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Flu Evolution Study May Change Textbooks, History Books
2014-02-17 10:55:14

Daniel Stolte - University of Arizona A new study reconstructing the evolutionary tree of flu viruses challenges conventional wisdom and solves some of the mysteries surrounding flu outbreaks of historical significance. The study, published in the journal Nature, provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the evolutionary relationships of influenza virus across different host species over time. In addition to dissecting how the virus evolves at different rates in different...

Flu Season More Severe On Young, Unvaccinated Adults, Requiring Intensive Care
2014-02-11 04:08:55

[ Watch the Video: Young, Healthy Adults Should Get A Flu Vaccine ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An overwhelming majority of the influenza patients who required intensive care from Duke University Hospital during this year’s flu season had not been vaccinated, the medical center reported Monday in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. According to lead author Dr. Cameron Wolfe and his colleagues, 22 of the first 55 patients...

2014-02-07 23:24:31

Family doctors of the greater Seattle area release blog post to help educate the public on the prevention and dangers of the influenza outbreak. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 The recent prolific outbreak of the influenza that is spreading throughout the US has prompted the Western Washington Medical Group to release an article to educate the public on the common symptoms of influenza virus, and various prevention methods to avoid infection. The article opens by mentioning that...

2014-02-06 20:24:32

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the magnitude of the AIDS epidemic in Black America and the expanding HIV/AIDS health disparities between Black Americans and other racial ethnic groups, the Black AIDS Institute has developed a coordinated comprehensive program for National Black AIDS Awareness day. Car Pros Kia of Carson and the Black AIDS Institute will be sponsoring free HIV testing from 12 to 2 pm on Friday, Feb 7(th). Elected officials are...

2014-02-05 20:26:58

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friday, February 7(th), is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). It's an opportunity for the nation to take a look at the AIDS epidemic in Black America from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view. Given the demographics of the AIDS epidemic in this country, this is a very important day. In response to the magnitude of the AIDS epidemic in Black America and the expanding HIV/AIDS health disparities between...

High Blood Pressure Rates Highest In South Africa
2014-02-04 08:38:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new global study sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), South Africa has the highest rate of high blood pressure among people 50 years old and over for any country in the world. Study researchers found that 78 percent of participants from South Africa tested positive for high blood pressure, or hypertension. Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, the study was focused on the health of...

2014-02-03 08:28:16

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced an educational grant to The American Fertility Association (AFA), for the purpose of increasing awareness of family-building options for HIV-positive men and women. This work was initiated in 2012 with the assistance of Growing Generations and International Fertility Law Group. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140203/PH56993 ) In an effort to increase awareness of the medical strides...

2014-01-31 12:22:40

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to profnet@profnet.com with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate...

cash for getting the flu
2014-01-31 11:04:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Not many people want to get the flu, but what if the virus came with a $3,000 check? That’s what the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are offering as the research agency is trying to find volunteers to have the H1N1 influenza virus injected into their nose, to be able to investigate just how the immune system responds to each period of the illness. Volunteers must be healthy, between 18 and 50 years old, agree not to use...

2014-01-30 16:26:00

AMES, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ames, Iowa-based vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, today announced it has been granted United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) autogenous licensure of the company's Rotavirus C vaccine utilizing its SirraVax(SM )RNA Particle Technology, approved by the Department's Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) for disease caused by Rotavirus subtype C. Rotavirus C is a cause of diarrhea and mortality in young piglets. Preparing effective...


Latest Pandemics Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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