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Universal vaccine for the flu may be just around the corner

Influenza vaccines save lives over the years and prevent millions of additional people from getting sick from the flu. The CDC reported on Feb. 15 that the overall estimated effectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccine was 47 percent, which means the vaccine cuts the...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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In addition to fewer days of hospitalization and a reduced risk for overall mortality within 90 days, patients with recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection were less likely to develop bloodstream infections if treated with...

source: Infectious Disease Advisor

The ability to fight disease is a driving force in human survival. Inflammation has emerged as a key weapon in this process. As pathogens change and evolve, the immune system adapts to keep up.

source: Medical News Today

The penultimate sentence in a recent research letter in Nature Medicine captures what most people have heard about probiotics: “Probiotics have shown significant benefits for acute infectious diarrhea, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, and ulcerative colitis.”...

source: Infection Control Today

Giving HIV-suppressing medications to infected babies within hours of birth is feasible and might help doctors eliminate hidden reservoirs of the virus, new research suggests. "Strategies to test and treat infants immediately after...

source: HealthDay News

The health of cells is maintained, in part, by two types of movement of their nucleoli. This dual motion within surrounding fluid, it reports, adds to our understanding of what contributes to healthy cellular function and points to...

source: New York University via ScienceDaily

As an increasing number of bacteria develop antibiotic resistance, scientists are looking beyond this family of medications that has served us so well up until now. As the usefulness of antibiotics begins to wane, there is an urgent need to develop new ways to treat infections.

source: Medical News Today

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