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25 min ago | TheIndyChannel

Sick Sky Ferreira scraps gig Sky Ferreira called off a charity show...

SKY FERREIRA called off a charity show on Sunday after she fell sick with a nasty bout of influenza.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Iowa City, IA, Entertainment

4 hrs ago | CBS Local

It's Back: Tri-State Area Hit With Round Two Of Flu

A second wave of the flu has struck this spring and has put more New Yorkers in the hospital than in January, according to health officials.


Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

8 hrs ago | St.Petersburg Times

Vaccine Plant to Open

Pfizer has helped Petrovax to install a production line at a plant just outside Moscow for the Prevenar 13 vaccine, which is intended to prevent such diseases as pneumonia and meningitis.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

10 hrs ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City

Campfire precautions can protect kids from burns

A drop in the number of young women infected with the two strains of human papillomavirus most likely to cause cervical cancer occurred in England after the 2008 launch of a national vaccination program.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, HPV, Health, Medicine, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

12 hrs ago | KFVS12

Younger adults hit hardest this flu season

The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials report.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Vaccinations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

16 hrs ago | Scientific American

The Overlooked Influence of Kathleen Sebelius

When Kathleen Sebelius took the helm of one of the largest civilian departments in the federal government, the first thorny issue on her desk was responding to the H1N1 flu virus, a new pandemic flu strain that seemed to target otherwise healthy young people.


Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, Epidemic, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Medicine, Natural Disasters, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

20 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

NY flu season continues; second wave of illness

Health officials say a second wave of influenza has struck this spring and is putting more New Yorkers in the hospital now than in January.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, New York

22 hrs ago | Daily Texan

Researchers find potential target for antivirus efforts to combat influenza

Postdoctoral fellow Guifang Chen, along with three other UT researchers, have discovered a protein produced naturally by human body cells, named DDX21, that inhibits the growth and spread of the influenza A virus through host cells.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Scottish developed anti-flu spray 'will save lives'

A preventative compound, which could be administered via a nasal spray, has the potential to guard against current and future strains of the virus, its creators said.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Tamiflu, Oseltamivir (generic), Medicine, Relenza, Zanamivir (generic), H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

WLBT-TV Jackson

Vaccines arrive to prepare for flu season

Get ready to grit your teeth and roll up your sleeve. Flu vaccinations are now available at all county health departments.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations

Go Local

Health | NEW: Rhode Island Influenza Deaths Up, High Elderly Toll

Thirteen people, most of them in their 80s and 90s, have died from influenza this season, many since the arrival of the H3N2 strain of flu in late March according to RI Department of Health .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Family, Rhode Island, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Rhode Island Government, Vaccinations, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

BioResearch Online

Using Spray Drying For Flu Vaccines: What Challenges Do We Need To Overcome?

When discussing the challenges of manufacturing flu vaccines, the conversation often shifts toward how manufacturers can meet the global demand each year.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

World Health Organization

Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus - update

On 11 April 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of 4 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A virus.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Bird Flu, World News, China,


Modeling the Worldwide Spread of Pandemic Influenza: Baseline Case and Containment Interventions

The highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus, which is now widespread in Southeast Asia and which diffused recently in some areas of the Balkans region and Western Europe, has raised a public alert toward the potential occurrence of a new severe influenza pandemic.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Health, Bird Flu

The New Zealand Herald

Kiwis urged to get flu vaccinations before Easter

The flu virus could be spread by people getting together during the school holidays, the National Influenza Specialist Group has warned.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Chatham Author Pens Book on Teen's Struggle to Survive Bird Flu

A Chatham author is getting ready to release her latest book next month. Yvonne Ventresca's new book, "Pandemic," a "contemporary, realistic young adult novel about an emotionally traumatized teenager struggling to survive a devastating bird flu pandemic," will be released in May. "With friends and neighbors dying around her, Lil does everything ... (more)


Related Topix: Bird Flu, Health, Chatham, NJ, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine


Time to get your influenza vaccination

Influenza can be a serious disease resulting in hospital admission, severe complications and even death, MidCentral Medical Officer of Health Dr Rob Weir says.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations, New Zealand Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

Santa Barbara Independent

Vaccination Considerations

Every day, tens of thousands of parents across the United States make decisions that most medical experts believe could not only put their children at risk but other children as well.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Mumps, Santa Maria, CA

India Talkies

Bird flu detected in Japan, 112,000 chickens to be culled -

Tokyo, April 13: After two birds tested positive for avian influenza at a Japanese poultry farm Sunday, 112,000 chickens would be culled, the country's agriculture ministry said.


Related Topix: Bird Flu, Health, Agriculture, Science

Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal

Watertown man urges NNYers to get vaccinated after wife dies of flu

Sara J. Piddock Martin was rushed from her Stuart Street home to the emergency room on the evening of Feb. 16, unconscious and with no pulse.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Watertown, NY, Medicine, Jefferson County, NY