Public Health News Roundup: October 26
A new study in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases finds that current flu vaccines can provide moderate protection against the flu, but not for everyone and protection is inconsistent across flu seasons. Study authors conclude that new, better vaccines are needed. Read more flu stories.
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that workplace injuries fell from 3.6 per 100 full time workers in 2009 to 3.5 per 100 full time workers last year. Rates are still high, though. Over three million injuries were reported last year. Read more on safety and injury prevention.
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel on immunizations has recommended that boys age 11 and 12 receive the Human Papalloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them against certain HPV-related conditions and cancer, as well as to help provide indirect protection against the virus for women. Get more news on sexual health.