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Pandemics: a brief history

Most people have heard of the widely known 1918 “Spanish” flu identified as H1N1. Particularly violent, it got its name from the fact that unlike elsewhere where countries had controlled media due to the war and deliberately downplayed coverage, Spain’s »

Health, Society

Not enough Canadians get the flu vaccine, say health officials

On average, influenza sends 12,200 people to hospital and kills 3,500 people every year in Canada. In an effort to reduce those numbers, health officials have set a target of getting 80 per cent of the population vaccinated. Last year, »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Heart attack more likely right after catching flu, study shows

A person is six times more likely to have a heart attack in the first week after being diagnosed with influenza, say Canadian researchers. Previous studies have suggested an association between the flu and heart attacks, but this research published »

Health, International

Increased flu risk for those born during a pandemic: study

A new study suggests that people who were born at the time of an influenza pandemic have a higher risk of dying in a future pandemic. The elevated risk could be as much as 30 to 40 per cent. This »

The Link

The LINK Online, Sat., Mar.21

Presenting this edition, the Link team of Wojtek, Lynn, and Marc The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, (left) and Canada’s Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney announced more The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland »

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New bird flu threat, future solution

Authorities are concerned about a new strain of avian flu which is spreading across China. This new strain is exhibiting different characteristics from other strains, and researchers have suggested that it may mutate further and risks becoming a pandemic. Matthew »