PITTSBURGH — Giving frail, older residents of long-term care facilities a high-dose flu vaccine produces a significantly better immune response than a regular flu shot, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study has found.
Jonathan Lucas, chief deputy medical examiner with the San Diego County medical examiner’s office,in an autopsy exam room where he’s now collecting autopsy samples for genome sequencing to reveal causes for some unexplained deaths, on December 8, 2014. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
CHICAGO (AP) — Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. Today, the Kansas mother shows no signs of the disease, and it was her own immune system that made it go away.