According to a recent comprehensive cohort study conducted in Denmark, the influenza vaccine does not increase the risk of childhood morbidity in the children of mothers who received this vaccine during pregnancy. Children exposed during the first, second or third trimester had similar rates of hospitalization as children who were not exposed to the vaccine.
A recently published study sought to determine which of two flu vaccines would provide better community protection when administered in children. Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. The elderly, pregnant women, people with health conditions, and children are among those who are more likely to
A recent study showed that influenza vaccine reduces stroke and heart failure-related complications in adult diabetic patients, a high-risk group for influenza-related complications. This study further justifies the strong recommendation for influenza vaccination in older adults with chronic illnesses. There is a lack of good clinical studies that measure the effectiveness of influenza vaccination
There is an increase in the number of heart disease or heart attack deaths during the annual flu season for people aged 65 or older. Does flu season, or, more correctly does contacting the flu, have an effect on heart conditions? Researchers from Columbia University, NY, Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences, and the New
Tamiflu is the current standard treatment for patients with influenza. A recent study has presented results demonstrating that treatment with Tamiflu reduces the time to relief of flu symptoms, however, increases the occurrence of nausea and vomiting. Tamiflu (Oseltamivir) is a neuraminidase inhibitor that blocks the activity of influenza virus enzymes. During the 2009 influenza