Tag: "flu" at medical news
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...ctable, pest will return: the dreaded, oft-spotted flu
bug. But as this years sniffling-sneezing season...nd Qigong may get an extra boost from their annual flu
shot. We have found that 20 weeks of Taiji can increase the antibody response to influenza vaccine...
NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza
...added to the other components of the vaccine. A flu
shot prompts a persons immune system to detect pie...ter, if that same person is naturally exposed to a flu
virus, these same antibodies should help fight the infection. Influenza viruses constantly mutate,...
Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention
...for the use of Tamiflu for the prevention of avian flu
in people who have been in contact with someone who is known, or suspected of being infected with the virus, commented Professor Ira Longini, Professor of Biostatistics and Mathematics at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. This research sug...
Avian influenza on people's minds
... evidence that people have been infected with bird flu
by eating safely handled and properly cooked poultry or eggs. Yet, less than half of Americans believe that cooking chicken to the recommended temperature kills the avian influenza virus and only four-in-ten believe that the avian influenza virus is ...
Human antibodies protect mice from avian flu
...s is an old idea, the researchers note. During the flu
pandemic of 1918-19, for example, physicians took serum from recovered flu
patients and gave it to new victims; recent historical research indicates that those blood transfusi...
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu
...neutralizing antibodies show promise against avian flu
Human Herpes Virus 6B is associated with mesia...neutralizing antibodies show promise against avian flu
Starting with blood of patients who survived a bout of avian flu
(infection with the H5N1 strain)...
System to pinpoint airline passengers who contaminate cabins
...inadvertently released a pathogen such as pandemic flu
by sneezing, for example," he said. The research is supported by the Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Airline Cabin Environment Research, established by the Federal Aviation Administration. The work aims to improve air quality and safety...
Smoking, growing private hospital care for poor and US flu vaccine policies
...e fears that the 50 percent reduction in available flu
vaccines in 2004-2005 would leave those with the greatest flu
risk unprotected, that did not happen, according to an analysis by researchers from the University o...
Is the UK prepared for pandemic flu?
...thorities responsibility for implementing pandemic flu
plans may not be the best policy, says a senior pu...edicine. In March, a new draft plan for pandemic flu
was published, setting out the governments strategic approach to limit the domestic spread of a pand...
US Senate introduces bill to train more preventive medicine doctors
...hysicians in the skills necessary to lead pandemic flu
planning, bio-terrorism surveillance, chronic disease prevention, quality improvement and safety in the health care system, and health promotion at both the patient and population levels. "Preventive medicine physicians the only U.S. physicians tr...
Bypassing eggs, flu vaccine grown in insect cells shows promise
An experimental flu
vaccine made in insect cells not in eggs, where flu
vaccines currently available in the United States are grown is safe and as effective as conventiona...
RAND panel identifies key components of public health emergency preparedness
...epared to deal with bioterrorist attacks, pandemic flu
outbreak and other large-scale public health emergencies. The recommendations announced today by RAND, a nonprofit research organization, consist of 16 actions listed under three broad categories. They call for communities to: Have a coordinat...
Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic
...ad series of public health measures to contain the flu
within two days of the first reported cases. Philadelphia, New Orleans and Boston all used similar interventions, but they took longer to implement them, and as a result, peak mortality rates were higher. In the most extreme disparity, the peak morta...
Infection detectives use disease 'fingerprints' to track common infections in children
...drens known to have one of four common infections: flu
(influenza A); staph (Staphylococcus aureus); strep (Streptococcus pneumoniae); or E. coli (Escherichia coli). They analyzed 35 genes that help distinguish infections and identified infectious agents with better-than-average success rates. Doctors ...
A year of added life more valuable for the young, study suggests
...lth policy issues, such as the allocation of avian flu
vaccine in a pandemic or mandatory HPV vaccinations for young women, require policy makers to decide healthcare priorities for different age groups Yet economic methods used to allocate health care dollars and other resources may substantially unde...
Public health and pandemic flu preparedness to headline Preventive Medicine 2007
...ty, and the release earlier this month of pandemic flu
preparedness guidelines by the Centers for Disease... in securing our nations health against a pandemic flu
outbreak and explore the roles and functions of national, state, and local governments in collaborat...
QUT scientists on the way to sifting out a cure for HIV
...re Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the avian flu
virus, both of which are currently a major concern to the international community." He said because the membrane was designed to permit a large flux or flow, it could also be used for water treatment, as well as within the pharmaceutical and food i...
Flu experts call for mandatory shots for health care workers
...ll yet to plug a critical weakness in the nation's flu
preparations. The Infectious Diseases Society of ...o date on the major outstanding issues surrounding flu
preparations. IDSA intends its principles to complement Congress' and the Administration's efforts i...
Bird flu -- Call for antiviral drugs to be shared
...of antiviral drugs would slow down the spread of a flu
virus by many months, to the benefit of both drug donors and recipients....
Rapid flu tests may reduce threat of antibiotic resistance
New tests to rapidly detect the flu
are allowing doctors to cut down on the number of ...the records of 166 patients who definitely had the flu
when hospitalized. Eighty-six of the patients tested positive with the rapid test, which gives an an...
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