Well: Lifesaving Flu Drugs Fall in Use in Children

Prompt use of antiviral medications can save the lives of flu-stricken children — yet the drugs are being used less frequently than they once were, a study finds.    
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Publication date: Available online 27 March 2020Source: Antiviral ResearchAuthor(s): Pouria H. Jalily, Maggie C. Duncan, David Fedida, Jun Wang, Ian Tietjen
Source: Antiviral Therapy - Category: Virology Source Type: research
Authors: Xu W, Pepper D, Sun J, Welsh J, Cui X, Eichacker PQ Abstract Background: Clinical studies suggest obesity paradoxically increases survival during bacterial infection and sepsis but decreases it with influenza, but these studies are observational. By contrast, animal studies of obesity in infection can prospectively compare obese versus nonobese controls. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of animal investigations to further examine obesity's survival effect in infection and sepsis. Methods: Databases were searched for studies comparing survival in obese versus nonobese controls. We perf...
Source: Journal of Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: J Obes Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) – Paige Robie says someday she will tell her son the whole world stopped when he was born. It sure feels that way. She and her husband welcomed their first child just last weekend, while awaiting her coronavirus result. “It was so overwhelming that I was just kind of numb. I wasn’t crying or getting upset but I was just like I don’t know what to say,” she recalled. After an influenza B diagnosis in January, Paige had a persistent cough. She was designated ‘COVID Unknown’ during delivery. “We thought we’re going to have the baby that night,” Paige sa...
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Four passengers have died on a cruise ship off the Pacific coast of Panama and more than 130 others aboard are suffering from influenza-like symptoms, at least two of whom have the coronavirus, the vessel's operator said on Friday.
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In conclusion, it is necessary for the well-being of humans and pigs to closely monitor swine influenza viruses containing avian-like hemagglutinin with PA and NP genes from 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza viruses.
Source: Archives of Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
Walter OlsonIn the past two weeks governments across the United States have ordered the closure of countless businesses and in so doing ordered into idleness the workers, suppliers, and contractors whose livelihood depended on those businesses, along with many others affected in less direct ways.Are these takings of property for public use? If so, would the Supreme Court rule that they require just compensation under the Fifth Amendment ’s Taking Clause? If not, is there nonetheless a case for some such compensation, such as emergency rescue payments, as rough justice?Those interesting questions have been aired ...
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As new cases appear in the U.S., some — including the president — have compared it to the seasonal flu. Here’s a close look at the differences.
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Medi-Immune, a UK firm, recently revealed ProtectivAir, a breathing device that uses UVc light to sterilize inhaled air and protect wearers against airborne pathogens, potentially including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The device is meant to be used by hea...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Public Health Source Type: blogs
On March 11 I started my day at 6 a.m. with my usual busy calendar: rounding on patients in the hospital, attending meetings, hopping on a quick conference call, then heading off to the operating room. I was energized by my morning coffee and felt great. By mid-afternoon, everything was different. I had terrible body aches, fever, sudden fatigue. It was an effort just to walk to my car, parked three blocks away. A few more hours and I was short of breath. I saw my local physician in urgent care, and within minutes she was able to rule out two of the three likely culprits: influenza and strep. Five days earlier, the Presid...
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One chart explains why slowing the spread of the infection is nearly as important as stopping it.
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