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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...

2014-09-16 08:29:35

MERIDEN, Conn. and STOCKHOLM, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation and Diamyd Medical AB announced today that Protein Sciences has broadened its commitment to diabetes and become a strategic and significant shareholder in Diamyd Medical, its long-time partner in this domain. Protein Sciences will manufacture product for upcoming late stage clinical trials for type 1 diabetes involving Diamyd Medical's recombinant GAD (glutamic acid decarboxylase) protein made...

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...

2014-09-02 12:29:15

Don't wait for October when Back-to-School is best time for flu shots GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meijer pharmacists are playing myth busters and reminding parents why getting flu shots before kids go back to school is the perfect time to minimize the spread of seasonal influenza for families. While the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer anticipates administering 30 percent more flu shots this season than last, Meijer Drug Store Vice President Nat Love says that one of...

2014-09-02 08:28:32

BEIJING, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced that the Company's management will participate in the following investor conferences in September: -- Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference, to be held at the Grand Hyatt New York on September 9 and 10, 2014. -- Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific Healthcare Day, to be held at the Boston Harbor Hotel on September 11,...

2014-08-27 08:26:54

BEIJING, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced the results of the Company's 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in Beijing, PRC. The required quorum, a majority of the common shares outstanding, was voted by proxy. The Company's shareholders approved the following proposals: -- The re-election of Weidong Yin, Yuk Lam Lo, Simon Anderson,...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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