Influenza vaccine linked to narcolepsy in children in England

Researchers have found an increased risk for narcolepsy in children who received the swine flu vaccination in England.
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AbstractPurpose of reviewSleep-related movement disorders (SRMD) include several different motor activities during sleep. Few of them are well known and well classified, whereas others are minor motor disorders of sleep which are neither thoroughly characterized and classified nor have been extensively investigated to clarify their pathogenesis and clinical relevance. This review will focus on those minor sleep-related movement disorders.Recent findingsBefore diagnosing periodic limb movement (PLM) disorder in patients with PLM during polysomnography, other disorders associated with PLM need to be excluded, namely restless...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on hepatitis B infection. Read the latest on prevention of hepatitis B virus with the hepatitis B vaccine.
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Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): Sasikiran Kandula, Jeffrey ShamanAbstractSeasonal influenza in the United States is estimated to cause 9-35 million illnesses annually, with resultant economic burden amounting to $47-$150 billion. Reliable real-time forecasts of influenza can help public health agencies better manage these outbreaks. Here, we investigate the feasibility of three autoregressive methods for near-term forecasts: an Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) model with time-varying order; an ARIMA model fit to seasonally adjusted incidence rates (ARIMA-STL); a...
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The package appeared one day, unbidden, on the desk of a TIME writer. Inside was a slick white box that housed a petri dish sealed with gold tape. In the dish was a crumpled tissue—and inside the tissue were, allegedly, the germs of a sick person who had sneezed into it. Vaev Tissue, the only product of a new startup based in Los Angeles, costs $79.99, according to the company’s website. Its sole purpose is to give the user a cold virus. “We believe using a tissue that carries a human sneeze is safer than needles or pills,” read the note that came with the product, written by the founder of the comp...
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Experts dispel persistent myths about the flu and flu vaccines in the hopes that more people will seek vaccination and keep themselves and others well during the full flu season.Medscape Infectious Diseases
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Publication date: Available online 18 January 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Anne Nolan, Cathal McCrory, Patrick MooreAbstractThere is extensive empirical evidence that personality is associated with many outcomes and behaviours, such as educational outcomes, labour market participation, savings behaviour, health behaviours, physical health status and mortality. Use of preventive healthcare services (e.g., vaccinations, screening, etc.) is a potential pathway explaining the link between personality and health, and is an important component of healthy ageing. We examine the association between personality traits ...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2019Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 56, Issue 2Author(s):
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - When people with heart failure are hospitalized, having influenza is tied to greater odds of respiratory and kidney complications and a higher chance they won't survive to be discharged, a U.S. study suggests.
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Journal of Internal Medicine, EarlyView.
Source: Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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