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2 hrs ago | Sheffield Star

Flu vaccine pilot comes to South Yorkshire secondary schools

School pupils in South Yorkshire will be among 700,000 youngsters across the country to receive a free flu vaccine this winter.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, South Yorkshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

4 hrs ago | Reuters

Want to avoid a pandemic? Here's a good way to start.

Over the past two months, a series of mishaps at the CDC and NIH - involving mishandled anthrax, mislabeled influenza and misplaced smallpox - has alarmed the scientific community.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Health, Bird Flu

5 hrs ago | Blood Horse

Catalano's Daughter Reports Progress

In a July 28 Facebook posting, Hill noted that family members have been reading numerous get-well messages to her father at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

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Related Topix: St Alexius Medical Center, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Hoffman Estates, IL, Health

8 hrs ago | Newswise

Researcher Using Next-Generation Sequencing, Other New Methods to Rapidly Identify Pathogens

MANHATTAN, Kansas - He calls himself the bug hunter, but the target of his work consists of viruses that can only be found and identified with special methods and instruments.

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Related Topix: Manhattan, KS, Kansas State University, Medicine, Health

10 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

NewLink Genetics to Present at the XVIth International Congress of Virology

Monday, July 28, 2014 1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT Title: Highly efficacious influenza vaccination using aGal carbohydrate modification Presenter: Brian K. Martin Session: Vaccines Workshop Session Session Code: VIR-WK209.06 "We are excited to see the progress Dr. Martin's team has made on the enhancement of pandemic influenza vaccines using ... (more)

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, NewLink Genetics, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Oncology, Infectious Diseases

14 hrs ago | Dallas Blog

Avian Flu Strikes S Korean Ducks

The JoongAng Daily reports that, "Avian influenza was confirmed yesterday at a duck farm in Korea, local officials said, just days after the government detected another instance of the potentially deadly foot-and-mouth disease."

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Related Topix: Bird Flu, Health, Medicine

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Province puts forced flu shot plan on hold

Nova Scotia Health Minister Leo Glavine says the province will not require health-care workers to get flu shots for this coming flu season.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Long Term Care

BioMed Central

Rate of decline of antibody titers to pandemic influenza A...

Rate of decline of antibody titers to pandemic influenza A by hemagglutination inhibition and virus microneutralization assays in a cohort of seroconverting adults in Singapore Jung Pu Hsu , Xiahong Zhao , Mark I-Cheng , Alex R Cook , Vernon Lee , Wei Yen Lim , Linda Tan , Ian G Barr , Lili Jiang , Chyi Lin Tan , Meng Chee Phoon , Lin Cui , Raymond ... (more)

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

KPIC

Douglas Co. Public Health no longer has off-site flu shots

Public health officials declined to comment on the resolution, however they did recommend the community instead seek vaccines through a private provider, employer or pharmacy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

School's near: Time to think about immunizations for students

The Southern Nevada Immunization & Health Coalition has announced its regional schedule of summer Back-to-School immunization events to help children and their families stay healthy throughout the upcoming school year.

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Related Topix: Nevada, HPV, Health, Toddlers, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine

Brookfield

It's Flu Shot Time

Effective September 7, flu shots for adults are available by appointment at the North Shore Health Department from 8:30 am 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WJRT

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

The Macon Telegraph

Oklahoma health officials prepare for flu season

Oklahoma State Department of Health epidemiologist Becky Coffman says public awareness and persuading residents to get a flu shot are vital.

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Related Topix: Health

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Oklahoma Health Officials Prepare For Flu Season

After a record-breaking 63 people died as a result of the flu during the 2013-14 flu season, Oklahoma health officials preparing for the coming season say educating the public is key to reducing both the deaths and the number of people who contract the virus.

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Related Topix: Health

Medical News

Trials show immunizations are effective in adults

As kids prepare to head back to school, required immunizations are typically on the to-do list, but getting potentially lifesaving vaccines should not end when adulthood begins, says one University of Alabama at Birmingham infectious diseases expert.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, University of Alabama, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Chickenpox

BioSpace

Sinovac Biotech Ltd. To Host Conference Call To Report Second Quarter ...

A live audio webcast of the call will also be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.sinovac.com .

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Related Topix: Biotech, Sinovac Biotech, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Health, Bird Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

Fri Jul 25, 2014

South China Morning Post

Cheap cream can boost flu jabs for elderly, HKU study shows

Professor Yuen Kwok-yung said doctors can apply imiquimod - a medicine for genital warts - to the skin of patients before giving them their shots.

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Related Topix: Aldara, Imiquimod (generic), Medicine, Warts, Genital Warts, Health

Science

Did Brazil's uncontacted tribe receive proper medical care?

Scientists and Brazil's government disagree about whether the isolated Amazon tribespeople who came down with flu after making contact with the outside world last month received adequate medical treatment.

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Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, University of Virginia, Medicine, Health

BioSpace

Contract Research Organization Welcomes As Vice President Of Business Development

Peter has been in the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years in a number of different business development positions with some of the largest CROs in the industry.

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Related Topix: Sales, Marketing, Health

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

CDC announces the formation of an external laboratory safety workgroup

CDC announced today the formation of an external laboratory safety workgroup of the Advisory Committee to the Director of CDC.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Medicine, Bird Flu, Health, Stanford University, Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

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