Navigation Links
Only Modest Benefit of Flu Shots Among Older Adults

Although national and international health organizations urge anyone over age 65 to get yearly flu shots, the vaccinations are only modestly effective in preventing flu and its complications among older adults, according to a new review of recent studies. //

Similarly, there is a little evidence that vaccinating healthcare workers protects their elderly patients from flu complications, another study found.

The reviews appear in the current issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates medical research. Systematic reviews draw evidence-based conclusions about medical practice after considering both the content and quality of existing medical trials on a topic.

In their review of 71 studies, Dr. Daniela Rivetti of the public health department of Asti, Italy ,and colleagues found that flu shots prevented 45 percent of flu-like illnesses, hospital admissions and flu-related deaths among nursing home and long-term care patients. Flu vaccinations prevented only 25 percent of these outcomes in older adults still living in the community.

The findings would seem to fly in the face of recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others who have made regular flu vaccinations among older adults a centerpiece of good public health.

The current recommendations are based in part on tallies of deaths from all causes, in which people who have been vaccinated are among those least likely to die in a given year. However, those who are most likely to get vaccinated are also those most likely to have higher incomes and better health care.

This may mean that the apparent benefits of vaccination could just be a reflection of better health among those who get the shots, Rivetti and colleagues suggest.

Research that focuses on vaccination’s effects on all causes of death rather than just flu illnesses “are like
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers Chew on the Modest Cabbage as a Cure for Breast Cancer
2. Latest Weight-Loss Pill Offers Modest Results, Blocks Munchies
3. Benefit of colonoscopy
4. Benefits in fertility procedures
5. Women Benefit More from Quitting Smoking than Men
6. Benefits of Vitamin Supplements Unclear
7. Antidepressants May Benefit Heart Patients
8. Benefits of Eating Whole Grains, Fruits and Vegetables
9. Benefits of Nitric Oxide in the Treatment of Premature Infants
10. Benefits and Risks of Asthma Treatment Questioned
11. Stroke Patients May Benefit By Wearing Cooling Helmets
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Only Modest Benefit Flu Shots Among Older Adults

(Date:7/28/2014)... are on the cusp of revolutionizing health care, armed ... from cardiac measurements to sonograms. , While tremendous potential ... costs, several health law experts say in a just-published ... that more oversight is needed by the U.S. Food ... safety. Out of some 100,000 mHealth apps on the ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 According ... Market by Type (III-V, II-VI, IV-IV, sapphire), Deposition ... ALD), Product (Power, Opto-electronic), Application, and Geography-2013-2020", published ... at a CAGR of 12.63% from 2014 to ... Browse 121 market data tables and 88 figures ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014 According to a ... Solution Software Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, ... device market was valued at USD 3,005 million in ... of 13.8% from 2014 to 2020, to reach an ... Globally, the e-clinical solution software market is witnessing significant ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... in Taiwan has developed a new optical technology that ... diabetes sooner, when it is more easily treated. If ... it may pave the way for the early detection ... autonomic neuropathy, which is common among people with both ... affects the autonomic nerves controlling vital organs like the ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Axiom EPM , a leading ... performance management software for enterprises, today announced that it ... that surpassed its record Q1 results, and adding more ... this growth to increased demand for its comprehensive suite ... addition of incremental solutions for existing customers. New clients ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Booming mobile health app market needs more FDA oversight for consumer safety, confidence 2Health News:Compound Semiconductor Market by Type (III-V, II-VI, IV-IV, sapphire), Deposition Technology, Product Worth $104.55 Billion in 2020 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Compound Semiconductor Market by Type (III-V, II-VI, IV-IV, sapphire), Deposition Technology, Product Worth $104.55 Billion in 2020 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Compound Semiconductor Market by Type (III-V, II-VI, IV-IV, sapphire), Deposition Technology, Product Worth $104.55 Billion in 2020 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Global E-Clinical Solution Software Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Health News:Global E-Clinical Solution Software Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3Health News:Global E-Clinical Solution Software Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 4Health News:Wearable device for the early detection of common diabetes-related neurological condition 2Health News:Axiom EPM Announces Record Second Quarter of 2014 2
... seems to be reaching epidemic proportions, forcing changes in ... are now revamping their fleet of ambulances to cope ... ,Super-sized vehicles have been introduced and new air ... ambulances will now be equipped with heavy-duty stretchers, capable ...
... has approved four new drugs manufactured by the Macleods of ... of the four would be used against some strains of ... these four medicines will reinforce efforts to scale up access ... a statement. ,The medicines are the first TB ...
... While it is well known that genetics and family history ... lifestyle choices which include diet//, exercise and environment, do play ... session of the American College of Cardiology looked at many ... person’s chances of being diagnosed with heart disease. ...
... claim that they can efficiently seek out and kill ... very similar to the Nature's way of distinguishing one ... tumor targeting strategy, presented today (March 25) at the ... harnesses one of the body's natural antibodies and immune ...
... has sought for more organ donations so as to meet ... According to him there is a big gap between the ... ,Statistics reveal that 1.5 million patients need organ transplants each ... In China organs are donated by people after signing voluntary ...
... all mental health units in England and Wales revealed ... This is much against the government’s claim that this ... ,The healthcare commission reports that 55% of in-patients are ... opposite sex. This practice has resulted in an increase ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Indian Pharma Authorized to Market New Anti-TB Drugs 2Health News:Role of Lifestyle Choices in Heart Risks 2Health News:Role of Lifestyle Choices in Heart Risks 3Health News:Tumors Targeted Naturally 2Health News:Tumors Targeted Naturally 3
(Date:7/28/2014)... HOUSTON , July 28, 2014  Houston ... announces that he offers orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. ... area patients can have their teeth straightened without ... same long-term benefits associated with other types of ... enjoy natural looks in addition to better support ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... ResMed (NYSE: RMD ), innovatore e pioniere ... respiratori del sonno (SDB) e altre patologie croniche del ... il produttore Taiwanese di dispositivi medicali, APEX Medical Corp. ... in testa, che violano i brevetti, utilizzate con l,APEX ... Corte Regionale Distrettuale di Monaco , ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... England , July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... dass Albion Ventures 2,5 Millionen £ investiert ... in der Konsumgüter-, Gesundheits-, Pharma- und Logistikbranche ... Ventures.      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140728/697982 ... 18 Monaten hat OmPrompt sein beschleunigtes Wachstum ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Houston Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Behzad Nazari, Now Offers Orthodontic Treatment with Invisalign 2ResMed riceve un'ingiunzione permanente contro APEX in Germania, continua a far valere i propri diritti per i brevetti in Europa 2OmPrompt erhält Finanzierung für Marktexpansion von Kundenautomatisierungsmanagement 2
... July 7, 2011 Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: ... subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc., filed an Abbreviated New ... Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval to market lisdexamfetamine ... generic version of Shire LLC,s Vyvanse®. Vyvanse® is ...
... 7, 2011 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... exercise enforcement discretion with respect to the premarket notification ... radiology devices with well-established safety and effectiveness profiles. ... The draft guidance lists 30 different device types, including ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Watson Confirms Vyvanse® Patent Challenge 2FDA Proposes New Policy for Some Diagnostic and Radiology Devices 2
... operating and recovery room, ,The Cardiocap ... haemodynamic and airway gas monitoring for induction ... units. The Cardiocap II is available in ... haemodynamic measurements. Two of the models include ...
Precordial Chestpieces are manufactured from chrome plated brass. Provides a hollow design with deep sound chambers for optimum acoustics....
For accurately monitoring heart and breath sounds....
For accurately monitoring core temperature and heart and breath sounds....
Medicine Products: