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2009-09-23 08:00:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Public health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommend seasonal influenza vaccination as the first line of defense this year in protecting against the influenza virus. To help educate Cleveland area residents about the importance of annual seasonal influenza vaccination, the American Lung Association of Ohio is partnering with the Cleveland Department of Public Health to kick off the 2009-2010 influenza season....

2009-09-21 07:30:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Public health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommend seasonal influenza vaccination as the first line of defense this year in protecting against the influenza virus. The American Lung Association of the Central States is kicking off its 2009-2010 Faces of Influenza initiative in Kansas City and is supporting local public health efforts to get Greater Kansas City Metro area residents vaccinated against...

2009-09-11 14:03:42

Prevention and treatment of pneumonia are critical to reducing child mortality, reaching Millennium Development Goal 4 New World Health Organization data to be published in this week's edition of the Lancet will shed new light on two leading causes of pneumonia, the world's leading killer of children under age 5, both globally and within specific countries. The results, which are the first ever available at the country level, are expected to serve as a clarion call to developing country...

2009-09-11 09:47:10

A breed of pea seeds has been created that contains antibodies against coccidiosis, a disease caused by a parasite that attacks chickens. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biotechnology describe the development of the GM seeds, and demonstrate their effectiveness in preventing this economically important illness. Sergej Kiprijanov worked with a team of researchers from Novoplant GmbH, Germany, to develop the seeds. He said, "There are a few major issues precluding the use of...

2009-09-10 18:00:00

German scientists say they've created a breed of pea seeds that contain antibodies against coccidiosis, a disease caused by a parasite that attacks chickens. The Novoplant GmbH researchers, led by Sergej Kiprijanov of the German biotechnology company Affitech, developed the genetically modified seeds. There are a few major issues precluding the use of monoclonal antibodies for passive immunization of chickens against infectious diseases, primarily the costs of antibody production and...

2009-09-08 14:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The COSHAR Foundation - a nonprofit organization dedicated to health education, improvement and empowerment with a focus on minority and disadvantaged populations - will focus attention on the importance of timely childhood immunization at the National Council of Negro Women's (NCNW's) Black Family Reunion Celebration on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event is recognized as the largest, most...

2009-08-27 15:16:25

U.S. child immunization rates remain stable at 76.1 percent, not a statistically significant difference from the 2007 estimate of 77.4 percent, officials said. The National Immunization Survey published Thursday in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report said the survey for 2008 included children age 19-35 months and born during January 2005-June 2007. Vaccination is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children's...

2009-08-19 08:00:00

LANHAM, Md., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The COSHAR Foundation has enhanced its national immunization awareness campaign, Protecting our Future: The COSHAR Foundation Immunization Project, by updating its free immunization toolkits with new materials, including updated information about autism and vaccines and information on H1N1 flu. The new toolkits are available now. Through this campaign, The COSHAR Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to health education, improvement and...

2009-08-03 17:08:00

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Health Secretary Everette James today stressed the importance of immunizations in observance of National Immunization Awareness Month. "Recommended vaccinations begin soon after birth and continue throughout life. Making sure you and your family are up-to-date on these immunizations is critical to protecting yourselves, your loved ones, and your communities from disease," said...

2009-07-31 15:54:33

Scientists in Singapore, The Netherlands and France say they developed a novel immunization method against the life-threatening malaria parasite. Principal investigator Laurent Renia of the Singapore Immunology Network says the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, infects 350 to 500 million people worldwide and kills more than 1 million people each year. It is not practical to apply the experimental method used in our study as a means of vaccination, Renia says in a statement. But, this...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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