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2010-07-13 15:02:51

Over half of UK swine flu hospital admissions and inpatient deaths occurred in people with no underlying health problems or obvious risk factors.

2010-06-30 03:51:00

STOCKHOLM, June 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Agreement Marks Milestone in Pharmalink's Corporate Development Pharmalink AB, today announced that it has closed its agreement with Grifols SA for the acquisition of Pharmalink's Xepol(R) programme for the treatment of post-polio syndrome (PPS).

2010-06-23 13:18:10

In response to the H1N1 flu, most employees at U.S. businesses say their company took measures to protect them from illness, such as encouraging sick employees to stay home.

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2010-06-12 06:05:00

According to the World Health organization on Friday, more than 18,000 people have died from the H1N1 swine flu, a year after it was declared a pandemic.

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2010-04-21 06:15:00

Pregnant women who caught the H1N1 influenza were far less likely to die as a result of the disease if they were treated by flu medication within the first 48 hours.

2010-04-17 10:02:40

State media reported Friday that Chinese authorities warned of a potential outbreak of the deadly pneumonic plague in the aftermath of the quake that left at least 760 dead and thousands hurt.

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2010-03-26 08:00:00

The effectiveness of ordinary surgical masks as opposed to respirators in protecting health care workers against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus has been the subject of debate.

2010-02-18 17:27:00

SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 29, 2010, Sacred Heart Medical Center was cited and fined $8,000 for failing to adhere to state and national H1N1 influenza safety standards.

2010-02-16 15:02:12

A new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) of all patients in Canada admitted to hospital for H1N1 in the first five months of the outbreak summarizes the risk factors for a severe outcome.

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2010-02-13 07:35:00

The H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, may have killed as many as 17,000 Americans, according to new estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.


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2011-01-12 16:33:15

Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), caused by the dengue virus, is among the spectrum of acute febrile tropical disease and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Occurring mainly in the tropics it can be life threatening and is caused by four closely related virus stereotypes of the genus Flavivirus. It was identified and named in 1779. It has a nickname of "breakbone fever" due to it causing sever generalized bodyache. It tends to be more prevalent in the urban districts of its range...

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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