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2011-04-25 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Failing to fully immunize children can unnecessarily jeopardize their health and the health of other children, acting Secretary of Health Dr. Eli Avila said today to mark National Infant Immunization Week. "Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for parents to protect their children and prevent disease," said Dr. Avila. "While the U.S. has recently seen dramatic reductions in...

2011-04-21 16:20:00

MEDFORD, N.Y., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. (OTCQB: CEMI), which develops, manufactures, markets and licenses point-of-care diagnostic tests, wishes to correct its press release of this morning (April 21, 2011) in the 2nd sentence of the 1st paragraph to say that its Form 10-Q (not its 10-K) will be available on May 5, 2011. The Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 already is available on its website. About Chembio Diagnostics...

2011-04-15 11:51:00

DALLAS, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelliCentrics, Inc., owner and operator of both Reptrax and VendorClear, announced today the acquisition of Status Blue, LLC, a leading vendor compliance solution. With the acquisition of Status Blue, LLC, IntelliCentrics will unite the majority of the industry's credentialing efforts onto one standardized platform. Status Blue, LLC brings to IntelliCentrics a history of outstanding customer care and grounded credentialing principles that are shared...

2011-02-28 12:46:00

DENVER, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --The Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition (CCIC) and the Colorado Adult Immunization Coalition (CAIC) will host a talk with Seth Mnookin, nationally acclaimed author of "The Panic Virus: A True Story of Science, Medicine and Fear" at The Children's Hospital on Wednesday, Mar. 9 at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Mt. Oxford Room, located on level two of the hospital. The hospital is located at 13123 16th( )Ave., Aurora, Colo....

2011-02-07 15:59:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While investigating a cluster of measles cases in Perry County, the state Department of Health has identified a suspected case of measles that could have exposed other persons while infectious, officials said today. The possible exposures could have occurred at the following times and locations: Wednesday, Feb. 2, between 5:50 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at a book sale that took place in the basement of the Newport Public Library, 316...

2011-01-12 14:11:24

Kaiser Permanente research strengthens national recommendations Receiving the herpes zoster vaccine was associated with a 55 percent reduced risk of developing shingles, according to a Kaiser Permanente study of 300,000 people that appears in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. This retrospective study observed the outcomes of the effectiveness of the herpes zoster vaccine in a large, diverse population of men and women ages 60 years and older. Researchers...

2010-11-15 04:42:00

BEIJING, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today its unaudited financial results for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2010. Business Highlights In October 2010, Sinovac was selected by the Beijing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Beijing CDC) as one of the five manufacturers to supply seasonal influenza vaccine in conjunction with a...

2010-11-03 00:00:39

Quality Improvement Program at Summit Medical Group increases average childhood immunization rate among its pediatric patients to 97%. Berkeley Heights, NJ (Vocus) November 2, 2010 A proactive process at Summit Medical Group has increased the average immunization completion rate among pediatric patients from 84% in 2008 to 97% in 2010. "Our current immunization rates compare favorably with the national immunization average of 66% that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

2010-10-29 13:37:02

Finding may also lead to new treatments for measles, mumps and influenza Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have identified a potential new treatment for the Nipah and Hendra viruses, two lethal and emerging viruses for which there is currently no treatment or vaccine available. The approach could also lead to new therapies for measles, mumps and the flu. The new research appears in today's edition of the prestigious journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) Pathogens. The Nipah and...

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2010-10-14 10:30:00

Two out of every three American children who have been infected with measles recently did not receive a vaccination against the illness, claims a report in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. According to Reuters Health, who published a Wednesday article discussing the study, Dr. Amy Parker Fiebelkorn and her colleagues took a look at measles-related data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 2001 and 2008. They discovered that 65-percent of the cases in the U.S....


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2011-02-17 17:26:28

Mumps virus causes mumps which is a common childhood disease characterized by swelling of the parotid glands and other epithelial tissues causing high morbidity in some cases deafness. Infection is currently restricted to humans while the virus is transmitted by direct contact, droplet spread, or via contaminated objects. It is a vaccine preventable disease although significant outbreaks have occurred in recent years in regions with high levels of vaccination. The virus belongs to the genus...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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