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2014-09-18 12:30:12

Getting a Flu Shot Helps Moms Help Their Babies WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only about half of all pregnant women in the U.S. get a flu shot each season, leaving thousands of moms-to-be and their babies at increased risk of serious illness. "Getting a flu shot should be a routine part of prenatal care," said Edward McCabe, MD, March of Dimes chief medical officer. "Health care providers should offer their pregnant patients a flu shot each year and...

2014-09-18 12:25:43

- Latest U.S. flu vaccination coverage estimates show highest coverage in youngest and oldest age groups with gains in school-aged children, but coverage remains low for most adult age groups WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Influenza vaccination coverage estimates show an encouraging upward trend overall, but coverage among healthy 18 to 64 year-olds has yet to top 40 percent, according to new data announced at a news conference held today by the National Foundation...

2014-09-16 23:05:50

MDA’s online Flu Season Resource Center helps families prepare. CHICAGO, (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association is offering assistance with the cost of flu vaccines for individuals affected by muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. MDA offers this service annually for adults and children living with muscle disease who, because of compromised respiratory function — including difficulty...

2014-09-15 08:26:00

The makers of FluMist® Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal) and the "CSI: Cyber" star launch national campaign to dispel common misconceptions about flu and annual vaccination WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca announced today that it has collaborated with actor and father James Van Der Beek on a campaign to dispel common myths about the flu and underscore the importance of annual influenza vaccination for eligible individuals and families. As...

2014-09-12 08:25:17

New partnership brings education and flu vaccination clinics to schools in Florida JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Influenza is a highly-contagious and serious disease, particularly for children. Each year, more than 20,000 children are hospitalized and on average, 100 children die from the flu. For parents, these should be alarming statistics for a vaccine-preventable disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140220/NE69074LOGO-b To address this public...

2014-09-08 08:30:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning actress Judith Light, known for TV's Who's the Boss?, Dallas, and Ugly Betty, is joining the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to raise awareness about influenza ("the flu") this season. The Flu + You program, a national public education initiative by NCOA aims to educate adults 65 years of age and older, and those who care for them, about the seriousness of the flu, the importance of annual vaccination, and available vaccine...

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2014-09-07 03:00:29

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists found the avian influenza A H3N8 virus that killed harbor seals along the New England coast can spread through respiratory droplets and poses a threat to humans. The research appears in the current issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications. The avian H3N8 virus was isolated by scientists investigating the 2011 deaths of more than 160 harbor seals. Researchers discovered...

2014-09-04 12:29:38

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-led study found naturally acquired mutations in the avian H3N8 flu virus allow the infection to spread in mammals via respiratory droplets; human immunity to the virus is lacking MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists found the avian influenza A H3N8 virus that killed harbor seals along the New England coast can spread through respiratory droplets and poses a threat...

2014-08-26 16:28:01

New Analysis Provides Basis for a Synthetic Influenza H1N1 Blocker-Vaccine Candidate, Now Available for Testing LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An analysis by Replikins, Ltd. of Pubmed data of the gene structures of all Influenza H1N1 virus strains has revealed extensive conservation and sharing of specific Replikin structures back to 1918. This conservation and sharing of specific Replikin gene structures has permitted the formulation of a Synthetic Influenza H1N1...

2014-08-18 04:21:18

CYPRESS, Calif. and LONDON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Immune Targeting Systems (ITS), specializing in the development of novel T cell immune therapies, has been developing an exciting new T cell vaccine (Flunisyn(TM)) designed to protect humans from all strains of seasonal and pandemic influenza A. To determine the effectiveness of Flunisyn(TM) ITS produced its own live influenza challenge agent derived from the recently circulating Influenza A/California/2009 (H1N1)...


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