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2 hrs ago | Infection Control Today

Researchers Uncover Clues to Flu's Mechanisms

A flu virus acts like a Trojan horse as it attacks and infects host cells. Scientists at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have acquired a clearer view of the well-hidden mechanism involved.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University

2 hrs ago | ABC News

Flu epidemic hits fourth week on Gold Coast

Gold Coast Health director of infectious diseases Dr John Gerrard says steadily rising numbers of flu cases in the past month are putting a strian on emergency departments at the region's hospitals.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Infectious Diseases

6 hrs ago | Science

[In Depth] Key narcolepsy-influenza vaccine findings retracted

Following the 2009 swine flu pandemic, roughly one out of 15,000 children in Europe who received the H1N1 vaccine called Pandemrix developed narcolepsy, a disorder that causes irresistible sleepiness.


Related Topix: Narcolepsy, Medicine, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

8 hrs ago | The Otago Daily Times

Vaccine 'effective enough'

Funding the influenza vaccine for older people is worth the cost, despite its lower effectiveness in that demographic, Auckland University Immunisation Advisory Centre director Dr Nikki Turner says.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

12 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

Doctors recommend vaccines as flu season approaches

Health experts tell KRMG it's impossible to know or predict how bad the next flu season will be, but they do know that the best way to avoid getting sick is to get a flu shot.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Tulsa, OK

14 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Recent Findings by J.T. Hung and Colleagues in DNA Vaccines Provides...

Previously, we showed that phenyl analogs of alpha-galactosylceramide displayed greater NKT stimulation than alpha-GalCer."


Related Topix: Bird Flu, Health, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

18 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Ebola Virus Gene Replikin Count Increased Sixteen-fold in 2013 in Advance of Current Outbreaks

Before the current outbreaks, the mean Ebola Reston gene Replikin Count between 1995 and 2002 was 1.1; the mean Replikin Count increased twofold in 2010, threefold in 2012, and sixteen-fold in 2013, thus predicting the current outbreaks in humans.


Related Topix: H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health, Medicine, Bird Flu

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Hispanic Business

Sinovac Receives Beijing CDC Tender to Supply Seasonal Flu Vaccine Anflu

Each manufacturer has agreed to supply no less than 300,000 doses. If required by the government, Sinovac may deliver additional vaccines.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

News9 Oklahoma City

Doctors Getting A Head Start On Upcoming Flu Season

Doctors say the time has come to start thinking about the next flu season. Traditionally, the push for flu vaccines comes in late-September, but after 63 flu-related deaths in the last flu season, vaccines are already being shipped to doctors and pharmacies.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations

Medical News Today

Positive results for BiondVax in a study demonstrating the...

BiondVax Pharmaceuticals Ltd, developer of a universal flu vaccine, has announced successful completion of studies in mice that validated the effectiveness of the company's vaccine against an additional group of avian flu strains, the H7 class.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Bird Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Pharmaceutical Processing

Baxter to Sell Commercial Vaccines Business to Pfizer

Baxter International has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its two commercially marketed vaccines and related production facilities to Pfizer Inc. for a total cash consideration of $635 million, subject to certain adjustments.


Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Baxter International, E.Factor, Medical Equipment, Health, Lyme Disease


Human Responses to Influenza Vaccination Show Seroconversion...

Cell Host & Microbe , Vol. 16, No. 1. , pp. 105-114, doi:10.1016/j.chom.2014.05.013 B cells produce a diverse antibody repertoire by undergoing gene rearrangements.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

Medical News Today

Next-generation sequencing used to rapidly identify pathogens

He calls himself the bug hunter, but the target of his work consists of viruses that can only be found and identified with special methods and instruments.


Related Topix: Kansas State University, Medicine, Health, Worthington, MN

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Flu Shots Already Available In Eastern Carolina

Mart in Greenville is among the locations we saw currently offering the vaccination, but is it too early to get your shot? Health care professionals in our area say as long as you have had your influenza vaccine within the last year you should be protected against any current strands of flu that are on the rise.


Related Topix: Greenville, NC, Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Pitt County, NC

The New Zealand Herald

Brian Rudman: Taking a broad jab at the flu not to be sniffed at

'It would seem obvious that, as a community, we should take on this scourge with all guns blazing,' says Brian Rudman.


Related Topix: Health, Vaccinations, Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Opinion

The New Zealand Herald

WWl: Fighting the war against disease

It records 271 deaths - more than half from influenza. Staff Sergeant-Major Bertram Boock of the NZ Medical Corps was the camp's quartermaster.


Related Topix: Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Oceania, New Zealand, World News, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

Fox Point

Health and Wellness Fair at Alexian Village

Alexian Village will be hosting a Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. 1:00 their Pavilion located at 9225 N. 76th Street.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Milwaukee, WI

PhysOrg Weblog

U.S. suffers from lifespan inequality, says researcher

The United States has done worse than other wealthy countries at improving health for working-age adults while it has performed about the same in reducing mortality at ages over 65, according to new Stanford research.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Medical News

Doctors remind parents about importance of immunizing children

Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center want to remind parents about the importance of immunizing their children when preparing to send the children back to school.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Vaccinations, Health, Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Family, Kids

Mon Jul 28, 2014


Child Flu Vaccine Pilots Announced For Second Year

More than 700,000 healthy school-aged children across England are to be offered a free flu vaccination for the winter, as the successful child flu vaccine pilot programme launched in 2013 by Public Health England in selected secondary schools around the country.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine