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Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine By U-M Researcher Is 93% Effective

A nasal spray influenza vaccine pioneered by Hunein F. Maassab, professoro...rhouse invaccinology since the 1940s, when work on influenza and polio began." Maassab's vaccine has two advantages. First, his vaccine uses weakened an...

Advisory: Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine

...f Michigan researcher who developed the nasalspray influenza vaccine now under study by the vaccine manufacture... prevention of febrile otitismedia associated with influenza was a clear benefit of vaccination with 30percent fewer cases of febrile otitis media among vaccine ...

Faster Relief From Influenza Symptoms For 'High Risk' And Otherwise Healthy Patients With Inhaled Zanamivir

...nza) has been shown to cut the time torecover from influenza by up to one-third in otherwise healthy patients, andreduce complications from influenza by 71 per cent in high risk patients. Thesewere the results of two Phase III clinical trials of zan...

Flu Shots Keep Health Workers On The Job

...th workers likely spread less diseasewhen they get influenza vaccine and stay healthy. In a randomized,...ngs as to whether the vaccinedecreases the rate of influenza or sick leave among health care professionals." Although the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immu...

Study Highlights Flu Risks For Women With Chronic Illness

Improving influenza prevention efforts among high-risk young and middl...23 had cardiopulmonary hospitalizations related to influenza eachyear. Among 10,000 women aged 45-64 years, approximately 58 cardiopulmonaryhospitalizations and ...

Space Research May Accelerate Development Of Flu-Fighting Drug

...successfully mapped the molecular structure of the influenza virus -- exposingits weaknesses," said Dr. Larry D... "By analyzing space-grown crystals of the influenza virus, we were ableto get a clearer picture of the virus' structure," said DeLucas. "NASA'ssupport ...

Management Academy To Boost Training For Local, State Public Health Departments

...Program. A South Carolina farmer might receive the influenza vaccination that preventsa life-threatening illness because the county health agency could finance a newmobile vaccination clinic in collaboration with area churches and hospitals. An outbreak of a serious food-borne illness might be prevented in an ...

Experts Meet In Canada To Discuss Vaccine Progress

...ting for hepatitis B and,increasingly, Haemophilus influenza type B. Besides its impact on early childhood mortality, PAHO Director Dr. George A.O.Alleyne sees wider applications for vaccine technology to improve health andreduce poverty. He has called for "a major effort for research, development,production...

IOM Report Offers New Look At U.S. Vaccine Priorities

...galovirus vaccine given toadolescents; a universal influenza vaccine; a Group B streptococcus vaccine forhigh-risk adults and pregnant women; and a Streptococcus pneumoniae for infantsand seniors. In addition, this most favorable group includes therapeuticvaccines for three chronic diseases: rheumatoid arthri...

UI study indicates many older adults still not receiving recommended vaccinations

...th care. Of the 784 subjects who provided complete influenza vaccination information, 68percent reported gettin...roviders need to think about increased use of both influenza and pneumococcalvaccines, particularly if a person is over 65 or has a chronic condition. Peopleshou...

HIV's deep pocket may reveal vulnerability

...application to a number ofother viruses, including influenza and Ebola. "We do believe this is a prettygeneral mechanism used by a whole class of viruses," Harrison said....

New data provide further evidence of effectiveness of targeted delivery of Relenza and efficacy in both A&B strains

...lopment of resistance to the drug is reduced.Other influenza anti-virals have been of limited clinical use beca... to them rapidly. The efficacy of the drug against influenza B was demonstrated by a meta-analysisof 220 patients, with confirmed B strain flu, from a total of 1...

A new strain of flu has turned up in Hong Kong

...or that reason," says AlanHay, director of the WHO influenza collaborating centre at the NationalInstitute for ...stage." Previous small outbreaks of swine influenza viruses in people causedwhat Alan Kendal of Emory University in Atlanta calls "false alarms". In 198...

Stress levels can affect success of pneumonia vaccinations

...ce bacterial pneumonia and the influenza infection that often precedes it are the fourth ...h impacts stress might have on influenza vaccines, hepatitis-B vaccine and on rubella virus, the causative agent in measl...

Expert scientific panel releases national assessment of climate change and health in the United States: impact could be far-reaching

...research is needed: the relationship of weather to influenza and other causes of winter mortality; the linkages between climate, altered ecology, and infectious disease transmission; and the impacts of land use and agriculture on water quality....

Study proves flu shot safe for asthmatics

...dicine, has important health implications, because influenza is responsible for substantial illness in both chi...on of asthmatics that develop complications due to influenza are substantial. Hospitalization rates for people with high-risk conditions such as asthma increase ...

Eating breakfast may keep colds & flu at bay

... Another area of research has shown that colds and influenza impair performance and change mood. A recent project has investigated both factors influencing susceptibility to colds and the effects of these illnesses on mood and performance. This ESRC funded research involved two studies at the School of Psycho...

UNC Center for AIDS Research database collaboration with SAS also helping patient care

... as vaccinations for hepatitis A and B, pneumonia, influenza and any tests that need to be ordered. Another feature of the database is a graphic printout of patients' immune cell count and viral load. These graphs help demonstrate the impact medication is having on the patient's health. The clinical and demo...

NIAID expands vaccine testing network

...d other novel vaccine delivery systems, such as an influenza vaccine delivered via a nasal spray, have been extensively tested through the network. "For 40 years, the VTEUs have provided an important mechanism for conducting vaccine clinical trials in a variety of populations, including infants, children, adu...

Nasal spray flu vaccine developed at U-M needs no additional clinical trials, says FDA

...al trials, as it considers approval of FluMist, an influenza vaccine delivered as a nasal spray. FluMist was i...556 Maassab finished his doctoral dissertation on influenza in 1956, inspired by his mentor, Dr. Thomas Francis Jr., who had overseen the U.S. Army's flu vaccin...

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