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2014-01-10 11:38:11

Every year, influenza outbreaks claim hundreds of thousands of human lives. Though vaccination against flu is fairly efficient, the disease is difficult to exterminate because of the high evolutionary rate of the flu virus. Every year, new flu strains spread over the planet that differ slightly from those that were common a year before, which helps the virus to escape the immune response, and possibly compromises the efficiency of anti-viral drugs. Furthermore, from time to time, a...

Canada Confirms First H5N1 Bird Flu Case, Death In North America
2014-01-10 06:17:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A strain of avian influenza that has sickened nearly 650 people in China and neighboring regions has now been confirmed in North America. The H5N1 bird flu strain, which has also killed 385 people worldwide, was discovered on January 1, 2014 in a Canadian tourist who had recently returned from China. The patient, who died on January 3 due to complications of the illness, had been in China from Dec 6 through 27 and was symptomatic...

2014-01-09 16:24:54

Northwestern Medicine dispels common flu myths that prevent some from staying healthy CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to the flu and flu shot, there are myths and misunderstandings that can prevent people from staying healthy. While some may consider influenza, commonly known as the flu, to be a more of a nuisance than a serious illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 200,000 people are hospitalized due to...

2014-01-08 23:21:30

Health First (an integrated delivery network) and the Florida Department of Health strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated for the flu to protect themselves and help reduce the spread of this deadly virus. Rockledge, FL (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Two patients with the flu are currently on life support at Brevard County, Florida hospitals and a woman in her late 30s recently passed away from the flu virus. Healthcare facilities across the state are seeing an increase in flu cases and...

2014-01-07 23:27:30

The elderly are especially susceptible to dangerously cold winter weather and it’s important to take extra precautions, says Physician Assistant Dianna Malkowski for The CareGiver Partnership. Neenah, WI (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 The elderly are especially at risk during weather extremes because of limited mobility, instability that can lead to slips and falls, physical changes that make it difficult to regulate body temperature and flu dangers, according to Dianna Malkowski, physician...

2014-01-06 12:27:37

Chicago's MedSpring Immediate Care offers free vaccines each Tuesday in January CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest data released by the CDC shows that flu season has hit early and hard across several regions in the United States. Reports indicate that H1N1, dubbed swine flu, has reemerged after causing significant deaths in 2009. Fortunately, this year's flu vaccine protects against H1N1. To help prevent the spread of influenza, including swine flu, free flu shots will...

2013-12-30 23:21:11

Throughout 2013, InCrowd has shared research from healthcare professionals asking questions about social media, patient engagement, the flu season and why physicians participation in real time research. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 InCrowd, the only provider of real time market intelligence for the pharmaceutical industry, today announces its most popular 2013 research from healthcare professionals. Headlining the series was data on social media access in hospitals. 640...

H1N1, Seasonal Flu Spreading Across South-Central US
2013-12-28 08:14:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online The number of US states reporting widespread seasonal flu activity has more than doubled in the last week, and the H1N1 swine flu is the predominant strain of influenza in the south-central part of the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday. According to CNN’s Ashley Hayes, the states that are reporting an increase in flu activity being experienced in over 50 percent of their counties or...

2013-12-26 23:02:48

Brand Offers a Wide Range of Products to Boost the Immune System and Improve Overall Health and Wellness Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 Atka Pharma has announced the major expansion of its BioBalance product line in the United States, bringing its innovative nutritional solutions to more consumers across the American market. BioBalance produces a wide range of health supplements to address many different types of health issues, including oral health, wound care, cold and flu...

2013-12-26 23:02:41

Don't miss work or holiday family get-togethers because of the flu - get vaccinated now at Healthpointe or where you work. La Mirada, California (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 The holiday season has arrived, but not everyone is getting their flu vaccinations. Flu vaccinations are important as they are known to prevent an outbreak of the flu, protect individuals from countless viruses and save lives. After all, who wants to be sick during the holidays? Healthpointe, Southern California’s...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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