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1410 Articles Matching "flu"

FDA expects IV fluid shortage to improve in coming weeks, months

Jan 17, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it expects a shortage of intravenous saline fluids for hospitals due to damage to key manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico to improve over the coming weeks and months....
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Previous Influenza Virus Exposures Enhance Susceptibility In Another Influenza Pandemic

Jan 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
While past exposure to influenza A viruses often builds immunity to similar, and sometimes different, strains of the virus, Canadian researchers are calling for more attention to exceptions to that rule. New data analysis suggests that people born at the time of the 1957 H2N2 or Asian Flu pandemic ......
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Study: Sleep app users are mostly healthy, affluent

Jan 17, 2018 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
In a new study of 934 mobile phone users, 100 percent said they used a mobile phone for health-related purposes, but only 28 percent used an app to track sleep. By contrast, 53 percent tracked exercise and 48 percent tracked...
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Digital health news briefs for 1/16/2018

Jan 17, 2018 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
Connected thermometers track flu season. Smart thermometer company Kinsa told the New York Times that its flu tracking data is more accurate and more granular than that of the...
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Jan 17, 2018 , RxList
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Flu stomps the nation, overwhelming ERs and leaving 20 children dead

Jan 17, 2018 , CNN Health
The flu virus has reached nearly every corner of the nation....
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Vicious Flu Season Reveals Weaknesses In Health System That Don’t Bode Well For Future Pandemics

Jan 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
This season's severe virus is straining hospitals. But if something as foreseeable as the flu is too much for the medical system to handle, what does that say about future public health crises?...
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Hallucinations After Taking Tamiflu: How Much Is Real Versus Not Real?

Jan 16, 2018 , Forbes
After taking Tamiflu for influenza, a 6 year-old girl from Allen, Texas, reportedly began hallucinating, ran away from school, and tried to jump out a window. This is not the first such...
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Early Testing For Influenza Symptoms Critical This Flu Season

Jan 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
As flu season picks up steam across the country, it’s important for people to be tested very early after symptoms that are compatible with influenza start, since there are effective treatments that can limit severe, life-threatening disease and curtail transmission to others. That advice comes fro......
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RLA Collective a finalist for 2018 Innovation SABRE Awards three times over

Jan 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
RLA Collective, an OTC/healthcare-focused integrated marketing agency, made the 2018 Innovation SABRE Awards shortlist for three programs in digital/marketing: “Best in Digital Marketing/Advertising” for an integrated media campaign with Vetoquinol U.S.A; “Best Use of Video Networks” utilizing Facebook LIVE to showcase pet care advice from Tomlyn's resident veterinarians; and “Best in Brand Narratives” for a unique video testimonial influencer...
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FDA expands age indications for GSK’s Fluarix Quadrivalent flu shot

Jan 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The age indications for GSK's Fluarix Quadrivalent have been expanded to include administration to babies 6 months or older, from toddlers 3 years of age and older, following approval of the new indication from the U. Read More...
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With strong flu season on horizon, Rite Aid urges flu shots

Jan 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The CDC estimates the flu will infect one in five Americans this year. Read More...
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CDC: Flu season far from over

Jan 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
It's not the worst flu season in the past decade, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared during a press conference Friday morning. Read More...
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FDA approves Lupin’s Tamiflu generic

Jan 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic of Hoffman-La Roche’s Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) capsules from Lupin. The company’s generic will be available in 30-, 45- and 75-mg dosage strengths. The product is inficated to treat acute, uncomplicated influenza A and B in patients 2 weeks of age and older, as well as to prevent influenza A and B in patients 1 year old and older. The drug had U.S. sales of roughly $467.8 million for the 12 months ended...
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FDA expands age indications for GSK's Fluarix Quadrivalent flu shot

Jan 13, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Michael JohnsenWith this approval, providers will be able to use the same dose of Fluarix Quadrivalent (15 ug of hemagglutinin per virus strain in 0.5 mL) to cover all eligible persons from 6 months of age and up. read...
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Flu in U.S. now widespread but season may be peaking: CDC

Jan 13, 2018 , Reuters
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Seasonal influenza is now widespread across the continental United States, causing severe illness and rising numbers of hospitalizations, but this year's outbreak may be peaking, government health officials said on Friday....
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Different Takes: The Value Of Reforming Medicaid; Securing Social Services; Getting A Flu Shot

Jan 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers examine a range of state-specific health care issues, including a proposed effort to create a first-of-its-kind drug formulary for Medicaid; struggles to save social services programs from the chopping block; and a push for everyone to get the flu shot this...
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Is It a Cold or Flu? Here's How to Tell

Jan 13, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Is It a Cold or Flu? Here's How to TellCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Flu season may have peaked, but is far from over CDC says

Jan 13, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Michael JohnsenThere have only been two flu seasons in recent memory that were characterized as "high severity." This year's illness rates are not yet there, but there's still a lot of season left, CDC officials reported. read...
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Vicious Flu Sweeping Country: Death Tolls Are Climbing And Hospitals Are Overwhelmed

Jan 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from California, Texas, Oregon, Minnesota and...
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