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2013-01-17 13:42:32

NIH researcher assists in study of Norwegian women Norwegian pregnant women who received a vaccine against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus showed no increased risk of pregnancy loss, while pregnant women who experienced influenza during pregnancy had an increased risk of miscarriages and still births, a study has found. The study suggests that influenza infection may increase the risk of fetal loss. Scientists at the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public...

Researchers Make Universal One-Time Influenza Vaccine
2012-12-18 15:44:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers at Georgia State University's Center for Inflammation, Immunity and Infection (CIII) discovered a new process to make a one-time, universal influenza vaccine. The team found a way to make the one-time vaccine by using recombinant genetic engineering technology that does not use seasonal virus. The new vaccine uses a virus' small fragment that does not vary among the different strains of flu viruses. By using the...

2012-12-03 21:10:09

College football and basketball games may provide more than a way for students to show school spirit — they could help prevent the flu. According to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, colleges and universities should implement new or improved influenza vaccine strategies, such as giving flu shots at sporting events or during campus-wide, day-long campaigns, to increase the number of their students who get the annual flu vaccine. In the early online...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'