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2009-11-19 10:51:00

Effort Aims to Educate Travelers about H1N1 ATLANTA, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every holiday season, millions of Americans travel through the nation's airports, seaports, and train stations to spend time with loved ones. Special holiday get-togethers - and traveling itself - bring people close together but also provide an ideal way for illness to spread. To help travelers avoid the flu this holiday season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched its largest...

2009-11-19 05:47:00

VENICE, Fla., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SinoFresh Healthcare Products, Inc. announced today the successful results of its initial pilot animal study testing the efficacy of the SinoFresh Nasal Spray product when used on animals infected with the H1N1 ("swine flu") virus. The study data suggests that treatment with SinoFresh allowed the infected animals to recover more rapidly from H1N1 infection than did untreated animals. In addition, pre-treatment with SinoFresh Nasal Spray decreased the...

2009-11-12 14:40:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Learning A-Z, a business unit of Voyager Learning Company (OTC: VLCY), announced today that it has made several of its K-6 leveled readers and other educational resources on the H1N1 "Swine Flu" available for free to the public. In response to President Barack Obama's declaration of a national emergency on October 23, the resource page is now available at http://www.learninga-z.com/special/swineflu and contains printable books, resource packets,...

2009-11-04 07:40:00

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), H1N1 - better known as the swine flu - was widespread in 48 states as of Oct. 18-24. The CDC's website offers guidelines, from cough etiquette to keeping sick workers at home, for healthcare professionals and the public on how to minimize spread of the H1N1 influenza. Missing from this list, however, is a safety precaution instituted in Mexico during the height of the pandemic this summer: ban...

2009-11-02 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As concerns over the Swine Flu virus continue to mount across the country, an increasing number of schools may opt to take matters into their own hands, sending kids home to wait out what they perceive will be the peak of the flu pandemic. Parents should prepare for Swine Flu school closures in the near future. For parents and educators, the fear is that homebound students will fall behind, faced with few alternatives for their kids to make productive...

2009-11-02 04:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- "Blah, blah, H1N1 blah," is what many kids hear when their parents try to teach them how to avoid getting H1N1, or the swine flu. To cut through the blahs let DocRock and his H1N1 Rap teach your kids how to avoid catching H1N1 or the regular seasonal flu. See video from Cigna at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/CIGNAH1N1_37059/ Health service company CIGNA and Dr. Mache Seibel, a.k.a. DocRock, have produced a rap video teaching kids five steps they can take to...

2009-10-29 23:34:04

H1N1 testing data presented at Infectious Diseases Society of America conference   The Phoenix-based non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) announced today that, along with a business collaborator, it will submit a request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use of a new test to diagnose the 2009 H1N1 swine flu virus.   Details about TGen's test will be presented Sunday (Nov. 1) at the 47th annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society...

2009-10-27 14:29:01

An experimental drug cocktail that includes three prescriptions now widely available offers the best hope in developing a single agent to treat drug-resistant H1N1 swine flu, says a virology researcher in the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. In laboratory testing, the triple combination of oseltamivir (Tamiflu), amantadine (Symmetrel) and ribavirin showed a significant capacity to stop flu-virus growth, says Mark Prichard, Ph.D, who serves on...

2009-10-26 10:50:00

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly one in five consumers say their concern over the H1N1 flu will cause them to avoid shopping on traditionally busy retail days during the 2009 holiday season, according to a recent Morpace Omnibus Study. This concern stems from a consumer fear of being exposed to the virus which has been publicized globally over the last 12 months. Some of the Morpace respondents indicated that they were going to extraordinary lengths to avoid large...

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2009-10-25 07:05:00

President Obama has declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, allowing hospitals and local governments to speedily set up alternate sites for treatment and triage procedures if needed to handle any surge of patients. The declaration came as thousands of people lined up in cities across the country to receive vaccinations, and as federal officials acknowledged that their ambitious vaccination program has gotten off to a slow start. Only 16 million doses of the vaccine are...


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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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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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