Seasonal flu vaccine may cut stroke risk -- ScienceDaily

Having the seasonal flu jab could reduce the risk of suffering a stroke
by almost a quarter, researchers have found. Academics discovered that
patients who had been vaccinated against influenza were 24% less likely
to suffer a stroke in the same flu season. In 2010, the same research
team showed a similar link between flu vaccination and reduced risk of
heart attack. "Further experimental studies would be needed to better
understand the relationship between flu vaccination and stroke risk.
However, these findings reinforce the value of the U.K.'s national flu
vaccination program with reduced risk of stroke appearing to be an added
health benefit," the authors noted.

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