Flu epidemic is crippling America particularly kids

While this year's epidemic is still shy of the devastating death toll seen in 2014/2015, officials warn the rate of cases is severe, and this season is set to be the second-worst on record, the CDC says.
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Conclusions: This is the largest cohort of HPeV3 cases with clinical data and pediatrician-assessed neurodevelopmental follow-up to date. Developmental concerns were identified in 11 children at early follow-up. Abnormal magnetic resonance imaging during acute infection did not specifically predict poor neurodevelopmental in short-term follow-up. Continued follow-up of infants and further imaging correlation is needed to explore predictors of long-term morbidity.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
by Craig Klugman, PhD Jump to The Good Doctor (Season 2; Episode 10): Epidemic &Virtue Ethics; Jump to Chicago Med (Season 4; Episode 9): Not following patient wishes The Good Doctor (Season 2; Episode 10): Epidemic &Virtue Ethics This episode revolves around an unidentified pathogen invading the ED when two patients are brought in immediately after their flight from Malaysia lands. Both of them die and the ED is quarantined: All ambulances are diverted and walk-ins are sent away.…
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: BioethicsTV Decision making End of Life Care Featured Posts Informed Consent Public Health Source Type: blogs
From the Pennsylvania Press Room: The Wolf Administration will provide naloxone for free to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, on Thursday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the administration’s ongoing effort to reduce the number of opioid overdoses and get residents into treatment. “The life-saving medication naloxone is essential for all of us to have on hand, particularly if you have a loved one suffering from opioid-use disorder,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “We want to ensur...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals In the Region K-12 Public Health Source Type: news
[Swenga] It has been said that Mandela was proud of the progress the international community had made against AIDS when he passed away in 2013. But he also knew from his long political struggle to never celebrate a job before it is finished. The United Nations believes it is possible to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. This, however, requires un-wavering r commitment from world leaders and other stakeholders in mustering the necessary resources. "The HIV pandemic is not on track to end," a team of doctors warned in t
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
This article argues against the widespread belief that modern-day loneliness is inevitable, negative, and universal. Looking at ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
(Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) In a paper publishing next week in the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, a team of researchers from New York University and Politecnico di Torino, Italy, draws connections between people's social activity and the spread of epidemics through a mathematical model.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
The basic reproduction number is one of the conceptual cornerstones of mathematical epidemiology. Its classical definition as the number of secondary cases generated by a typical infected individual in a fully susceptible population finds a clear analytical expression in homogeneous and stratified mixing models. Along with the generation time (the...
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Physical Sciences Source Type: research
The most outstanding feature of the war from the medical standpoint has been the really remarkable results obtained in the prevention of disease. War on an unparalleled scale has been going on for more than four years, waged under conditions in themselves calculated to initiate and spread contagious diseases; yet with the exception of typhus fever in Serbia and the recent epidemics of respiratory disease there have been no extensive epidemics such as have occurred in previous wars. Typhoid fever which, up to the time of the Russo-Japanese War, had been the scourge of armies in the field, has been almost a negligible quanti...
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
I'm not alone in having experienced burnout and its consequences. One of the hardest working and most successful in my medical school class, I experienced early predictors of later struggles: I would get anxious whenever I had to go on away rotations, partly because of being far from my family, friends, and community support network for 6-8 weeks at a time. I felt ashamed and humiliated when called out in front of others for not knowing the answer to a question about anatomy during an operation.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a global epidemic with an estimated 71 million people infected worldwide. People who inject drugs (PWID) are overrepresented in prison populations globally and have higher ...
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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