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Influenza myth busters

Here is everything you need to know about the flu.

New vaccine method could protect against all types of influenza

New method is seen as a crucial step towards a vaccine that protects against all types of influenza.

European scientists call for more flu shots

Too few are vaccinated against the flu. Could spell disaster if nothing is done, warns scientists.

Creating universal influenza vaccines

The Influenza Centre in Bergen is within touching distance of a flu vaccine that can outlast annual seasonal vaccines.

Too many taking flu vaccine?

Health personnel and other hardy souls risk lower resistance to future pandemics if they vaccinate themselves for seasonal influenza year after year.

Using DNA against flu

Researchers have developed a new influenza vaccine produced in only a couple of weeks – and perhaps even completely free of side-effects.

Sick pigs give insight on swine flu

Pigs react to swine flu like humans. This makes them usefuel in experiments which will find out how the virus attacks the respiratory tract in humans.

Super-antibodies against influenza identified

Scientists have identified antibodies that can fight off just about all forms of influenza. The discovery could lead to a much-improved flu vaccine.

Swine flu vaccine does not harm your baby

Pregnant women can be vaccinated against swine flu without fear of negative consequences. A new study documents that the vaccine does not harm unborn babies. But another study confirms a suspicion that the vaccine can cause neuritis in elderly people in very rare cases.

Toys contaminated with harmful bacteria

Harmful bacteria contaminate toys, cushions, sofas, tables and chairs in day-care institutions for children, making them ill. Maybe nanotechnology can help solve the problem.

Tips for people who want to start training — and stick with it

Be patient, find an activity you think is fun, don’t start off too hard at the beginning, and remember why you wanted to start exercising in the first place. Those are among researchers’ suggestions for those who want to make exercise a habit.