A century after the Spanish flu, are we ready for another pandemic?

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It killed tens of millions, and it remains the deadliest event ever recorded. Yet 100 years on from the dreaded Spanish flu, we’re still not safe from pandemics – or even on top of seasonal influenza. By Fenella Souter Good Weekend Sydney Morning Herald 21 APRIL 2018 Seattle police wear protective masks during the 1918 flu… Read more »

Flu vaccination …… it’s more important than you think

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Flu vaccine won’t definitely stop you from getting the flu, but it’s more important than you think While the flu vaccine cuts your chance of coming down with influenza, that’s not the whole story. from www.shutterstock.com Allen Cheng, Monash University and Kristine Macartney, University of Sydney As we head towards a southern hemisphere winter, many… Read more »

Update on Flu Vaccine for 2018

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The WHO met in September 2017 to decide the four viral flu strains that will be contained in next year’s flu vaccine. WHO recommends that quadrivalent (4 strain) influenza vaccines for use in the 2018 southern hemisphere influenza season contain the following viruses: – A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2)-like virus B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus. B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus, a… Read more »

2017 Flu Vaccine announced by WHO

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2017 Seasonal Flu vaccine Each year the World Health Organisation recommends to the Australian Government the four viral strains to be included in the seasonal flu vaccine according to the data they have collected on flu activity around the world. The WHO recommended one strain change (A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus) for the Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine to… Read more »

Top 10 mainstream diet myths debunked

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Top 10 mainstream diet myths debunked Sarah Berry Published: February 16, 2015 http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/top-10-mainstream-diet-myths-debunked-20150213-13e1bo.html “Dietary advice does not merely need a review; it should not have been introduced.” This is the arresting conclusion made in a new review published in BMJ’s Open Heart journal. In this instance, the researchers are referring specifically to the fat recommendations in… Read more »

Flu Vaccine 2015

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The Influenza Vaccine  for 2015 will contain the following three virus strains: A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus A/Switzerland/9715293/2013(H3N2)-like virus B:aB/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (Yamagata lineage)   This represents two strain changes from the flu vaccine used in the Northern Hemisphere The flu vaccine will not be available until late March