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Oct 06, 2017

Oct 06, 2017
Flu vaccination

Study identifies factors that may lower flu vaccine protection

Viral changes, birth year, repeat vaccinations, and waning protection may all play a role.

Sep 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017
Nasal spray flu vaccine

Performance of inhaled flu vaccine confounds experts

Experts ponder why FluMist performed poorly in the US but well elsewhere.

Jul 07, 2017

Jul 07, 2017
Smallpox

Canadian group creates poxvirus, prompting dual-use discussion

Though the technology isn't likely within reach of do-it-yourselfers, it could already be in use by rogue governments, experts say.

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Salmonella

New resistance gene found in Salmonella isolated from chickens

The gene was found in 15 Salmonella isolates from broiler chickens in British Columbia.

May 02, 2017

May 02, 2017
Pregnant woman taking pill

Antibiotics in pregnancy tied to higher miscarriage risk

The increased risk ranges from 65% to almost 500%, but some antibiotics are not tied to an increase.

Feb 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017
Flu vaccine being injected

Studies shed light on effects of serial flu shots, current vaccine's benefits

Getting a flu shot 2 years in a row apparently can, under certain circumstances, backfire.

Oct 31, 2016

Oct 31, 2016
Lab mice

Animal study hints at Zika fertility problems in men

Study shows infection can result in shrunken testicles and low testosterone.

Sep 14, 2016

Sep 14, 2016
MRSA

Report on drug resistance in Canada shows some declines

The report shows antimicrobial resistance mostly stable, with some declines and some worries.

Aug 12, 2016

Aug 12, 2016
Cyclospora oocyst

Cyclospora cases reported in Texas, Canada

In another development, UK health officials warned travelers about an uptick in cases linked to Mexico, particularly the Riviera Maya coast.

Aug 02, 2016

Aug 02, 2016
Holstein cattle

Latest MCR-1 findings include highly resistant isolate

One isolate was also resistant to beta-lactams, fluoroquinolones, and florfenicol.

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