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High-Dose Flu Vaccine Superior for Frail Elderly Living in Long-Term Care Facilities

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 18, 2014 – The high-dose flu vaccine is significantly better than the regular flu shot at boosting the immune response to the flu virus in frail, older residents of long-term care facilities, according to the results of a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study. It is the first evaluation of the vaccine […]

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Viral Infections, Including Flu, Could Be Inhibited by Naturally Occurring Protein, UPCI Finds

PITTSBURGH, June 12, 2014 – By boosting a protein that naturally exists in our cells, an international team of researchers led by the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter, has found a potential way to enhance our ability to sense and inhibit viral infections.The laboratory-based discovery, which could lead to more effective treatments for viruses […]

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Universal Paid Sick Leave Reduces Spread of Flu, According to Pitt Simulation

PITTSBURGH, June 13, 2013 – Allowing all employees access to paid sick days would reduce influenza infections in the workplace, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health modeling experts. The researchers simulated an influenza epidemic in Pittsburgh and surrounding Allegheny County and found that universal access to paid sick […]

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