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2250 Articles Matching "flu"

Pharmacists versus the flu

Jan 22, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Guest columnist Daniel Hussar discusses the key areas pharmacists can help combat the flu — diagnosing it and prescribing the appropriate medication. Read More...
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How likely are you live to 90? Depends on your gender and body size

Jan 22, 2019 , CNN Health
Living to the ripe old age of 90 may depend on your body size -- both height and weight -- as well as your level of physical activity, and seems to influence a woman's lifespan more than it does a man's, according to a new study published Monday in the medical journal BMJ....
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Swiss team develop 'microswimmer' robot to deliver drugs through the body

Jan 22, 2019 , Reuters
- A tiny sliver of elastic material swims along inside a narrow tube, coiling up and changing shape in response to the thickness of fluid and the contours of the tube around it as it moves towards its goal....
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Brain's Cerebellum Found To Influence Addictive And Social Behavior

Jan 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
In a study published online today in the journal Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore, prove for the first time that the brain's cerebellum—long thought to be mainly involved in coordinating movement—helps control the brain's reward circuitry. The surprisin......
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For heart failure patients in hospital, flu boosts risk of complications, death

Jan 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - When people with heart failure are hospitalized, having influenza is tied to greater odds of respiratory and kidney complications and a higher chance they won't survive to be discharged, a U.S. study suggests....
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How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life

Jan 19, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your LifeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2019 12:00:00...
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Universal Flu Vaccine May Offer 1-Shot Protection

Jan 19, 2019 , WebMD
Researchers have been working for years on a universal flu vaccine that would mean no annual flu shots. How close are they getting to...
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Social media, influencers and online threats change how retailers approach cosmetics

Jan 19, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The advent of the Internet, social media and beauty influencers from YouTube and Instagram are providing myriad choices in color cosmetics and purchasing channels. Read More...
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Flu Season 2018-19: How Are We Doing?

Jan 18, 2019 , Forbes
This flu season has shown both higher immunization rates and lower rates of flu-like illnesses. There continue to be hospitalizations due to flu-like complications, and deaths due to flu, but, to date, the incidence of all flu-related illnesses has declined this...
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How Getting a Flu Shot Could Save Your Life

Jan 18, 2019 , WebMD
The flu can alter your immunity and make you more prone to other infections,. Getting a flu shot is relatively cheap and can reduce hospitalizations, acute heart illnesses and...
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Walgreens Flu Index tracks gains in Nevada, Nebraska

Jan 17, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
An increase in flu activity is roiling Nevada as Nebraska leads the pack of markets with high flu activity, per the Walgreens Flu Index for the week ended Jan. 12 Read More...
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Fludrocortisone vs. Hydrocortisone

Jan 16, 2019 , RxList
Fludrocortisone acetate tablets and hydrocortisone cream are corticosteroids used to treat different...
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House Dems Open Investigation Into Pharma’s Drug Pricing Strategies, Calling The Probe One Of The Broadest In Decades

Jan 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings sent letters to drugmakers requesting detailed information about their pricing practices, focusing on drugs that are the costliest to Medicare Part D as well as drugs that have had the largest increases over a five-year period. The move is just the latest in a flurry of legislation and congressional action taken on the topic of high drug prices this year....
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U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC

Jan 16, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2019 12:00:00...
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Twins’ Study Looks At Gene’s Role in Disease

Jan 15, 2019 , WebMD
Two of every five common diseases are at least partially influenced by a person's genetics, the largest U.S. study of twins ever conducted...
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Two Texas Tech Researchers Working Toward Universal Flu Vaccine

Jan 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide; by comparison, about 16 million people died in World War I. And flu pandemics aren’t just a thing of the past. Despite advances in both technology and vaccines, the 2009 swine flu pandemic caught the world unprepared a......
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Dynamic duos: Why science loves twins

Jan 15, 2019 , CNN Health
One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics....
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Mom-to-Be's Flu Can Harm Her Unborn Baby

Jan 15, 2019 , WebMD
When a mom-to-be gets the flu, she can be so sick she needs to be admitted to a hospital's intensive care unit. And new research finds her baby then runs the risk of being born preterm, underweight and with a low "Apgar score" -- a gauge of an infant's overall...
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Mom-to-Be's Flu Can Harm Her Unborn Baby

Jan 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Mom-to-Be's Flu Can Harm Her Unborn BabyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2019 12:00:00...
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Changes to Flu Shot Supply Chain Could Save Lives: Study

Jan 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Changes to Flu Shot Supply Chain Could Save Lives: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/11/2019 12:00:00...
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