Business & Economics

Study Links Real-Time Data to Flu Vaccine Strategies

December 3, 2009

Adaptive vaccination strategies, based on age patterns of hospitalizations and deaths monitored in real-time during the early stages of a pandemic, outperform seasonal influenza vaccination allocation strategies, according to findin

CDC: H1N1 Flu Less Widespread

December 1, 2009

The latest H1N1 update from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reveal the number of swine flu infections are seem to be dropping; however, the number of children who died with the illness rose by about 30. Overall influenza activity remains high for this time of year.

Flu Mortality Risk Increases for Older Patients with Dementia

October 27, 2009

An epidemiological study on pneumonia and influenza in adults age 65 and over reports that patients with dementia are diagnosed with flu less frequently, have shorter hospital stays, and have a 50 percent higher rate of death than t

Surgeons Discover Hormone That Could Protect Against Sepsis

October 14, 2009

A hormone naturally found in the fat that surrounds the abdominal organs for the first time has been linked to death related to sepsis, surgeons reported at the 2009 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.