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2009-10-07 13:22:43

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday launched a new Web site targeted at helping people determine if they should seek medical attention based on their symptoms. Microsoft developed the site based on triage procedures being used at Emory University, which based it on key risks listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The site is intended to alleviate local health care providers from being overwhelmed by large numbers of people who may not even be sick. "If current estimates are...

2009-09-10 00:28:19

Only one-third of U.S. businesses say they could sustain their business if half of their workers were absent for two weeks due to H1N1 flu, a survey indicates. The survey is part of an ongoing series on the country's response to the H1N1 flu outbreak undertaken by the Harvard Opinion Research Program at the Harvard School of Public Health. Businesses need to start planning how to adjust their operations to account for greater absenteeism and to slow the spread of H1N1 in the workplace, Robert...

2009-09-09 15:17:16

Employees Will Face Challenges As Few Businesses Offer Paid Leave to Care for Sick Family Members In a national survey of businesses that looks at their preparations for a possible widespread H1N1 outbreak, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that only one-third believe they could sustain their business without severe operational problems if half their workforce were absent for two weeks due to H1N1 (also known as "swine flu"). Just one-fifth believe they could avoid...

2009-06-15 13:11:52

Flu sufferers, especially children, are at risk of potentially deadly bacterial infections, a top doctor at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia says. The outbreak of H1N1 virus, or swine flu, means the medical community and the public need to remain alert to secondary infections, particularly strep pneumoniae, said Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, chief of allergy and immunology at Children's Hospital. Many children who die from flu complications have a virus that paralyzes the part of their immune...

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2009-05-21 08:23:26

The Cuban government announced its fourth confirmed case of H1N1 flu Thursday, saying a 14-month-old Canadian boy tested positive for the virus. The Ministry of Public Health issued a statement through the Granma newspaper's online edition saying the unidentified boy from Toronto had been hospitalized with symptoms including fever and respiratory problems. The ministry said the child was responding to anti-viral medication and that his parents were also being vaccinated and monitored. As for...

2009-05-11 20:38:00

Real-time PCR test validated using clinical specimens confirmed positive for Influenza A H1N1 Swine-origin flu virus MADISON, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced that its Focus Diagnostics infectious disease reference laboratory has introduced a laboratory-developed real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to aid in identifying Influenza A H1N1...

2009-05-07 07:00:00

Test can accurately confirm the H1N1 virus in six hours or less HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Diatherix Laboratories Inc. (www.diatherix.com) today released the first clinically available test that can definitively diagnose the current strain of H1N1 virus, also known as the swine flu, in six hours or less. The test is now commercially available to hospitals, private physician practices, and public health departments for the rapid confirmation of suspected H1N1 patients. This test...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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