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3 hrs ago |

Pregnant women should be injected with mercury, says nurse organization

Nearly every pregnancy and health advocacy group in the nation, including Consumer Reports , advises pregnant women to avoid consuming products like canned tuna fish that contain high levels of neurotoxic mercury.


Related Topix: Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Health, Food and Drug Administration

7 hrs ago | Time Goes By

Elder Health and Influenza

The Labor Day holiday always reminds me that it's flu shot season and even if I had forgotten, signs were already up last week at the supermarket pharmacies.


Related Topix: Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vaccinations

11 hrs ago | YourErie

Flu Shot Clinics Begin

September 2, 2014 - We have unofficially said goodbye to summer and before we know it, cold and flu season will be upon us.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

12 hrs ago | Floyd County Times

Food City pharmacy offers seasonal flu vaccine

"Food City's immunizing pharmacists are certified to administer vaccinations in accordance with the standards set forth by the American Pharmacist Association and the Virginia and Tennessee Pharmacy Associations.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations, Long Term Care

14 hrs ago | Medical News

Cepheid releases Xpert Flu/RSV XC for accurate determination of Flu a, Flu B and RSV infection

Cepheid announced today the release of Xpert Flu/RSV XC, an on-demand molecular test for rapid, accurate and reliable determination of Flu A, Flu B, and differentiation of RSV infection.


Related Topix: Startups, Marisa Christina, Apparel, Cepheid, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

14 hrs ago | Reuters

Status of new drugs to fight mutating Ebola virus

Experts will be meeting this week at the World Health Organization to discuss the role of new drugs and vaccines to help control the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Genetics

18 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

BioCryst to Present Peramivir Trial Results for the Treatment of Influenza at the ICAAC 2014 Meeting

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the presentation of trial results related to intravenous peramivir for the treatment of influenza at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy in Washington, D.C., September 5-9, 2014.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

18 hrs ago | The Times of India

Bird flu strikes China again; 18,000 chickens die at a farm

Over 20,000 geese at a farm in Harbin, the provincial capital, showed symptoms of avian flu and almost 18,000 died last month.


Related Topix: Bird Flu, Health, World News, China, Asia, Medicine, Agriculture, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

22 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

Free flu vaccines for 60,000 Oakland kids

The largest ever seasonal flu vaccine program for Oakland youngsters will roll out Oct. 1, with the Alameda County health department targeting 60,000 elementary school students with free vaccines at 130 schools.


Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Family, Kids, Medicine, Health, Alameda County, CA, Education Etc.

Mon Sep 01, 2014

NBC Dallas

North Texas Doctors Look Ahead to Flu Season

At the unofficial end to the summer, many North Texas doctors are looking ahead to flu season, which is expected to start in early October.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

KTVK Phoenix

Natural remedies for fall illness

With flu season right around the corner, a local naturopathic doctor gives us tips on how to protect against illness this fall.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Naturopathy

Village Life

Low-cost community flu shot clinics announced

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division will begin conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics in September with additional clinics offered through the beginning of November.


Related Topix: El Dorado County, CA, Medicine, Health, El Dorado Hills, CA, Pollock Pines, CA, Garden Valley, CA

Do High Voltage Power Lines Cause Cancer?

I'm a Professor of Medicine, Computer Science, and Biostatistics in the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University's School of Medicine.


Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, Genetics, Medicine, Bioinformatics, Science, University of Maryland College Park, Health, Yale University

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Risk of bad flu season raises need for shots

Severity of the upcoming influenza season could hinge on our old acquaintance H1N1, the virulent strain that caused 13,000 deaths during the 2009 pandemic and has made an appearance each flu season since then.


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

The Aiken Standard

Germs on the loose - are you prepared?

AP Photo/Gilbert Family Dylan Gilbert, 7, of Naperville, Illinois, demonstrates how he helps collect samples of bacteria from his foot during a 2012 study.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Health

Ebola treatment invented by... Fujifilm?

The World Health Organization says the current deadly Ebola outbreak that's ravaging communities in four West African nations could eventually infect some 20,000 people across ten nations.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Cameras, Liberia, World News, Africa

Kirkintilloch Today

Flu vaccine for youngsters

Every child in Greater Glasgow and Clyde aged 2-11 will be offered the flu vaccine from this autumn as part of a new immunisation programme.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine


Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine in Kids Can Trim Caseload And Be...

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: Health, Vaccinations, Family, Kids, Business News


Ready yourself - flu season is around the corner

The flu is lurking, and although influenza activity is low right now in the U.S., flu outbreaks will usually being as early as October.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sat Aug 30, 2014


Responders' Responsibility: Liability and Immunity in Public Health Emergencies

Many experts predict the advent of a public health emergency resulting from a flu pandemic or bioterrorism attack in the foreseeable future.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health