Influenza

Microneedle vaccine patch for pregnant women

Researchers at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology are investigating the benefits of a microneedle patch that will enable minimally trained personnel to deliver influenza and tetanus ...

Dec 03, 2013
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Racial disparities persist in diabetes care outcomes

(HealthDay)—Black patients do not receive the same quality of care, and experience poorer intermediate outcomes in the practice setting of a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), according to research published ...

Dec 02, 2013
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Maternal mortality: A reduction in deaths from haemorrhage

The new report, "Maternal Mortality in France," coordinated by Inserm Unit U953, Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal Health and Women's and Children's Health, announces a reduction in the rate of mortality due to postpartum ...

Dec 02, 2013
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The potential pandemic

In 2011, scientists successfully engineered a lethal avian flu virus to be transmissible between birds as well as mammals and possibly humans. The novel virus, a genetically engineered variation of H5N1 avian influenza, sparked ...

Nov 29, 2013
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FDA approves H5N1 avian influenza vaccine

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first adjuvanted vaccine for the prevention of H5N1 influenza in adults at greater-than-average risk of exposure.

Nov 26, 2013
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Severe flu complications for cancer patients

It is often noted that very young people and the elderly are most at-risk for experiencing flu-related complications, and one expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham says people with weakened immune ...

Nov 25, 2013
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