Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu is serious for pregnant women and others at high risk

Pregnant women and the extremely obese are among those at high risk for complications from the flu—including death—and should be tested and begin antiviral treatment promptly if they are sick enough to be hospitalized ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fighting mutant influenza

Another flu season is here, which means another chance for viruses to mutate. Already, most influenza A viruses contain a mutation that confers resistance against one class of antiviral medications, and the bugs are steadily ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When a cold or flu strikes a family member

(HealthDay)—When one child gets sick, you might brace yourself for everyone getting sick. But it's possible to keep healthy family members from falling ill, too.

Diabetes

Improved glycemic control with eradication of hepatitis C

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes, direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is associated with improved glycemic control and reduced antidiabetic medication use, according to a study ...

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