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China Investigates Deaths After Swine Flu Shot

November 16, 2009 - Chinese health officials reported on Friday the first deaths in people who received the H1N1 vaccine. The Ministry of Health announced that the two people, including one teacher from Hunan province, died hours after receiving their inoculations. Since September, when the Ministry began its H1N1 immunization program, 12 million Chinese have received the pandemic flu shot.

A preliminary autopsy revealed that the teacher died of an apparent heart attack while playing basketball, and a Ministry spokesperson told the China Daily newspaper that the death was "a coincidental medical incident" and not related to the vaccine. No details on the second victim have been released so far.

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Three US Scientists Win 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine

Oct. 5, 2009 - STOCKHOLM: Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack Szoztak deciphered the enigma of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase.

The Karolinska Institute has awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to three US scientists (two women and one man) who solved one of the greatest mysteries of biology: how chromosomes can be copied in a complete way during cell divisions and how they are protected against degradation.

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Experimental Vaccine Reduces Risks Of HIV/AIDS Contagion

Sept. 24, 2009 - Thai health authorities have presented yesterday in Bangkok the results of an HIV/AIDS vaccine studey conducted on more than 16,000 people.

The study conducted in Thailand was sponsored by the US Army Medical Research and the National Institute of Health.

The experimental vaccine (known as RV144) is a combination of two genetically engineered vaccines developed by Sanofi-Aventis SA and VaxGen Inc., whih had failed in previous trials.

The protection offered by this new vaccine is very low, as it only reduces the risk of contagion by 31.2 percent, but the results give some indication that researchers are heading in the right direction.

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Cannabis Could Decrease Lethality Of H1N1 Flu

Good News: Cannabis could help decreasing risk of death from some influenza strains.

Bad News: Smoking it will not work and may even make things worse.

According to Cannabis Science Inc., which specializes in research and development of cannabis for medicinal purposes, the world may have at their disposal a mean of combating the deadly effects of some influenza strains (including H5N1 avian flu and H1N1 swine flu).

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Can Astragalus Help You Prevent The H1N1 Bug?

Sept. 11, 2009 - Just found this morning in the Examiner an article titled Calming H1N1 fears that was mentioning Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) among supplements to fight the H1N1 flu.

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The Colloidal Silver Scam Strikes Again

Sept.10,2009 - I don't know if it is due to the H1N1 media craze or if it just the normal cycle of this kind of snake oil business, but the colloidal silver scam, against which the Food and Drug Administration has been fighting for years, has resurfaced and spread across the Internet.

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Conspiracy Nation v. The Swine Flu Vaccine

I wanted to write an article about the paranoia around the Swine Flu Vaccine when I found this article written by Emily Gertz in H+ Magazine, and thought "what else could I add?".

Nice debunking work, Emily.

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Influenza A(H1N1): World At The Start Of 2009 Pandemic

June 12, 2009 - Update: Influenza pandemic alert raised to phase 6
On the basis of available evidence and expert assessments of the evidence, the scientific criteria for an influenza pandemic have been met. The Director-General of WHO has therefore decided to raise the level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 5 to phase 6. "The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza pandemic," she said at a press conference today.
Read Dr Chan's statement to the press

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Scientists Find An Infectious Cause For Alzheimer's Disease

June 08, 2009 - Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of neurodegenerative damages and is the most common form of dementia associated with age.

A European team has just discovered one of its possible causes could be infectious, but not caused by any pathogen.

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France Bans The Use Of Mobile Phones In Primary School

The Sarkozy's government wants to limit health risks, despite having no evidence to prove the dangers of electromagnetic radiation

The French government will ban the use of mobile phone in primary school (for children up to twelve years) for health reasons. The measure aims to protect children from possible harm of electromagnetic waves emissions although the effects of these devices have not yet been determined.

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