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2011-05-17 05:00:00

GENEVA, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, called on government leaders to increase their investments in vaccines and to hold themselves accountable for extending the benefits of vaccines to every child. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/gatesfoundation/49363/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110517/MM01624 ) In a keynote address at the 64th...

2011-05-10 07:00:00

SWIFTWATER, Pa., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) for licensure of Fluzone Intradermal (Influenza Virus Vaccine). Fluzone Intradermal vaccine is indicated for active immunization of adults 18 through 64 years of age against influenza disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and...

2011-05-04 19:54:40

A systematic effort to improve flu vaccination rates for healthcare workers has increased flu vaccinations rates from 59 percent to 77 percent at the University Health System (UHS) in San Antonio. A report detailing their interventions to increase vaccination was published in the June issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. UHS raised its healthcare worker vaccination rate from 59 percent in 2009 to 77 percent in...

2011-05-04 00:00:28

STC will be hosting two WebEx sessions on Tuesday, May 3rd. These sessions are intended to educate interested parties in the intricacies of the Prevention and Public Health Fund as well as outline the STC product offerings that satisfy the grant criteria. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 The Affordable Care Act recently created The Prevention and Public Health Fund. According to Healthcare.gov, the goal of this bill is "to assist state and community efforts to prevent illness and promote...

2011-04-11 15:50:47

Study focused on ER visits or hospitalizations in children with inborn errors of metabolism Children with inborn errors of metabolism received vaccines on the same immunization schedule as did healthy infants, according to Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center scientists who examined the Kaiser Permanente Northern California population. In addition, immunization was not associated with significant increases in emergency room visits or hospitalizations during the month following vaccination,...

2011-03-30 00:00:29

STC is widely recognized as a leading public health informatics company in the U.S. Their products and services play a key role in protecting the public from diseases. STC leverages more than twenty years of experience in developing solutions important to addressing and solving critical public health issues. Tucson, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 28, 2011 Patients often fall behind on their routine immunizations because they are not mindful of the often complicated vaccine administration schedules....

2011-03-08 09:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota has long been known as a leader in the area of childhood vaccination rates, but a new report released today from Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota shows the state's vaccination rates are backsliding. According to the 2009 National Immunization Survey (NIS), Minnesota has dropped 13 spots in two years - from seventh place in 2007 to 20th place in 2009 - for vaccination coverage rates for the primary series of...

2011-03-03 07:00:00

BEIJING, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today it submitted the application to commence clinical trials for its 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) to China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) on March 3, 2011. Sinovac initiated its PCV research program in 2008. The vaccine targets infants under two years old. The target population in China is estimated at 34...

2011-02-09 01:29:57

In a study that included infants from South Africa, those who were exposed to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) at birth but did not become infected had lower levels of antibodies to diseases such as pertussis, tetanus and pneumococcus, compared to infants of non-HIV infected mothers, according to a study in the February 9 issue of JAMA. Infectious diseases account for nearly 6 million deaths worldwide annually in children younger than 5 years. Immunization against vaccine-preventable...

2011-02-03 00:00:44

First-Ever Direct Project Connection Between a Hospital and Public Health Dept. Accomplished by VisionShare Washington, DC (Vocus/PRWEB) February 02, 2011 VisionShare, the nation's largest and most trusted healthcare information network, announced Wednesday that it would invest up to $50 million over the next year to enable direct, secure connectivity for all providers in the U.S. on the VisionShare network. VisionShare's announcement follows its participation in the Direct Project's...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.