Video – Health Research Reports 9 SEP 2013

Topics: Arginine performs as well as established drugs for Diabetes * American Scientific journal Enocrinology Sep 2013 Nutritional Supplements reduce hospital stays by 21% * American Journal of Managed Care Sep 2013 Sirtuin in the brain delays the process of aging * Cell Metabolism Sep 2013 H1N2 influenza vaccine disables the bodies defense against H1N1…

Flu vaccine backfires in pigs / vaccinated against H1N2 influenza were more vulnerable to the rarer H1N1 strain

Antibodies against one strain increase risk of infection with another. Beth Mole 28 August 2013 Pigs vaccinated against H1N2 influenza were more vulnerable to the rarer H1N1 strain. Andy Rouse/Photoshot Preventing seasonal sniffles may be more complicated than researchers suspected. A vaccine that protects piglets from one common influenza virus also makes them more vulnerable…

Expert questions US public health agency advice on influenza vaccines: “All influenza is “flu,” but only one in six “flus” might be influenza”

Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmj.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Marketing influenza vaccines involves marketing influenza as a threat of great proportions, argues Johns Hopkins fellow Promotion of influenza vaccines is one of the most visible and aggressive public health policies today, writes Doshi. Today around 135 million doses of influenza vaccine annually enter the US market,…

Paradox of Vaccination: Is Vaccination Really Effective against Avian Flu Epidemics?

Abstract Background Although vaccination can be a useful tool for control of avian influenza epidemics, it might engender emergence of a vaccine-resistant strain. Field and experimental studies show that some avian influenza strains acquire resistance ability against vaccination. We investigated, in the context of the emergence of a vaccine-resistant strain, whether a vaccination program can…

US Nurses fired for refusing Flu vaccine: “the flu vaccine not just it doesn’t protect people from the flu, but it has complicated the health of thousands of people who took it”

Friday, 04 January 2013 An Indiana hospital has fired eight employees, including at least three veteran nurses, after they refused mandatory flu shots, stirring up controversy over which should come first: employee rights or patient safety. The hospital imposed mandatory vaccines, responding to rising concerns about the spread of influenza.. Ethel Hoover wore all black…

Scientists urge ministers: tell truth on ‘over-hyped’ flu vaccine

  Jeremy Laurance Wednesday, 21 November 2012 The flu vaccine given to millions of people each year in Britain is “over-promoted” and “over-hyped” and the protection it offers against the seasonal illness has been exaggerated, scientists claim. Flu causes thousands of deaths, mainly among the elderly, in the UK each year but the vaccine is…

Seasonal flu vaccination increase the risk of infection with pandemic H1N1 flu by 68%

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Andrew Hyde press@plos.org 44-122-346-3330 Public Library of Science Did seasonal flu vaccination increase the risk of infection with pandemic H1N1 flu? Press release from PLoS Medicine Did seasonal flu vaccination increase the risk of infection with pandemic H1N1 flu? In September 2009, news stories reported that researchers in Canada…

Health Canada suspends dispersal of Novartis flu shots after discovery of virus particle clumps

By Helen Branswell, The Canadian  PressOctober 27, 2012 TORONTO – Canada is following the lead of several European countries and  suspending distribution of flu vaccine made by the pharmaceutical firm  Novartis. The decision relates to the discovery by the company of tiny clumps of virus  particles in some batches of flu vaccines made at the…

France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland now imposing partial ban on the Novartis Flu Vaccine

France halts sale of Novartis flu vaccine Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:18 GMT Source: reuters (Adds comment from European Medicines Agency) PARIS, Oct 26 (Reuters) – France said it was halting sales of an influenza vaccine made by Swiss drugmaker Novartis as a precaution after potential impurities were found in batches of the product in…

No significant influenza (FLU) vaccine effectiveness could be demonstrated for any season, age or setting after adjusting for county, sex, insurance, chronic conditions recommended for influenza vaccination and timing of influenza vaccination

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Heather Hare 585-273-2840 JAMA and Archives Journals Use of the influenza vaccine was not associated with preventing hospitalizations or reducing physician visits for the flu in children age 5 and younger during two recent seasons, perhaps because the strains of virus in the vaccine did not match circulating strains,…

Flu shot does not reduce risk of death

2008 Study posted for filing Contact: Keely Savoie ksavoie@thoracic.org 212-315-8620 American Thoracic Society The widely-held perception that the influenza vaccination reduces overall mortality risk in the elderly does not withstand careful scrutiny, according to researchers in Alberta. The vaccine does confer protection against specific strains of influenza, but its overall benefit appears to have been…