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Is La Nina Weather To Blame For New Flu Strains and Pandemics?


Researchers from Columbia and Harvard Universities have discovered a link between the La Nina weather pattern and the flu pandemics of 1918, 1957, 1968 and 2009.  This research was published in the PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). La Nina periodically brings … Continue reading

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Flu Season Is Not Yet In High Gear


The 2012 flu season is not yet in high gear. Infectious disease specialists are on alert for new strains of the flu virus as another swine flu virus emerged in the United States and a drug resistant flu is circulating … Continue reading

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Illicit Bath Salts Can Eat Your Flesh!


“As bath salts gain popularity, medical centers of all disciplines must be prepared to identify not only the signs of intoxication, but the potential side effects including deadly necrotizing fasciitis,” notes Dr. Russo. Dr. Russo led a study, which described … Continue reading

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Can Hanging Around An Indoor Waterfall Make You Sick?


According to a study published in the latest issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology an indoor waterfall inside a hospital in Wisconsin made 8 people sick with Legionnaires’ disease. If you love hanging around the indoor waterfall you may want to think … Continue reading

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A Germ Free Computer?


The FDA has given it’s approval for a Germ FREE computer which can be used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities where healthcare workers share their computers. The computers keyboard was developed by Viogard LLC and was patented in December. … Continue reading

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A Possible Genital Herpes Vaccine?


The New England Journal of Medicine has reported that an investigational vaccine protected some women against infection from one of the two types of herpes simplex viruses that cause genital herpes. The vaccine was somewhat effective at preventing herpes simplex … Continue reading

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Could You Catch The Shingles?


What is shingles? You may have seen ads for a vaccine against the shingles.  Shingles is an infectious disease that awakens from those that have had the chickenpox probably as a child. It can be spread to other people who … Continue reading

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