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Helen Branswell, ace flu reporter, delivers the goodsl: TORONTO A landmark study looking at how to limit the spread of influenza has shown what experts have long believed but hadn’t until now proved: Giving flu shots to kids helps protect everyone in a community from the virus. The study, led by Dr. Mark Loeb of…

This swine flu business is moving fast now, with confirmed or reported cases popping up everywhere and the first reported death outside Mexico — a 23-month-old child in Texas — reported this morning. As Effect Measure notes Some of the fear [generated in the U.S. by this deat] will be lessened by the new knowledge…

Who stands most at risk of PTSD? A new study of PTSD in US veterans of the current Iraq and Afghanistan wars suggests that you can identify the most vulnerable — soldiers who stand 2 to 3 times the risk of their peers — with fairly simple measures of mental and physical health.   The study,…