Washington, DC - Scientists and clinicians from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the California Institute of Technology discuss key considerations for developing a universal influenza vaccine in a meeting report appearing in the October 17 issue of Immunity. The report summarizes discussions from a workshop NIAID held June 28-29, 2017, in Rockville, Maryland, entitled, “Pathway to a Universal Influenza Vaccine.”

Dallas, Texas - Men develop a type of irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, about a decade earlier than women on average, and being overweight is a major risk factor, according to a large new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Rochester, Minnesota - You need a hysterectomy … what approach is best for you?  

One of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the U.S. is the hysterectomy.  There are many different approaches to completion of this surgery, including vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic and abdominal. 

Scottsdale, Arizona - October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a good time to brush up on the facts and signs of this disease. Most people don't have signs and symptoms in the early stages of primary liver cancer. When signs and symptoms do appear, they may include losing weight without trying; general weakness and fatigue; and white, chalky stools. 

Rochester, Minnesota - La eficacia general de la terapia del lenguaje en las personas con dificultad para comunicarse después de un accidente cerebrovascular depende mucho del área del cerebro afectada y de la gravedad del daño cerebral. De manera general, la terapia del lenguaje puede ayudar a las personas cuyo accidente cerebrovascular les afectó el habla.