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2011-10-25 13:12:51

People carrying extra pounds may need extra protection from influenza. New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that obesity may make annual flu shots less effective. The findings, published online Oct. 25, 2011, in the International Journal of Obesity, provide evidence explaining a phenomenon that was noticed for the first time during the 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak: that obesity is associated with an impaired immune response to the influenza vaccination in...

2011-10-03 11:00:00

A novel dry-powder formulation nasal flu vaccine for the H5N1 strain, GelVacâ“ž¢ Nasal Dry-Powder H5N1 Influenza, was proven to be safe in an early stage clinical trial. Other preliminary data is encouraging and support the development of larger scale clinical trials to confirm efficacy and show its distinct advantages in meeting the critical needs of pandemic preparedness. Alachua, Florida (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 Nanotherapeutics, Inc. announced the successful...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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