Search Tag: Influenza

IT Management

Predictive Cold & Flu Tracker

2015 01 Nov

When social media is abuzz with tweets about cold and flu, it's more likely that actual viruses are spreading. Based on a study of online flu conversations that found a strong correlation between these conversations and actual flu cases last year, researchers launched a cold and flu conversation tracker that is a social predictor of the flu. The "Cold... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Oseltamivir Effective against Influenza

2015 02 Feb

This year, the flu vaccine is not considered to be a good match for the current strain of influenza. Keeping that in mind, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended the use of antiviral drugs to help treat it. Antivirals have often been criticised for being ineffective but new evidence indicates that they can alleviate symptoms... Read more

ICU Management

WHO Critical Care Training for Tajik Clinicians

2015 30 Jan

World Health Organization (WHO) influenza experts have recently conducted a clinical workshop for front-line clinicians working in intensive care units (ICUs) across Tajikistan. As the health professionals primarily responsible for the management of severe cases of influenza infection, these clinicians are likely to be the first to detect severe cases... Read more

IT Management

Algorithm Identifies Onset of Local Flu Outbreaks

2014 21 Nov

Predicting the beginning of influenza outbreaks is notoriously difficult, but researchers have devised a new method that makes it easier for hospitals and public health departments to determine the onset of elevated influenza activity at the community level. The researchers say their algorithm or statistical technique, called Above Local Elevated Respiratory... Read more

Executive Health Management

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

2014 24 Feb

A recent study conducted by a team of academics from the UK’s University of Lincoln and The University of Nottingham, and published in the scientific journal Vaccine, has found that patients who had been vaccinated against influenza were 24% less likely to suffer a stroke in the same flu season.During previous research in 2010 the same team showed a... Read more

ICU Management

New Approaches to Understanding Infection May Uncover Novel Therapies against Influenza

2013 09 Jul

The influenza virus’ ability to mutate quickly has produced new, emerging strains that make drug discovery more critical than ever. For the first time, researchers at Seattle BioMed, along with collaborators at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Washington, have... Read more

Executive Health Management

New Toolkit Available to Support Influenza Communication Campaigns

2013 02 May

The new communication toolkit for seasonal influenza targets healthcare workers and people at higher risk of developing influenza-related complications. It is built on the most recent scientific studies to raise awareness on the following key messages:Influenza can cause serious complications resulting in hospitalisation or even death;Specific population... Read more


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