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What you need to know this flu season

Image: Thinkstock/Jupiterimages Click for a full size image What you need to know this flu season As flu season approaches, medical experts have some new recommendations – along with some old standards – on how to reduce your chances of ...

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Malaria Vaccine Trial Yields Promising Results

Malaria Vaccine Trial Yields Promising Results by Justine Alford Photo credit: AFPMB, “Anopheles gambiae,” via Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. This mosquito is the primary vector for malaria transmission in the majority of sub-Saharan Africa. Each year, it is estimated that ...

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New malaria vaccine candidates identified

New malaria vaccine candidates identified Researchers have discovered new vaccine targets that could help in the battle against malaria. Taking a new, large-scale approach to this search, researchers tested a library of proteins from the Plasmodium falciparum parasite with antibodies ...

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Vaccine for dust-mite allergies created

Dust mites are tiny and ubiquitous, but they cause big allergic reactions for many people. University of Iowa researchers have created a vaccine that may provide relief to dust-mite allergies. Credit: Illustration by Austin Smoldt-Sáenz Vaccine for dust-mite allergies created ...

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Promising New Cancer Vaccine Developed

Promising New Cancer Vaccine Developed by Justine Alford Photo credit: Dantecat, via Wikimedia Commons. A team of researchers at the National Center for Tumor Diseases have developed a promising new vaccine designed to target a specific mutated protein that is ...

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Global Cancer Deaths Up Sharply

The global death toll from cancer rose to 8.2 million in 2012 with sharp rises in breast cancer as the disease tightened its grip in developing nations struggling to treat an illness driven by Western lifestyles. Cancer deaths were up ...

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