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How Are Seasonal Flu Vaccines Made?

Each year, a new flu shot is developed to try to combat the strains of the virus expected to wreak havoc that season. But who decides which viruses make it into the vaccine? What new technologies are being used to produce that vaccine more efficiently?

February 4, 2016 — Sabrina Stierwalt, PhD.

Should Kids Take Psychiatric Medication?

We all know (or were) the kid who makes us wish for the invention of a Ritalin blow dart. But is it a good idea to put kids on psychiatric meds? And once they’re on, how long is long enough? The Savvy Psychologist tackles the topic of psychiatric drugs that start early and last a lifetime

January 27, 2016 — Ellen Hendriksen

Quick Test Could Tell If a Patient Needs Antibiotics

Antibiotics work against bacterial infections but are often prescribed to people with viral infections, which don't respond to the drugs. But a new gene test could show if a patient's infection is viral or bacterial 

January 26, 2016 — Cynthia Graber

Ebola Reemerges in Sierra Leone

Case announced hours after the World Health Organization declares spread of virus stopped in west Africa

January 15, 2016 — Richard Van Noorden and Nature magazine

Can We Truly "Cure" Cancer?

Pres. Obama laid out a moon-shot target of knocking out cancer, but cancer is not one disease—it’s many

January 14, 2016 — Dina Fine Maron

What Is the Flu Virus?

Learn about the various types of flu strains that you can catch this year. Plus, find out who is most at risk for complications and how to treat symptoms

January 6, 2016 — Sanaz Majd, MD

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