Flu

An Ai Epidemiologist Sent The First Warnings Of The Wuhan Virus

The BlueDot algorithm scours news reports and airline ticketing data to predict the spread of diseases like those linked to the flu outbreak in China.
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Many U.s. Adults Misinformed About The Flu, Vaccination

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 -- Many U.S. adults are misinformed about the influenza virus and the importance of flu vaccination, according to the results of a survey released by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Wakefield Research...
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Vaccines, Virus, Virology, Polls, Medical Research

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Healthy Living Helps Keep The Flu At Bay

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 -- This flu season arrived early and hit children hard, but experts say you can dodge the flu by boosting your immune system. How? By living a healthy lifestyle and getting sufficient sleep, according to experts from Purdue...
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Purdue University

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Blain: "we Know Next To Nothing About What The Kung-flu Does Next"

Blain: "We Know Next To Nothing About What The Kung-Flu Does Next" Blain’s Morning Porridge, Submitted by Bill Blain “In the short-run the market is a voting machine, but in the long run it weighs profits.” I started off this...
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A Flu Shot May Spare Your Young Child A Hospital Visit

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 -- This flu season is hitting children particularly hard, but new research shows that a flu shot is still well worth it for these youngest patients. Getting vaccinated halved the risk of hospitalization for flu-related...
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Which Cold Medications Are Safe For The Heart?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Little has changed in the $8 billion world of useless and confusing over-the-counter (OTC) cold, flu, and sinus medications since the Skeptical Cardiologist first tackled "What Cold Medications Are Safe For My Heart" in 2015...
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Cardiology

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Mass. Teen Dies In State's First Fatal Pediatric Flu Case Of Season, Dph Says

A Worcester County teenager has died of the flu in the state's first fatal pediatric case this season, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 
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Coronavirus Outbreak In China Traced To Snakes

Emerging viral infections -- from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections -- pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks. A new study provides...
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Ebola, Medical Research

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This Year's Flu Season Taking Deadly Aim At Kids

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 -- How bad or how long this year's flu season will be remains to be seen. But one thing is already clear: It's proving to be an especially lethal season for infected children. Fueled by a strain of influenza that children...
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Oh Now We Don’t Like Injections? Lira Galore Gets Dragged For Anti-vaccine Tweets

Source: Prince Williams / Getty Lira Galore Gets DRAGGED For Anti-Vaccine Tweets We’re going to just get this out of the way now: vaccinate your damn kids. There is no verifiable evidence that flu vaccines or any other vaccines cause any...
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Wearable Device Data May Help Predict Flu-like Illness Patterns

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 -- Data from activity and physiological trackers may improve prediction of influenza-like illness (ILI), according to a study published online Jan. 16 in The Lancet Digital Health. Jennifer M. Radin, Ph.D., from the...
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Medical Research, The Lancet

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Signs You May Have The Flu

This week on Healthy Living, we discuss the flu, a very contagious respiratory infection. Dr. Kouamé Claude, Chief Medical Officer at The Medical Center “Gens De Mer”, in Abidjan Cote D’ivoire, joins us via Skype for more on the symptoms and...
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The Most Common Days For People To Call In ‘sick’ Aren’t What You Think

Playing hooky is just as contagious as the flu on some days during the year. Feeling sick? Maybe just a bit hungover or want to eke out a little bit more of the weekend? Shoot, maybe you just had a whole day off for a holiday and now need time to...
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Mysterious Virus Outbreak Spreads Across China: Officials See 139 Contracted Over Weekend - Report

An unidentified strain of a new type of coronavirus was registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Hubei province, earlier this month. The new infection has symptoms common with the flu or pneumonia, including weakness, fever and coughing. Medics in...
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A Novel Surveillance Tool For Flu: Fitbit

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Fitbits, wearable devices that measure resting heart rate and sleep time, hold promise in measuring flu at the state level, researchers found. Weeks during which deidentified Fitbit users in five states had elevated heart...
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Flu Closes Entire School District In Illinois

An entire school district in Illinois was closed this week due to a flu outbreak, according to a local report.Bushnell-Prairie City Schools leaders decided to close schools on Thursday and Friday after excessive numbers of students were exhibiting...
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This Year’s Flu Season Got Off To A Strange Start. What Does That Mean For The Months Ahead?

Flu season is always unpredictable. Different viral strains circulate each year, which makes forecasting the disease’s spread—and formulating the annual flu vaccine—an educated guessing game. Even so, the 2019-2020 flu season has...
Related topics: Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines

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Novavax Wins Fast-track Designation For Flu Vaccine

Shares of Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) were up more than 10% Wednesday after the company announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted its next-generation flu vaccine candidate, NanoFlu, fast-track designation for use by adults 65 and...
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Morning Break: Child Blinded By Flu; Year Of The Nurse; 23andme Turns Drug Developer

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require subscriptions. An unvaccinated 4-year-old blinded by the flu. (CNN) The still-unnamed coronavirus responsible for "Wuhan pneumonia" has now killed one person, the World Health Organization...
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Flu Is On The Rise: How To Protect Yourself

A Rutgers infectious disease expert explains this year's flu outbreak and how you can stay healthy
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