One-time, universal flu vaccine may be on horizon, Australian researchers say

We may never have to get more than one flu shot again.

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  • Scientists have discovered immune cells that can fight all different kinds of the flu virus.
  • Depending on a patient's immune system, one shot could cover someone for 10 years or potentially life.
  • This breakthrough could save thousands worldwide.
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Bill and Melinda Gates to pay off Nigeria’s $76 million polio debt

Nigeria, which accounted for more than half of all polio cases in 2012, reported zero new cases of the infectious disease in 2017. 

UNICEF health consultant Hadiza Waya (R) tries to immunize a child during a vaccination campaign against polio in northwest Nigeria. (Photo: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

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Top vets reject homeopathic treatment for animals as primary care

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons issued a statement to remind its members of their fundamental obligation to science-based medicine and animal welfare. 

A vet and veterinary nurse prepare a dog for surgery. (Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

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Bill Gates: We May Witness the Last Human Case of Polio This Year

But if the campaign isn’t successful, this scourge could return with a vengeance.

Bill Gates. Credit: Getty Images.

Polio (poliomyelitis) has plagued humankind throughout history. Ancient Egyptian records speak of its ravages as far back as 1403 BCE. Outbreaks struck many societies, leaving victims disabled or worse. One particularly bad epidemic in the US in 1916 took 6,000 lives. As the last century progressed, outbreaks burst onto the scene periodically.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Says This Is His Most Important Message Ever

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson releases an emotional video on the state of science in America.

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