Influenza (Flu)

Flu Vaccine Linked To Reduced Risk For Death In Heart Failure

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- After extensive adjustment for confounders, influenza vaccination is associated with a reduced risk for all-cause and cardiovascular death among patients with heart failure, according to a study published online Dec. 10...
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Point Of View: Mandatory Vaccines Are Bad Medicine, Bad Politics

Note: We are surprised yet pleased to see a mainstream site (NewsOK from Oklahoma) allowing this book review/editorial. I laughed when the ad that popped up was for flu shots at Yale New Haven. Good grief. The Bots sure are smart!  So is Dr. Steven...
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Key Cellular Mechanism That Triggers Pneumonia In Humans

Researchers have demonstrated that influenza virus impairs the immune response to pneumococcus, especially monocyte activity.
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Cold And Flu Prevention Tips For The Workplace

The winter is here and with it so is the dreaded cold and flu season. 2017 was a record-breaking winter for flu and cold outbreaks, cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as being “high severity” across all the age...
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Medical News Today: Weight May Affect The Risk Of Flu Hospitalization

Hospitalization due to flu or flu-like viruses is more likely in underweight adults or those with obesity in the morbid range or higher, says a new study.
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You've Probably Never Heard About This Flu Symptom

Fever, aches, fatigue. Most parents know signs of the flu. But what about this unusual symptom?        
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Almost Half Of Americans To Skip Flu Shot This Year

Top reasons cited for not getting vaccinated include a lack of confidence in the flu vaccine, concern about side effects from the vaccine, or just thinking they will not get the flu. Medscape Medical News
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Memory B Cells In The Lung May Be Important For More Effective Influenza Vaccinations

Using a mouse model of influenza and experiments that included parabiosis, researchers definitively showed that lung-resident memory B cells establish themselves in the lung soon after influenza infection. Those lung memory B cells responded more...
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Countering Misinformation About Flu Vaccine Is Harder Than It Seems

Many Americans hold beliefs about the flu vaccine that are at odds with the best available scientific evidence. For example, a recent study found that more than two-fifths, or 43 percent, of Americans believe that the seasonal flu vaccine can give...
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Overnight Health Care: Manchin Pitched Trump On Reviving Bipartisan Obamacare Fix | 4 In 10 Don’t...

Happy Wednesday, and welcome to Overnight Health Care.Sen. Joe Manchin isn't giving up hope on a bipartisan ObamaCare fix, and more than a quarter of Americans have a pre-existing condition. Also, get your flu shot!We'll start with the latest...
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Bmi May Matter In Risk Of Hospitalization From Severe Flu

(MedPage Today) -- U-shaped curve, where obese, underweight individuals more likely to be hospitalized
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Influenza Activity In Us Rises Slightly

Influenza activity in the United States rose slightly during the week ending November 24. Similar bumps during Thanksgiving have occurred in previous flu seasons, according to a CDC report. Medscape Medical News
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A New Approach To Studying The Flu

A clever repurposing of a biological tool gives researchers new clues as to how the flu remains so successful.
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The Slow-motion Collapse Of The American Health-care System

America is in sad shape. Despite the strongest economy in at least 20 years, life expectancy has declined on average for the third straight year — which has not happened since World War I and the 1918 flu pandemic. This is driven mostly by an...
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Cdc: Us Life Expectancy Declines For Third Year, Drugs And Suicide To Blame

Life expectancy in the US has fallen for the third year in a row amid increasing drug overdose and suicide deaths. It’s the longest sustained decline since World War I and the Spanish Influenza pandemic, which killed tens of millions worldwide.
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Vaccination May Reduce The Severity Of The Flu In Vaccinated But Still Infected Patients

When influenza vaccination is ineffective in preventing the flu, it could have an additional effect reducing the severity of the infection, according to an epidemiological study.
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Medical News Today: What Is Hiv Seroconversion?

After a person contracts HIV, seroconversion is the period during which the body starts producing detectable levels of HIV antibodies. Before this period, HIV tests usually give negative results. During seroconversion, a person may experience...
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Probiotics Do Not Ease Stomach Flu

Treatment with probiotics did not speed recovery from gastroenteritis in children.
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The Reason Why 1/3 Of Parents Aren't Getting Their Kids The Flu Shot This Year Is Seriously...

Post by Genny Glassman. A new poll is trying to get to the bottom of why some parents get their kids a flu vaccine and others skip the shot -- and the results might just surprise you. According to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI,...
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Dispelling Deadly Myths About The Flu Vaccine

Many people still hold misconceptions about taking shots. Here are some lifesaving facts.
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