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High-Dose Flu Vaccine More Effective In Elderly

High-Dose Flu Vaccine More Effective In Elderly, Vanderbilt-Led Study Shows

Craig Boerner, Vanderbilt University High-dose influenza vaccine is 24 percent more effective than the standard-dose vaccine in protecting persons ages 65 and over against influenza illness and its complications, according to a Vanderbilt-led...

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2014-08-16 23:00:48

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Market: Trends & Opportunities (2014-19)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 16, 2014 With the advancement in technology and discovery of new products in the field of medical sciences, vaccines have gained crucial position in the pharmaceutical industry. Vaccines are considered as the most effective health intervention ever developed, saving innumerable lives. The vaccine market is growing...

2014-08-12 23:03:06

The North American Swine Feed & Feed Additives Market report defines and segments the swine feed & feed additives market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-swine-feed-2493779511.html (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The North American Swine Feed & Feed Additives Market report defines and segments the swine feed & feed additives market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. The swine feed...

2014-08-05 23:04:14

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Hand Sanitizers markets. Global market for Hand Sanitizers is projected to reach US$1.6 billion by 2020, driven by rising awareness about health and hygiene and focus on prevention of infectious diseases. San Jose, California (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Hand sanitizers are disinfectants that offer effective protection against harmful pathogens. The focus on preventing transmission of diseases through...

2014-07-30 12:30:26

LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Replikins Ltd. today released new data on changes in the gene structure of the Ebola virus. Before the current outbreaks, the mean Ebola Reston gene Replikin Count (number of Replikins per 100 amino acids) between 1995 and 2002 was 1.1; the mean Replikin Count increased twofold in 2010, threefold in 2012, and sixteen-fold in 2013, thus predicting the current outbreaks in humans. In the past, this technology has been shown to be able to predict...

2014-07-29 23:02:52

World renown public health professional, Ronald St. John, creates Sitata. A company which provides world travellers with up-to-date safety and health alerts, status of epidemics worldwide, and suggestions on vaccinations and related symptoms of diseases identified as of possible risk to travellers. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Sitata provides world travellers with up-to-date safety and health alerts, status of epidemics worldwide, and suggestions on vaccinations and related...

2014-07-25 04:21:48

BEIJING, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, after market close on Thursday, August 14, 2014 EDT. The Company will host a conference call prior to the market opening on Friday, August 15, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. EDT (Friday, August 15, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. China Standard Time) to review the...

2014-07-24 11:06:27

The Lancet Across the world, in high- and low-income countries, women, men, and transgender people who sell sex are subjected to repressive and discriminatory law, policy, and practice, which in turn fuel human rights violations against them, including violence and discrimination. All of these factors are preventing sex workers from accessing the services which they need in order to effectively prevent and treat HIV infection, according to a major new Series on HIV and sex workers,...

2014-07-24 10:47:06

The Lancet Declaration in reducing the global burden of HIV, malaria, and TB A major new analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 published in The Lancet, shows that accelerated progress against the global burden of HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB) has been made since 2000 when governments worldwide adopted Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB. The new estimates show that worldwide, the number of people living with HIV has risen...

2014-07-23 12:31:13

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 20(th) International AIDS Conference this week in Melbourne, Australia. During the Conference sessions, meetings and side events, Minister Ambrose reinforced Canada's continued commitment to global efforts to address HIV/AIDS and to advancing a comprehensive and integrated long-term approach to address HIV/AIDS in Canada. While in Melbourne, Minister Ambrose toured the...

2014-07-23 08:30:15

BEIJING, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that it has been selected by the Beijing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("Beijing CDC") to be a supplier of the seasonal influenza vaccine to the citizens of Beijing for 2014. The Beijing CDC plans to order a minimum of 1.2 million doses of the seasonal flu vaccine this year from four domestic vaccine manufacturers for its...


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2011-04-28 15:06:23

Vibrio cholerae is a gram negative comma-shaped bacterium with a polar flagellum that causes cholera in humans. V. cholerae belongs to the gamma subdivision of the Proteobacteria. Classical and El Tor are the two types of V. Cholerae identified by hemaggluttination testing. El Tor is found throughout the world, while the classical biotype is found only in Bangladesh. It was first isolated as the cause of cholera by Italian anatomist Filippo Pacini in 1854; however, this discovery was not...

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