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2014-02-11 12:27:16

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the widespread outbreak of the influenza virus in California which now has claimed 24 lives in Sacramento and more than 200 deaths statewide, the American Lung Association in California has joined Assemblymember Richard Pan, M.D. to urge all residents to get a flu vaccination. Influenza, or flu, is a serious viral respiratory illness marked by sudden onset of fever, chills, headache, severe fatigue, dry...

Flu Season More Severe On Young, Unvaccinated Adults, Requiring Intensive Care
2014-02-11 04:08:55

[ Watch the Video: Young, Healthy Adults Should Get A Flu Vaccine ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An overwhelming majority of the influenza patients who required intensive care from Duke University Hospital during this year’s flu season had not been vaccinated, the medical center reported Monday in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. According to lead author Dr. Cameron Wolfe and his colleagues, 22 of the first 55 patients...

2014-02-05 23:28:52

National Law Firm Settles Flu Vaccine Injury Petition under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Many are not aware of Compensation Program and the short, strict deadlines that must be met in order to qualify. Wellesley Hills, MA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Gold law Firm, LLC recently obtained a large settlement for a 92-year old woman who had a severe reaction to the Influenza Vaccine resulting in Guillain-Barre' Syndrom (“GBS”) . The case, filed in the Court of...

2014-02-05 23:27:35

For folks over the age of 65, the flu season can be particularly worrisome. Dr. Thomas Guyn of Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA) Santa Rosa Internal Medicine offers some facts about how the flu season affects the older population along with practical advice on flu vaccines, and ways to prevent the flu from spreading. Santa Rosa, California (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 National attention for the 2014 flu season has so far focused on the growing number of H1N1 flu virus cases,...

Shot In The Dark - Missed Opportunities For Adult Vaccination Are Common
2014-02-05 04:56:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, thousands of unvaccinated adults die every year from preventable diseases. Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine were the first to study several important aspects of adult vaccination. Adults currently make up 95 percent of those who die annually from vaccine preventable diseases, which causes nearly 30,000 deaths each year. "Our study...

2014-01-29 08:29:27

- Preclinical development completed for H7N9 vaccine candidates that addresses significant unmet medical need - BEIJING, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq:SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it has submitted a Clinical Trial Application(CTA) with the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) to commence human clinical trials for its vaccine against Avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. The CTA was officially accepted...

2014-01-29 00:20:55

SINGAPORE and ZURICH, January 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Switzerland's Cytos Biotechnology AG today announced that their influenza vaccine (gH1-Qbeta) met its primary end point for immunogenicity (seroconversion based on haemaglutination inhibition titres according to FDA criteria) in the Phase 1 clinical trial in healthy Asian volunteers. The induced immune response showed good cross-reactivity to recent...

2014-01-24 11:28:51

Currently approved flu vaccines are less effective in the elderly, yet an estimated 90% of influenza-related deaths occur in people over 65. A paper published on January 23rd in PLOS Pathogens reports on the challenges scientists encountered when they were trying to develop a better flu vaccine. Because immune systems in older people are generally less responsive to vaccination, Jay Evans and colleagues from GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines in Hamilton, USA, were testing so-called...

2014-01-23 12:29:54

Alere(TM) i Transforms Influenza Testing by Providing Highly Accurate, Molecular Results via a Simple, User-Friendly Platform WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR), a leading global provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, today announced the availability in Europe of the Alere i Influenza A & B test, the first and only molecular test to detect and differentiate influenza A and B virus in less than 15 minutes....

Flu Medicine Helps Spread Virus
2014-01-22 10:13:47

[ Watch the Video: Can OTC Meds Contribute To The Spread Of Flu? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you’re one of the unlucky individuals to experience flu season first-hand, you may want to skip the flu medications altogether, as a new research review published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B has found that these drugs can aid the spread of the influenza virus. Over-the-counter flu medicines typically include ibuprofen, acetaminophen and...


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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.
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