A natural cure for influenza: Study proves elderberries are an effective antiviral

(Natural News) Elderberry — also known as Sambucus nigra — is a small, antioxidant-rich fruit commonly found in Europe and North America. This fruit has been used in folk medicine to treat many ailments. In a study published in the Journal of Functional Foods, researchers reported that the elderberry fruit can help fight the influenza virus. Conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney,...
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CONCLUSIONS: The first of the three hypotheses about its origins is the Columbian hypothesis, which states that Columbus's crew acquired syphilis from Native Americans and carried it back to Europe in 1493 A. D. On the contrary, the second hypothesis (pre-Columbian) asserts that syphilis was present in Europe long before Columbus's voyage and was transferred to the New World by Columbus's men. The Unitarian theory argues that syphilis, bejel, yaws, and pinta are not separate diseases but they represent syndromes caused by slightly different strains of one organism. Nowadays, Syphilis' origin is still uncertain and remains ...
Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
ConclusionThe seasonal distribution of febrile seizures was high from late spring to summer, and influenza virus and enterovirus were most frequently associated.
Source: Seizure - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2019Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 103, Issue 3Author(s): M.I. Garvey, M. Biggs, V. Reddy-Kolanu, H. Flavell, A. Wallett, E. Holden
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Veterinary MicrobiologyAuthor(s): Xuejiao Han, Luca D. Bertzbach, Michael VeitAbstractIn contrast to human influenza viruses that replicate in the respiratory tract and are airborne transmitted, avian viruses also replicate in gut epithelial cells and are transmitted via the fecal-oral route. On this route, the virus is exposed to destructive fluids of the digestive tract, which are acidic and contain the proteases pepsin (gizzard) or chymotrypsin and trypsin (intestine). Only the latter enzyme activates virus by cleaving hemagglutinin (HA) into HA1 and HA2 subunits...
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Background: Influenza virus is one of the most common respiratory pathogens for all age groups and may cause seasonal outbreaks. Our aim was to identify risk groups and factors associated with severe clinical course including mortality in children with influenza-related lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI). Methods: We conducted a retrospective study in children hospitalized with influenza virus LRTI from 2008 to 2018. Data on demographic features, influenza type, viral coinfection, primary and secondary bacterial infections (SBIs), time of onset of antiviral treatment, comorbidities, hospitalization length, pedia...
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
A phase I clinical trial may represent the first step toward finding a universal vaccine that could prevent several influenza viruses.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news
The influenza A virus was isolated for the first time in 1931, and the first attempts to develop a vaccine against the virus began soon afterwards. In addition to causing seasonal epidemics, influenza viruses ...
Source: Journal of Biomedical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
We report on findings of a surveillance feasibility substudy from a larger prospective trial of introducing rapid influenza diagnostic testing (RIDT) at 10 Wisconsin LTCFs. Any resident with symptoms consistent with ARI had a nasal swab specimen collected for RIDT by staff.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Special Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): E. Skelly, M. Skally, M. Foley, L. Gaughan, F. Duffy, K. Burns, H. Humphreys, F. Fitzpatrick
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsSOPs may provide a good starting point for increasing adult immunization coverage rates. Using additional interventions, quality-based metrics, or incentives could lead to sustained adult immunization prioritization.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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