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Childhood Flu Could Predict Future Vulnerability

Childhood Flu Could Predict Future Vulnerability

The press release subhead reads: “UCLA, Arizona researchers explain that birth year may largely determine people’s risk for serious illness in an influenza pandemic.” It sounds vaguely astrological, as if our birth date predicts our future health. In fact, it introduces an interesting scientific hypothesis for why some people are…

The Immune System: The Body’s Battlefield

The Immune System: The Body’s Battlefield

We often hear the terms immunity, the immune system and immune response thrown around when discussing the topic of vaccination. But do we really understand how the immune system is designed, its mechanism and the impact of vaccination on its overall function? Immunology is a vast and complex field of study, however, it is important to understand the basics…

Antibiotic Levaquin Can Cause Nervous System Reactions

Antibiotic Levaquin Can Cause Nervous System Reactions

Levaquin (levofloxacin) is a potent antibiotic recommended for use against such dangerous diseases as anthrax and the plague, as well as for pneumonia and other serious bacterial infections. It was the drug reportedly used to treat former Secretary of State and current Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia. Prescribing information…

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