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Science Policy Around the Web - August 28, 2015

By: Sylvina Raver, Ph.D.

Drug Policy

FDA approves drug for female libido amid controversy and lingering questions

On August 18, the FDA approved the drug flibanserin… 887 more words

Linkposts

Queensland on brink of influenza epidemic, doctors fear

ABC News with AAP Jo Skinner and Jessica Hinchliffe 26 August 2015

The Queensland is on the brink of an influenza epidemic with thousands of cases diagnosed in August, the Australian Medical Association Queensland (AMAQ) says. 88 more words

Influenza

Wellness Wednesday: Why Vaccines are Important for You

In the U.S., vaccines have greatly reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that once routinely killed or harmed many infants, children, and adults. However, the viruses and bacteria that cause vaccine-preventable disease and death still exist and can be passed on to people who are not protected by vaccines. 521 more words

Health

Only One Flu Shot? Maybe!

Can you imagine not having to get a flu shot every season? Apparently two independent teams of doctors have been imagining the same thing.

The two independent research groups have… 399 more words

Biomedical Research

'Universal' flu shot may soon be a reality that replaces seasonal vaccine

TORONTO — Two groups of U.S. researchers have come out with a historic discovery they believe brings us one step closer to a universal flu vaccine. 319 more words

World

The Lowdown On Flu And The Flu Vaccine

As the Summer winds down and we head toward Fall you’re starting to hear and see adverts informing you to get your annual flu shot. For many, this raises a lot of questions so I’ll attempt to provide some quick and easy answers and compelling reasons to get yours. 534 more words

Flu