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Hepatitis C: the ongoing revolution

Thu Oct 22, 17:01 / comments: 0
Today, the treatment takes the form of weekly injections
New drug trials should improve the cure rate.

An H1N1 vaccine as nasal spray in the U.S.

Wed Oct 21, 09:04 / comments: 0
Vaccination against the H1N1 virus, based on FluMist, at a school in Miami (Florida)
FluMist is well accepted overseas, but has not been approved in Europe yet.

A protein slows the progression of Charcot's disease in mice

Tue Oct 20, 12:18 / comments: 0
Laboratory mice
An enzyme similar to that used for treating severe sepsis has slowed in mice the Charcot's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)

Mercury levels are the same in autistic and other children

Tue Oct 20, 00:18 / comments: 0
Blood levels of mercury similar in children with autism and other
A United States study shows that the mercury content in the blood of children with autism is similar to that of other children.

Giving paracetamol to children before or after a vaccine?

Sun Oct 18, 00:18 / comments: 0
In children treated preventively by this antipyretic, antibody levels were significantly lower
Giving paracetamol to children, to avoid the occurrence of fever reaction following a vaccination could reduce the formation of protective antibodies triggered by vaccination, suggests a study published in the British medical journal The Lancet, dated Saturday.

H1N1 vaccine: single dose is sufficient

Fri Oct 16, 18:09 / comments: 0
A single dose of vaccine may provoke a strong immune response
The British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said that the results of the second clinical trial of its vaccine confirmed that a single dose would be effective.

Parkinson: a promising triple gene therapy

Thu Oct 15, 12:01 / comments: 0
According to the neurosurgeon, the injection of therapeutic genes in the striatum, which is done under general anesthesia, is technically easier than the implantation of stimulation electrodes in the subthalamic nucleus.

Diarrhea: The Grim Reaper's Crop

Wed Oct 14, 18:29 / comments: 0
Babies who are not breastfed during the first six months of life are six times more likely to die of infectious diseases, including diarrhea
Approximately 1.5 million children die each year from diarrheal diseases according to a report issued Wednesday afternoon by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).

A few words about scabies

Tue Oct 13, 18:11 / comments: 1
Scabies, a highly contagious disease of the skin caused by a parasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei
Scabies, a highly contagious disease of the skin caused by a parasitic mite Sarcoptes scabiei.

Google Trends shows the Flu pandemic influenza A

Sat Oct 10, 15:21 / comments: 0
Results provided by the new tool are detailed with graphs maps and detailed statistics. They highlight the most common queries, but also those whose popularity is increasing most rapidly.
"Google Flu Trends " or "Google tracking the flu" is a new service giant Google designed to track influenza A (H1N1). This tool gives statistics on searches conducted by Internet users on all Google sites.

Leukodystrophy: Take on your sneakers and beat the disease

Sat Oct 10, 15:11 / comments: 0
Leukodystrophy, disease that is difficult to beat but not unbeatable
"Take on your sneakers and beat the disease" with the European Association against leukodystrophy (ELA). It is an interdisciplinary educational project, a sporting event and solidarity, and action that promotes youth involvement.

Influenza A or seasonal: what are the differences?

Sat Oct 10, 00:01 / comments: 0
The authorities recommend getting vaccinated against seasonal flu first, followed by the vaccine flu A.
The vaccine for seasonal influenza is on sale. But it does not protect against influenza A. Everything you need to know about these two flu.

Influenza A: Infection possible even 8 days after fever

Fri Oct  9, 00:15 / comments: 0
Some people infected with the H1N1 virus might indeed be contagious one week or more after the disappearance of fever

The vaccine effective for both influenza

Fri Oct  9, 00:01 / comments: 0
A vaccine against influenza A is crucial
A study suggests that the vaccine against seasonal influenza confer partial protection against influenza A.
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