Monthly Archives: July 2009

  1. Greece will vaccinate its entire population against the swine fl

    Greece will vaccinate its entire population of 12 million against the H1N1 swine flu pandemic which has swept around the world in weeks, killing hundreds of people, the country's health minister said on Friday.
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  2. Pregnant women front of line for swine flu vaccine

    Pregnant women, health care workers and children six months and older should be placed at the front of the line for swine flu vaccinations this fall, a government panel recommended Wednesday.
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  3. Tanning beds as deadly as arsenic

    International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas. For years, scientists have described tanning beds and ultraviolet radiation as 'probable carcinogens.'
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  4. Toxic chemical found in Bangladeshi drug

    Bangladeshi authorities said Tuesday they had found traces of a toxic chemical in paracetamol syrup believed to have killed two dozen children in the past six weeks.
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  5. Europe fast-tracking swine flu vaccine

    In a drive to inoculate people against swine flu before winter, many European governments say they will fast-track the testing of a new flu vaccine, arousing concern among some experts about safety issues and proper vaccine doses.
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  6. Seattle volunteers sought to test swine-flu vaccine

    Seattle will be one of eight U.S. cities to test a new vaccine for swine flu next month, just ahead of the anticipated fall return of a novel virus that triggered a global pandemic alert in the spring.
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  7. Swine flu alert for pregnant women and babies

    Urgent swine flu advice is to be issued to pregnant women and new parents in an attempt to limit the spread of the virus among the most vulnerable.
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  8. Swine flu: Russia recommends not to travel to Spain

    The head of the Russia's Epidemiology Service , Gennady Onischenko, recommended to the Russians, again, not to travel to Spain because the continuous increase of new cases of swine flu in that country.
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  9. Legal immunity set for swine flu vaccine makers

    The last time the government embarked on a major vaccine campaign against a new swine flu, thousands filed claims contending they suffered side effects from the shots. This time, the government has already taken steps to head that off.
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  10. Alzheimer's gene speeds memory declines before 60

    People with the 'Alzheimer's gene' begin to have memory declines tied to aging before they reach 60, even if they have no clinical symptoms of dementia, a U.S. research team reported.
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