Higher levels of anti-NA antibodies may blunt severity of flu
Study findings showed that antibodies against the influenza surface protein neuraminidase are associated with a significantly shortened period of viral shedding in children and...
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Researchers want to fight the flu by lacing vaccines with "mutant proteins"
In case the flu vaccine wasn't already bad enough to deter you from getting it, now researchers are exploring the potential of making it even scarier by injecting it with...
1 day ago - Natural News
Top stories in infectious disease: Work absenteeism increased during 2017-2018 flu season, Lyme disease often misdiagnosed
Among the top stories in infectious disease last week were study results that found workplace absenteeism was higher in the 2017-2018 flu season than in the previous five flu...
6 days ago - Healio
Antiviral herbal medicines found to be effective against the influenza virus: Review
Researchers from The Ohio State University wrote a systematic review about antiviral herbal medicines that appeared in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. They detailed...
11 days ago - Natural News
Delayed vaccination could increase flu-related hospitalizations in older adults
A recently published study raised questions about recommending that older adults wait until October to get vaccinated against influenza. Jill Ferdinands, PhD, epidemiologist in...
11 days ago - Healio
Flu vaccine uptake improves with educational handouts in waiting room
Children of parents who received a simple educational handout with information about influenza were more likely to get vaccinated by the end of the influenza season, according...
11 days ago - Healio - 2 articles
Flu vaccine fails yet again as new wild strain appears halfway through flu season
A freakish influenza strain that reportedly “popped up halfway through the past flu season” once again rendered the government-sanctioned flu vaccine “virtually worthless,” new...
14 days ago - Natural News
Work absenteeism during 2017-2018 higher than in previous five flu seasons
Workplace absenteeism increased significantly during the 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States, according to study results published in MMWR. CDC researchers analyzed...
15 days ago - Healio
Parent Intent and Willingness to Immunize Children Against Influenza in the Pediatric Emergency Department
Objectives To determine rates of influenza immunization among children treated in a pediatric emergency department and to ascertain parent willingness for children to receive...
18 days ago - Pediatric Emergency Care - 2 articles
Xofluza well-tolerated, effective in kids with flu
One dose of Xofluza was well-tolerated and demonstrated comparable efficacy to oseltamivir in children aged 1 to younger than 12 years with influenza, according to findings...
19 days ago - Healio
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Malaria Resistant to First Line Drugs Spreading in Asia
New study reveals the importance of ongoing genomic surveillance to inform public health malaria control strategies.
Paleo Diet Could Raise Your Risk of Heart Disease
People who follow the paleo diet or caveman diet have twice the amount of a key blood biomarker associated closely with heart disease, finds a new study.
Affordability of Healthy Vs Unhealthy Foods Leads to Malnutrition Obesity
A new study shows that the affordability of both healthy and unhealthy foods varies significantly and systematically around the world.
Helicopter Transport for Stroke Patients Reduces Time to Surgery: Study
Transferring a patient through a helicopter ambulance to a hospital that can perform a thrombectomy will more likely provide the patient with the best chance of recovering from...
Suicides, Overdose Deaths Increase Due to Workplace Injuries
A study shows that a workplace injury can almost triple the combined risk of suicide and overdose death among women, and increases the risk by 50 percent among men.
Molecular Component in Cilantro can Reduce Seizures: Study
New study explains the molecular action of cilantro as a highly potent KCNQ channel activator that can prevent convulsions.
Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Linked to Increased Length of Stay Due to Poverty
Prenatal exposure to opioids due to addiction of mothers to these substances leads to withdrawal symptoms in neonates, and there is longer hospital stay due to poverty in these...
Watch Out: Obstructive Sleep Apnea can Make Depression Treatment Ineffective
Depression treatment can be less effective or ineffective due to obstructive sleep apnea , reveals a new study.
Delay in Chemotherapy After Breast Cancer Surgery may Reduce Survival
Breast cancer patients with delayed treatment are shown to have poor survival rates. The delay, a quality measure is defined as greater than 120 days from breast cancer...
Exosomes may Hold the Key to Diagnosing, Treating Developmental Brain Disorders
Exosomes are small vesicles secreted by all cells in the brain may hold the answer to diagnosing and treating developmental brain disorders, reveals a new study.