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Newborn Malaria Vaccine Disappoints
2012-11-11 09:33:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Less than one-third of newborns who received an experimental new vaccination against malaria were successfully protected from the potentially fatal disease, according to research presented Friday at a Vaccines for Africa conference in Cape Town, South Africa. According to AP Medical Writer Maria Cheng, the three-shot vaccine, which is produced by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and is being tested in seven...

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2010-03-17 10:28:07

The practices of prohibiting hospital visitors from sitting beside a patient on the bed when visiting and banning flowers from hospital rooms in British health care facilities was the topic of a Wednesday editorial in the BMJ medical journal. In the commentary, author Dr. Iona Heath, a London-based general practitioner, argued that, "Rules that mostly diminish rather than enhance the joys of life have no place in hospitals, where joy is too often in short supply." "Doctors should never be...

2008-09-03 09:00:04

By MARIA CHENG By Maria Cheng The Associated Press MUNICH, Germany Results so far from three studies of the cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin are not enough to prove or rule out a possible link to a higher risk of cancer, so the drug should be used with caution until more is known, editors of a leading medical journal urged Tuesday. The New England Journal of Medicine published results online from one study and an analysis of partial results from two others. They also were...

2006-06-23 12:50:47

By Stephanie Nebehay and Fitri Wulandari GENEVA/JAKARTA (Reuters) - The H5N1 bird flu virus mutated somewhat among Indonesians in the largest known human cluster, but did not evolve into a more transmissible form, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. A spokeswoman for the U.N. agency, Maria Cheng, said the result came from its investigation into a cluster of cases in northern Sumatra, where the virus killed seven members of a single family in May. "There was a...

2006-06-23 05:38:45

GENEVA (Reuters) - The H5N1 birdflu virus mutated somewhat among Indonesians in the largest known human cluster, but did not evolve into a more transmissible form, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. A spokeswoman for the U.N. agency, Maria Cheng, said the result had come from its investigation into a recent cluster of cases in northern Sumatra, where seven members of a single family were killed in May. "There was a mutation found, it was in a report recently given...


Word of the Day
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.