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Flu Routs Vaccine During Rough 2018-19 Season

Our best defense against influenza needs better stopping power against the scariest name in the flu game: H3N2. That’s the unanimous verdict of health experts after the flu vaccine had another rough season fighting off the flu. The vaccine was incompletely ineffective against the powerful H3N2 strain that dominated the end of the 2018-19 flu […]

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FDA Gives Hand Sanitizer Clean Bill of Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given alcohol-based hand sanitizer a fundamental vote of confidence in an April ruling deeming three crucial and debated ingredients safe for use. The FDA’s ruling allows three active ingredients – benzalkonium chloride, ethyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol – to remain in hand sanitizer formulas. While deferring them from […]

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Study: Sanitizer Beats Soap At Cleaning Kids’ Hands

Pediatrics’ 8-month analysis of 911 toddlers finds kids using hand sanitizer miss fewer days of school, have fewer respiratory infections Kids are adorable, but as every parent can testify, they are also adorable germ machines. Kids collect sickly germs and bacteria like Microsoft collects cash: stockpiling them in factors of ten. They trade germs with […]

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Beware The B Strain Late-Season Flu Blues

Secondary Strains Fueling Influenza’s Dangerous Late-Season Resurgence By Clete Campbell Of course, in this miserable 2017-18 flu season, influenza has a Plan B. After attacking Americans without remorse for months with a sickly, too often deadly assault of A Strains viruses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Controls report that B strains of influenza are fueling […]

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Licensed Home Flu Killers

Dependable Home Cleaning Agents Can Keep Your Family Safe During Season’s Dog Days Harder to eliminate than a No. 1 seed in the NCAA basketball tournament, harder to kill than a villain in a horror movie franchise, and infamous for hanging around the house longer than even the most annoying fly, the flu virus can […]

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