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In Pursuit of a Universal Flu Vaccine 3.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Flu shot season is here. But as you head to the doctor’s office or pharmacy to get vaccinated, scientists are working to make this yearly ritual a thing of the past. Researchers around the world, including at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), are pursuing a “universal” flu vaccine, one that would protect against most or all seasonal and pandemic strains of the flu virus.
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World-First Trial for Universal Flu Vaccine 3.10.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
The world’s first widespread human testing of a flu vaccine which researchers hope will protect more over 65-year-olds against influenza has begun in the NHS.
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Protein that may treat flu symptoms, cut death risk identified 1.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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A 'Glimmer Of Hope' In The Fight Against The World's Top Infectious Killer 27.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The global political will to fight tuberculosis is snowballing.
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HIV rates on rise among over 50s in Europe: Study 27.9.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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It Shouldn't Take a Hurricane to Gain Health Care Access: Nurses Report Back From Disaster Zones 26.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Two members of a rapid response network that deploys nurses to disaster zones report back from Houston, where they spent a week healing victims of Hurricane Harvey. Working at the intersection of activism and health care access, they say our health care is a human right that should be guaranteed by Medicare for All.  Group from Harvey Deployment (Rhonda is center). (Photo courtesy of National Nurses United) We're now several months into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains. In this ongoing "Interviews for Resistance" series, we talk with organizers, agitators and educators not only about how to resist but also about how to build a better world. Today's interview is the 76th in the series. Click here for the most recent interview before this one. Today we bring you a conversation with Dotty Nygard and Rhonda Risner, two registered nurses, ...
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Smoking and HIV may cause lung cancer says a study 19.9.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS 19.9.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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HIV Crime Laws: Historical Relics Or Public Safety Measures? 6.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Thirty-three states have laws that can be used to prosecute people living with HIV. Some states are looking to either repeal
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When All the World's a War -- And All the Men and Women Merely Soldiers 15.8.2017 Truthout.com
When we declare war on phenomena like crime, drugs, or terror, instantly militarizing such problems, we severely limit our means for understanding and dealing with them. (Photo: Pixabay ) Since September 11, 2001, the United States has been fighting a "war on terror." Real soldiers have been deployed to distant lands; real cluster bombs and white phosphorus have been used; real cruise missiles have been launched; the first  MOAB , the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal, has been dropped; and real cities have been  reduced to rubble . In revenge for the deaths of  2,977 civilians  that day, real people --  in the millions  -- have died and millions more have  become refugees . But is the war on terror actually a war at all -- or is it only a metaphor? In a real war, nations or organized non-state actors square off against each other. A metaphorical war is like a real war -- after all, that's what a metaphor is, a way of saying that one thing is like something else -- but the enemy isn't a country ...
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Pune: 2 more die of swine flu, toll 82 9.8.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Defending champion Jimmy Walker hopes health woes are behind him 7.8.2017 Golf – The Indian Express
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Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu 4.8.2017 Environmental News Network
Microbes that live in the gut don’t just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system. Now, a new study shows that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections in mice, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds — called flavonoids — commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries.
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Trying To Breathe: As California Toasts Environmental Win, Pollution Still Plagues 31.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Even though greenhouse gas emissions in the state are declining —down 10 percent since peak levels in 2004 —localized pollution is another matter.
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Four doctors suffering from swine flu, PGIMER takes steps to stop disease spread on campus in Chandigarh 29.7.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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Rice U. scientists reel in structure of salmon virus 28.7.2017 Environmental News Network
The structure of a protein key to the survival and spread of a virus that affects salmon could inform strategies to treat the flu in humans, according to scientists at Rice University.
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New vaccine production could improve flu shot accuracy 25.7.2017 Global Health and Wellness News - ENN
A new way of producing the seasonal flu vaccine could speed up the process and provide better protection against infection.
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The Radicals Were Always Right: Now Is the Time to Decriminalize All Drugs 25.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Marijuana legalization advocates and members of community groups attend a rally in front of One Police Plaza on June 13, 2012, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) Treating drug users as whole people with human rights rather than as criminals used to be considered a radical act but that is changing. Mass incarceration and a far-reaching opioid crisis are forcing even former anti-drug crusaders to consider tackling addition as a health issue rather than a criminal one. Marijuana legalization advocates and members of community groups attend a rally in front of One Police Plaza on June 13, 2012, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) This Truthout original was only possible because of our readers' ongoing support. Can you make a monthly donation to ensure we can publish more like it? Click here to give. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids recently startled me with a blog post titled, "Why You Shouldn't Use the Word Addict." Drug addiction is a disease, the  blog  explains. ...
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Maharashtra spent Rs 1.5 crores for treatment of 76 critically ill swine flu patients in 2 years 25.7.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Five-year-old son of PGI doctor latest swine flu case in city 25.7.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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