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Number of flu-related deaths in Alberta jumps to 10

Edmonton - Provincial statistics just released by Alberta Health Services show that 10 people have died from contracting the flu this season. Of the 10, nine had not received a flu shot.

Five flu deaths in Alberta; 2 kids, 3 adults, all unvaccinated

At a news conference in Alberta on Thursday health officials said there have been five flu deaths this season. Only 25 percent of Albertans have had a flu shot and officials say it's not too late to get one and benefit from it.

Op-Ed: Hospitals to face reduction in Medicare payments over flu shots

There are always two sides to a story or an argument, and I am not above playing the devil's advocate when it comes to taking sides over whether or not a person should get a flu shot. But there comes a time when even I have to say, "enough, already."

Spiegel: 2009 swine flu pandemic a boost for Big Pharma

Those who suspected a money- and greed-driven conspiracy behind the 2009 swine flu outbreak - declared a pandemic by overzealous WHO officials and their advisers from within the industry - are being proven right by recent revelations in Der Spiegel.

Medical reviews conclude influenza immunizations ineffective

Two separate reviews of medical data on the effectiveness of vaccinating people to prevent influenza showed there were no benefits to being vaccinated for the flu.

Flu Drugs Prompt Warnings

The Food and Drug Administration is urging that new warnings be added to the anti-viral drugs Roche Holding AG's Tamiflu and GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Relenza labels. There is now some concern as to whether these drugs are causing 'psychiatric events'.

Flu season is on us once again

Flu season is once again upon us. Flu season starts in October and runs through April. When you get a flu shot it normally takes up to two weeks before it is at its full strength.

Ban lifted on flu shots with mercury

Dumb, Dumb and just Dumb... I remember when I wore contacts that ""thimerosal" in the case I keep them in drove my eyes crazy and I ended up using Salt Tablets and Distilled Water...

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