2018 flu season appears to hit deadly peak

Flu is now widespread in 49 states and it will take weeks before the epidemic begins to subside, health officials say
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A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies.
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ConclusionThis study has experimentally demonstrated that high daily intake of sugar in healthy pregnancies causes adverse effects on the mother and offspring.
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
“It is borderline genocide,” said DeLuca, 37. “You are allowing [chronic pain patients] to go home and essentially suffer until they kill themselves.” Last year, Lauren DeLuca went to the emergency room in the middle of the night, violently ill and in pain with a pancreatic attack. Despite the fact that she was passing out and vomiting profusely, DeLuca said that she received little help. “I was essentially turned away,” she told The Fix. “Everywhere [I went] I was being accused of lying, accused of making it up.” Over the next three weeks, DeLuca lost 20 pounds, unable to ea...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Disorders Health-related Medications Publishers Substance Abuse The Fix Chronic Pain opioid addiction Opioids Source Type: blogs
In conclusion, subchronic administration of ketamine to adolescent rats was associated with dose-related memory loss, oxidative stress and possibly caspase-3 mediated neurodegenerative changes.
Source: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Myopia, the challenge of ophthalmology and its worldwide «explosive epidemic». Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2018 Nov 27;: Authors: Villa-Collar C, Carracedo G, González-Méijome JM, Piñero-Llorens D PMID: 30502010 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research
Abstract Rubella vaccination programs have dramatically reduced the incidence of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) in developed countries. However, CRS prevalence is still rising in developing countries where rubella-containing vaccines (RCV) are not included in the immunization program and even in some countries where a part of the population lacks immunity to rubella despite the presence of RCV in the regular immunization program. This review aimed to summarize the clinical features of CRS using data from our studies conducted between 2011 and 2015 in Vietnam, wherein we examined clinical manifestati...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Authors: Feldman C, Shaddock E Abstract INTRODUCTION: Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are the leading infectious disease cause of death in the world and the fifth overall cause of death. From an epidemiological point of view, most consider pneumonia, influenza, bronchitis (including acute exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [AECOPD]), and bronchiolitis to be the most important LRTIs. Areas covered: This review will describe the epidemiology of LRTIs in adults focusing on community-acquired pneumonia, influenza, and AECOPD, utilizing data from the more recent literature. Expert commenta...
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
Authors: Cairns R, Brown JA, Dawson AH, Davis W, Buckley NA Abstract OBJECTIVE: To win a Christmas hamper. We also devised a study of our most festive seasonal poisoning, to demonstrate how hard we are working while everyone else is partying. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of the New South Wales Poisons Information Centre database, which we searched for exposures to the substance code "Cyalume light sticks/glow toys" from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2017. SETTING: A dimly lit basement with a constantly ringing phone. At the other end of the phone was a highly anxious parent and a luminescent child. ...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause hospital epidemics and are associated with therapeutic failures and an increased morbidity and mortality [1,2]. Mastering the consumption of antibiotics is a critical point since the link between the use of antibiotics and the emergence of antibiotic resistance has been well established, particularly in intensive care units (ICUs) where broad-spectrum antibiotics are frequently prescribed [3,4]. Especially, quinolones, cephalosporins and carbapenems are said to have a high “ecologic impact”, by favoring the selection of drug-resistant bacteria to both the antibiotic used and ...
Source: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
Corrigendum to "The structural proteins of epidemic and historical strains of Zika virus differ in their ability to initiate viral infection in human host cells" [Virology 516 (2018) 265-273]. Virology. 2019 Jan 02;526:233 Authors: Bos S, Viranaicken W, Turpin J, El-Kalamouni C, Roche M, Krejbich-Trotot P, Desprès P, Gadea G PMID: 30502856 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Virology - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Virology Source Type: research
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