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‘2009 swine flu pandemic won’t return to Maharashtra’


April 4th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, April 4 (IANS) Health officials in Maharashtra Wednesday ruled out a resurgence of the 2009 swine flu pandemic in the state."This is just a shift in virus, not a ... Read more...

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Flu shots ensure birth of healthy babies


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) Immunising pregnant women against flu virus seems to ensure the birth of healthy and normal weight babies, says a new study.The study, a randomized controlled trial ... Read more...

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Statins could cut mortality rate for flu patients


December 18th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Cholesterol-busting drugs or statins offer a ray of hope for people infected with severe flu by keeping mortality at bay, a study reveals. "We may be ... Read more...

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India tops in childhood flu-linked pneumonia deaths


November 11th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) About one in every four infants who die from flu-related pneumonia is an Indian, says new research by the University of Edinburgh published Friday.The study ... Read more...

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Be well prepared to provide quality health: Azad tells medical fraternity


April 21st, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today called upon the medical fraternity to be well prepared to tackle the problems and challenges emerging from newer concerns of ... Read more...

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Flu vaccine made by faster method is also effective


February 23rd, 2011 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research published in the online journal The Lancet claims that speeding up flu vaccine development does not make the final product less effective compared to ... Read more...

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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...

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H1N1 pandemic flu strain ‘key to universal vaccine’


January 11th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Scientists from Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago have found that the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu strain could be the key to a universal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vaccinated mums have healthier newborns: Study


December 15th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Vaccinating pregnant women against influenza is over 90 percent effective in preventing their infants from being hospitalized with influenza in the first six months of life, a study ... Read more...

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People with severe asthma need higher dose of H1N1 vaccine: Study


December 14th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A government-sponsored study has shown that a standard dose of H1N1 influenza vaccine appears to work well in people who have asthma, but older patients with severe asthma ... Read more...

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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...

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Scientists explore 1510 influenza pandemic and lessons learned


November 13th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13 (ANI): Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, have explored the 1510 pandemic and what we have learned since ... Read more...

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Seasonal Flu Shot Lowers Heart Attack Risk Significantly


October 1st, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A recent study conducted by researchers has revealed that a seasonal flu shot lowers heart attack risk significantly among individuals. Researchers found that there ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Soon, prickly patch to replace traditional injections


July 19th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): If you've always hated painful jabs here's some good news for you. A prickly skin patch, which delivers medicine painlessly under the skin, could soon replace injections, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Progress made toward universal flu vaccine


May 20th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a novel influenza vaccine that could represent the next step towards a universal influenza vaccine eliminating the need for seasonal immunizations."Current influenza vaccines ... Read more...

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100 mn Chinese vaccinated for swine flu


May 14th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 14 (IANS) Over 100 million Chinese people have been vaccinated for swine flu, the country's health minister said Friday. "We have achieved progress in the fight against A(H1N1) influenza," Chen Zhu, ... Read more...

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India developing own influenza vaccine for first time: Azad


November 6th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) An influenza vaccine is for the first time being developed in India that would be effective against the swine flu pandemic, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said ... Read more...

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Pregnant women mount strong immune response to single H1N1 flu vaccine dose


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Healthy pregnant women tend to develop a strong immune response following just one dose of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine, according to initial results from an ongoing clinical trial.Sponsored ... Read more...

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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...

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Trials to test H1N1 vaccine efficacy in HIV-infected pregnant women underway


October 10th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Scientists have launched a trial to test the efficacy of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in HIV-infected pregnant women.The vaccine, manufactured by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, contains inactivated 2009 ... Read more...

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New H1N1 influenza vaccine trial to be launched for asthma patients


October 10th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Scientists at the National Institutes of Health are set to launch the first government-sponsored clinical trial in people with asthma.The trial is aimed at determining what dose of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

2009 H1N1 vaccine shows promise in children


September 22nd, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): The preliminary trials testing the efficacy of 2009 H1N1 vaccine in kids aged of 10 to 17 has shown promising results.The researchers found that a single 15-microgram dose ... Read more...

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2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines well tolerated, induce strong immune response in adults


September 12th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): Early results from various clinical trials of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines in healthy adults seem to be quite encouraging, say U.S. health experts.The National Institute of Allergy ... Read more...

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Haj pilgrims must be vaccinated against seasonal flu: Saudi Arabia


September 7th, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 7 (IANS) As a swine flu epidemic rages globally, Saudi Arabia has advised all pilgrims traveling for the Haj to vaccinate themselves against "seasonal human influenza". "The Ministry of ... Read more...

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Expert worried over safety of swine flu vaccine


August 22nd, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Bangalore, Aug 22 (IANS) A leading virologist has raised concern about the safety of the swine flu vaccine that Indian companies are trying to bring out in a hurry at ... Read more...

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Pune institute in global race for swine flu vaccine


August 12th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) It is ironical that Pune reported the first loss of life due to swine flu in India as it is home to the country's largest biotech firm, ... Read more...

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‘Making swine flu vaccine a complex process’


August 11th, 2009 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Developing vaccines against swine flu virus strains is a complex and time-consuming process and inoculations are usually effective only for a single season, says an expert at ... Read more...

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India scrambles for germ-free eggs for swine flu vaccines


August 9th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The crack team at the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, whichis charged with creating a vaccine for swine flu, is confronted with a problem -- sourcing enough ... Read more...

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Budget reduces duties on life saving drugs


July 6th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): The basic customs duty on influenza vaccine and nine specified life saving drugs used for the treatment of breast cancer, hepatitis-B and rheumatic arthiritis, on the ... Read more...

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Swine flu vaccine development efforts hastened worldwide following alert from WHO


June 3rd, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Having issued an alert that a pandemic may be imminent, the World Health Organization (WHO) has prompted scientists worldwide to accelerate their efforts to develop a swine flu ... Read more...

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China likely to manufacture new flu vaccine by July


May 27th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 27 (ANI): A Chinese official has revealed that the country may manufacture an A(H1N1) influenza vaccine for human use by July.Yin Hongzhang, head of the biology production department under ... Read more...

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Swine flu created in lab accident, says Australian scientist


May 14th, 2009 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 14 (DPA) A Canberra researcher reckons the swine flu virus could have been created inadvertently by scientists working with eggs to grow new viruses and test new vaccines. Retired Australian National ... Read more...

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Universal flu vaccine edging closer to reality


April 28th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) An influenza vaccine that protects against death and serious complications from different strains of flu is edging closer to reality. "This is a significant first step in developing a ... Read more...

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Universal influenza vaccine comes closer to reality


April 28th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Researchers from Saint Louis University have come a step closer to developing universal flu vaccine that would offer protection against different strains of influenza.Currently drug companies manufacture a ... Read more...

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New nasal influenza vaccine elicits robust immunity in ferrets


October 29th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 29 (ANI): A novel influenza vaccine, which is delivered nasally, has been found to trigger robust immunity in ferrets, say researchers. Experts at NanoBio Corporation have revealed that the immune ... Read more...

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