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    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Moderna's success in developing a COVID-19 vaccine is now leading to new endeavors.Moderna plans to use the same technology it used to create the COVID vaccine to develop three new vaccines.The mRNA vaccines would target the seasonal flu, Nipah virus, and HIV.Moderna says one will be a combinatory vaccine that could...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — From Chicken Soup, to Vitamin C, to Garlic there are a host of so called home remedies people swear by when they feel lousy. But one popular remedy is being called into question when it comes to its use by flu patients. A new study – the largest ever done on the...
    The biotech Moderna announced on Monday that it is using the technique of Messenger RNA (mRNA), the same that he used for his vaccine against COVID-19, in the development of new vaccines for flu, HIV and Nipah virus. The US company, in a statement, said that it expects to start clinical trials with flu...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “The CDC is reporting a very quiet flu...
    Biotech giant Moderna is using what some experts have called "21st-century science" to create three new vaccines to protect against the seasonal flu, HIV and Nipah virus, respectively, the company announced on Monday.  Moderna — the company that created one of the two COVID-19 vaccines that were approved late last year by the U.S. Food...
    (CBS4) — With the coronavirus pandemic dominating the headlines, it’s easy to forget we are right in the middle of flu season. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 3,546 Coloradans were hospitalized during the 2019-2020 season (Sept. 29, 2019-May 23, 2020.) Meanwhile, since September 2020, Colorado has had only 18 flu...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – While cases of COVID-19 are skyrocketing around the country, activity is extremely low for the virus we usually see in the winter months: the flu. Hospitals have been bracing for a possible “twindemic” this winter, a simultaneous outbreak of flu while COVID-19 also surges, but data shows influenza activity remains unusually low...
    As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, health officials in Connecticut are reporting a lower than the normal number of flu cases. On Friday, Jan. 8, the state Department of Public Health released the state's latest flu numbers which showed that, as of Saturday, Jan. 2, only 32 people had tested positive for flu in the...
    Foie gras may be off the menu for a while in France, as poultry producers carry out a massive duck cull to curb a serious strain of bird flu soaring through the nation’s southwestern farms. The "highly pathogenic" H5N8 virus first emerged on the French island of Corsica in November and infected the mainland in...
    A MUM who thought she was ill with flu gave birth to a healthy baby girl – but had no idea she was even pregnant. Swade Page, 26, was “shocked” when she delivered little Safiyah Lang in her bathtub on March 2 last year after having no bump, morning sickness or contraction pains.  9Swade Page,...
    A SHOCKING new graph reveals Covid hospital cases are three times higher than normal winter flu admissions. While sceptics often claim Covid is “no worse than flu”, staggering figures reveal just how bad the virus is in comparison to annual bouts of the common flu.  ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates...
    New Delhi (CNN)India has begun culling tens of thousands of poultry birds after avian influenza was detected in ducks, crows and wild geese in at least a dozen locations across the country. The country's Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying issued an alert on Wednesday, urging states to take measures to avoid any further...
    A pharmacist dilutes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine while preparing it to administer to staff and residents at the Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads, a senior living community in Falls Church, Virginia, on December 30, 2020.Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images The Covid-19 vaccine appears to cause severe allergic reactions at a significantly higher rate than...
    This article was medically reviewed by Jason R. McKnight, MD, MS, a family medicine physician and clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine.  Medically Reviewed Reviewed By Check Mark Icon A check mark. It indicates that the relevant content has been reviewed and verified by an expert Our stories are reviewed by medical professionals to ensure you...
    The coronavirus may become a yearly event that will require vaccinations similar to the flu, a medical director told the Daily Caller News Foundation during an exclusive interview. Dr. Anthony Harris, the Chief Innovation Officer and Associate Medical Director for WorkCare, spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Samantha Renck about potential side effects of...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Flu activity is currently low in Massachusetts, a good sign as the state struggles like the rest of the country with the coronavirus pandemic. According to the latest weekly flu report from the Department of Public Health, the percent of “influenza-like illness visits” to hospitals and outpatient facilities is at 1.11 percent....
    France plans to slaughter 600,000 birds in an effort to prevent the spread of the avian influenza infecting duck flocks in part of the country, health officials said Tuesday. Nearly 200,000 poultry birds have already been culled, a farm ministry official said, in a bid to contain the H5N8 virus, which is not known...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO-TV) — A Minnesota woman has a title very few people in the world share: two-time major pandemic survivor. The 107-year-old newly-vaccinated warrior is Tillie Dybing. She lives at Ecumen in Detroit Lakes. Dybing is full of history. Her life started a century ago on a North Dakota farm. “I worked hard. I was a farm...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Amid a deepening pandemic, doctors are crediting masking, hand-washing and distancing with stopping one virulent disease in its tracks--the flu."The silver lining is we're not seeing the flu. The flu is almost absent," said Dr. Andra Blomkalns, Director of Emergency Medicine for Stanford Health."There's no question this year is an extraordinary year,"...
    SPRINGFIELD (CBS) — The general public will have access to Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines later this year. But given the opportunity to choose, is one better than the other? Baystate Health President and CEO Mark Keroack answered that specific question at a press conference on Tuesday. “It’s a coin flip. They are equally effective....
    A MUTANT variant of the coronavirus is sweeping the UK and infection rates are on the up. As the winter months continue and we spend more time indoors due to a third national lockdown - it's likely that some of us will experience cold and flu symptoms. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. Eileen writes, “I am scheduled to receive the...
    (The Conversation)Many of us have heard: "Don't go outside without a coat; you'll catch a cold."That's not exactly true. As with many things, the reality is more complicated. Here's the distinction: Being cold isn't why you get a cold. But it is true that cold weather makes it easier to get the cold or flu....
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A new, mutant strain of COVID-19 first seen in Great Britain earlier this month has made it’s way to the U.S. A Colorado National guardsman helping at a nursing home southeast of Denver has been identified as having the first case. Health officials now say a second guard member may be...
    President Donald Trump lashed out at President-elect Joe Biden after Biden raised concerns that COVID-19 vaccines weren't being given to Americans fast enough.  Trump, who throughout the pandemic has pushed responsibilites off to the states to spare his administration any blame, pointed a finger at them again.   'It is up to the States to distribute...
    Winter is coming. It’s a wonderful, festive time of year and no one wants to catch the flu. There are many basic ways to prevent the winter flu, such as washing your hands regularly, staying hydrated, and handling your food with care. There are certain vitamins and minerals that strengthen our immunity to keep us...
    The petition to the City Council was straightforward: Enact a mandatory mask policy to combat the pandemic, or “the disease will come back again, and will exact a heavier toll than ever.” Seven hundred residents, doctors and concerned citizens alike, signed the document. But the council members who heard their pleas wouldn’t have it. One...
    As coronavirus cases surge nationwide, the flu has seen a remarkable dip. Reported cases of influenza reached record lows last week, with fewer than 40 diagnoses recorded during Dec. 13-19. In week 51 of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "FluView" data monitoring system, 36 positive flu tests were documented. This marks a steep...
    A Springfield graduate student and a Waltham mother are seeking to get the new flu vaccine requirement for all Massachusetts students thrown out by the courts. A lawsuit was recently filed by Madison Schiltz, 27, a Springfield College graduate student, and Tamar Massoyan-Artinian, both claiming that Massachusetts did not follow proper procedures to create a...