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No link exists between maternal flu and increased child autism risk, says study

No link exists between maternal flu and increased child autism risk, says study

A study has found no association between a mother catching the flu during pregnancy and their child having an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). [More]
New computer model provides neighborhood-level forecasts of influenza outbreaks

New computer model provides neighborhood-level forecasts of influenza outbreaks

Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health developed a computer model to predict the onset, duration, and magnitude of influenza outbreaks for New York City boroughs and neighborhoods. [More]
Pregnant women at risk of infection do not receive flu vaccination, UBC study finds

Pregnant women at risk of infection do not receive flu vaccination, UBC study finds

Health-care professionals are hesitant to administer the flu vaccine to pregnant women, despite the potential life-saving benefits, according to a UBC study. [More]
ACAAI offers tips for bringing holiday flair, not allergic flares

ACAAI offers tips for bringing holiday flair, not allergic flares

Holiday decorations are starting to appear, reminding us that Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas will soon be upon us. [More]
Research findings suggest efficacy of conventional flu vaccines can be improved

Research findings suggest efficacy of conventional flu vaccines can be improved

A team of engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin is reporting new findings on how the influenza vaccine produces antibodies that protect against disease, research that suggests that the conventional flu vaccine can be improved. [More]
NPS MedicineWise urges people to understand that antibiotic resistance is happening here and now

NPS MedicineWise urges people to understand that antibiotic resistance is happening here and now

This global Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November 2016), Australians are being urged to understand that antibiotic resistance is happening here and now, with increased rates of resistance being reported to many commonly-used antibiotics. [More]
New guidelines recommend use of antiplatelet therapy and exercise program for treatment of PAD

New guidelines recommend use of antiplatelet therapy and exercise program for treatment of PAD

New guidelines for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD), include recommendations on the use of antiplatelet therapy to reduce the risk of blood clots and statin drugs to lower cholesterol and advise PAD patients to participate in a structured exercise program. [More]
ROAR experts share tips about appropriate use of antibiotics

ROAR experts share tips about appropriate use of antibiotics

The discovery of antibiotics remains one of the most important medical advances to date, but overuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics has led to many infections becoming resistant to treatment. [More]
Availability of flu vaccines, medications in school can keep children with asthma healthy

Availability of flu vaccines, medications in school can keep children with asthma healthy

Kids need flu shots to prevent asthma flares, and medications available in school to keep 86 percent in class, according to two studies being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting. [More]
Scientists uncover positive link between flu outbreaks, humidity and temperature across latitudes

Scientists uncover positive link between flu outbreaks, humidity and temperature across latitudes

As cold winter weather approaches, millions of people look for remedies to avoid the flu. Yet influenza outbreaks equally affect those living in warm, tropical regions where there is no direct link to seasonal temperature changes. [More]
Cepheid introduces new Xpert Xpress Flu/RSV test that delivers results in 20 minutes

Cepheid introduces new Xpert Xpress Flu/RSV test that delivers results in 20 minutes

With the flu season fast approaching, healthcare providers no longer need to choose between a fast test result or an accurate test result for patients suspected of influenza infection. [More]
Zipnosis to launch virtual care service lines to prevent spread of germs during cold and flu season

Zipnosis to launch virtual care service lines to prevent spread of germs during cold and flu season

Zipnosis is getting the word out about an incredibly effective means of avoiding the spread of germs this cold and flu season: Use virtual care. [More]
ESCMID Study Group for Vaccines calls on all pregnant women to sign up for flu vaccine

ESCMID Study Group for Vaccines calls on all pregnant women to sign up for flu vaccine

The flu season is almost here and The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID) and its specialist vaccine study group, the ESCMID Study Group for Vaccines (EVASG) is calling on all pregnant women to sign up for their flu vaccine. [More]
New disgnostic tool could help doctors make more informed prescriptions

New disgnostic tool could help doctors make more informed prescriptions

Students from the University of Sheffield are building a device capable of quickly diagnosing bacterial infections, which could help doctors improve the way they prescribe treatment for patients. [More]
Gene deletion shows new way to treat influenza

Gene deletion shows new way to treat influenza

Researchers at Houston Methodist kept mice from getting the flu by removing a gene that regulates their immune system. [More]
iPLATO launches new myGP app to coincide with winter flu programme

iPLATO launches new myGP app to coincide with winter flu programme

For the first time ever, GP surgeries can use innovative appointment booking technology to launch their winter flu immunisation programme to increase patient uptake resulting in greater cost-efficiencies and revenue streams for individual practices. [More]
Getting vaccinated can be best way to stay safe during flu season

Getting vaccinated can be best way to stay safe during flu season

Colder temps during the first months of fall are a stark reminder that people should start thinking about how to prevent the influenza virus, or the flu. [More]
Dissatisfaction in relationship during pregnancy may increase risk of infection in mother and child

Dissatisfaction in relationship during pregnancy may increase risk of infection in mother and child

Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children. [More]
Rowan Family Medicine physician shares thoughts on myths about flu

Rowan Family Medicine physician shares thoughts on myths about flu

It's the drumbeat you hear every year - time to roll up your sleeve for your annual flu vaccination. But, is it really worth the effort? Does the flu vaccine really work? [More]
Lack of community support makes unpaid carers take loved ones to A&E, research shows

Lack of community support makes unpaid carers take loved ones to A&E, research shows

Due to a lack of appropriate support in the community, unpaid carers are reluctantly taking their loved ones to A&E, according to new research published today by Carers UK. [More]
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