Tag: flu

Flu Shot Timing: What’s Optimal?

Amid fresh national recommendations for COVID booster shots to ramp up waning immunity, new research examining the durability of flu vaccination indicates significantly dwindling protection...

Influenza Antivirals Perform Similarly Compared With Placebo

Although four different antiviral drugs for influenza successfully reduced the time it took to relieve symptoms, zanamivir outperformed the others by alleviating symptoms fastest, according...

Get Flu Shot Early This Year? Same Time as COVID Vaccine?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With first-time COVID-19 immunizations continuing and the plan to offer booster...

Endemic and Mostly in Young Children?

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers predict SARS-CoV-2 could become endemic and primarily infect children, thereby shifting risk...

Doctors’ Offices May Be a Hot Spot for Transmitting Infections

People who are seen after a patient with an influenzalike illness are 31.8% more likely to return to their doctor’s office within 2 weeks with...

In a Race Against an Ever-Changing Virus, Are We Losing Ground?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A year ago, scientists looking at the future of the COVID-19...

Hepatitis C Antivirals May Fight SARS-CoV-2

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. An antiviral drug combination used to treat hepatitis C and an...

Disturbing Number of Hospital Workers Still Unvaccinated

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Tim Oswalt had been in a Fort Worth, Texas, hospital for...

‘Smart Bed’ May Detect, Track COVID-19 Symptoms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Smart-bed technology may help predict and track symptoms of COVID-19 and...

Giving Flu and COVID Shots at Same Time Appears Safe, Effective: Study

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Giving a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as a seasonal flu vaccine...

NIAID Advances Universal Flu Vaccine Candidate Into Phase 1 Trial

Last month, US government researchers began a test of an experimental influenza vaccine that they hope will provide long-lasting immunity against multiple strains of the...

Post-COVID Cardiac Involvement Rare in College Athletes

Young athletes are unlikely to experience ongoing heart problems post–COVID-19 infection. In a multicenter study conducted during September-December 2020, only 0.7% of 3,018 collegiate athletes...

Pfizer, Moderna Say Booster Shots Probably Needed

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People who’ve received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna coronavirus...

Next Winter May Be Rough: Models Predict ‘Considerable Surge’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. It’s likely the United States will see another surge of COVID-19 this...

Children Likely the ‘Leading Edge’ in Spread of COVID-19 Variants

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Public health officials in the Midwest and Northeast are sounding the...

Infections — Especially Urinary and Kidney — Are Higher in MS

Each year, roughly 1 in 60 adult patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) aged 65 years and under is hospitalized with urinary or kidney infections, a...

Oral Antiviral Stops SARS-CoV-2 in its Tracks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A single pill of the investigational drug molnupiravir taken twice a...

U.S. Flu Vaccinations Hit New Record High This Season

MONDAY, March 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — While many Americans await their turn for the COVID vaccine, a potentially record-setting number have already had their...

Weary of COVID Variants, EU Leaders Push to Step Up Vaccination

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union must prepare to vaccinate for new COVID-19 variants over the coming years after EU...

500,000 Americans Now Dead from COVID-19

It’s the national record no one is celebrating: The American COVID-19 death toll has crossed the 500,000 mark. The novel coronavirus is now the third leading cause...

Zika Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in Phase 1 Trial

A Zika virus vaccine candidate prompted antibody responses in 80% of individuals who received two doses in a phase 1 study. Although Zika cases have declined...

COVID Death Risk Is 3.5 Times That of Influenza

MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The risk of death from COVID-19 is more than triple that from seasonal flu, researchers in Canada say....

Comparing Death Tolls From COVID to Past Wars

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sick patients were isolated in converted warehouses during the 1918-19 global...

Like Flu, COVID-19 May Turn Out to Be Seasonal

TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Like influenza, could COVID-19 evolve to wax and wane with the seasons? New research suggests it might. ...

Views on Ethical Issues Shifting in Family, Internal Medicine

Internal medicine physicians’ and family physicians’ attitudes have changed in recent years on several ethical issues, according to the Medscape Internal Medicine Ethics Report 2020...