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What Causes Hyponatremia?
Discussion Normal kidneys regulate water balance to maintain a plasma osmolality of 275-290 mOsm/kg normally. Thirst and arginine vasopressin or antidiuretic hormone (ADH) are the primary regulators of plasma osmolality. ADH is made in the hypothalamus and released by the posterior pituitary gland. ADH acts on the kidney’s distal collecting duct to increase water reabsorption. ADH is appropriately released in hypovolemic states, such as dehydration caused by gastroenteritis. ADH has an ~10 minute half-life and therefore can respond to rapid changes in volume status. Sodium balance is regulated by aldosterone (as part...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 23, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The relationship between oseltamivir and suicide in pediatric patients - Harrington R, Adimadhyam S, Lee TA, Schumock GT, Antoon JW.
PURPOSE: Studies examining the association between use of oseltamivir and neuropsychiatric events (including suicide) among children have had mixed findings and have been limited by small sample size, reliance on older data, and potential confounding. We u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study Debunks Link Between Tamiflu & Teen Suicide
Since 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has required a warning on Tamiflu packaging that it may cause hallucinations and delirium in young patients and make them more apt to hurt themselves or take their own lives. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Debunks Link Between Tamiflu and Teen Suicide
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Infections, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Study Debunks Link Between Tamiflu and Teen Suicide
FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 -- Finally, there's a bit of positive news in this brutal flu season. A new study suggests that Tamiflu (oseltamivir), the only commercially available prescription medicine approved to treat the flu, does not boost suicide... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study debunks fears of increased teen suicide risk from popular flu drug
(University of Illinois at Chicago) A new study published by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that the drug oseltamivir -- commonly known as Tamiflu -- does not cause an increased risk of suicide in pediatric patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Oseltamivir does not increase risk of suicide in children
(American Academy of Family Physicians) A new study finds that use of oseltamivir, an antiviral drug used to treat influenza A and B, does not increase risk of suicide in children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oseltamivir Not Associated With Increased Suicide Risk in Kids Oseltamivir Not Associated With Increased Suicide Risk in Kids
Oseltamivir, a drug used to treat influenza, was not linked to an increased risk for suicide in children in a large case-crossover study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Flu Has ‘ Definitely Peaked ’ Nationally; Remains High In Mass.
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Flu has been shown the door in the United States. Illness activity peaked and began to decline during the eighth week of the year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly surveillance report indicated Friday. Just 5% of people who visited their doctors did so while complaining of flu-like illness, down from 6.4% the previous week. Caused by viruses, flu is a contagious respiratory illness with mild to severe symptoms that can sometimes lead to death. “We have definitely peaked,” CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said, quickly adding, “that doesn&r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Flu Source Type: news

Japan OKs New Drug, Xofluza, That Kills Flu Virus in a Day
A new drug purported to kill the flu virus in just one day has been approved in Japan and could be for sale in that country by May. Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) is a pill that's taken just once. Like the current antiflu drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir),... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug That Kills Flu in One Day Approved In Japan
Unlike existing flu drugs, such as a Tamiflu, which require patients to take it twice-a-day for 5 days, the Japanese medication is taken in a single dose regardless of age the company said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tamiflu is not safe OR effective
(Natural News) Everyone who is deeply concerned about protecting children’s’ mental health should be banging on the doors of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protest a commonly prescribed drug that routinely causes neuropsychiatric events in children. Since 2009, the FDA has on file 550 cases of hallucinations from a drug called Tamiflu (oseltamivir),... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Not a Magic Potion.’ Flu Death Puts Antiviral Drugs in the Spotlight
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas elementary school teacher who died almost a week after getting sick from the flu became a talking point online after her husband said she didn’t immediately fill her prescription for an antiviral drug after deeming the $116 insurance co-pay too high. While her husband told the Wall Street Journal that he picked up the prescription the day after she refused it and she then started taking the medication, Heather Holland, 38, died three days later on Feb. 4. Doctors told The Associated Press that while it’s ideal to start taking antiviral medication as quickly as possible, it’s no...
Source: TIME: Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Stengle / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Unfortunate side effects? Happy sixteen year old commits suicide after taking Tamiflu
(Natural News) A sixteen year old boy from Franklin Township, Indiana committed suicide after taking Tamiflu for his flu. The teen, named Charlie Harp, was found by his aunt and uncle, who were also his guardians, in the garage. His family believes that it was the medication that drove him to commit suicide. Jackie Ray,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Woman dies after declining Tamiflu due to cost
Heather Holland, 38, a mother of two, did not take the antiviral medication out of principle due to its $116 price tag, her husband told ABC News. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Lupin launches generic influenza treatment capsules in the US
The capsules, in the strengths of 30 mg, 45 mg and 75 mg, are generic versions of Hoffman-La Roche Inc's Tamiflu capsules in the same strengths, the company said. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shortage in Tamiflu as flu kills 4,000 people in one week
Statistics show  4,064 Americans died from the flu or pneumonia during the third week of 2018, while the illnesses were responsible for 1 in 10 fatalities in the first week of February. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental flu drug could kill the virus in one day
Researchers in Japan have developed an experimental flu drug that kills the virus in one day. The Shionogi& Co. compound said the drug works three times faster than Tamiflu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She survived her first bout with the flu — but not the second
Angie Barwise had come down with the flu around the holidays. Days after Christmas, the 58-year-old Texas mother and grandmother was diagnosed with influenza, along with bronchitis and strep, her family told Fox affiliate KDFW. Doctors gave her antibiotics and Tamiflu, an antiviral medication used to help treat the flu and, soon after, she started to bounce back. But almost exactly a month […]Related:This flu season has now reached pandemic levels (but it’s not technically a pandemic)A hospital refused a new liver to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found it...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She survived her first bout with the flu — but not the second
Angie Barwise had come down with the flu around the holidays. Days after Christmas, the 58-year-old Texas mother and grandmother was diagnosed with influenza, along with bronchitis and strep, her family told Fox affiliate KDFW. Doctors gave her antibiotics and Tamiflu, an antiviral medication used to help treat the flu, and, soon after, she started to bounce back. But almost exactly a month […]Related:This flu season has now reached pandemic levels (but it’s not technically a pandemic)A hospital refused a new liver to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found i...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She survived her first bout of the flu — but not the second
Angie Barwise had come down with the flu around the holidays. Just days after Christmas, the 58-year-old Texas mother and grandmother was diagnosed with Type A Influenza, along with bronchitis and strep throat, her family told Fox affiliate KDFW. Doctors gave her antibiotics and Tamiflu, an antiviral medication used to help treat the flu and, soon after, she started to bounce back. But almost […]Related:A hospital refused a new liver to a woman because she was undocumented. Then it found its heart.Robin Williams’s suicide was followed by a sharp rise in ‘copyc...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu update
We are experiencing unusual call volumes due to the ongoing influenza illnesses in our area.  Thank you for your patience in contacting us by phone. Typically, the first hour in the morning is our busiest, ie. from 8:15 am to 9:15 am for calls.. If you can call after that time, it will be easier to reach us.We are not giving ‘preventative’ Tamiflu if your child has been exposed to another child in the class or your family. We are following CDC guidelines that the preventative medicine for flu is ineffective and carries side effects.If you child has had a fever for a day, with cough, aches, vomiting, possib...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - February 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Vaccination Information Source Type: news

PHA opening hours delayed Friday 2/9 due to snowstorm & Flu update
PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the anticipated snowstorm tomorrow, Friday 2/9, the Naperville and Plainfield offices will open at 9:00 am. The West Chicago and Bolingbrook offices will open at 12:30 pm.We are experiencing unusual call volumes due to the ongoing influenza illnesses in our area.  Thank you for your patience in contacting us by phone. Typically, the first hour in the morning is our busiest, ie. from 8:15 am to 9:15 am for calls.. If you can call after that time, it will be easier to reach us.We are not giving ‘preventative’ Tamiflu if your child has been exposed to another child in the class ...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - February 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Vaccination Information Source Type: news

Why More Scientists Are Running For Office in 2018
Getting scientists to become more politically involved has been an ongoing movement this year, with groups like the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Chemical Society encouraging scientists to voice their opinions and even join protests, like the March for Science in April 2017. Now, hundreds of scientists and STEM professionals are running for public office in 2018, for everything from Senate seats to a spot on the local school board. “I’m not a politician, I’m a doctor,” reads the first line of Dr. Jason Westin‘s bio on his campaign website for Texas’s 7t...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized 314 Action CDA climate change EPA evidence-based medicine healthytime jason Westin Mai Khanh Tran onetime public health Science scientists scientists running for office Source Type: news

Why More Scientists Are Running For Office in 2018
Getting scientists to become more politically involved has been an ongoing movement this year, with groups like the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Chemical Society encouraging scientists to voice their opinions and even join protests, like the March for Science in April 2017. Now, hundreds of scientists and STEM professionals are running for public office in 2018, for everything from Senate seats to a spot on the local school board. “I’m not a politician, I’m a doctor,” reads the first line of Dr. Jason Westin‘s bio on his campaign website for Texas’s 7t...
Source: TIME: Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized 314 Action CDA climate change EPA evidence-based medicine healthytime jason Westin Mai Khanh Tran onetime public health Science scientists scientists running for office Source Type: news

How to Know When a Child ’ s Flu Turns Serious
Signs to watch for are persistent high fevers and fevers that flare up again after the child seems to be over the worst of the illness. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Children and Childhood Fever Influenza Tamiflu (Drug) Babies and Infants Emergency Medical Treatment Source Type: news

Texas woman and Alabama boy both die of flu on Sunday
Heather Holland, 38, of Texas, died on Sunday from the flu after refusing to take Tamiflu. Aaron Masterson, 12, died the same day after battling cystic fibrosis, made deadly by the flu. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 38-Year-Old Teacher Has Died From Flu Complications
A second-grade teacher in Weatherford, Texas, died Sunday following complications from the flu. Heather Holland, who was 38 years old, started to feel sick last Monday and went to a doctor who prescribed her Tamiflu Wednesday, her husband Frank Holland told WFAA. But Heather Holland did not buy the Tamiflu, originally believing it was too expensive, and only started taking it once her husband purchased it for her a day later, he told the network. Holland was rushed to the emergency room Friday night where she became septic, and ultimately died from septic shock, her husband told WFAA, though her official cause of death has...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alix Langone Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Texas Source Type: news

A 38-Year-Old Weatherford Teacher Has Died From Flu Complications
A second-grade teacher in Weatherford, Texas, died Sunday following complications from the flu. Heather Holland, who was 38 years old, started to feel sick last Monday and went to a doctor who prescribed her Tamiflu Wednesday, her husband Frank Holland told WFAA. But Heather Holland did not buy the Tamiflu, originally believing it was too expensive, and only started taking it once her husband purchased it for her a day later, he told the network. Holland was rushed to the emergency room Friday night where she became septic, and ultimately died from septic shock, her husband told WFAA, though her official cause of death has...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alix Langone Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Texas Source Type: news

Flu Patients Arrive in Droves, and a Hospital Rolls Out the ‘ Surge Tent ’
The worst flu season in nearly a decade has filled emergency rooms and strained resources at medical centers. Hospitalization and infection rates are among the highest in two decades. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Influenza Hospitals Tamiflu (Drug) Allentown (Pa) Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Treatment Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Flu Hospitalizations Are Higher Than Any Year on Record, CDC Reports
As flu activity continues to increase in many parts of the U.S., CDC officials say hospitalization rates are on pace to exceed any year on record. CDC officials have in recent weeks compared this year’s unusually active flu season with that of 2014-2015. But CDC Acting Director Anne Schuchat said on a call with reporters Friday that hospitalization rates observed at this point in the season have surpassed even that high-severity year, and by season’s end could eclipse its 710,000 total admissions. The hospitalization rate is higher than that of any year since 2010, when the CDC began tracking the epidemic using...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized CDC flu flu season flu season 2018 healthytime influenza medicine onetime public health Source Type: news

CDC Reports 16 More Children Dead From the Flu
As flu activity continues to increase in many parts of the U.S., CDC officials say hospitalization rates are on pace to exceed any year on record. CDC officials have in recent weeks compared this year’s unusually active flu season with that of 2014-2015. But CDC Acting Director Anne Schuchat said on a call with reporters Friday that hospitalization rates observed at this point in the season have surpassed even that high-severity year, and by season’s end could eclipse its 710,000 total admissions. The hospitalization rate is higher than that of any year since 2010, when the CDC began tracking the epidemic using...
Source: TIME: Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized CDC flu flu season flu season 2018 healthytime influenza medicine onetime public health Source Type: news

What you need to know about Tamiflu
What you need to know. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Families raise concern about Tamiflu side effects
The Tamiflu label says pediatric patients may be at an increased risk of confusion or abnormal behavior (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family raises concerns about Tamiflu side effects
A family in Indiana believes a rare, extreme side effect of the anti-flu drug Tamiflu led to their teenager's suicide. The drug's manufacturer says "neuropsychiatric events have been reported" after taking Tamiflu, but note they also occur in flu patients without the drug. WTTV's Lindsey Eaton reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student, 16, commits suicide after taking Tamiflu
Charlie Harp, a high school football player and wrestler from Franklin Township, Indiana, was thriving socially and academically when he fell ill last Thursday, his family said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Banned in Japan, highly recommended in the U.S., Tamiflu causes another child to hallucinate, suffer seizures
(Natural News) With all the alarming flu death headlines making the rounds these days, it’s easy to see how someone could be frightened into taking flu medications to be “on the safe side.” Unfortunately, the popular flu drug Tamiflu is anything but safe, and more examples of its potential dangers are coming to light as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey: Nursing Homes Should Require Flu Shots for All Staff, Patients
The 2017-2018 flu season has been worse than expected, with unchecked pockets of illness and Tamiflu in short supply in some regions of the country. The vaccine was reported to be 10% effective, which, while better than nothing, is much lower than the average 42% effectiveness of past flu vaccines. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - January 31, 2018 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Amanda Franks killed by the flu after refusing Tamiflu
Amanda Franks, 38, was killed by the flu on January 17 after being diagnosed just three days prior. The mother-of-four from New Hampshire declined taking Tamiflu due to the side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-four killed by the flu after refusing Tamiflu
Amanda Franks, 38, was killed by the flu on January 17 after being diagnosed just three days prior. The mother-of-four from New Hampshire declined taking Tamiflu due to the side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: New CDC numbers show flu deaths still on the rise nationwide
High-risk groups should take Tamiflu within 48 hours of showing signs of the flu or as a preventive measure if living with someone with the virus, experts say. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

More young people being seriously afflicted with hallucinations and self-abuse after taking TAMIFLU ... why won't the FDA recall the dangerous drug?
(Natural News) Marketed as flu medicine, Tamiflu is actually a risky nervous system damaging, hallucinogenic drug that causes some children to go into seizures, wild delusions, and twitching fits. The typical medical doctor, aligned with the state’s medical directives, resorts to prescribing Tamiflu as a primary treatment for people who have flu and flu-like symptoms.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tamiflu causes another child to hallucinate in Texas
Steven Allen of Texas couldn't stop twitching, picked at imaginary pains on his arms and became violent after taking Tamiflu, which has caused hallucinations for several children this year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Virtual doctor visits on the rise amid flu epidemic
An increasing number of people are seeking out virtual health care options that allow you to get a flu diagnosis -- and in some cases, even a prescription for Tamiflu -- from your smartphone. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Is This the Worst Flu Season Ever?
by Kathleen Fifield, AARP, January 17, 2018|Comments: 0. Doctor talking to patient at a hospital. Getty Images. The CDC is recommending that doctors prescribe antivirals such as Tamiflu as swiftly as possible, given that the drugs work better the earlier they are prescribed. Is the current spike in flu cases nationwide an  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

At Least 30 Children Have Died From This Season ’s Flu. Some of Them Were Perfectly Healthy
Thirty children have died from confirmed influenza-related causes so far this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) most recent weekly report, released last Friday. The total includes deaths between Oct. 16 and Jan. 13. CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald has described the 2017-2018 flu season as “very active,” and has said that much of the country is experiencing “widespread and intense flu activity.” During a Jan. 12 press update, Fitzgerald said that influenza A, H3N2, has been the most common strain of flu virus reported this year. “These ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

This season’s flu is officially classified an “epidemic” as the rate of young children requiring hospitalization doubles in a week – and the CDC warns new strains are emerging
(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... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tamiflu terrors: Girl, 11 saw 'the portal to HELL'
Lindsay Ellis of Indianapolis, Indiana had hallucinations of the devils voice and insects crawling on her after she was prescribed Tamiflu last year, and her family is warning against the drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas girl suffers violent hallucinations after taking FDA-approved Tamiflu
(Natural News) A North Texas family had no idea what was in store for them when they gave their six-year-old daughter a popular flu medication, and now they are trying to warn others of the drug’s very frightening side effects. It started out innocently enough, with an unnamed family bringing their daughter to a doctor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news