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Getting your flu vaccine is easy, having the flu is not

Brace yourself folks – the flu season has arrived, which can bring the dreaded running nose, scratchy throat, cough, body aches, a high fever and thumping headache of the seasonal flu.   449 more words

Why weren't there any diseases (similar to small pox) that the native Americans had (& subsequently developed their immunity) but Europeans were not immune to?

In other words, how did human infectious diseases evolve in general, what were their sources, and what could account for the dramatic difference in disease prevalence in different human populations in particular? 1,009 more words


For one age group, getting the flu shot in the morning could be life-saving

Age matters, especially when it comes to vaccines. For those above 65, a new study shows that getting the flu shot in the morning provides better immunity against a strain of the influenza virus than getting the same shot in the afternoon. 372 more words

Ivory Indigo and Influenza

The aim in this image was to show and contrast the two colours ivory and indigo. I did so by using simple plain layers of each colour and then “cutting” holes in each to allow the other to shine through. 310 more words


Workplace flu vaccinations now offered

BENDIGO Community Health Services aims to vaccinate more than 2500 employees against influenza under its workplace immunisation program this season.

BCHS community health nurses are now offering central Victorian organisations the chance to protect their workers from strains of the virus including the California, Hong Kong and Brisbane flu. 328 more words

Going Viral: How Social Media Mirrors Science

By: Jillian Carmichael, 4th year student in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

“Did you see that post? It’s going viral!”

Social media can be a strange beast. 1,184 more words

Biomedical Sciences

What new studies are being conducted to find vaccines for influenza?


Every year between 3000 and 49000 people in the US die as a result of the influenza virus. Researchers of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases… 158 more words