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Following is a summary of current health news briefs.
Japan tsunami stress may have brought on seizures: study 2013-01-21T020411Z_2_BRE90H1CK_RTROPTC_0_US-TSUNAMI-SEIZURES.XM L () -
Snowboarding linked to injury rate rise on slopes: study 2013-01-21T001224Z_2_BRE90H1BH_RTROPTC_0_US-SNOWBOARDING.XML () -
Insight: U.S. government investment gives flu vaccines a shot in the arm
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Fighting the flu may soon get easier. As early as next year, more modern and more effective vaccines will hit the market, thanks to investments by the U.S. government and pharmaceutical companies. And even bigger scientific advances are expected in the next decade, including a "universal" flu vaccine given every five to 10 years that would fight many strains of a virus, making annual shots all but obsolete.
Lilly drug chosen for U.S.-sponsored Alzheimer's trial 2013-01-19T015959Z_4_BRE90H159_RTROPTC_0_US-LILLY-ALZHEIMERS.XM L () -