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Dec 13, 2010

Dec 13, 2010

Some older asthma patients may need high-dose H1N1 vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – A standard dose of H1N1 influenza vaccine appears to work well in people who have asthma, but older patients with severe asthma may need a higher dose, a government-sponsored trial has shown.

Sep 28, 2010

Sep 28, 2010

Experts cautiously optimistic on future impact of H1N1

(CIDRAP News) – With most Americans already possessing some degree of immunity to the 2009 H1N1 virus, the history of pandemics suggests that it's not very likely to make a big comeback anytime soon, according to three experts at the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Sep 03, 2010

Sep 03, 2010

Malaria drug candidate with new mechanism tests well in mice

(CIDRAP News) – An experimental malaria drug that has a different mechanism from older drugs cured laboratory mice with a single dose, raising hope for eventually providing a powerful new weapon against the disease in humans.


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