Biological Sciences