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Health News - Bird Flu/SARS

Flexible future of point-of-care disease diagnostic
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 e.g. (Medical News Today)

Adjuvants improve immune response to H7N9 flu vaccine
In a phase 2 trial that included nearly 1,000 adults, the AS03 and MF59 adjuvants (a component that improves immune response of inactivated influenza vaccines) increased the immune responses to two... (Medical News Today)

Virus-like particle vaccine protects mice from many flu strains
NIAID research could aid development of universal flu vaccineA vaccine that protects against a wide variety of influenza viruses (a so-called universal flu vaccine) is a critical public health... (Medical News Today)

Avian flu confirmed in UK
A case of H7N7 avian flu has now been confirmed in Lancashire.A temporary control zone imposed on Friday at the affected farm has now been replaced by a 10 kilometre surveillance zone and an... (Medical News Today)

Vaccines developed for H5N1, H7N9 avian influenza strains
A recent study with Kansas State University researchers details vaccine development for two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. (Medical News Today)

Lifelong flu jab steps closer as researchers reveal importance of immune cell memory
After discovering how flu-killing T cells remember different strains of virus, researchers believe we are closer to developing a single flu jab that protects for life. (Medical News Today)

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) - Arizona taking steps to protect poultry
The Arizona Department of Agriculture is working with large and small poultry farmers in the state concerning the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). (Medical News Today)

Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks
A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers. (Medical News Today)

Circulation of highly pathogenic avian flu in North American birds
Viral changes make current situation more complexHighly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 viruses of Eurasian origin continue to circulate and evolve in North American wild birds.The U.S. (Medical News Today)

Scripps Research Institute study shows 2 new flu strains do not yet easily infect humans
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have analyzed a key protein from two influenza strains that recently began causing sporadic infections among people in China and Taiwan. (Medical News Today)

New compound protects 100 percent of ferrets, mice, from H5N1
Since 2003, the H5N1 influenza virus, more commonly known as the bird flu, has been responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and ducks and has infected more than 650 people, leading to a 60... (Medical News Today)

'Bird flu protection' given by seasonal flu vaccine
The annual preventive flu injection yields protection against the more dangerous avian strain H7N9 - a discovery that has led the researchers to call for universal vaccination. (Medical News Today)

Practical guide to improve communication during disease outbreaks launched
A practical guide for healthcare professionals to help improve communication during major disease outbreaks was launched Monday 2 February 2015. (Medical News Today)

Study maps travel of H7 influenza genes
Influenza has a long history of being one of the most deadly diseases to afflict humanity, but what exactly makes it so dangerous? (Medical News Today)

Avian flu in Hong Kong hospital controlled by infection control preparedness measures
A proactive infection prevention plan implemented widely in a Hong Kong healthcare system was a significant factor preventing the spread of influenza strain A H7N9, otherwise known as Avian flu. (Medical News Today)

Mapping chicken flu virus offers clues about deadly H7N9 bird flu
By sequencing the viral genome of the H9N2 chicken virus, scientists have mapped its evolution since 1994 and found clues as to how it helped H7N9 emerge as a threat to humans. (Medical News Today)

Immunity to many types of flu viruses boosted by seasonal flu vaccines
Seasonal flu vaccines may protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain but also against many additional types, according to a study published this week in mBio®, the... (Medical News Today)

Advice for backyard poultry keepers to protect birds from avian flu, UK
Following the recent case of avian flu discovered in The Netherlands, the British Veterinary Association (BVA), British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and British Veterinary Poultry... (Medical News Today)

New candidate vaccine against risky avian influenza
The avian influenza (bird flu) virus of the H5N1 subtype continues to infect people, especially in South-Eastern Asia. (Medical News Today)

Some flu viruses potentially more dangerous than others
Certain subtypes of avian influenza viruses have the potential to cause more severe disease in humans than other avian influenza subtypes and should be monitored carefully to prevent spread of... (Medical News Today)

Moving toward eradication of H5N1 bird flu
A University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or "bird flu" with those... (Medical News Today)

Plant MIR2911 - 'Virological penicillin' directly targets influenza A viruses
In a new study, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University present an extremely novel finding that a plant microRNA, MIR2911, which is enriched in honeysuckle, directly targets influenza A viruses... (Medical News Today)

Mathematical tool could help emergency services deal with Ebola, pandemics
An evolutionary analysis of public health data during a major disease outbreak, such as bird flu, E. (Medical News Today)

Naturally acquired mutations in the avian H3N8 flu virus allow the infection to spread in mammals via respiratory droplets
A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists found the avian influenza A H3N8 virus that killed harbor seals along the New England coast can spread through respiratory droplets and... (Medical News Today)

Vaccination against H5N1 flu virus generates broadly reactive antibodies
Vaccine researchers have developed a strategy aimed at generating broadly cross-reactive antibodies against the influenza virus: embrace the unfamiliar. (Medical News Today)

Carrier Oils
It is important to learn not only about the variety of essentials oils and their benefits, but also the way to properly combine them with a carrier oil before applying to the skin. Essential oils are concentrated and alone are very potent. Carrier oils carry essential oils to the skin safely. If essential oils are applied directly to the skin they can irritate it and have a negative effect instead of fulfilling their helpful, (aromatherapy-blends)

Aromatherapy in Labor and Delivery
The time has come. After nine months of anticipation you are standing at the door, suitcase at the ready, stopwatch in hand. You have timed the contractions at every two to five minutes on the dot, and as the drama of birth opens its curtains before your very eyes, you wonder if all your preparations will (aromatherapy-blends)

Aromatherapy in Pregnancy
Pregnancy and childbirth is the most wondrous experience of a woman’s life. To describe it, one must use a list of contradictions. What other event can be so universal, yet so personal? At what other time does a woman feel more in tune with her feminine side, while yet tapping into her strongest reserve of raw power? What other rite of passage takes her to the very doors of death, only to open them and find new life? There is no other time when a woman can feel so sick while being in perfectly good health. There is no other even (aromatherapy-blends)

Aromatherapy Essential Oils
Properties of common ar (aromatherapy-blends)

Reiki The Energy Force
The Reiki system is not the only factor that determines how the body is attuned to the Reiki energy.  The person giving a Reiki treatment also receives the healing effect of the energy as it flows thr (aromatherapy-blends)

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