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Antibiotics ineffective against viral sinus infections


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 22 (IANS) As antibiotics are ineffective against a vast majority of sinus infections caused by viruses, they should not be used in their treatment, new guidelines released by ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

How H1N1 is different from other viruses as a respiratory illness


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study has found distinguishing characteristics of the H1N1 virus in how it affects respiratory illness.Phil Chan, of the Rhode Island Hospital, studied the signs, symptoms, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obesity increases risk for HIV patients


November 25th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): Obesity can increase risk among people with HIV, according to a new study.The study has shown that antiretroviral therapy may not be as effective on obese HIV patients ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Infants of vaccinated mums less likely to be hospitalized for flu


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Infants born to women who received influenza vaccine during pregnancy are less likely to be hospitalized due to the disease, say researchers.Influenza is a major cause of serious ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Misuse of aspirin may have made 1918 flu pandemic worse


October 5th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Aspirin could have been responsible for the steep death toll in the 1918 flu pandemic, says a new study. High aspirin dosing levels used to treat patients during ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Antibiotics losing race against resistant superbugs


January 29th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) People are dying of superbugs because the antibiotic armoury has run dry, leaving one unprotected from the depredations of ever-changing bacteria, warned infectious disease researchers. A superbug can ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

High dose influenza vaccine helps protect elderly


October 27th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A high dose of influenza vaccine helps protect the elderly better than the standard vaccine, say researchers.Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in ... Read more...

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