The 2011-2012 flu vaccine will protect against the three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season. This includes an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and an influenza B virus. Key Facts About Seasonal Flu
Archive for October, 2011
What are our attitudes toward flu shots? It could be as simple as turning to Twitter. A new study in the journal PLoS Computational Biology shows it’s also possible to use the social media platform to track flu shot vaccination rates and attitudes.
Ready or not, flu season is upon us — the CDC defines influenza as a contagious respiratory illness that causes mild to severe illness, and sometimes results in serious health complications and risks. They recommend that all people older than 6 months (with a few notable exceptions, here) get the influenza vaccine as soon as […]
Many people know how to respond when colleagues hurt themselves, or are felled by heart attack or stroke. But few know what to do in a psychiatric crisis. The Mental Health First Aid program aims to teach people to respond to psychiatric emergencies, from anxiety to eating disorders to psychosis.
No one likes being stressed out, with no personal time to do leisurely activities. But a new study suggests having too much time on your hands could decrease happiness, too.
Next time you’re headed to the office vending machine, skip the chips and instead grab yourself a bag of almonds. Your heart will sing.
Recent headlines have caused some confusion by calling red wine an overhyped super drink, calling into question whether the red stuff is actually better for you than your run-of-the-mill alcoholic bevy. But before you part with your Pinot noir and give a goodbye toast to your favorite Cabernet, let’s revisit red wine’s anti-aging ingredients and […]
Having a lot of Facebook friends may be more than a sign of your online social popularity: A new study suggests it could also be telling of the size of certain brain regions, as well as the number of real-life friends that you have.
A significant percentage of colon cancers could be caused by a bacteria and — if that’s indeed the case — some tumors eventually may be prevented or treated with antibiotics, suggests a new research finding from the Broad Institute and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Hair pros aren’t just good at cuts, blowouts and dispensing life advice; they can also serve as the first line of defense against skin cancer by checking their customers’ heads for suspicious moles that might otherwise go unnoticed.