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Just Get The Damn Flu Shot

The flu tends to be the leaky basement pipe of disease: It’s easy enough to avoid doing something about it, right up until the point it completely bursts and ruins your month. But the flu is much more deadly than a flooded basement. Even at its weakest in recent years, the flu has killed 98 people in Britain this winter. And while this current flu season isn’t the world-shattering pandemic seen in 1918-1919, when a particularly bad strain infected around a third of the world’s population and killed 20 million to 50 million people, it’s gearing up to be the one of the worst in years. Hospitals in the US have had to set up emergency tents in their car parks to accommodate the deluge of flu victims. All of which is to say: For the love of god, no matter what your friends or family tell you or the rumours you’ve heard, just get the damn flu shot. It’s not too late. Read More >>

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Scientists Are Making a Vaccine for Alcoholism That Will Give You Terrible Hangovers

Though most borderline alcoholics don't need an anti-fun vaccine for alcoholism, those that drink a little too much could probably use the world's first vaccine for alcoholism. Made by Scientists in Chile, the vaccine "works" by screwing over people who drink. Seriously, once you pump yourself with the juice, you'll experience the worst hangover of your life. Read More >>

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Soon, Your Vaccinations Will Be Arriving Via Email

Craig Venter, the über-DNA jockey who quietly sequenced the human genome using his own DNA, then made "synthetic life" by outfitting a gutted bacterium with homemade genes, says his next trick will be emailing biological molecules, using 3D biological printers. The move that could revolutionise healthcare - and biological warfare. Read More >>

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Microsoft Using Spam-Killing Skills to Tackle HIV

Who knew that having to deal with the scourge of spam could have positive benefits for the rest of humanity. Microsoft is turning learned spam-quashing techniques to the fight against HIV, and has partnered with the Ragon Institute to help them with their HIV-vaccine efforts. Read More >>

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Scientist Create the Definitive Flu Killer

University of Texas Southwestern's scientists have created a new flu vaccine that can protect us against any kind of flu, not just one strain. Unlike the current type of vaccines, it can even protect us if the virus mutates. Read More >>