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2 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Flu Shot Recommended For All Pregnant Women

By: Elizabeth Palermo, Staff Writer Published: 08/19/2014 05:22 PM EDT on LiveScience Pregnant women should get the flu shot, regardless of how far along they are in their pregnancies, according to updated guidelines released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The new guidelines by ACOG also state that vaccination is important for women who are trying to ...

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3 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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Enzyme holds the door for influenza

by Will Fry - The enzyme phospholipase D (PLD) helps the influenza virus escape the immune response. Blocking it could lead to a new way to prevent the flu, H. Alex Brown, Ph.D., Craig Lindsley, Ph.D., Paul Thomas, Ph.D., and colleagues report in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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AUG 14, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Older people should get high dose flu shot: study

Older people are likely to benefit from a high-dose flu vaccine to ward off the seasonal malaise, which can be particularly dangerous to those over 65, researchers said Wednesday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine are from the first randomized, controlled trial to compare high and standard doses of flu vaccine in older people. "Until this trial ...

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AUG 13, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Older people should get high dose flu shot

Older people are likely to benefit from a high-dose flu vaccine to ward off the seasonal malaise, which can be particularly dangerous to those over 65, researchers said Wednesday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine are from the first randomized, controlled trial to compare high and standard doses of flu vaccine in older people. "Until this trial ...

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AUG 13, 2014 - Family Practice News

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High-dose flu vaccine more effective for elderly

The high-dose version of the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine induced higher antibody responses and provided significantly improved protection

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