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July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015

Flexible Future of Point-of-Care Disease Diagnostic

July 28, 2015 — The world-wide deployment of biomedical devices for health monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics and environmental sensing is hampered by their high cost that is not readily affordable for developing ... read more

Climate Change Won’t Reduce Winter Deaths

June 19, 2015 — In a study that contradicts the received wisdom on health impacts of climate change, scientists say that we shouldn’t expect substantial reduction in winter deaths as a result of global ... read more

June 18, 2015 — In increasingly mobile modern societies, long-distance transmission can rapidly spread pathogens. A new study suggests that both airline and commuter road travel influence flu virus distribution in ... read more

Personal Experience a Major Driver in Decision for or Against Flu Vaccination

June 15, 2015 — Convincing someone to receive the annual flu vaccine goes beyond clever messaging and well-written public service announcements, research finds. A study outlines both the barriers and facilitators ... read more

Researchers Targeting Host Rather Than Flu Virus Have Success With New Treatment in Mice

June 5, 2015 — People who die from the flu actually die from respiratory failure. A curious researcher wondered what would happen if someone developed a treatment that would prevent blood vessels from leaking into ... read more

Why You Need One Vaccine for Measles and Many for the Flu

May 21, 2015 — While the influenza virus mutates constantly and requires a yearly shot that offers a certain percentage of protection, old reliable measles needs only a two-dose vaccine during childhood for ... read more

May 20, 2015 — The number of new Ebola cases is tapering off, but the search for new treatments continues. Now, one research team has found potential drug candidates that successfully treated up to 90 percent of ... read more

Property Inhibiting Growth of Bird Flu Virus Discovered in Eggs

May 8, 2015 — An egg is many things. It is a versatile food but also an efficient source of bioactive compounds. A researcher has discovered that fractions isolated from the ovomucin protein in egg white can ... read more

Studies Yield Mixed Findings on High-Dose Flu Vaccine for Elders

Apr. 27, 2015 — Is the high-dose version of the flu vaccine more effective than the standard dose for older folks? A new study says yes, but only for the 'oldest old': those 85 or older. For those between ... read more

Children With Neurological Disorders Need Flu Vaccine but Don't Always Get It

Apr. 9, 2015 — Children with neurologic or neurodevelopmental disorders (NNDDs) are at increased risk of complications from influenza. Although experts have recognized NNDDs as high-risk conditions for influenza ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — Passive exposure to bleach in the home is linked to higher rates of childhood respiratory and other infections, suggests new ... read more

Genetic Mutation Helps Explain Why, in Rare Cases, Flu Can Kill

Mar. 26, 2015 — A small number of children who catch the influenza virus fall so ill they end up in the hospital even while their family and friends recover easily. New research helps explain why: a rare genetic ... read more

Enhanced Flu Protection: Four Beats Three

Mar. 13, 2015 — New research findings parallel earlier results: Adding a strain of influenza B could improve effectiveness of an influenza vaccine. Findings from this study of flu vaccines delivered by a small ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — Since December, an outbreak of swine flu in India has killed more than 1,200 people, and a new study suggests that the strain has acquired mutations that make it more dangerous than previously ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — A key protein from two influenza strains that recently began causing sporadic infections among people in China and Taiwan have been analyzed by researchers. The analyses suggest that the flu viruses, ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — Medical researchers have developed an antibody which has proven 100 percent protective against the H5N1 virus in two species of animal ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — Adults over the age of 30 only catch flu about twice a decade, a new study suggests. So, while it may feel like more, flu-like illness can be caused by many pathogens, making it difficult to assess ... read more

Researchers Monitor for Next Novel Influenza Strain

Mar. 3, 2015 — While flu season starts to die down, researchers are diligently monitoring for the next novel influenza virus by monitoring swine influenza viruses. The work is starting with swine in the field. ... read more

Advocacy, Race Affect Flu Vaccination Rates

Feb. 23, 2015 — A doctor's recommendation and a patient's race may influence flu vaccination rates, according to researchers. Researchers found that 90 percent of patients received vaccination if their ... read more

Feb. 17, 2015 — Antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu, which emerged in China in 2013 and sparked fears of a global pandemic, have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations and ... read more

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