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Getting a Flu Shot? Skip the Advil, Tylenol, for Mild Discomfort

Getting a Flu Shot? Skip the Advil, Tylenol, for Mild Discomfort

Each year during flu season we check in with URMC scientist Rick Phipps to find out if his evidence-based advice holds true—and it still does: It’s best to avoid common pain relievers after a flu shot because they can dilute the power of the vaccine.

10/15/2015
Study Suggests Vaccinating Against Bird Flu Before a Possible Pandemic

Study Suggests Vaccinating Against Bird Flu Before a Possible Pandemic

A new study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases suggests that priming the body ahead of a possible pandemic is a smart move.

11/19/2014
Research at the New York Influenza Center of Excellence Continues with New NIH Grant

Research at the New York Influenza Center of Excellence Continues with New NIH Grant

Researchers were awarded approximately $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue studying how our bodies respond to seasonal and pandemic flu viruses and vaccines. 

4/10/2014
Bird Flu is Back in China: URMC Testing Vaccine Candidate

Bird Flu is Back in China: URMC Testing Vaccine Candidate

Two new cases of H7N9 bird flu were reported in China in October. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, the University’s Vaccine Research Unit is testing a new vaccine candidate in case H7N9 makes its way to the U.S. 

10/31/2013 | 1 comment
Stomach Flu Vaccine Looks Good in Early Trial

Stomach Flu Vaccine Looks Good in Early Trial

A new vaccine for norovirus – the microbe behind most cases of what people commonly call stomach flu – protected patients against severe vomiting and diarrhea. URMC was one of five study sites that enrolled patients and tested the experimental vaccine. 

10/8/2013 | 1 comment
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