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31

Jan

Want to make a quick buck?
The federal government will pay you $3,000 to get the fluThe National Institutes of Health is looking for brave volunteers to have a live flu virus squirted up their noses.

Want to make a quick buck?

The federal government will pay you $3,000 to get the flu
The National Institutes of Health is looking for brave volunteers to have a live flu virus squirted up their noses.

26

Dec

Why the flu vaccine may work better in womenGender differences in immunity may stem from differences due to inflammation, testosterone and genetics

Why the flu vaccine may work better in women
Gender differences in immunity may stem from differences due to inflammation, testosterone and genetics

15

Nov

New strain of avian flu hops over to humansThe reported Taiwanese case means that health officials will view H6N1 as slightly more risky, in terms of its pandemic potential.

New strain of avian flu hops over to humans
The reported Taiwanese case means that health officials will view H6N1 as slightly more risky, in terms of its pandemic potential.

23

Sep

Major breakthrough in influenza vaccine researchNew universal flu vaccine would use the body’s naturally occurring immune cells to fight the virus; it could even work for future deadly strains.

Major breakthrough in influenza vaccine research
New universal flu vaccine would use the body’s naturally occurring immune cells to fight the virus; it could even work for future deadly strains.

22

Aug

How the H7N9 flu could jump from birds to mammalsOnce the virus infects a bird’s upper respiratory tract, people in close contact with the animal are more likely to be infected.

How the H7N9 flu could jump from birds to mammals
Once the virus infects a bird’s upper respiratory tract, people in close contact with the animal are more likely to be infected.

22

Jan


 Influenza RX Sorbet: Cure your flu with dessert? 



Artisinal ice cream maker offers frozen cocktail cure with bourbon, cayenne, lemon and honey.
Artisinal ice cream maker offers frozen cocktail cure with bourbon, cayenne, lemon and honey.

21

Jan


 Rough flu season for chickens 



From January 1 to January 14, chicken noodle soup orders increased 35 percent over January 2012.
From January 1 to January 14, chicken noodle soup orders increased 35 percent over January 2012.

18

Jan


 CDC responds to Hugh Jackman’s flu shot joke



Actor’s comments during the Golden Globes did not sit well with the federal health agency.
Actor’s comments during the Golden Globes did not sit well with the federal health agency.

17

Jan


 Tools to help you navigate an intense flu season 



There are a variety of resources that offer ways to track the flu in your area and tips to stay healthy.
There are a variety of resources that offer ways to track the flu in your area and tips to stay healthy.

16

Jan


 Storefront IV clinic offers quick fix for flu sufferers 



Chicago residents have a new way of treating the flu, but is it worth the risk?
Chicago residents have a new way of treating the flu, but is it worth the risk?