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National Health News, Newsroom Q&A: Why the Flu Vaccine Isn’t Always Effective

Q&A: Why the Flu Vaccine Isn’t Always Effective

A doctor from Brigham and Women’s Hospital spells out what you need to know for the 2017-2018 flu season.

12/7/17 at 4:01 pm     30      , , ,     Boston.com
National Health News, Newsroom I Never Get The Flu, So Why Do I Need A Flu Shot?

I Never Get The Flu, So Why Do I Need A Flu Shot?

The seasonal flu is a contagious illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract. When people have the flu, some are only mildly affected, yet others may miss work, be hospitalized, or even die due to complications. Influenza vaccine, though not perfect, is the best way to prevent flu. But if you have always avoided vaccination […]

11/22/17 at 1:11 pm     84      , ,     HuffPost
National Health News, Newsroom Can We Track Malaria and Zika by Sound?

Can We Track Malaria and Zika by Sound?

Bioengineers led by Manu Prakash of Stanford University have developed a program that is able to distinguish mosquito species from the distinctive sounds they make when they fly. Moreover, it’s so sensitive that recordings from even the most basic cell phone are good enough for the program to do its thing. The recordings can then […]

11/22/17 at 1:05 pm     68      , ,     Forbes
National Health News, Newsroom Don’t be a Turkey, Practice Food Safety for Thanksgiving Meals

Don’t be a Turkey, Practice Food Safety for Thanksgiving Meals

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture more than 45 million turkeys are consumed on Thanksgiving Day. That’s more than 45 million opportunities for food poisoning, not even counting side dishes. Proper handling and cooking can prevent foodborne illness from spoiling a table of food, family, friends, and fun. Tips and tricks for a successful turkey day aren’t just for the […]

11/22/17 at 12:47 pm     71      ,     Food Safety News
National Health News, Newsroom Fresh Look at Cancer Shows Smoking, Obesity Top Causes

Fresh Look at Cancer Shows Smoking, Obesity Top Causes

A fresh look at the causes of cancer has come up with some surprising numbers. While smoking is still by far the biggest cause of cancer and cancer deaths, obesity, poor diet and drinking too much alcohol cause an increasing number of cancer cases and deaths. Overall, modifiable risk factors — things people can change — cause 42 […]

11/22/17 at 12:41 pm     70      ,     NBC News
National Health News, Newsroom 4 Common Myths about Vaccines

4 Common Myths about Vaccines

Over the years, vaccinations that help protect children from infectious diseases such as measles and mumps have saved hundreds of thousands of lives in the United States and prevented millions of hospitalizations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But it can be tough to know what’s true and what’s not. Can vaccines […]

11/22/17 at 12:34 pm     74          Washington Post
National Health News, Newsroom 12 Ways to Health – Holiday Health and Safety Tips

12 Ways to Health – Holiday Health and Safety Tips

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate life, to be grateful, and reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate the gift of health. Here are some holiday tips to support your efforts for health and safety this season.

11/21/17 at 4:35 pm     138      ,     Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Department News and Updates Barnstable County Offers Immunization Program

Barnstable County Offers Immunization Program

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states vaccines are one of the greatest public health interventions of the 20th century, second only to clean water. That’s why Barnstable County Public Health Nurse Deirdre Arvidson, BSN is a strong proponent of immunization. She directs the Public Immunization Program delivered by the Barnstable County Department of Health […]

6/16/17 at 11:23 am     968