Aussie flu: Why the flu jab isn’t as effective this year – but why you would still get it

The flu jab is also recommended each year to protect people from the illness – but why might it not be as effective this year? Dr Sarah Jarvis explained that there are a number of issues with the flu and the vaccine this year.  She said: “We’ve got two or three issues with the flu […]

Aussie flu warning: Flu jab is ‘not particularly effective’ at preventing deadly infection

Aussie flu symptoms include headaches, sore throats and vomiting. The best way to protect yourself against flu, including the deadly Aussie flu virus, is to get the flu jab, Public Health England (PHE) has urged. But, this year’s winter flu vaccine is only working 30 to 40 per cent of the time, according to the […]

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: UnitedHealth Group creates $250 million venture fund — EKG band approved for Apple Watch — New study shows Google is effective transcription tool

UNITEDHEALTH GROUP CREATES $ 250 MILLION VENTURE FUND: UnitedHealth Group’s business unit, Optum, announced the formation of Optum Ventures, a $ 250 million fund to invest in early-stage and startup digital health companies. This new fund will specifically target firms who use data and insights to improve access to care, delivery of care, and how healthcare is […]