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US wants bio-weapon to destroy human brain: Report


August 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) A prominent political analyst has said the US has proposed a bio-weapon that would destroy the part of the human brain associated with spirituality, Iran's Press ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obese more vulnerable to flu


October 26th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) If you're fat, you need extra protection from flu. New research says that excess weight makes flu vaccines less effective."The results suggest that overweight people would ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Universal flu vaccine shows promise


June 8th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) A universal flu vaccine targeting a protein common to all strains of influenza A has safely produced an immune response in humans. If proven effective, the ... Read more...

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Novel approach shows great potential in reducing mortality from flu


April 23rd, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new approach by researchers has shown 'great potential to reduce the morbidity and mortality from flu'.A research on mice has shown that the pulmonary administration of granulocyte ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Anti-tumor drug that also fights flu virus


March 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug, called DMXAA, originally developed as anti-tumor agent, also enhances the ability of flu vaccines to ward off this deadly virus.Their study suggests ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nasal spray flu vaccine one step closer


February 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 18 (ANI): A University of Adelaide research has suggested that a universal flu vaccine delivered by a simple nasal spray is a step closer.Darren Miller and colleagues have successfully trialled ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New flu vaccine kills all strains


February 8th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For many years, the flu vaccines we had were ‘flu strain-specific.’ In other words, there was a flu vaccine for each and every type of flu, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Swine flu vaccines go waste in Pakistan


January 22nd, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) District health officials in Pakistan are "not very keen" to use swine flu vaccines donated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), thus resulting in the country's failure to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Britain runs out of swine flu vaccine


January 6th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) British Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has admitted that the country was running short of swine flu vaccines.The health secretary has issued a message to manufacturers as doctors said ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Universal influenza vaccine ‘on the anvil’


December 7th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): Taking various seasonal flu vaccines may become a thing of the past if researchers are able design a vaccine that gives decades-long protection from any flu virus strain.Anthony ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists find new method to develop flu vaccine tool


December 7th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Scientist has found a new method of producing a flu vaccine that was earlier dependent on the availability of hundreds of millions of eggs.Scientists have showed that an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swine flu jab linked to rare nerve disease


October 18th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 18 (IANS) There may be a possible link between the swine flu jab and an increased risk of developing a rare nerve disease, admit health watchdogs. Experts are carrying ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Seasonal Flu Shot Lowers The Risk Of Heart Attack, Researchers Say


October 1st, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The researchers from United Kingdom have recently announced that seasonal flu vaccine can lower the risk of heart attack in people by almost 25%. The survey ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Senior citizens to get flu vaccines before the dreaded flu season starts


September 9th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Burlington, Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Older residents of Burlington County in the United States may have a chance to get a high dose Flu vaccine before the Flu season hits, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Swine flu: 58 deaths, 629 cases in past one week


August 6th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The number of swine flu cases in the country is rising with 629 people testing positive for the influenza A (H1N1) and 58 deaths reported during the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Swine flu cases increase with monsoon


July 27th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Health Ministry officials are worried as the number of swine flu cases reported from various parts of the country are increasing with the monsoon. A total of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Microneedles to deliver flu shots in the future?


July 20th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers are trying to find ways of making the delivery of vaccines more convenient. They are looking at ways of delivering vaccines to people’s homes, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Effective way found to produce anti-flu vaccines


July 10th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) A rapid and effective way to produce vaccines against new flu strains has been developed by scientists. The virus that causes flu frequently changes its genetic code, making ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Now, computer algorithms to help develop flu vaccines


July 10th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Researchers are using computer programs to develop a fast and efficient method of generating vaccines for new strains of flu viruses.Dimitris Papamichail, and a team of researchers from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swine flu shots must for cardiac patients


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) As swine flu cases shoot up across India with the onset of the monsoon, experts are suggesting vaccines for those with chronic illness like heart ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Delhi almost swine flu-free, but monsoon could spell trouble


June 30th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) A swine flu death was reported in neighbouring Ghaziabad last week, and though the capital has been almost free from the virus in recent months, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Swine flu cases spurt in Kerala


June 28th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Kerala recorded the highest number of swine flu cases last week at 266 followed by Maharashtra at 36, officials in the ministry of health said Monday. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Rains fuel swine flu, 13 dead in a week


June 22nd, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) With the onset of Monsoon, the deadly swine flu has intensified in the country with over 13 deaths being reported in the last one week, an official ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

The reason behind mildness of 2009 H1N1 pandemic


June 19th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Researchers from Hong Kong have unveiled a new theory to explain why swine flu infections in 2009 turned out to be so mild.And they have said that prior ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Not influenced by pharma companies on H1N1 pandemic: WHO


June 9th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) With critics from many parts of the world claiming that the swine flu threat was blown out of proportion, World Health Organisation (WHO) director general Margaret Chan ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Swine flu ‘a false pandemic’?


January 12th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 12 (ANI): A leading Australian expert has said that the outbreak of H1N1 was falsely exaggerated by pharmaceutical industries to create a huge market for vaccines.According to The Sun, Wolfgang ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists use insect cells technology for producing swine flue vaccine


January 5th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Austrian researchers have broken new ground by developing a technique to produce swine flu vaccines through insect cells.The study has appeared in the Biotechnology Journal.Co-author of the study ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pharma firms to conduct H1N1 vaccine human trials in India


December 8th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) An indigenous swine flu vaccine is far from ready but India has given the green signal to two foreign pharmaceutical giants to begin human ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Aspirin could compromise effectiveness of vaccines


December 2nd, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Researchers at University of Missouri have found that some over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin and Tylenol that inhibit certain enzymes, could impact the effectiveness of vaccines.Led by Charles ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vaccines effective against H1N1 virus mutation, say experts


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Health experts in Europe and North America insist that despite reported cases of mutations in the A(H1N1) virus, swine flu vaccines are as effective as they have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ukraine swine flu toll rises to 155


November 9th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Nov 9 (RIA Novosti) The swine flu toll in Ukraine has risen to 155, the health ministry said Monday. Most of the deaths occurred in the western regions of Lvov and Ivano-Frankovsk, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Public sneezing in times of flu pandemic triggers fear of unrelated hazards


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): A new American study suggests that sneezing in public in times of a flu pandemic creates a huge fear of health threats, including risks that cannot possibly be ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

More than 3.78 mn Chinese people vaccinated against swine flu


November 1st, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) The Chinese health ministry said Sunday that more than 3.78 million people in the country have been vaccinated against swine flu as of Saturday with no reports of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Pregnant women at increased risk of serious flu-related complications


October 30th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): An extensive review of published research and data from previous flu seasons has revealed that pregnant women who catch the flu are at a serious risk for flu-related ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novartis reports $2.11 bn profit in third quarter


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 22 (DPA) Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis Thursday reported a profit of $2.11 billion in the third quarter until the end of September, up 1 percent. Net sales in the quarter reached ... Read more...

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