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COVID-19, Flu Vaccines Taken Together Linked to Stroke Risk
Recent studies have indicated a potential increase in stroke risk among seniors, particularly those aged 85 and older, who receive both COVID-19 and influenza vaccines simultaneously. This finding has sparked a renewed focus on the safety of administering multiple vaccines at the same time.
Geriatrics November 7th 2023
Combo Vaccine for Influenza and COVID-19 Looks Promising in Early Study
The recent phase 1/2 study of Pfizer-BioNTech’s combination vaccine candidate demonstrated robust immune responses to influenza A, influenza B, and SARS-CoV-2 strains. This promising development could significantly impact global immunization practices.
Allergy & Immunology October 30th 2023
ACIP: Updated Vaccine Guidance for the 2023-2024 Influenza Season
Physicians should encourage all patients 6 months of age and older to get vaccinated against influenza this season, regardless of egg allergy. The ACIP’s updated guidance is based on the latest scientific evidence and is designed to help protect patients from influenza.
Allergy & Immunology August 31st 2023
Does SARS-CoV-2 Cause Seizures and Epilepsy in COVID-19 via Inflammation or by Direct Infection?
A chart review of 81 million individuals yielded two matched groups of more than 150,000 patients each: one with COVID and the other with influenza. In these populations, the risk of seizures and epilepsy was higher in the COVID group. The HR of epilepsy after COVID compared with influenza was highest in individuals who were not hospitalized and in those under the age of 16.
Neurology April 3rd 2023
Research on Making Cancer ‘Catch’ the Flu Wins International Acclaim in “Nature”
The researchers put a theory to the test by administering the compound CBL0137 to melanoma mouse models. This compound causes the same type of highly inflammatory cell death that the influenza virus causes, but it does so directly in cancerous tissue. The resulting antiviral response alerted the immune system. It heated up a “cold” tumor so that, when combined with immunotherapy, the host immune system recognized cancer as something to be destroyed.
Oncology, Radiation October 24th 2022