Flu shots may soon be a lot less painful for young children and older adults. Researchers say they’ve found a way to modify the nasal spray version of the vaccine to make it work for those two groups.
A team of British scientists just took a major stride forward in the quest to develop a universal flu vaccine. Using data gathered after the 2009 swine flu outbreak, the team from the Imperial College London have a game plan to develop a vaccine that stands to save as many as half a million lives every year.
The thing about the flu is that there's a lot of different strains. One flu season is different from the other and each one requires a new shot. That could change! Doctors believe we'll develop a universal vaccine soon enough.
Flu season is just around the corner, and this year immunologists will be on the alert making sure that H1N1 swine flu doesn't get out of control. What will you do to protect yourself?
Indonesia is refusing to hand over its flu viruses to Western researchers, and that means flu vaccines this year may be less effective. Flu shots are basically created on a gamble that that popular Asian virus strains will come West by winter flu season. Epidemiologists study Asian viruses, predict which strains will…
Remember the bird flu epidemic that was supposed to be killing us all off around now? The one the local news had you terrified of before they made you terrified of spinach and Taco Bell? Well, not only was that all hype, but scientists have developed the "holy grail" of flu vaccines, permanently protecting against…