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This Year’s Flu Vaccine Effective Against Top Influenza Strains

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Scientists’ predictions about which flu virus strains to include in this season’s vaccine appear to have been spot on. According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this season’s vaccine is a good match for the virus strains in circulation. That means if you’ve been vaccinated against the flu, you’re […]

Low Vaccination Rates Contributed to Deadly Flu Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates around 79,400 Americans died of influenza during the 2017-18 season. The flu hospitalized or killed more Americans than any seasonal flu in more than 40 years. Lower vaccination rates Public health officials have also found that influenza vaccination rates among adults dropped in recent years, leading some […]

No Sweet Deal with High-fructose Corn Syrup

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Scientists have linked several health problems, including obesity and type 2 diabetes, to excessive consumption of high-fructose corn syrup. Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes can lead to chronically high blood sugar levels, which can cause serious health complications. A recent study, published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, involved feeding young rats a 10-percent fructose solution for […]