Tag: "flu" at medical news
ACPM conference to feature research findings, practice innovations in preventive medicine
...tional changes in healthcare, The threat of avian flu
pandemic, and Evidence-based public health Topics to be discussed during the meeting will fall int...
Dutch study finds four in 10 heart attacks go unrecognised
...ead of chest pain, they may think they have severe flu
that is taken a long time to recover from, and those with an inferior-wall infarction may complain of stomach pain. So women may hold back from reporting symptoms and doctors may also be in doubt whether or not to consider heart disease as a source o...
Study shows media coverage on flu influences parents to vaccinate their children
...dia coverage about influenza and the importance of flu
shots influenced parents to vaccinate their childr...of the journal Pediatrics, looked at the 2003-2004 flu
season and whether media attention affected pediatric flu
vaccination rates nationwide. Lead author...
Conscientious objection in medicine should not be tolerated
...had a fair innings. Or imagine an epidemic of bird flu
or other infectious disease that a specialist decided she valued her own life more than her duty to treat her patients. Such a set of values would be incompatible with being a doctor. The argument in favour of allowing conscientious objection is that...
Any national childhood flu-vaccine program should include evaluation component
...e the program's success in reducing community-wide flu
transmission, according to a "Policy Forum" editor...o help the nation stage an organized response to a flu
pandemic, assert M. Elizabeth Halloran, M.D., D.Sc., and Ira M. Longini Jr., Ph.D., both members of ...
UCI joins international effort to model influenza outbreaks
... to develop computer-based simulations of pandemic flu
and other infectious disease outbreaks. The resear...ary changes that occurred during past transfers of flu
from birds to humans. These analyses will provide the basis for mathematical models that evaluate th...
Web model of influenza-host lifecycles will aid scientists in creating anti-viral drugs
..., for example, winter is marked by the outbreak of flu
caused by new viruses that the human immune system doesn't recognize. The new Reactome influenza database outlines a typical virus life cycle, which will be updated as more research becomes available. "In the future, the goal is to build out all of t...
St. Jude conducts first large-scale bird flu genome study
...e a "gold mine" of data to track evolution of bird flu
virus genes and understand how they cooperate to c...have completed the first large-scale study of bird flu
virus genomes, thereby doubling the amount of genetic information available on the genes and protein...
Internet game provides breakthrough in predicting the spread of epidemics, report scientists
...man "supervirus," and the potential of a worldwide flu
pandemic, make predicting the spread of these diseases more urgent than ever. Historical pandemics, like the 14th-century plague, moved slowly in waves across geographical areas, because in the Middle Ages people could typically only travel a few ki...
Less than half of US healthcare workers get flu shots
...e 2000 National Health Interview Survey to measure flu
vaccination rates among U.S. healthcare workers. ...African American or under 50. IMPACT: The low flu
vaccination rate among healthcare workers increases their likelihood of contracting the flu
How Science Works and How Can It Inform Policy?
...iding the best way to prevent an outbreak of avian flu
to developing the most effective energy policies. This briefing, featuring two of the nation's most respected scientific voices, is designed to provide an overview of the scientific method, that is how scientists go about trying to understand the wor...
NIAID media availability: Understanding influenza infection
WHAT: The current flu
season is underway and much attention is focused o... Why the human immune system effectively wards off flu
infection in some cases but not others The difference between antigenic "drift" and "shift" The sc...
Nurses' research proves mother knows best when taking temp
...nator Beth Quatrara, RN, MSN, APRN. With cold and flu
season upon us, this change in practice could not only apply to patients in a hospital setting, but to parents tending to sick children. To get the most accurate temperature reading as possible, Quatrara suggests not participating in any activities ...
Flu not the only germ threat this time of year
hasn't even hit hard yet this year, but it seems l...ere are a lot more infectious invaders besides the flu
to worry about. They don't get the big headlines, but they still knock people down for days or weeks...
Effective government/industry collaboration bolsters flu vaccine supply
...ember 2004 as an effort to augment the future U.S. flu
vaccine supply, which was experiencing an unexpect...sult was that we now have 8 million doses of a new flu
vaccine available in the U.S. for the 2005-2006 flu
season." In addition to the University of Roches...
Benefits of flu vaccine substantially overestimated says study
...nd school children, who are the major spreaders of flu
within the community. This would further decrease flu
deaths in the elderly by reducing transmission of the virus. It could be done while better vaccines...
Government's preparation for bird flu outbreak welcome
...ing upon preparation for the possibility of a bird flu
outbreak is critical and timely, Medicines Australia said today. The Prime Minister will arrive in Malaysia today where he will discuss the issue with 16 counterparts at the East Asia Summit. Meanwhile, the Minister for Health and Ageing, Tony Abbott...
Infections are a major cause of childhood cancer, study suggests
... not even reported to the GP, such as a cold, mild flu
or a respiratory virus. "However, this would only lead to cancer in individuals who already carry mutant cells in their body. The virus would hit this mutant cell and cause a second mutation, prompting the onset of cancers like leukaemia or brain t...
Are US flu death figures more PR than science?
...Prevention (CDC) acknowledges a difference between flu
death and flu-associated death yet uses the terms ...ised figure of 36,000 is not an estimate of yearly flu
deaths, as widely reported in both the lay and scientific press, but an estimate - generated by a mo...
Mathematics used to discern immune response to infectious diseases
... and Dr. Ta'asan from Carnegie Mellon. Modeling of flu
virus infection and immunity will be undertaken by Ted M. Ross, Ph.D., division of infectious diseases, department of medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; and Dr. Ta'asan of Carnegie Mellon. At Pitt, Dr. Morel is leading a project f...
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