2087 Articles Matching "flu"

Arm Yourself Against the Coming Flu Season

Nov 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Arm Yourself Against the Coming Flu SeasonCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Enjoying The Holiday Season Heartburn Free

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
High-calorie meals, decadent treats and festive drinks tempt people from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, inviting the fiery sensation of heartburn and the bitter taste of reflux as unwelcome guests to the holiday festivities. Approximately 20% of Americans have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD......
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How Nurses Rate Daily Job Difficulty Plays Key Role In Patient Care

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A neonatal intensive care unit nurse’s ability to provide optimal patient care is influenced by a variety of factors – not just how many babies he or she is caring for or how sick they might be, a new study suggests. The study, which appears in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, highlights the importanc......
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Flu Season: How Can We Stop The NHS Catching A Cold?

Nov 13, 2018 , Forbes
With the NHS facing another crisis as flu season approaches this winter, Dr Ben Maruthappu explores how funding and technology are at the heart of...
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Prozac No Help In Polio-Like Illness

Nov 13, 2018 , WebMD
Researchers have been searching for possible treatments for acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM. Lab tests showed that fluoxetine had antiviral effects against a virus associated with the disorder, so some experts had suggested that the antidepressant might be a possible treatment for the...
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When High-Profile People Share Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, Millions Of Others With The Disease May Benefit

Nov 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Following on the heels of President Ronald Reagan and Tennessee's basketball coach Pat Summitt, Sandra Day O'Connor's announcement about her struggles with dementia helps caregivers and others afflicted by the disease deal with the stigma of the illness and make decisions to seek early diagnosis even though there is no cure. Other public health news looks at an Ebola clinical trial, a problem from soy-based baby formula, last year's deadly flu season, anorexia, poor sleep, wheat sensitivity,...
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What Can Nurses Do to Influence Health in Their Communities?

Nov 10, 2018 , American Journal of Nursing
What can I do as just one nurse? As a nurse, I have often heard my colleagues question their ability to influence health in their communities. At times I have felt this same sentiment. What can I do as just one nurse? Nurses have a unique perspective of how a community’s physical, social, and economic [...] The post What Can Nurses Do to Influence Health in Their Communities? appeared first on Off the...
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How One Of The Most Successful Government Agencies Safeguards Our Health

Nov 10, 2018 , Forbes
Every day the U.S. faces threats like Zika, Ebola and Pandemic Flu. The CEO of United Therapeutics, Dr. Martine Rothblatt, explains and advocates for the government agency BARDA in their constant...
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Family Tree Of 400 Million People Shows Genetics Has Limited Influence On Longevity

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Although long life tends to run in families, genetics has far less influence on life span than previously thought, according to a new analysis of an aggregated set of family trees of more than 400 million people. The results suggest that the heritability of life span is well below past estimates, wh......
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Sickweather offers market-level flu forecasts

Nov 09, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Kansas City, Mo.-based company now is providing market-level forecasts for 50 cities, with more in development. Read More...
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Study On Mice Shows THC In Cannabis Could Be Beneficial For Alzheimer’s Disease

Nov 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Genetically engineered mice given tetrahydrocannabinol performed better during a brain test than mice that received a placebo, according to a study that also said they lost fewer brain cells and had fewer plaques associated with the disease. Other public health news focuses on a potential new treatment for gonorrhea, the final Agent Orange cleanup, tips for flu season, ZIP codes and life expectancy rates, babies with older fathers, and...
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Viewpoints: Public Health Is Under Attack From Gun Violence, Hate Crimes; Find The Money For A Universal Flu Vaccine Before It’s Too Late

Nov 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these public health issues and...
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Study: Women Who Are Early Risers Have Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer

Nov 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A team of UK researchers found that women who wake up early have a 40 to 48 percent reduced risk of developing breast cancer. In other public health news: why you should get your flu shot now; U2's Bono thanks Congress for maintaining AIDS funding; an exploration of the brain's working memory; and...
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Nursing home star ratings don't reflect patient safety events

Nov 06, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A new study finds patient safety measures don't have a strong influence on the overall star rating a nursing home will receive on CMS' Nursing Home Compare...
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Drug resistant superbugs are killing 33,000 in Europe each year

Nov 06, 2018 , Reuters
Superbug infections resistant to multiple antibiotics kill around 33,000 people a year in Europe, health experts said on Monday, and the burden of these diseases is comparable to that of flu, tuberculosis and HIV combined....
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After Last Year’s Deadly Flu Season, Doctors Focus On The Vaccine; At An Airport Near You … Dogs Diagnosing Malaria?

Nov 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Outlets report on a range of public health developments, including the latest on Juul e-cigarettes, diabetes, and the intersection of exercise and weight loss, just to name a few....
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Why some people get CTE may be in their genes

Nov 04, 2018 , CNN Health
Scientists have zeroed in our genetic code to better determine why some people develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the Alzheimer's-like disease associated with repeated hits to the head. In a new study, researchers at Boston University's CTE Center say that a variant of the gene TMEM106B may influence why some people experience more severe forms of the disease than others....
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Doctors' son died 10 days before flu shot. Now, they want to save your child

Nov 03, 2018 , CNN Health
Two physicians who lost their young son to the flu last year want parents to listen to their message, born of great grief and suffering: Get your child a flu shot....
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Here are some reasons why people don't get the flu shot — and why they're wrong

Nov 03, 2018 , CNBC Health
The flu vaccine isn't perfect, but it's still the best way to protect yourself and others from...
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Goodwipes intros Down There Wipes for Gals to Target

Nov 03, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Down There Wipes for Gals are pH- balanced, flushable, hypoallergenic and alcohol-free, the company said, noting that consumers with sensitive skin can use them. Read More...
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