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Flu epidemic hits US, hospitalizations climb during peak season

The flu has closed schools in Tennessee, Alabama, Idaho, N. Carolina and Texas.
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If we want to talk about the opioid epidemic as an actual epidemic, let’s use the same terms we use for communicable disease: agent, vector/environment, host. Virulence. Transmission. Immunity. The media has done a great job of providing descriptive statistics of the epidemic. And recent oversight, both legislative and advisory, have attempted to focus on altering vector (prescriber) behavior in the wake of apparent failed attempts to reduce agent virulence. What seems to be lacking in the overall discussion though, in my opinion, is a focus on the host. That is where eradication of epidemics has generally been more ...
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The CDC's latest influenza-associated pediatric mortality report released Friday shows that at least 10 children died between Jan. 6 and Jan. 13, and the others have died the since the flu season started in October.
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(Natural News) The rate of young children requiring hospitalization has doubled in just a week as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns of new, emerging strains of influenza. It’s disturbing to watch, year after year, as the mainstream media uses disease, tragedy, and epidemics to sell more ineffective flu vaccines and Tamiflu for their pharmaceutical sponsors. So much knowledge about...
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79 people killed in Indiana and 70 in California.
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Publication date: 13 January 2018 Source:New Scientist, Volume 237, Issue 3160 Author(s): Andrew Kolodny Taking on the multibillion-dollar drugs industry to stem the US opioid epidemic has made Andrew Kolodny both a hero and a hate figure
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Authors: Mindikoglu AL, Opekun AR, Gagan SK, Devaraj S Abstract Obesity now affects millions of people and places them at risk of developing metabolic syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and even hepatocellular carcinoma. This rapidly emerging epidemic has led to a search for cost-effective methods to prevent the metabolic syndrome and NAFLD as well as the progression of NAFLD to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. In murine models, time-restricted feeding resets the hepatic circadian clock and enhances transcription of key metabolic regulators of glucose and lipid homeostasis. Studies of the ef...
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The CDC says this is the worst flu season in eight years, and some doctors worry it has not reached its peak yet.
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Latest report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu has killed 30 children
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UCLA researchers have provided the first description of the structure of the herpes virus associated with Kaposi ’s sarcoma, a type of cancer.The discovery answers important questions about how the virus spreads and provides a potential roadmap for the development of antiviral drugs to combat both that virus and the more common Epstein-Barr virus, which is present in more than 90 percent of the adult population and is believed to have a nearly identical structure.In the study, published in the journal  Nature, the UCLA team showed in the laboratory that an inhibitor could be developed to break down the herpes vi...
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Post outlines how the DentaQuest Foundation has been directing its funding to upstream, systems-based solutions to the oral health epidemic for the past decade based on a framework focused on policy, financing, care, and community.
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