Elderberry shown to fight Influenza at multiple stages

Elderberry shown to fight Influenza at multiple stages Elderberry shown to fight Influenza at multiple stages The phytochemicals from the elderberry juice were shown to be effective at stopping the virus infecting the cells, however to the surprise of the researchers they were even more effective at inhibiting viral propagation at later stages of the…

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…

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…

Detailed How To: The Potential for Respiratory Droplet–Transmissible A/H5N1 Influenza Virus to Evolve in a Mammalian Host

* This is information has been made public, I am leaving the figures out… Science 22 June 2012: Vol. 336 no. 6088 pp. 1541-1547 DOI: 10.1126/science.1222526 Abstract Avian A/H5N1 influenza viruses pose a pandemic threat. As few as five amino acid substitutions, or four with reassortment, might be sufficient for mammal-to-mammal transmission through respiratory droplets.…