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2009-10-14 10:06:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Weekly Digest (http://www.bullmarket.com/digest), a free investment research publication, announced the publication of a special report on investment opportunities in the connection with the H1N1 "Swine Flu" Outbreak, including updated outlooks for Gilead Sciences (Nasdaq: GILD), Sinovac Biotech (Amex: SVA), Dynavax Technologies (Nasdaq: DVAX), Hemispherx BioPharma (Amex: HEB), BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: BCRX) and several others. After...

2009-10-13 07:30:00

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The 21st century is seeing renewed interest in traditional and alternative medicine, with a particular focus on herbs and botanicals that have long been thought to have therapeutic qualities. One of those botanicals is elderberry, which for centuries has been used as a home remedy for upper respiratory health to ward off infection. Now, researchers at HerbalScience Group have employed advanced scientific methods and innovative technology to uncover...

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2009-09-27 08:35:00

According to a report issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO), early treatment with swine flu antiviral medications serves as an effective treatment against the now infamous H1N1 flu. While conceding that there have been relatively few incidences of drug-resistant pandemic flu viruses, WHO officials continue to speak of the need to diligently monitor all new outbreaks for signs of drug resistance. On their website, the WHO stated there has been no new evidence that...

2009-09-13 13:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that two new observational studies concluded that influenza patients treated with Tamiflu(R) (oseltamivir phosphate) had significantly higher survival rates than untreated patients. The studies, examining nearly 1,000 people, analyzed outcomes for two different groups -adults and children diagnosed with the highly pathogenic A (H5N1) avian influenza and adults hospitalized with seasonal influenza....

2009-09-10 12:57:33

Treating people with H1N1 flu with anti-virals oseltamivir and zanamivir should only be considered for those at high risk of complications, U.S. officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report released Thursday says oseltamivir resistance was found in pandemic H1N1 virus from two patients who developed influenza while taking oseltamivir. The patients attended a summer camp in North Carolina where oseltamivir was given to most campers and...

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2009-08-24 06:25:00

British researchers reported on Friday that the flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza might not be worthwhile to treat seasonal influenza in healthy adults. "Recommending the use of antiviral drugs for the treatment of people presenting with symptoms is unlikely to be the most appropriate course of action," wrote Jane Burch of the University of York and colleagues. Their findings support an advisory from the World Health Organization (WHO) that says healthy patients who get H1N1 swine flu without...

2009-08-10 12:47:10

A meta-analysis found anti-virals such as Tamiflu and Relenza may not help children with novel H1N1 flu, or swine flu, a researcher in Britain said. Matthew Shun-Shin of John Radcliffe Hospital and Oxford University in England and colleagues conducted systematic review of data from published and unpublished randomized controlled trials using anti-virals in children younger than age 12. Eligible studies included four randomized trials of treatment of influenza -- two with Tamiflu two with...

2009-08-04 07:51:41

Countries around the world are stockpiling two common anti-influenza drugs -- Relenza and Tamiflu -- for possible use in the current H1N1 flu pandemic, as well as for future influenza pandemics. In response to this recent phenomenon, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine pooled and analyzed data from seven previously published studies, which showed these two drugs appear equally effective at preventing flu symptoms when given before infection, although neither drug has...

2009-08-03 19:04:00

Consumer Reports shows how to avoid drugstore traps, and which remedies are most effective YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. prepares for a possible second wave of H1N1 or swine flu, as well as for the annual scourge of seasonal flu and colds, a new report from Consumer Reports helps households prepare for, prevent, and treat cold and flu symptoms safely and effectively, including recommendations for what to pack in an emergency kit for a flu outbreak. The...

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2009-07-03 11:55:00

On Thursday, the U.S. government said it is giving 420,000 treatment courses of Tamiflu to the Pan-American Health Organization in an attempt to fight the swine flu in Latin American and the Caribbean.The U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) said that treating and preventing the H1N1 virus would help secure the region, as well as the U.S.HHS bought 50 million courses of antiviral drugs, including Roche AG's Tamiflu and GlaxoSmithKline's Relenza.The department released 11 million...


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2011-01-12 16:27:29

The common cold is a viral disease of the upper respiratory system, caused primarily by rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. Symptoms usually include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, and a fever. There is no known treatment to shorten the duration of the virus yet the cold normally dissipates after 7 to 10 days. It is the most common infectious disease in humans who on average are infected two to four times a year in adults. It can also be called a upper respiratory tract infection. Other...

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