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If You’re Sick, Stay Home: Study Finds The Flu Can Be Spread Just By Breathing!

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Jan 31, 2018 … COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Avoiding people who are coughing and sneezing during the flu season is difficult enough, but now scientists from several universities have found that the influenza virus can spread just by breathing, too. The flu typically spreads via aerosol droplets in the air that hang around for long periods. Most people are…

Study: Flu Vaccination Cuts Child’s Risk Of Hospitalization By 54%

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Jan 22, 2020 … BEER-SHEVA, Israel — Children under the age of eight are recommended to receive two influenza vaccine doses in order to be properly protected against the flu in the U.S. While taking kids in to receive a flu shot on two different occasions can feel like a hassle, a new study illustrates just how much of a…

Flu Season Alert: Hand Sanitizer Not Very Effective Against Virus Strain, Study Warns

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Sep 20, 2019 … Got four minutes? That’s how long researchers say it will take for a person to rub their hands together with sanitizer before Influenza-A is deactivated. KYOTO, Japan — Flu season is fast approaching, which means millions will be using hand sanitizer more often in an effort to protect themselves from a flu infection. Most people,…

Study: Having Flu Raises Chances Of Suffering Heart Attack — Sixfold!

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Jan 25, 2018 … TORONTO — Going to your doctor for a flu shot may protect you from more than just a fever and the sniffles. A new study reveals a link between the virus and an increased risk of suffering a heart attack. Researchers from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences  and Public Health Ontario say that a person diagnosed with…

‘PAC-MAN’ to the Rescue: CRISPR-Based Tech on Cutting Edge of COVID-19 Therapeutics

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Jun 16, 2020 … BERKELEY, Calif. — Great partnerships depend on a rare combination of shared vision, mutual trust, and complementary skillsets. Scientists from Stanford University and Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry may have found just that in a newly formed collaboration. Since March, research teams from these two institutions have been developing a new therapeutic that uses CRISPR technology…

‘Totally Unexpected Finding’: Ketogenic Diet May Subdue The Flu Virus, Yale Study Finds

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Nov 18, 2019 … NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Bad news for all you bread lovers out there. A new study conducted at Yale University has found yet another reason to cut back on the carbs: it may save you a nasty bout with the flu. Researchers say that a ketogenic diet, characterized by essentially no carbs and high fat and…

Flu Shots Help Prevent Early Death In Heart Disease Patients — Yet 1 In 3 Skip Vaccination

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Nov 14, 2019 … DALLAS — Vaccines can be a divisive subject in certain circles, but a recent set of research has found yet another reason why a yearly flu shot is a smart idea. Annual influenza vaccinations can help prevent further illness and premature death among people already suffering from heart disease, according to a study presented at the…

Scientists use ‘immune modulation’ to successfully treat child’s deadly fungal infection

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Jun 28, 2020 … LOS ANGELES — Antibiotics and antifungals are currently our best defense against any serious bacterial or fungal infection. These treatments don’t work against all diseases, so scientists must develop new modalities in cases where the medicines don’t work. Physicians and scientists from UCLA recently used a new strategy called “immune modulation” to successfully treat a…

Half Of Parents Worry Flu Shot Makes Children Sick, Third Believe It Doesn’t Work At All

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Feb 09, 2019 … Survey shows that three in ten parents think the flu shot is actually one big conspiracy, but doctors continue to recommend most people receive the vaccine. ORLANDO, Fla. — Millions of parents in America have reservations about their child getting the flu shot, but it has nothing to do with developing autism. A recent survey…

Spike in flu deaths among cities with pro sports teams may spell trouble for COVID-19

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Jun 20, 2020 … Economics prof issues dire warning over COVID-19: ‘Opening pro sports for fans is probably a terrible idea, in terms of public health. You could be putting the virus right into your mouth.’ MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — As professional sports teams gear up to get back on the court (or field, ice, etc), a new piece of research…

Flu, Flu-Like Illnesses Raise Risk Of Suffering Neck Artery Tears, Stroke

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Feb 08, 2019 … NEW YORK — When we think about the flu, we think about the high fever, runny nose, and brutal body aches that come with the illness. But new research gives us something far more alarming to think about: contracting the flu and flu-like illnesses increases one’s risk of suffering a stroke and neck artery tears. Researchers from…

Major Oversight? U.S. Child Care Centers Rarely Require Flu Vaccinations For Kids Or Employees

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Dec 12, 2019 … PITTSBURGH — Coming down with a case of the flu is never fun, no matter your age, but a flu diagnosis in a young child can be especially detrimental to their health. Children are much more susceptible to the influenza virus, and more at risk of developing complications from the illness. That’s why the findings of…

Significant number of parents feel hesitant about childhood vaccines, especially the flu shot

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Jul 01, 2020 … AURORA, Colo. – Vaccines are a proven method to mitigate the spread of life-threatening contagious diseases. Despite this, a significant proportion of people around the world still believe that vaccinations may do more harm than good. Indeed, vaccine hesitancy is becoming so commonplace that the World Health Organization announced last year that the behavior has…

Doctor: Border Detention Centers Are ‘Tinderboxes For Infectious-Disease Outbreaks’

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Mar 19, 2020 … BALTIMORE — Americans are still wrapping their minds around the fact that they’ll be spending a whole lot more time indoors as the coronavirus outbreak persists, but we should all take comfort in the fact that we can do so from our own homes. Unfortunately, those being confined to U.S. border detention centers don’t have that…

Study: Initial U.S. COVID-19 infection rate may be 80 times greater than believed

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Jun 23, 2020 … UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — It’s already widely speculated by medical professionals and pundits alike that the initial U.S. coronavirus infection rate was grossly undercounted. Now, a new study concludes that the country’s infection rate early on may have been over 80 times greater than originally reported. Moreover, infections across the U.S. likely doubled almost twice as…

Study: How Hong Kong Managed To Contain COVID-19 Epidemic Without Total Lockdown

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May 26, 2020 … HONG KONG — As health officials ponder the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19 infections, some areas are still in lockdown from the first one. Many are now asking if there is a better way to keep society moving while battling the coronavirus. One study claims there is — and it’s already worked in…

When Is The Best Time To Get A Flu Shot? Study Suggests Waiting Until October

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Mar 15, 2019 … PITTSBURGH — Tens of thousands of flu cases and hundreds of deaths could be avoided if older adults waited until October to get their flu shot, an eye-opening new study concludes. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine analyzed the outbreaks of influenza cases in the United States over a two-year period to determine…

Being In A Good Mood When Getting Flu Shot Boosts Its Effectiveness, Study Finds

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Sep 26, 2017 … NOTTINGHAM, England — Waking up on the right side of the bed on the morning you go to get the flu shot might help ensure you survive the fall and winter influenza-free. That’s because a new study finds that simply being in a good mood when you get the flu vaccine actually boosts its effectiveness.…

Quarantine bad for you? Study claims self-isolation might raise COVID-19 vulnerability

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Jul 09, 2020 … PITTSBURGH — Self-isolation and social distancing are part of the solution to COVID-19, as most doctors would agree. A surprising new study now suggests that prolonged periods of isolation and stress may actually increase one’s vulnerability to upper respiratory infections, and potentially the coronavirus. This entire year has felt like a no-win situation for so many…

Study: COVID-19 Much Deadlier Than Flu; 1.3% Death Rate Among Symptomatic Patients

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May 19, 2020 … Researchers say if same number of Americans contract coronavirus by the end of 2020 as those who catch the flu, as many 500,000 people will die. ‘Conservative’ estimate of 20% of population infected would mean anywhere from 350,000 to 1.2M deaths by year’s end. SEATTLE — COVID-19 is considerably more deadly than the flu, featuring a…

Coronavirus Prevention: Masks Can Indeed Slow The Spread Of COVID-19, Study Finds

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Apr 06, 2020 … COLLEGE PARK, Md. — There’s been a whole lot of conflicting information in recent weeks about just how advisable wearing a mask in public is during this pandemic. Now, in the wake of President Trump’s recent recommendation that Americans cover their faces when stepping outside, a joint international study is offering a scientific take on the…