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Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds

January 29, 2015

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A review of the data suggests that the antiviral drug Tamiflu shortens the length of flu symptoms by about a day, and reduces the risk of flu-related complications such as pneumonia.
The findings come from an analysis of nine published and unpublished randomized clinical trials of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) in […]


More Measles Cases Seen in January Than in Typical Year: CDC

January 29, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The United States has seen more cases of measles in January than it usually does in an entire year, federal health officials said Thursday.
A total of 84 cases in 14 states were reported between Jan. 1 and Jan. 28, Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the […]


Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles

January 29, 2015

In a development that could dramatically widen the scope of a measles outbreak that began last month at Disney parks in California, Arizona health officials said Wednesday that up to 1,000 people in that state may have been exposed to the highly infectious disease.


Flu’s Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

January 29, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — After a rough start to the flu season, the number of infections seems to have peaked and is even starting to decline in many parts of the nation, federal health officials reported Thursday.
“We likely reached our highest level of activity and in many parts of […]


Little Improvement in Children Paralyzed After Viral Infection, Study Finds

January 29, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A cluster of 12 Colorado children are suffering muscle weakness and paralysis similar to that caused by polio, and doctors are concerned these cases could be linked to a nationwide outbreak of what’s usually a rare respiratory virus.
Despite treatment, 10 of the children first diagnosed […]


Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds

January 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Early results suggest an experimental Ebola vaccine triggers an immune response and is safe to use.
However, larger clinical trials in West Africa are needed to determine if the immune response generated by the vaccine is large enough to protect against Ebola infection, said the researchers at Oxford […]


U.S. Measles Outbreak Now Numbers 87 Cases

January 28, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of measles cases linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in southern California has reached 87, health officials are reporting.
The California Department of Public Health said Monday that the vast majority of infections — 73 — are in California. The rest are […]


Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say

January 27, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — West Africa’s Ebola epidemic has slowed significantly, but health officials are hesitant to say the lethal virus is no longer a threat.
Ebola infections have killed more than 8,600 people and sickened 21,000, mostly in the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, since cases first surfaced in […]


Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

January 27, 2015

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Receiving a blood transfusion during heart bypass surgery may raise a patient’s risk of pneumonia, researchers report.
“The ability to store and transfuse blood is one of medicine’s greatest accomplishments, but we are continuing to see that receiving a blood transfusion may alter a patient’s ability to fight infection,” […]


78 People Now Infected in U.S. Measles Outbreak

January 23, 2015

By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of people infected with measles linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in southern California now stands at 78, health officials reported Friday.
The overwhelming majority of cases — 68 — have been reported in California.
Most of those people hadn’t gotten the measles-mumps-rubella, […]



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