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2013-01-23 23:01:23

Nation´s largest independent mass immunizer helps protect Arizona´s most vulnerable Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 Mollen Immunization Clinics, the nation´s largest independent mass immunizer has mobilized its network of health professionals and remaining supply of flu vaccine to help make sure Arizona´s most vulnerable residents have an opportunity to receive a flu shot. Mollen has donated 500 doses of flu vaccine to the United Way FireStar Program as managed...

FDA Approves Flublok Flu Vaccine
2013-01-17 19:32:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new flu vaccine won regulatory approval on Wednesday and its limited supplies are expected to be available this winter. Protein Sciences won the approval for Flublok, which is made with a process that does not require the virus to be grown in chicken eggs. “This approval represents a technological advance in the manufacturing of an influenza vaccine,” Dr. Karen Midthun, a senior official at the U.S. Food and...

Universal Platform For Delivering Highly Potent DNA Vaccines
2012-11-06 10:20:55

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) recently revealed novel technology that could help protect against a number of pathogens at lower costs and with improved methods. A re-engineered bacterium that can quicken the delivery of the DNA vaccines to host cells, the new platform was found to provide complete protection against influenza in mice. The team of investigators believes that the new technique could be...

2012-10-30 12:36:16

All health care workers in health care institutions should be vaccinated with the annual influenza vaccine to protect patients, argues an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "Each season, 20% of health care workers get influenza, and 28% of young healthy adults who get it have asymptomatic or subclinical infections," writes Dr. Ken Flegel, Senior Associate Editor, CMAJ. "Some of them may shed virus up to a day before symptoms appear. It is time that all people who...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'