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2014-05-09 19:01:15

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute A protein called SOCS4 has been shown to act as a handbrake on the immune system's runaway reaction to flu infection, providing a possible means of minimizing the impact of flu pandemics. Scientists from Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have found that without SOCS4 the immune response to influenza infection is slowed and there is a vast increase in the number of damaging inflammatory molecules in the lungs. This flood of inflammatory...

2014-05-06 04:22:59

High level of vaccination, and low level of flu, among seniors NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last winter's flu season was fairly typical of other winters over the last decade, with the prevalence of the flu and the number of people who had flu shots both fairly close to the averages for that time period. The effectiveness of flu vaccines also seems to have been fairly typical. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100517/NY06256LOGO These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of...

2014-04-30 23:12:14

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Market: Trends & Opportunities (2014-19)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The report titled “Global Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Market: Trends and Opportunities (2014-2019)” provides an insight into the market dynamics and various trends and opportunities associated with the global Influenza vaccine market. It covers the global market size and growth dynamics of the influenza...

2014-04-28 08:32:48

IDEA FitFeed® reports top trends shared by over 250,000 health and fitness professionals SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IDEA Health & Fitness Association's free Web-based tool FitFeed, collates the most popular content being shared by health and fitness experts via Twitter, Facebook and IDEA Client Share. In the year since its launch, FitFeed has tracked over 8 million shares of content. The most popular topics shared in first quarter 2014 include: the mainstream diet, hidden...

2014-03-31 23:31:58

Flu season is still in full swing, and Riverdale Urgent Care knows how to help patients with it. Bronx, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Spring may be here, but that doesn’t mean flu season is over. Riverdale Urgent Care is providing tips on how to treat and prevent the flu and strep throat. These highly contagious ailments, which can be passed through something as simple as a cough or a sneeze, can leave people feeling miserable for many days. That’s why Riverdale Urgent Care is prepared to...

2014-03-27 12:30:08

ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Getting a flu vaccine reduces a child's risk of flu-related intensive care hospitalization by 74 percent, according to a CDC study published today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The study is the first to estimate vaccine effectiveness (VE) against flu admissions to pediatric intensive care units (PICU). It illustrates the important protection flu vaccine can provide to children against more serious flu outcomes. CDC...

Self-administration Of Flu Vaccine With A Patch May Be Possible
2014-02-27 08:47:47

John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology The annual ritual of visiting a doctor's office or health clinic to receive a flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to the findings of a new study published in the journal Vaccine. The research, which involved nearly 100 people recruited in the metropolitan Atlanta area, found that test subjects could successfully apply a prototype vaccine patch to themselves. That suggests the self-administration of vaccines with microneedle patches may one...

2014-02-20 23:25:26

Tian Chao Herbs and Acupuncture is now offering alternative options for individuals seeking to prevent the flu in Sacramento, CA. (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to the common cold and flu can reduce upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the length of illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine works by re-balancing the body's systems, regulating the healing energies and enhancing the immune system. When...

2014-02-20 16:26:12

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Families Fighting Flu (FFF) encourages U.S. families to be diligent about flu prevention and get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months of age and older be vaccinated annually to protect against flu. Recently released data by the CDC showed this season's flu vaccine provides substantial protection against the circulating flu strains with efficacy consistent among all age groups. An...

2014-02-20 12:28:42

Vaccination lowered risk of having to go to the doctor by about 60 percent for people of all ages ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This influenza season was particularly hard on younger- and middle-age adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. People age 18-64 represented 61 percent of all hospitalizations from influenza--up from the previous three seasons when this age group represented only...


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