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Alternative Medicine Used For Swine Flu

November 8, 2009

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Alternative therapies used to fight flus and influenza are considered  good against the H1N1 virus.  Alternative medicine practitioners reported that with herbal remedies and good nutrition people without the vaccine can avoid the swine flu.  Some herbal remedies mentioned are: astragalus, geisemium and cecchetto. A healthy immune system can be a defense against many illnessses including […]

Mosquitoes To be Used To Produce Vaccine

June 14, 2009

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A vaccine made of living malaria parasites is on the way to fight the disease. Because malaria parasites are found in the insects’ salivary glands, scientists believe they can use the mosquitoes themselves to produce this vaccine. Malaria kills almost 1 million people worldwide every year,  mainly in Africa. Instead of just using nets and insecticide […]

Testing For Swine Flu In Mexico

May 2, 2009

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Because swine flu is a new virus  so confirming it is not easy.   Health officials in New Mexico have begun testing samples. They have tested: A 1 year old from Sante Fe County An 18 year old male  fromValencia County There is no vaccine yet for this type of influenza.  Researchers are trying to develop […]

Contagious Virus In Children More Widespread

February 25, 2009

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A recent report shows that researchers need to put more emphasis on a vaccine for the respiratory sunctial virus ( RSV).   RSV is a virus they predicted would affect  2.1 million children under the age of 5.  Over a four year period the virus was responsible ( in 3 US counties ) for: 18 % of emergency […]

Flu Shot May Prevent Blood Clots

January 4, 2009

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There are other health benefits from the flu shot according to a study presented at the American Heart Association recently. They studied 727 participants with a history of one deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, and no history of cancer in the past five years. They were compared with the same number or individuals with […]

Vaccines Sought For Malaria

December 6, 2008

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To prevent diseases such as malaria and West Nile virus, researchers are trying to develop vaccines for ticks and mosquitoes.  Through the use of endectocides. The new strategy, if successful will make blood meals from humans lethal to the mosquitoes so they die before they can transmit the virus. The aim in this study will […]

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