Monthly Archives: August 2009

  1. Flu season: How many shots?

    Doctors don't know yet if it will take one dose or two of vaccine to protect against the new swine flu. Add that to vaccine for the regular winter flu, and it could be a multi-shot season for a lot of people — or a multi-squirt season, for those who choose the FluMist nasal-spray version.
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  2. WHO says swine flu down in Southern Hemisphere

    The World Health Organization said Friday that swine flu infections are declining in the Southern Hemisphere as its seasonal flu period comes to an end and the pandemic shifts back north.
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  3. Pregnant women, new parents urged to get vaccine

    Health officials are stressing that it is vital for pregnant women and new parents to get the swine flu vaccine to protect themselves and their children.
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  4. Swine flu Vaccine prepared for distribution in Australia

    Western Australia's Health Deparment says the first batch of swine flu vaccinations is set to be rolled out across the state.
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  5. Half of health workers reject swine flu shot

    About half of Hong Kong's health workers would refuse the swine flu vaccine, new research says, a trend that experts say would likely apply worldwide. In a study that polled 2,255 Hong Kong health workers this year, researchers found even during the height of global swine flu panic in May, less than half were willing to get vaccinated.
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  6. FDA probes liver damage with weight loss pill alli

    The Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports of liver damage in patients taking alli, the only nonprescription weight loss drug approved by the agency.
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  7. Magnetic nanoparticles applied to stop the cancer.

    If the results are confirmed in humans, this wil be a breakthrough, noninvasive, in treating various types of tumors.
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  8. WHO predicts 'explosion' of swine flu cases

    The global spread of swine flu will endanger more lives as it speeds up in the coming months and governments must boost preparations for a swift response to a coming "explosion" of cases, the World Health Organization said Friday.
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  9. Swine flu vaccine expected in Australia next month

    Australia said Thursday it expects to launch swine flu vaccinations starting next month, in what may turn out to be the first such program since the emergence of the disease in April.
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  10. Measures to prevent transmission of swine flu

    Cover mouth and nose with a tissue, wash hands frequently, avoid kissing, sharing glasses or not covered, as well as a healthy, are some of the advice of the Spanish Ministry of Health to prevent the transmission of swine flu viruse.
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