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The MD Magazine Influenza condition center provides clinical news and articles, information about upcoming conferences and meetings, updated clinical trial listings, and other resources.

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Higher Doses of Vitamin D Can Lower Incidence of Respiratory Infection
Recently, researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus discovered high doses of vitamin D helped older, long-term care residents reduce the risk of acute respiratory illness (ARI).
Researchers from the University of Georgia have created a mathematical model in hopes of finding the point at which infectious diseases like Zika explode from an isolated murmur into an outbreak roar.
Recommendations that children with asthma not get live attenuated flu vaccine may not be necessary, researchers found.
As flu strains evolve each year, the latest vaccine guidelines have changed for the 2016 to 2017 season.
A new study from Georgia State University examined the mechanisms by which resveratrol was able to work against Haemophilus influenzae, a major respiratory pathogen. The findings may be of use in developing non-antibiotic treatments for bacterial respiratory infections, and also for COPD and asthma therapies.
“The reason we are talking about vaccinations is that they are some of the simplest interventions we can provide our patients to reduce heart failure (HF) hospitalizations and HF exacerbations,” says Dr. Orly Vardeny, PharmD.
While the influenza vaccine has endured its fair share of controversy, new research shed light on one of the flu shot’s added benefits: diabetes patients who get the vaccine may not suffer as many cardiovascular or respiratory problems.
Most of us would do just about anything to get rid of a pesky cold, but new research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found that zinc acetate lozenges could cut the duration.
Researchers have described a novel strategy that could augment the current process for forecasting the naturally occurring mutations that help seasonal flu virus dodge the vaccine with a more precise approach.

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