Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines Could Help Reduce Alzheimer Disease Dementia Risk

July 31, 2020


Three studies presented during the AAIC 2020 annual meeting show how frequent influenza vaccination help promote a gene-dependent reduction of Alzheimer disease by up to 40%.

Insufficient Data to Accurately Monitor Most At-Risk Communities for Flu

July 11, 2020


It is important to understand how and why disease risk and health burden vary by socioeconomic status.

Baloxavir Effective in Preventing Spread of Flu

July 10, 2020


Baloxavir has positive effects in preventing flu in household contacts of patients with the illness.

Baloxavir Effective in High-Risk Flu Patients

June 11, 2020


The drug reduces the time to improvement of flu symptoms in patients having at least 1 high-risk factor.

Comparing Severity of Flu and COVID-19 Is Not the Same

May 29, 2020


Authors say comparing mortality rates between the 2 conditions is a threat to public health.

Patient Portal Reminders Increase Flu Vaccination Rates

May 20, 2020


Despite proven benefits, there is still a need for more intensive or targeted patient motivational strategies.

Recommended Number of Flu Vaccine Doses Increases Effectiveness

May 04, 2020


Flu burden for children can be reduced by improving adherence to a two-dose series of flu vaccinations.

Flu Linked to Respiratory and Non-Respiratory Diagnoses

March 20, 2020


Providers should consider flu in their diagnoses of patients who present at the hospital with less recognized manifestations.

High-Dose Flu Vaccine More Effective than Standard Dose

March 03, 2020


Benefits from HD-IIV might be greater for protection against influenza B/Yamagata and influenza A(H3N2) than for influenza A(H1N1) pdm09.

Flu Cases Near 30 Million in the US, CDC Reports

February 28, 2020


Though weekly activity has slowed, experts insist the national activity remains high overall.