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  Flu shots less effective in obese, study shows

Study finds hope for new drugs that fight flu

New images of the influenza A virus, whose strains cause the seasonal flu and the H1N1 "swine" flu, have revealed its Achilles' heel, researchers say, and the finding could lead to a targeted drug that can fight all strains of the virus. Full story

Mass. No. 1 in US in flu vaccinations

A report says Massachusetts vaccinated more residents against the swine flu and seasonal flu in the fall and winter than any other state. Full story

Little evidence Tamiflu works, report says

British researchers say there is little evidence Tamiflu stops complications in healthy people who catch the flu, though public health officials contend the swine flu drug reduces flu hospitalizations and deaths. Full story

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  Flu shot mix-up

Nov. 12: Dozens of Florida students at school clinic are given the seasonal flu vaccine rather than the H1N1 vaccine they were expecting. WBBH's Adam Freeman reports.

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