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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

IT Management

Forecasting the Flu with Social Network Analysis

2015 29 Jan

A study in the online journal Scientific Reports claims that scientists can accurately predict how the flu will spread a week into the future. Using social network analysis, researchers at the University of California (UC) in San Diego combined traditional data with big data to boost the network’s predictive power. Corresponding author Michael Davidson,... 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

Cardiology Management

Flu Vaccine: Key to Preventing Heart Disease?

2014 23 Oct

A new study published in Vaccine reveals for the first time the molecular mechanism which helps to explain how flu vaccines may be able to prevent heart attacks. Flu vaccines have long been known to have a protective effect against heart disease, thus reducing the risk of a heart attack. However, there is not much scientific information to explain this... 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

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