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Have the sniffles? Here’s how to stay healthy at holiday parties amid ‘tripledemic’ of COVID, flu, and RSV

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Nov 18, 2022 … BOULDER, Colo. — Is the viral carousel the world has been riding since 2020 ever going to stop? While the COVID-19 pandemic has shown some signs of slowing down, a new viral problem has appeared on the scene just in time to complicate yet another holiday season. A “tripledemic” of respiratory viruses consisting of COVID-19, RSV…

Vaccines in an inhaler actually outperform nasal sprays, study reveals

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Jun 10, 2022 … HAMILTON, Ontario — Using an inhaler may provide an even better option than nasal sprays as scientists look to make more efficient vaccines during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s the conclusion by a team at McMaster University, who found that inhaled aerosol vaccines actually do a better job of delivering medication deep into the airway. Researchers say…

Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 20-22, 2022

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May 23, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 20-22. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease Welcomes New Co-Editor-in-Chief Lorraine V. Kalia, MD, PhD, FRCPC A globally recognized authority on Parkinson’s disease, Lorraine V. Kalia, MD,…

StudyFinds Blotter: Other Notable Health Studies & Research From May 2, 2022

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May 03, 2022 … There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 2. Family planning: Research singles out the omission that might kill 27,000 people per year Restricting U.S. foreign aid for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that…

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are 3 times more likely to die than flu patients, study shows

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Apr 24, 2022 … BARCELONA — COVID-19 is often compared to influenza, with symptoms in mild cases likened to nothing more than the common cold. But for those with more serious infections, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is proving to be far worse. Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are three times more likely to die than those admitted with flu, according to…

Study: Infant immune systems are better than adults at stopping new viruses

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Mar 03, 2022 … NEW YORK, NY. — Babies often come down with respiratory infections, but research suggests the infant immune system is much stronger than most would believe. Researchers from Columbia University find the infant immune system beats the adult immune system when fighting off new pathogens. According to the research team, while babies are prone to pathogens…

Effectiveness of vaccines: 5 reasons why anti-vaxxers remain in doubt

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Mar 01, 2022 … Vaccines are a proven method to mitigate the spread of life-threatening contagious diseases. Research shows that vaccinations have saved millions of lives over the past 60 years. Despite this, a significant proportion of “anti-vaxxers” around the world still believe that vaccinations may do more harm than good. The anti-vax movement stirs plenty of controversy and…

New drug may be a cure for both COVID-19 and herpes

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Jan 26, 2022 … ATLANTA, Ga. — Scientists have developed a drug that could be an antiviral cure for both sexually transmitted infections and the COVID-19 pandemic. In animal experiments, researchers discovered that a medication that mimics immune system proteins successfully treats herpes. The small synthetic molecule may also defeat the coronavirus and many other kinds of infections. The…

Flu, measles vaccines may help ‘flatten the curve’ for COVID-19

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Jan 12, 2022 … ITHACA, N.Y. — Vaccines developed long before COVID-19 ever existed likely offer some protection against the new virus, according to researchers from Cornell Medicine. Scientists report both flu and measles inoculations may help end the pandemic by “flattening the curve.” While the idea of using a flu shot to prevent COVID-19 may sound outlandish now, many…