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The Flu Shot Is 36 Percent Effective This Year

After a few months of hand-wringing over the flu vaccine’s 10 percent effectiveness against one strain of flu in Australia, we finally have a number for how it’s doing in the US this season. It’s 36 percent effective at preventing flu among people in general, and 59 percent effective in children under 8. These numbers…Read […]

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Trump’s Spiritual Advisor Recommends Jesus Instead Of Flu Shots

There is certainly a scientific debate to be had over the efficacy of flu shots. But there is one thing for sure — a belief in Jesus as your Lord and Savior doesn’t ward off the virus responsible for killing thousands each year and making everyone’s life a complete misery.   Not …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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How to Get a Cheap or Free Flu Shot, With or Without Insurance

It’s officially flu-shot time, with flu season hurtling toward us. The flu shot’s important both for your own health and the health of people around you, so if you’re dragging your feet, for the inconvenience or the price, we’ve got you covered with the cheapest and easiest ways to get vaccinated, with or without…Read more… […]

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Being in a Good Mood Won’t Make Your Flu Shot More Effective

It’s almost flu season, which means flu-shot season. The New York Times suggests that a good mood can improve your immune response to the shot, giving you one more reason to be happy to head to the pharmacy. Too bad this feel-good headline is only backed up by some sketchy statistics.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Can We Hide From Plague, Flu, and the Spectre of Death?

Welcome back to Dose of Reality, where we see whether the week’s health news is really worth worrying—or celebrating—about. Today we’re facing down death and disease, and the news is actually mostly good!Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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