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Disinfectants may increase resistance of bacterial bugs
Date: 2009-12-31 20:01:38
While scientists have previously determined that the overuse of antibiotics could result in highly-resistant forms of bacteria, new research by the National University of Ireland suggests that misusing common disinfectants could have the same effect.... Full Story

Study: H1N1 transmission rates continue decline
Date: 2009-12-31 19:59:41
Recent clinical tests have revealed that people over the age of 19 may express more immunity to the H1N1 flu strain than scientists initially thought.... Full Story

Report: Lab test indicates second H1N1 vaccine shot unnecessary for childre
Date: 2009-12-23 21:52:42
As scientists continue to refine the H1N1 flu vaccine and examine its appropriate applications, a team of Australian researchers have suggested that a single dose of the shot may be enough to protect infants and children from potential infection, according to clinical tests.... Full Story

CDC 'very confident' in H1N1 vaccine, despite recall
Date: 2009-12-16 22:15:09
Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of the H1N1 vaccine distributed in the U.S., announced a recall of about 800,000 doses of their product, after testing of retained batch samples revealed that their potency did not meet standard levels.... Full Story

CDC: Swine flu infection rates drop
Date: 2009-12-14 22:52:28
While the H1N1 flu strain has accounted for nearly every case of influenza identified this season, U.S. health officials said on Friday that national infection rates are continuing to drop.... Full Story

New drug may give hope to those at risk for hepatitis C
Date: 2009-12-04 21:46:57
A new drug, which has been shown to prevent hepatitis C virus from replicating in a recent study of primates, may be of use to patients who have tested positive for the virus.... Full Story

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