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Tamiflu 30 Mg and 45 Mg Capsules Approved by FDA

...ps to facilitate the use of antivirals in pandemic preparedness and response," said Dominick Iacuzio, Ph.D, medical director at Roche. "These lower dose capsules not only provide governments with a new option for pandemic stockpiling, but also give prescribing physicians an alternative for patients who prefer a c...

Americas Preparations For Flu Outbreak Still Incomplete

... had released $897 million to states for emergency preparedness efforts. The money includes $175 million for pande...t the federal government has made major strides in preparedness for a pandemic, Mr. Levi said. But as the administration also recognizes, there is still a long way ...

Gaps In Food Safety Systems Must Be Plugged :UN

...cation, food-borne disease surveillance, emergency preparedness and response. They also provide scientific advice on many food safety issues such as food additives, chemical and microbiological contaminants, and agro-chemical residues....

Child Health Key Focus Among Muslim Nations

...IC countries to establish national avian influenza preparedness plans and urged members to share resources and ensure poorer Muslim countries receive vaccines and antiviral drugs. Indonesia is the worst hit from the deadly H5N1 virus, recording 80 deaths so far since bird flu broke out two years ago in all but ...

Nephrologists Reassess Disaster Response Strategies

...he KERC's approach may also help to guide disaster preparedness planning for other vulnerable populations. Dr. R...and staff to familiarize themselves with emergency preparedness concepts while noting specific resources where more specific information can be obtained.' Dr. Mas...

DelSite Working Toward Solving Delivery of Influenza Vaccine in Pandemic Situations

...of the key obstacles that delay influenza pandemic preparedness which were discussed by experts at the worldwide "Options for the Control of Influenza VI Conference" held in Toronto, Canada last week. Long-standing problems associated with the production, storage and distribution of vaccines to meet the challen...

Malaria Control Measures

...ment, strengthening of referral services, epidemic preparedness and rapid response (ii) Integrated Vector Management including indoor residual spraying with insecticide in selected high risk areas, use of insecticide treated bed nets, promotion of larvivorous fish, use of larvicides and source reduction through m...

Red Cross renders emergency relief efficiently

...ily welfare, nursing, junior red cross activities, preparedness and prevention of communicable and infectious diseases, relief operations in fire, railway and other accidents and events. Be it the winter in Kashmir, the earthquake in Gujarat, the cyclone in Orissa or the Tsunami in Tamil Nadu, the volunteers o...

TB and Measles Scare in Canada Now

...rector of the health agency's centre for emergency preparedness and response, said officials don't know if the other students are incubating the disease and may be infectious, but precautions were necessary. "They were about to board a long-distance flight, which is a very unique circumstance -- being in an enc...

New Smallpox Vaccine Contract: Five Years in the Making

...hts a success for the U.S. government's biodefense preparedness programs. This contract is the first time that HHS has utilized all of its existing and newly-acquired payment authorities (Advance Payment, Milestone Advance Payment, and Performance Based Payment) as granted under the original Bioshield legislation...

Child Vaccines a Key Issue for OIC Forum in Malaysia

... met to tackle issues including polio vaccination, preparedness for bird flu outbreaks and outbreaks of other infectious diseases. The meetings are part of preparations for the OIC's first health ministers' conference, which is hosted by OIC chair Malaysia and will be officially launched on Thursday south of Kual...

Muslim Nations Urged To Address Health Needs

...drens' health, preparation for the Hajj season and preparedness for a pandemic influenza outbreak, among other things....

Steps To Prevent Out-Break Of Bird Flu

...as visited by migratory birds; assess and activate preparedness to handle control operations in the event of any o...autionary steps have been taken in the country for preparedness to prevent, control and contain outbreaks of Bird Flu in the country. The details are at Annexure. ...

FDA Grants Approval to First Bird Flu Vaccine

...flu vaccine. Still, "we feel as part of pandemic preparedness it would be best to have a licensed vaccine. Our review suggests this vaccine is safe and effective," Baylor said. David Williams, president of Sanofi vaccine unit Sanofi Pasteur, said in a statement the approval was "a significant milestone in pan...

Antony Concerned Over Growing Suicide Rates in Armed Forces

...armed forces. However, the onus of maintaining the preparedness and morale of our armed forces lies with you," Antony told the Army Commanders. "You have to make a collective effort to ensure that our forces continue to be in top physical and mental state. I am sure you all will rise to the occasion and ensure...

Can Our Hospitals Cope In A Disaster?

...specialists.// At present there are no standard preparedness targets for Australasian hospitals, says Dr Anthon...ys Dr Joseph. The estimates were measured against preparedness levels set for hospitals in the United States. “We believe that the cumulative effect of all the ...

'Invest in Health, Build a Safer Future': World Health Day

...porate sector and citizens to ensure international preparedness and to provide a universal safety net to deal with pan-global health issues. RA/R...

International Study Finds Ways to Maximize Effective Responses After Terrorism Incidents

...their civilian population is critical to improving preparedness worldwide. Our study found that there were a numbe... commonalities can be used by all nations in their preparedness efforts." The disaster paradigm—Detection; Incident Command; Scene Security & Safety; Assess Hazar...

India Sounds Bird Flu Alert in Border States

...akistan and Myanmar. A high-level review of the preparedness for handling any outbreak of bird flu in India was undertaken by the cabinet secretary Wednesday. The Animal Husbandry Department has advised these states to intensify surveillance measures. "The government of India has already stockpiled adequat...

Review Meeting on Avian Flu

The high-level review meeting regarding preparedness in the country for dealing with any outbreak of Av...erably strengthened. A strategic plan for pandemic preparedness has been put in place. One BSL-3 laboratory has been commissioned at NICD, Delhi and two more are be...

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(Date:4/18/2014)... 2014) Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) ... particular molecule in metastatic breast cancer reduces both the ... metastases. BRI scientists have found in models of the ... 60 - 80 percent and can keep the tumor ... million five-year grant comes from the National Cancer Institute ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... inflammation in benign prostate tissue was associated with ... was found even in those with low prostate-specific ... in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , ... Research. , An analysis of prostate tissue biopsies ... of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) found ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... today in PLOS Pathogens , children who live ... can mount an immune response to infection with malaria ... of high fever and illness and partially control the ... may help researchers develop future interventions that prevent or ... Each year, approximately 200 million cases of malaria occur ...
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(Date:4/17/2014)... NY (April 16, 2014) The cause of neuronal ... new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for ... system, similar to the way autoimmune diseases like type ... body,s cells. The study was published April 16, 2014, ... new, and likely controversial, idea in Parkinson,s disease; but ...
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(Date:4/17/2014)... new early-warning signs of the potential loss of sight ... for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, potentially ... "We had not expected to see such striking changes ... Elsner, professor and associate dean in the IU School ... set out to study the early signs, in volunteer ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... wild animals and plant life, but there,s an invisible ... in the soil, decomposing organic matter and releasing carbon ... fungi play in ecological systems, their identities have only ... generated a genetic map of more than 10,000 species ... this week in the Proceedings of the National ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... View of Domestication," a special feature of The ... ( PNAS ) published April 29, raises a ... deep history that most of us take for granted. ... in many spots around the globe shifted from hunting ... and plants. , It seems so straightforward and yet ...
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