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Weekly Exercise May Help Reduce Flu, Pneumonia Deaths

Benefit observed even in adults with levels of aerobic activity below guideline recommendations

May 17, 2023
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Safety Data on Maternal RSV Vaccine 'Favorable,' FDA Staff Says

But agency reviewers flag numerical imbalance in premature deliveries

May 16, 2023
FDA ADCOMM maternal RSV vaccine over a computer rendering of respiratory syncytial virus.
FDA Approves First-Ever RSV Vaccine

Respiratory syncytial virus vaccine indicated for adults 60 and up

May 03, 2023
FDA APPROVED RSV prefusion F protein vaccine (Arexvy) over a computer rendering of RSV viruses.
Higher BMI Tied to Other Severe Respiratory Infections Too

Along with COVID, increased risks seen with upper and lower respiratory tract infections

May 02, 2023
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RSV Infection in Infancy Linked to Later Asthma

Could preventing RSV infections reduce childhood asthma by 15%?

Apr 20, 2023
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COVID and Aspergillus Are Dangerous Bedfellows

Attention must be paid to this new, sometimes deadly duo

Apr 16, 2023
A computer rendering of Aspergillus fungus.
Training to Prevent Falls in the Elderly; RSV Vax in Older Adults

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Apr 15, 2023
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Yes, COVID Is Still Deadlier Than the Flu

VA study finds 61% higher mortality rate in hospitalized cases this past winter

Apr 07, 2023
A photo of a toe tag on a body in the morgue which reads: COVID-19.
RSV Vax in Pregnancy Cuts Severe Illness in Infants

Plus, new MELODY data confirm protection against RSV for babies receiving long-acting antibody

Apr 06, 2023
A photo of a female healthcare worker treating a baby infected with the RSV in her mother’s lap.
Second RSV Vaccine for Older Adults Gets Thumbs Up From FDA Advisors

VRBPAC unanimously endorses efficacy of GSK's protein fusion vaccine, not quite as sold on safety

Mar 01, 2023
FDA VRBPAC RSVPreF3 vaccine (AREXVY) over a computer rendering of a cutaway RSV virus.
FDA Panel Backs Pfizer's RSV Vaccine for Older Adults

But panelists raise multiple concerns over phase III trial data

Feb 28, 2023
FDA VRBPAC RSV prefusion F protein vaccine (ABRYSVO) over a computer rendered cutaway of the RSV virus.
FDA Flags Potential Guillain-Barre Risk With RSV Vaccine Candidates

Both vaccines demonstrated high efficacy against symptomatic illness in large phase III trials

Feb 27, 2023
A computer rendered cutaway view of the respiratory syncytial virus
Docs Push Ivermectin for Flu; Woody's SNL Intro; Energy Dept. Backs Lab Leak Theory

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by MedPage Today staff

Feb 27, 2023
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
FDA Authorizes At-Home Test for Both Flu and COVID

But the good news comes a little too late for the test's manufacturer

Feb 24, 2023
FDA EUA Lucira COVID-19 & Flu Test over a photo of the product.
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