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2011-02-07 09:15:00

A team of British scientists claim that they have developed a new flu vaccine that could work against all currently identified strains of the ailment, according to a report in the UK newspaper The Guardian on Sunday. The researchers, led by Dr. Sarah Gilbert of Oxford University, have discovered a new technique that targets a different part of the influenza virus than most traditional vaccines. Rather than targeting the external coat of the virus, which is likely to mutate from year to year,...

2011-02-02 16:13:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The seasonal flu can be very serious for everybody. So serious, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended that nearly everyone get a flu vaccine. This is particularly true for seniors (adults 65 and older). As people age, it becomes more difficult for them to fight illness. As a result, older adults are at greater risk of serious flu-related complications, including pneumonia, hospitalization and...

2011-01-21 12:36:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The seasonal flu can be very serious for everybody. So serious, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended that nearly everyone get a flu vaccine. This is particularly true for seniors (adults 65 and older). As people age, it becomes more difficult for them to fight illness. As a result, older adults are at greater risk of serious flu-related complications, including pneumonia, hospitalization and even death....

2011-01-21 12:33:00

DENVER, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The seasonal flu can be very serious for everybody. So serious, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended that nearly everyone get a flu vaccine. This is particularly true for seniors (adults 65 and older). As people age, it becomes more difficult for them to fight illness. As a result, older adults are at greater risk of serious flu-related complications, including pneumonia, hospitalization and even death....

2011-01-20 16:09:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The seasonal flu can be very serious for everybody. So serious, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended that nearly everyone get a flu vaccine. This is particularly true for seniors (adults 65 and older). As people age, it becomes more difficult for them to fight illness. As a result, older adults are at greater risk of serious flu-related complications, including pneumonia, hospitalization and even death....

2011-01-18 14:06:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The seasonal flu can be very serious for everybody. So serious, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended that nearly everyone get a flu vaccine. This is particularly true for seniors (adults 65 and older). As people age, it becomes more difficult for them to fight illness. As a result, older adults are at greater risk of serious flu-related complications, including pneumonia, hospitalization and even death....

2011-01-12 14:26:51

Press release from PLoS Medicine One dose of the pandemic flu vaccines used in seven European countries conferred good protection against pandemic H1N1 influenza in the 2009-10 season, especially in people aged less than 65 years and in those without any chronic diseases. These findings from a study funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and coordinated by EpiConcept, Paris, France, published in this week's PLoS Medicine, give an indication of the vaccine...

2010-10-14 05:00:00

Male-Female Divide When It Comes to Flu Invincibility YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Consumer Reports Health poll reveals a disconcerting proportion of "at risk" groups who will not get the flu vaccine this year. Of most concern, only 40% of Americans in the "work risk" category--meaning those who care for young children and those who work in residential nursing homes, hospitals, and other health care environments--said they would definitely get the vaccine this...

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2010-08-28 07:30:00

Concerns among officials in Finland and Sweden over possible links between narcolepsy and the Pandemrix swine flu vaccine have caused the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to launch an investigation into the matter. "The European Medicines Agency has launched a review of Pandemrix on the request of the European Commission to investigate whether there is a link between cases of narcolepsy and vaccination with Pandemrix," said the EMA. The London-based agency added that only a handful of cases...

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2010-08-10 13:13:22

The swine flu pandemic was officially declared to be over on Tuesday by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said the organization's emergency committee of top flu experts told her that the pandemic had "largely run its course" and the world is no longer at a phase six influenza alert level. "I fully agree with the committee's advice," Chan told reporters in a telephone briefing from her native Hong Kong. She said that the virus has now entered the...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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