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Study: Flu Vaccine Less Effective For Men With High Testosterone Levels

Men with higher levels of testosterone are more likely to have very little, or no response to flu vaccines and other defenses against influenza and other infectious diseases.

12/26/2013

In the past decade, more than 40 percent of children who died from the flu were previously healthy children.  (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: More Than 40 Percent Of Child Flu Victims Were Healthy

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that almost half of the 830 children who died from the flu between 2004 and 2012 did not have a high-risk medical condition such as asthma or heart disease, and were otherwise healthy.

10/29/2013

Flu vaccination is no longer merely a choice between a jab in the arm or a squirt in the nose. This fall, some brands promise a little extra protection. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CDC: Flu Vaccine Only 62 Percent Effective, 47 States With Widespread Illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that the flu vaccine has only been 62 percent effective amid 47 states reporting widespread illness.

01/11/2013

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