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Flu Vaccine

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, July 6

FluGen gets federal backing to study nasal spray H3N2 flu vaccine in older adults … Aspirin linked to 20% reduction in cancer deaths, large review suggests … Vanco-resistant Staph infections triple globally: North America third in prevalence … New York nursing homes confused by governor’s post-COVID safety protocol … Blood test distinguishes dementia type from other disorders … Lottery-based vaccine incentive was not effective, study finds

Now is the time to correct course on flu shots

As a possible flu season looms in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and lives of older adults living in long-term care facilities face a potential double threat, making flu vaccination more important than ever.  Influenza places a heavy burden on long-term care facilities every year, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the…

Clinical briefs for Monday, Dec. 14

COVID-19 can induce seizures and movement disorders, even in moderate cases … CDC reports record flu vaccine distribution in a so-far mild season … FDA OKs first non-prescription, at-home COVID test … Metformin tied to fewer COVID deaths in hospitalized women with diabetes, obesity … Severe coronavirus 7 times more likely in UK essential workers than non-essential workers.

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