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Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Chile Flu Vaccine Tender

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS:PK), ( http://www.htdsmedical.com ) subsidiary, Shenzhen Mellow Hope Pharm Industrial Co., Ltd. (Mellow Hope) announced today that the general manager of Mellow Hope paid a visit to Chile, in regards to a significa...

School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

But that could change if fall outbreak proves more severe, government says FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The school closures that swept across the United States last spring during the emergence of the H1N1 swine flu needn't be repeated this fall, according to new guidelines issued...

Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

Doctors should diagnose based on symptoms and strains in circulation, experts say,, THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors can't rely on rapid tests to diagnose the pandemic H1N1 swine flu, say U.S health officials who evaluated three kits and found that they miss many infections...

Cold, Flu or Pneumonia? Answer May Lie in Blood Test

Gene signature detects differences in viral, bacterial infections, study finds THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- A genomic "signature" in blood appears able to identify people who've been exposed to common upper respiratory viruses, such as the cold or flu, even before symptoms d...

1957-58 Flu Pandemic Can Provide Clues to Planning for h1n1

Similarities Between 2 Pandemics Can Aid in Preparedness and Response BALTIMORE, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. prepares for a resurgence of H1N1 influenza this fall, much can be learned from looking at a previous pandemic that had similar patterns. In an articl...

100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 registered nurses from across California will rally in San Francisco Wednesday to protest gaps by California hospitals in safety preparation for the H1N1 pandemic, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Commit...

Consumer Reports Swine Flu Survival Kit Prepares Consumers for Potentially Tough Flu Season This Fall

Consumer Reports shows how to avoid drugstore traps, and which remedies are most effective YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- As the U.S. prepares for a possible second wave of H1N1 or swine flu, as well as for the annual scourge of seasonal flu and ...

Swine Flu Advice from Confused.com

People travelling with no cover are always taking a risk. Cardiff (PRWEB) August 1, 2009 -- As the severity of swine flu evolves and symptoms become more widespread, the advice is clear for those travelling abroad: it is paramount adequate insurance is in place. It i...

Allergists Urge Asthmatics to Get Swine and Seasonal Flu Shots Following CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee Recommendations

The nation's allergists are urging asthma patients to get a swine (H1N1) flu shot in addition to a seasonal flu shot this fall to protect themselves against both types of the influenza following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Vaccine Advisory Committee recommendations July 29 th...

Immune responses to flu vaccine are diminished in lupus patients

Patients with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have an increased risk of infection, due to both disturbances in their immune responses and treatment with immunosuppressive drugs. Because morbidity and mortality related to influenza are increased in immunocompromised patien...

Pregnant Women, Health-Care Workers Top Swine Flu Vaccine Candidates

CDC advisory panel outlines priorities for a fall flu shot rollout WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are pregnant, children six months and older, and health care workers should all get top priority when the H1N1 swine flu vaccine arrives this fall, a U.S. government ad...

Physicians' Level of Concern for H1N1 Swine Flu Steadily Increases

FLEMINGTON, N.J., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study conducted among 670 physicians which measured perceptions regarding the H1N1 swine flu revealed that doctors' level of concern has steadily increased over the past month. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/p...

Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say

As CDC recommendations loom, new study confirms this group at great risk,, WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- As U.S. officials meet Wednesday to decide who should get priority for potentially scarce H1N1 swine flu shots this fall, the danger the virus poses to pregnant women shoul...

HOWARU(R) Protect Clinically Shown to Reduce the Incidence and Severity of Cold and Flu Symptoms in Children

MADISON, Wis., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's health environment, harmful cold and flu strains can travel the globe and pose serious risk to young children. And, at the same time, the FDA has issued warnings about administering over-the-counter cough and cold medications to children ...

Save Swine Flu Drugs for Younger Patients, Study Urges

Curbing use in elderly may be controversial but wise, experts say TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Antiviral drug treatment of swine flu may be wasted on the elderly and should be reserved for young people, suggest researchers who created a model of the effect of antiviral treatmen...

CDC Panel to Recommend Who Should Get Swine Flu Shot

Officials hope vaccine will be available by fall or early winter TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- With the first trials of a vaccine against the new H1N1 swine flu set to begin shortly, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will convene a panel of experts Wednesday to...

Swine Flu Could Eventually Affect 40% of Americans: CDC

Vaccine testing -- set to begin next week -- could lessen impact FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- The H1N1 swine flu could end up affecting as many as 40 percent of Americans, if one includes workers who stay home to care for people who contract the illness, U.S. health officials sa...

U.S. Expects 160 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine by October

A slowdown in production is hampering efforts, but a nasal spray version might help THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- 160 million: that's the number of doses of injectable swine flu vaccine U.S. officials now expect to have on hand by October, with more doses coming in the form of...

U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin

Announcement comes day after first such program in world started in Australia WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is readying its first human trials of an experimental vaccine to protect against the H1N1 swine flu virus, officials announced Wednesday. Two possib...

World's 1st Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Start in Australia

Results won't be known for about six weeks, manufacturers say,, WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Two Australian biotechnology companies have started inoculating adult volunteers in the world's first H1N1 swine flu vaccine trials, with the hope of producing an effective shot again...

Vaxine Wins Line Honours With World's First Human Swine Flu Vaccine

ADELAIDE, Australia, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- VAXINE Pty Ltd, a South Australian biotechnology company, has successfully undertaken the first ever human immunisations with a candidate swine flu vaccine. "This represents a major breakthrough as it is the first administration to human s...

Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny

Experts confident that U.S. won't repeat problems seen in 1976 episode TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- A high-level U.S. government decision in 1976 to vaccinate 43 million people against swine flu backfired -- badly. Not only did the dreaded outbreak never materialize (illnes...

WIN Global Poll Finds Concern Of Swine Flu Decreasing Despite Not Being Prepared For A Pandemic

WIN (Worldwide Independent Network) poll finds concern for swine flu diminishing even though public feels a lack of preparation for a pandemic. While Swine Flu is still a viable illness globally, less than one-third of respondents across 19 countries stated that it is a concern. ...

FDA Approves Seasonal Flu Vaccine for 2009-2010

Health experts still working on H1N1 swine flu vaccine, which should be ready by fall MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the vaccine to protect against the 2009-2010 seasonal flu, health officials announced Monday. The agency noted...

Guard Against Swine Flu at Summer Camp

Before sending off your kids, take some precautions, expert says SATURDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- As children head off to summer camp, many parents are concerned about the risk for swine flu. To protect kids from the H1N1 virus when they're at camp, Dr. Jeffrey Boscamp, a ped...

Swine Flu Vaccine on Track for Fall: CDC

New U.S. outbreak likely in coming months; children and young adults still primary targets,, FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials said Friday that development of a vaccine for the H1N1 swine flu is on track, with the first doses possibly ready by the fall. Initi...

Camp High Harbour Response to Flu Outbreak Includes SpectraSan 24 Disinfectant

EPA-Registered, SpectraSan 24 Kills Influenza A Viruses, MRSA, Staph and Host of Other Micro-Organisms on Hard Surfaces for Infection Control, Recommended for use in Childcare Environments. North Canton, OH (PRWEB) July 16, 2009 -- In mid-June, almost one third of the w...

Physicians' Level of Concern for H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic Highest Since April

FLEMINGTON, N.J., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 675 physicians revealed that nearly half of physicians (48%) reported that the H1N1 Swine Flu poses some level of risk for a worldwide catastrophic pandemic, the highest percentage since an April study. (...

Nurses File Cal-OSHA Complaint After Hospital Refuses to Supply Swine Flu Masks for Units with Infected Patients

OAKLAND, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- RNs from the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) have filed an urgent plea with the state of California to step in and force Sutter Solano Hospital to provide nurses with proper safety equip...

Swine Flu Vaccine Taking Longer Than Expected

A fully tested shot may not be ready until year's end, WHO says MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- A fully tested swine flu vaccine may not be available until the end of the year, a vaccine expert at the World Health Organization said Monday. But countries could use emergency measu...

Swine Flu Summit Focuses on Preparedness

U.S. taking steps to handle virus' anticipated return in the fall THURSDAY, July 9, 2009 (HealthDay News) -- The initial scare posed by the sudden emergence of swine flu in April may have passed, but federal officials are warning against complacency and taking no chances as they brace ...

Abatement Technologies Sees Strong Demand as Hospitals Prepare for Stage 6 Flu Pandemic

Abatement Technologies®, Inc. sees strong demand for their HEPA-CARE® Air Filtration Systems and Germicidal UV Modules from healthcare facilities as they activate their emergency pandemic preparedness plans. Suwanee, Georgia (PRWEB) July 9, 2009 -- Abatement Tec...

Rendell Administration Officials to Participate in National Flu Summit

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced that representatives of his office, the departments of Health and Education, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will participate in a federally sponsored H1N1 Influenza Preparedness S...

Experts Keep Wary Eye on Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu

Isolated cases seem mild for now, but future remains uncertain WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Health experts say they can't predict at this point how widely a new strain of swine flu resistant to the drug Tamiflu will spread, or how dangerous it might become. "This is not une...

Fighting the swine flu pandemic with mathematics

As swine flu spreads across America, good data can make all the difference in controlling it. Who needs to get antiviral medications first? Who can wait? When should counties and states shut down airports, schools, and highways? When should they tell people to stay home from school and work...

Mixed Marks for Swine Flu Updates

Study finds wide variations in Web reports by states and municipalities TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- State and local health departments in the United States get mixed marks for their use of Web sites to inform the public about the swine flu outbreak, a new study shows. After...

Why Swine Flu Differs From Seasonal Flu

Pandemic virus affects lungs and stomach, whereas seasonal flu doesn't, researchers say,, THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have uncovered some intriguing clues about why the new swine flu frequently brings on gastrointestinal distress and vomiting, symptoms not usually a...

More than One-Third of Docs Say Risk Level Rising for Potential H1N1 Flu Pandemic

Physicians report highest risk level for H1N1 pandemic since April study FLEMINGTON, N.J., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 696 physicians revealed that more than one-third of physicians (37%) reported that there was "somewhat of a risk" that the H1N1 swine flu could result ...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Workshops Will Help Businesses Prepare for Flu Pandemic

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health will hold a series of pandemic planning workshops in July to help ensure businesses are ready for the current influenza pandemic and the possible resurgence of the 2009 Novel Influenza A/H1N1 virus this fall. "The Wo...

Air Traffic Patterns Predict Swine Flu Spread

H1N1 case rates associated with number of air passengers arriving from Mexico, analysis shows,,,, MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Countries that received the most airline passengers from Mexico this spring were the most likely to see H1N1 swine flu infection, new research says. ...
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