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Cracking good science on egg allergens

This article was written by Lucie Van den Berg and first appeared in the Herald Sun

What came first – the chicken with the switched off allergen gene, or the allergy-free egg? 407 more words

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2014/2015 flu season worst since 2009 pandemic

This year’s flu season is turning out to be one of the deadliest on record, according to new government health statistics.

Over 560 Canadians have died and more than 7,400 have been hospitalized as a result of the influenza virus during the 2014/2015 flu season which ends in August. 255 more words

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Alberta's flu-related deaths surpass 100 this season

WATCH ABOVE: It’s a deadly milestone that hasn’t been seen in nearly 20 years in Alberta. There have been more than 100 flu-related deaths this season. 344 more words

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Saskatoon research centre gets nearly $1M to enhance flu vaccine

SASKATOON – The Government of Canada announced Friday close to $1 million in funding to enhance flu vaccine research and development. Funding is being provided to the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) in Saskatoon. 129 more words

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Glaxo Recalls Flu Vaccine Due To Potency Problem

WASHINGTON (AP) — GlaxoSmithKline is recalling a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because its effectiveness can decline over time.

The company alerted U.S. customers Tuesday that the vaccine can lose potency and fail to adequately protect against some strains of the flu. 366 more words

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Glaxo Recalls Flu Vaccine Due to Potency Problem

WASHINGTON — GlaxoSmithKline is recalling a popular four-in-one flu vaccine because its effectiveness can decline over time.

The company alerted U.S. customers Tuesday that the vaccine can lose potency and fail to adequately protect against some strains of the flu. 370 more words

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Flu vaccines: Swallowing hype down under

Travel and lifestyle writer Leah McLennan of the Australian Associated Press was out of her depth in What’s new in 2015 flu vaccine?, a feature that ran on Australia’s leading news site, news.com.au. 534 more words

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