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(HealthDay)—Flucelvax is the first seasonal flu vaccine to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration using a manufacturing method called cell culture technology, the agency said.
Medications Nov 21, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
Twenty-five countries, many in hard-hit Africa, have at least halved new HIV infections in the past decade, with particular progress made toward protecting children from the deadly virus, the United Nations said Tuesday.
HIV & AIDS Nov 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Appetite suppressant for scavenger cells: Influenza curbs part of the immune system and abets bacterial infections
When infected with influenza, the body becomes an easy target for bacteria. The flu virus alters the host's immune system and compromises its capacity to effectively fight off bacterial infections. Now, a ...
Immunology Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A leading British medical journal is asking the drug maker Roche to release all its data on Tamiflu, claiming there is no evidence the drug can actually stop the flu.
Medications Nov 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Early use of antiviral medications may help prevent lung failure in children with the flu, reduce hospitalizations
(Medical Xpress)—Children hospitalized for the flu are much less likely to require breathing support from a mechanical ventilator if they receive antiviral drugs like oseltamivir (Tamiflu) as soon as possible after admission, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
At least 2 million people worldwide will be infected with HIV this year, driving the need for better HIV prevention strategies to slow the global pandemic. A better understanding of how to prevent HIV transmission using antiviral ...
HIV & AIDS Nov 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
While it may be that some Americans doubt we're related to chimps and other primates, viruses recognize the similarities in our cells.
HIV & AIDS Oct 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1
Virologists making mutated versions of the H5N1 bird flu halted their research in January after a U.S. government advisory panel suggested that their work, though well-intentioned, had the potential to endanger the public.
Medical research Oct 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 2
'Original antigenic sin' at the center of researchers' model addressing age-specific influenza immunity
(Medical Xpress)—Mathematicians are helping to build a better picture of how populations develop immunity to flu and which groups are most at risk of getting – and transmitting – infection each year.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Mathematicians have developed a powerful tool to quantify the spread and infectiousness of viruses like the pandemic H1N1 flu strain, which can be used together with modern laboratory techniques to help the healthcare system ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—The only thing predictable about the flu is its unpredictability, U.S. health officials said Thursday, as they urged virtually all Americans to get vaccinated for the coming season.
Health Sep 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A Canadian man has been hospitalized in southwestern Ontario with a new variant of the swine flu virus that caused a 2009 pandemic, a public health official announced Tuesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A swine flu vaccine used in 2009-10 is linked to a higher risk of the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in children and teens in Sweden and Finland, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said Friday.
Medications Sep 21, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
The 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza virus appears to have required certain mutations in order to be transmitted to humans, according to a paper in the September Journal of Virology. The research could prove extremely valuab ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Many U.S. schools are not prepared for bioterrorism attacks, outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases or pandemics, despite the recent 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic that resulted in more than 18,000 deaths ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0