Study reveals how acute stress influences the brain's control over immune response, impacting recovery from COVID-19 and influenza.
A medical wrist device detected disrupted sleep patterns 24 hours before participants started shedding the flu virus. While the initial study was focused on influenza, researchers speculate the device could be sufficient at spotting the beginning of other infections, including COVID-19. While it should not be considered a full diagnostic device, the wristband data will be useful to guide when people should self isolate as a precaution.
Choline, an essential nutrient, can help prevent fetal brain development problems in infants whose mothers experience common infections, such as influenza, during pregnancy.
ARGONet, a new approach that combines multiple data streams with artificial intelligence, produces the most accurate estimates of flu activity, up to a week ahead of traditional healthcare based reports.
Researchers report skepticism that the flu vaccine can cause autism, is ineffective and can result in contracting the virus prevents some parents from vaccinating their children.
A new study reports mice infected with a flu virus had an increased risk of developing Parkinson's symptoms. Importantly, mice vaccinated against the flu were less sensitive to MPTP and less likely to develop Parkinson's like symptoms.
Researchers find no association between an increased risk for autism in children and its mother contracting flu, or being exposed to the flu vaccine, during pregnancy.
Researchers have identified an increase in a critical neural pathway following post stroke rehabilitation and noted its connection to recovery of function in ICH rat models.