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Flu Season More Severe On Young, Unvaccinated Adults, Requiring Intensive Care
2014-02-11 04:08:55

[ Watch the Video: Young, Healthy Adults Should Get A Flu Vaccine ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An overwhelming majority of the influenza patients who required intensive care from Duke University Hospital during this year’s flu season had not been vaccinated, the medical center reported Monday in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. According to lead author Dr. Cameron Wolfe and his colleagues, 22 of the first 55 patients...

2014-02-10 23:02:37

A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital identifies factors that predict flu severity in patients and sets the stage for more effective therapies to prevent flu complications and deaths Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified a signature immune response that might help doctors identify which newly diagnosed influenza patients are most likely to develop severe symptoms and suffer poor outcomes. The findings...

2014-02-05 23:28:52

National Law Firm Settles Flu Vaccine Injury Petition under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Many are not aware of Compensation Program and the short, strict deadlines that must be met in order to qualify. Wellesley Hills, MA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Gold law Firm, LLC recently obtained a large settlement for a 92-year old woman who had a severe reaction to the Influenza Vaccine resulting in Guillain-Barre' Syndrom (“GBS”) . The case, filed in the Court of...

2014-02-05 23:27:35

For folks over the age of 65, the flu season can be particularly worrisome. Dr. Thomas Guyn of Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA) Santa Rosa Internal Medicine offers some facts about how the flu season affects the older population along with practical advice on flu vaccines, and ways to prevent the flu from spreading. Santa Rosa, California (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 National attention for the 2014 flu season has so far focused on the growing number of H1N1 flu virus cases,...

2014-01-31 12:22:40

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate...

cash for getting the flu
2014-01-31 11:04:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Not many people want to get the flu, but what if the virus came with a $3,000 check? That’s what the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are offering as the research agency is trying to find volunteers to have the H1N1 influenza virus injected into their nose, to be able to investigate just how the immune system responds to each period of the illness. Volunteers must be healthy, between 18 and 50 years old, agree not to use...

2014-01-29 23:32:21

Health and Harmony LLC now offers a natural way to increase the immune system, gain added protection against the flu, and offset the unwanted side effects that so many prescription drugs can cause with a natural, nonaddictive immune booster created by world-renowned immunologist Dr. Yasuhiko Kojima. Peoria, IL (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Health and Harmony LLC now offers a natural way to increase the immune system, gain added protection against the flu, and offset the unwanted side effects...

2014-01-24 12:23:32

E.R. Expert & DRTOHELP.COM Founder Dr. James Kojian warns about incorrect usages of anti-virals, antibiotics, not treating fever and coughs correctly, and not knowing when to treat a condition aggressively LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The flu season is in full swing starting mostly in the second week of January when emergency rooms are more busy than usual with patient with flu like symptoms. Dr. James Kojian, E.R. expert and founder of DRTOHELP.COM, warns the...

2014-01-24 11:28:51

Currently approved flu vaccines are less effective in the elderly, yet an estimated 90% of influenza-related deaths occur in people over 65. A paper published on January 23rd in PLOS Pathogens reports on the challenges scientists encountered when they were trying to develop a better flu vaccine. Because immune systems in older people are generally less responsive to vaccination, Jay Evans and colleagues from GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines in Hamilton, USA, were testing so-called...

2014-01-23 16:24:57

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan., 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, Americans will suffer approximately one billion colds[1] and as many as one in five Americans will suffer from the flu.[2] For the millions of Americans who will turn to over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for relief, McNeil Consumer Healthcare ("McNeil"), the maker of TYLENOL®, has launched an enhanced consumer education website, GETRELIEFRESPONSIBLY.COM, to help sufferers get relief from their symptoms responsibly....