Updated 29 April 2015

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Does the flu shot cause Gullain-Barre syndrome or not?

Every year the topic comes up: the flu vaccine can cause Guillian-Barré syndrome (GBS), a rare, paralysing condition. Because of this, people opt to brave the flu season without the shot, conversely putting themselves at a higher risk of GBS and complications from flu.

Tips for steering clear of flu

Autumn is approaching and that means one thing – flu season is on the way! Follow these top tips to avoid catching influenza.

Mutating bird flu virus poses serious threat

The mutated H7N9 bird flu virus in China may have the potential to emerge as a pandemic strain in humans, scientists say.

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