Tag: flu shot


Feb

22

2010

Influenza Vaccine Has No Effect In Elderly

Late last year HFA published a study from the Mayo Clinic showing flu shots in children actually increased the likelihood of hospitalization. Now a new study is stating that flu shots in the elderly mostly likely have no health benefits at all. There is no evidence to support the contention that the influenza vaccine administered to the over 65s is of any more use than...

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Feb

12

2010

Might the Flu be Little More Than a Symptom of Vitamin D Deficiency?

Vitamin D, “the sunshine vitamin,” may very well be one of the most beneficial vitamins there is for disease prevention. Unfortunately it’s also one of the vitamins that a vast majority of people across the world are deficient in due to lack of regular exposure to sunshine. Published in the journal Epidemiology and Infection in 2006, the hypothesis presented by Dr. John Cannell and colleagues in the paper Epidemic...

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Feb

09

2010

Sales of Flu Shots and Drugs Help Lift Walgreen’s Profit

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – Published: December 21, 2009 DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The drugstore operator Walgreen Company said on Monday that its quarterly profit rose 20 percent, mainly because of higher sales of prescription drugs and flu shots. The company said that results, which topped Wall Street estimates, were helped by greater demand for flu shots in September and October and that its pharmacies...

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Feb

09

2010

H1N1 Swine Flu Less Severe Than Feared

Swine Flu No More Deadly Than Seasonal Flu, but Victims Much Younger By Daniel J. DeNoon WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Dec. 7, 2009 – H1N1 swine flu won’t be as severe as was feared, but the pandemic is nothing to sneeze at, new predictions suggest. When the fall/winter wave of H1N1 swine flu is over, it will have been no more...

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