Flu

Risk For Death From Pneumonia Rises Without Flu Vaccine

Patients who receive a flu shot during a hospital stay for pneumonia are less likely to be readmitted or to die from complications, according to investigators. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Pneumonia, Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines

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Why The Flu Shot Cannot Give You The Flu (and Why You Should Get One Now)

Flu vaccination prevents millions of flu-related illnesses and deaths annually, but vaccination rates are low for many reasons. During the 2018-2019 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that about 45% of U.S. adults...
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Why Respiratory Infections Are More Deadly In Those With Diabetes

Researchers have demonstrated how diabetes contributes to mortality from MERS-CoV infections, and the finding could shed light on why other respiratory illnesses like the flu or pneumonia might strike those with diabetes more severely.
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research, Influenza (Flu), Pneumonia

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Fda Expands Xofluza To People At High-risk For Flu Complications

People at high risk for serious flu complications are those with conditions such as asthma, chronic lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, morbid obesity, or adults aged 65 years or older. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Influenza (Flu), Asthma, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Obesity

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How To Keep Flu Germs From Spreading In Your Home

You cannot really germ-proof your home, but you can clean and disinfect things to improve your chances of preventing the flu.
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Medical News Today: What Is Influenza B And What Does It Do?

Influenza B is one type of influenza virus that can cause the flu. It typically causes milder flu symptoms than influenza A and affects children more often than adults. Learn more here.
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We Need Vaccine Advocacy Now More Than Ever

It was flu season. I was meeting the usual frustrations of trying to convince my patients to get the flu shot. The flu vaccine has such potential to save lives, yet its reputation is marred by misinformation, leading people to decline this simple,...
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An Innovative Toilet Called The 'ithrone' Shrinks And Dehydrates Poop — No Plumbing Or Power...

A toilet called the iThrone uses a breathable membrane to absorb water out of waste.  Poop is mostly water, so the dehydrated feces shrink down. That means the toilet only needs to be emptied once a month.  The toilet also doesn't need to...
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Flu Season Returns: Protect Yourself Now

Cases of the flu are already on the rise around the nation as flu season begins. Johns Hopkins Medicine experts say now is the time to fight against the flu as the number of people getting sick from the potentially life-threatening virus will...
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Virus, Virology

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Flu Season Returns: Protect Yourself Now

Cases of the flu are already on the rise around the nation as flu season begins. Johns Hopkins Medicine experts say now is the time to fight against the flu as the number of people getting sick from the potentially life-threatening virus will...
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Virus, Virology

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Vaping Illness: A New Name And Expanded Clinical Guidance

(MedPage Today) -- "EVALI" cases will become increasingly mixed with flu, URIs, CDC warns
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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11 Things You Should Do At The First Sign Of Flu

How you take care of yourself when flu symptoms start can make all the difference in the lifespan of the virus.Read more...
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Morning Break: Medicare Fraud Adapts; No More Fda Guidance? Brexit & Flu Fears

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff
Related topics: Medicare, Food And Drug Administration, Influenza (Flu)

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Cdc: 200 More Vape Illnesses In A Week

(MedPage Today) -- As flu season begins, agency wants docs to ask patients with URI symptoms about vaping history
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Influenza (Flu)

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Patients With T2dm Who Have Flu More Likely To Be Hospitalized

FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 -- The risk for hospitalization with pandemic influenza is higher for patients with type 2 diabetes than for those without type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Oct. 6 in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Paz...
Related topics: Influenza (Flu), Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Crispr Enzyme Programmed To Kill Viruses In Human Cells

Many of the world's most common or deadly human pathogens are RNA-based viruses—Ebola, Zika and flu, for example—and most have no FDA-approved treatments. A team led by researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has now turned a...
Related topics: Enzymes, Virus, Virology, Genetics, Ebola, Influenza (Flu), Food And Drug Administration, Medical Research, Harvard University

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If Your Patients Reject The Flu Shot: How To Urge Them On

Dr Art Caplan addresses common arguments against the flu shot and highlights the importance of annual vaccination. Medscape Business of Medicine
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Flu Shots During Pregnancy Are Safe For Mother And Baby, Says New Study

For expectant moms worried about getting the flu vaccine while pregnant due to safety reasons, new research provides some relief.Read more...
Related topics: Influenza Vaccine, Influenza (Flu), Medical Research, Vaccines

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Cdc: Too Few Pregnant Women Getting Flu, Tdap Vax

(MedPage Today) -- Room for improvement in clinician communication about vaccines in pregnancy
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines

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Medical News Today: What Is Stevens-johnson Syndrome?

Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare disorder of the skin and mucous membranes that may be life threatening. A person usually has flu-like symptoms first and then develops a red or purple rash on the body that blisters and peels.
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