The wide diversity of flu in pigs across multiple continents, mostly introduced from humans, highlights the significant potential of new swine flu strains emerging, according to a study to be published in eLife. While swine flu viruses have long been considered a risk for human pandemics, and were the source of the 2009 pandemic H1N1 […]
The long-held approach to predicting seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness may need to be revisited, new research suggests.
A multi-institutional research team has estimated for the first time the number of children born with Down syndrome each year in Massachusetts over the past century, along with the numbers of pregnancies of a child with Down syndrome lost to either termination or miscarriage. Their report receiving advance online publication in the journal Genetics in […]
More boys than expected are born to Indian-born women living in Ontario, Canada, who already have two daughters, according to a large study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The likelihood of male births increases if women had had an induced abortion before the male birth. The natural odds of having a boy are in […]