Flu

Immune Cell Discovery Takes Us One Step Closer To A Universal Flu Vaccine

A group of international researchers have made a discovery which could take us one step closer to the universal, one-shot flu vaccine that people around the world have been dreaming of. The post Immune cell discovery takes us one step closer to a...
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Bat Influenza Viruses Could Infect Humans

Bats don't only carry the deadly Ebola virus, but are also a reservoir for a new type of influenza virus. These newly discovered flu viruses could potentially also attack the cells of humans and livestock, researchers have now shown.
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Virus, Virology, Ebola, Medical Research

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A Lack Of Antibody Diversity May Make The Elderly More Susceptible To The Flu

The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against new viral strains, researchers report. With age, B cells and the antibodies they secrete...
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20 Genius Uses For Hand Sanitizer You'll Wish You Knew Before

This gel can come in handy during cold and flu season and in extremely germy situations like hospitals, medical clinics, and doctors offices. And while dermatologists recommend you don’t overuse it on your hands—it can really dry them...
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Did We Forget To Memorialize Spanish Flu Because Women Were The Heroes?

A hundred years ago, in February 1919, the world had made it through two waves of the worst influenza outbreak in history and was suffering the final sporadic throes of the so-called Spanish flu. This flu delivered a gruesome and sudden death:...
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Flu Widespread In Us With 17.8 Million Cases Since October, But Experts See...

The CDC found lower percentage of outpatient visits, lower rates of hospitalization and fewer deaths attributed to pneumonia and flu compared with recent years.        
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Cdc: Flu Shot Kept About 50% From Going To Doctor

This year’s flu shot has prevented about half the people vaccinated from getting sick enough to need to go to the doctor, according to new federal data.Overall, this season’s flu is significantly less harsh than last year’s, largely because of...
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Overnight Health Care: Push For Cosponsors For New 'medicare For All' Bill | Court Lets...

Welcome to Thursday’s Overnight Health Care.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has teed up a vote on a bill being pushed by anti-abortion groups and President Trump, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this...
Related topics: Medicare, Obamacare, Influenza (Flu), Abortion, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Flu Shot Effectiveness Numbers Out For Current Season

(MedPage Today) -- CDC also updates totals for deaths, hospitalizations for "low severity" season
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Flu Shot Much More Effective This Year, Cdc Says

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- This year's flu shot is already outperforming the vaccine issued during the tough 2017-2018 influenza season, federal health officials reported Thursday. The 2017-2018 flu shot offered just 25 percent effectiveness...
Related topics: Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Vaccines

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Morning Break: Where's The Bird Flu? Bugs As Medicine; Nyc Nurses Take To Streets

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Nursing

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Sharon Osbourne: Ozzy Breathing On His Own After Icu Stay

Ozzy Osbourne is "doing great" and "breathing on his own" after a hospitalization following complications from the flu last week.        
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Got The Flu? You Probably Shouldn't Head To The Er

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 -- Flu season is reaching its peak in the United States, which means emergency departments could fast become crowded with people who really aren't sick enough to be there. Healthy people who have flu-like symptoms such as...
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Medical News Today: How To Avoid Getting Sick

It is not always possible to avoid getting sick. However, a person can take some steps to reduce the chances of catching a cold or the flu. Learn about eight evidence-based strategies here.
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Flu Vaccine Prevented 8,000 Deaths In 2017-2018 (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- But only 42% of U.S. population received flu shot in a season of the highest morbidity and mortality since the 2009 pandemic
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Ozzy Osbourne "breathing On His Own" Again After Flu Hospitalization

Ozzy is doing better after his recent hospitalization for complications from the flu. Continue reading…
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Sharon Osbourne: Ozzy “breathing On His Own” Following Flu Complications

It looks like Ozzy Osbourne’s recent hospitalization was a little more serious than originally reported, as he apparently had trouble breathing on his own. His wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, revealed today (February 12th) that the metal legend...
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Ai System Spots Childhood Disease Like A Doctor

An artificial intelligence (AI) programme developed in China that combs through test results, health records and even handwritten notes diagnosed childhood diseases as accurately as doctors, researchers said Monday. From the flu and asthma to...
Related topics: Medical Research, Influenza (Flu), Asthma

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Dad Rages After 4-year-old Daughter Dies Of Flu Complications

The girl died of pneumonia days after a flu diagnosis. The latest CDC report has 25 states at "high" flu activity and outbreaks are closing schools.        
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Pneumonia, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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How To Decide When You're Too Sick To Work

SUNDAY, Feb. 10, 2019 -- Even if you think you can go to work when you have a cold or flu, you need to think about others, an infectious disease expert says. "I see a lot of patients whose jobs and stress make them feel torn between staying home...
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