Tag: influenza

California Bypasses Tough Nurse Care Rules Amid Virus Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nerissa Black was already having a hard...

No Effect on Elective Heart Surgery Result in Seniors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among older adults who underwent elective coronary and aortic valve surgery during influenza seasons, “no consistent associations” were seen between...

New Gains in COVID-19 Science 1 Year Into the Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This time last year, hospitals in Wuhan, China, reported the first...

Experts Offer Roadmap for Treating CLL During the Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in standard treatment protocols for patients...

COVID Far More Lethal Than Flu, Data Shows

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 is far more harmful and deadly than the seasonal flu, new studies...

COVID-19 ‘Far More Serious’ Than Flu, Inpatient Data Confirm

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. About twice as many patients were admitted to hospitals in France...

COVID-19 Vaccines: Preparing for Patient Questions

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With US approval of one coronavirus vaccine likely imminent and approval...

Flu Vaccines, COVID-19 Protocols Tamp Down Flu Season

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Flu cases are down this year because of a number of...

PPE Shortage Crisis Continues at Most Hospitals, Survey Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A majority of hospitals and healthcare facilities surveyed report operating according...

Parents Complain That Pediatricians, Wary of COVID, Shift Sick Kids to Urgent Care

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A mom of eight boys, Kim Gudgeon was at her wits’...

Metapneumovirus Infections Indistinguishable From Flu, RSV

The all-consuming news about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 has overshadowed other viral pathogens that are the cause of severe or fatal lower respiratory infections (LRI) including...

No Extra Cardiopulmonary Event Reduction With High-Dose Flu Vac

The high-dose influenza vaccine was not more effective than a standard-dose vaccine in lowering the risk for death or hospitalizations for cardiac or pulmonary events...

Rapid Testing Is Less Accurate Than the Government Wants to Admit

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Infectious Disease Is an Increasing Threat From Climate Change

“I would argue that the most important reason to care about climate change is because of our children,” Saul Hymes, MD, said at the annual...

Time to Discuss the Unpleasant Side Effects of COVID Shots?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A health worker injects a woman during clinical trials for a...

Vision Impairment Tied to Less Use of Cancer Screenings by Older Adults

(Reuters Health) – Older adults with vision impairment are less likely to receive recommended breast and colon cancer screenings than peers without vision problems, a...

COVID-19 Infection Fatality Ratio Is About 1.15%, Study Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new study conducted by researchers at Imperial College London found...

Patients Testing Positive for Both COVID and Flu

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Following national public health warnings about a possible “twindemic,” reports are...

Online Gamers to Help Build a More Stable Covid-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Quickly vaccinating billions of people around the globe against Covid-19 is...

Flu Vaccine Significantly Cuts Pediatric Hospitalizations

Unlike previous studies focused on vaccine effectiveness (VE) in ambulatory care office visits, Angela P. Campbell, MD, MPH, and associates have uncovered evidence of the...

CMS Gives Hospitals 14 Weeks to Start Daily COVID, Flu Reports

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The federal government is giving hospitals 14 weeks to comply with...

No, the coronavirus is not like the flu

By Katherine J. Wu Mere hours after defiantly advising Americans not to fear the coronavirus or let it “dominate your life,” President Donald Trump took...

Most Parents Unaware Flu Vaccine More Important This Year

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than...

US Still in First Wave of COVID-19, Fauci Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Anthony Fauci, MD, says talk about a second wave of...

Tough to Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The patients walk into Dr. Melissa Marshall’s community clinics in Northern...