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Antibiotics not always beneficial for childhood ear infections

.... The review also found that giving children a flu shot can reduce the likelihood of otitis by 30 percent, but the benefit only lasts during flu season, about six weeks out of the year. For more information on Hendley's article visit the New England Journal of Medicine's website at www.nejm.org ....

Fast-acting ebola vaccine protects monkeys

A single shot of a fast-acting, experimental Ebola vaccine successfully protects monkeys from the deadly virus after only one month. If this vaccine proves similarly effective in humans, it may one day allow scientists to quickly contain Ebola outbreaks with ring...

INEEL researchers develop medical imagery breakthrough

... flip-flop approach requires that both pictures be shot from the exact same position using a mounted camera. Since stationary cameras are impractical in many cases, flip-flop comparisons are often impossible. Now, the CDS technology developed by the INEEL's Lancaster, James Litton Jones and Gordon Lassahn...

Mapping the air to safeguard your looks, the environment and planes in flight

...the electrical discharge known as 'St Elmo's fire' shot from the wings to the instrument panel, and the engines shut down. Only after falling 6000 metres out of the dust were the engines able to restart, and even then the windscreen was so scratched their emergency landing at Jakarta proved extremely diff...

Study: Stereotypes prevail in media coverage of depression

... down over time, but that the non-DSM terms really shot up, and did so in gender-specific ways," says Metzl. The only non-DSM criteria that went up in men were related to work and aggression/sports -- mostly in relation to high-profile acts of violence committed by men who were using SSRIs, or acts of ag...

Treating older adults for flu is cost-effective, but preventing it with a yearly flu shot is better

...t the best advice for older adults is to get a flu shot every year because vaccination decreases the probability of getting the flu and reduces the severity of illness." According to Dr. Rothberg, vaccination decreases the need for hospitalization by one-third and reduces mortality by half. Influenza occu...

Mild depression breeds prolonged inflammation in caregivers

...good reason why people should definitely get a flu shot no matter what, she said. Earlier studies showed that if you are depressed, then you are more likely to get sick. This research shows that there are long-term changes taking place in your immune system so we should be more cautious as we age. Along w...

The statin wars: Why AstraZeneca must retreat

...e said at a recent investors meeting. "You get one shot at launching a major new product. This is our shot."' Galaxy-the umbrella consortium of randomised trials that have tested rosuvastatin in different clinical settings-is the marketing tool for the drug; the Lancet editorial points out weaknesses of m...

UCLA study examines health of California seniors

... Flu shots: A simple preventive measure like a flu shot is not received by 45 percent of older Latinos statewide, compared with 33 percent of all elders in the state and almost three-fifths of Latino elders in Tulare/Kings and San Bernardino counties. Prescription drug insurance: While 15 percent of older...

Book explores how children use imagination to battle chronic illness

... have to have a snack, and test my blood and get a shot and everything else. It's because of my diabetes. Stop asking me, okay?' " While being pulled out of the classroom for diabetes shots is an example of an everyday situation that can cause stress for a sick youngster, Clark said not being able to let...

College students may be drinking more alcohol than even they realize

...s. The tasks involved free-pouring either beer, a shot of hard liquor, or alcohol for a mixed drink into cups of different sizes according to each subject's estimation of a "standard" drink. The student-poured volumes were then compared to volumes of standard drinks used in the Harvard School of Public ...

NIAID Ebola vaccine enters human trial

...abel and his colleagues reported using the booster shot to quickly and completely protect monkeys against Ebola. A fast-acting vaccine would be of great use during an outbreak of Ebola. The full prime-boost strategy, which uses the DNA vaccine being tested in this study, elicits a stronger immune response...

Patient, doctor attitudes can affect rate of flu shots

...ians who offered express vaccination services, flu shot clinics, patient education about vaccines or systems to remind the doctors to give patients flu vaccinations also had higher rates. The high rates at the VA were a result of a campaign that includes patient reminders, standing orders for physicians ...

Race affects older Americans' likelihood of getting flu shot

...dies asked participants if they had received a flu shot within the previous two years. Duke researchers used these two data sets to examine vaccination rates. The data showed a steady increase in vaccination across all ages, genders and races. The largest increase in vaccination occurred in the 50 to 65 y...

One-shot addiction treatment shows promise

... The depot medication holds promise both as a one shot detoxification treatment and as an alternative maintenance treatment. With the recent advent in the U.S. of office-based addiction treatment with sublingual buprenorphine, this longer-acting formulation could increase patient adherence to treatment,...

Researchers add new drug prophylactic option against flu

Didn't get your flu shot this season? A study published in the February 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases supports the efficacy of an adjunct to influenza vaccination. Researchers examined the common influenza season scenario of a household in which a family me...

Has cricket helped to unite South Asia?

...matches between 1952 and 2003 before and after one shot in 1986 when Pakistan batsman Javad Miandad scored...til that delivery. It has been suggested that this shot may have galvanised the emotions of these two nations in a manner unparalleled in sport. Overall, Pa...

Proven at last - alcohol consumption increases risk of gout

...beer, 11.0 g for a glass of wine, and 14.0 g for a shot of spirits. Compared with people who did not drink, alcohol consumption was linked to gout risk, with higher overall consumption increasing this risk: around a 30% increased risk for daily alcohol consumption between 10 and 15g; around 50% increased ...

Study confirms alcohol's role in increasing risk of gout

..., while consuming two drinks that each contained a shot of liquor increased risk 1.6 times. No increase was seen with consumption of two 4-ounce glasses of wine. "While there had been some suggestion that beer might have a greater contribution to risk, we were surprised to see such a strong difference,"...

Time with patients, staff support boost flu shot rates

...st 10 minutes with the patient and ask about a flu shot during the exam. When all four elements were in place, more than 90 percent of the patients studied left properly vaccinated. But all four pieces have to be present to make the system work, they say. Each activity in itself increased the likelihood ...

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