Infectious Disease

Man flu: man-made or real illness?

Man flu: man-made or real illness?

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Men may experience a lower immune response than women, adding insight to the man flu debate.

Flu vaccine safe for individuals with egg allergy

Flu vaccine safe for individuals with egg allergy

Inactivated and live attenuated flu vaccines can be safely administered to people with egg allergies.

Reduced effectiveness of last season's flu vaccine traced to mutation in chicken eggs

Reduced effectiveness of last season's flu vaccine traced to mutation in chicken eggs

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New virus mutations make antibody binding difficult as mismatches in vaccines and viruses emerge.

Hepatitis increases mortality rates in HIV patients

Hepatitis increases mortality rates in HIV patients

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Hepatitis B and hepatitis C may increase mortality risks in HIV patients.

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio may predict mortality in community-acquired pneumonia

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio may predict mortality in community-acquired pneumonia

All participants with a neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio greater than 28.3 died within 30 days.

Ultrasound vs radiology for diagnosing pneumonia

Ultrasound vs radiology for diagnosing pneumonia

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Point of care lung ultrasound is an accurate tool for the diagnosis of pneumonia, according to researchers.

2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

2017 Adult immunization schedule released by the CDC

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The ACIP has released the 2017 recommended immunization schedule for adults.

2017 immunization schedule for children and adolescents released by CDC

2017 immunization schedule for children and adolescents released by CDC

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The schedule includes new or revised recommendations for several vaccines for children and adolescents.

FDA approves first newborn screening system for rare metabolic disorders

FDA approves first newborn screening system for rare metabolic disorders

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The Seeker System is approved to screen for four rare lysosomal storage disorders in newborns.

Listerine mouthwash effective in controlling gonorrhea

Listerine mouthwash effective in controlling gonorrhea

With daily use Listerine may increase gonococcal clearance and have important implications for prevention strategies.

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