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Oral Bird Flu Vaccine; Does it Really Work?

Having an oral Bird Flu vaccine for the H5N1 human strain could be a godsend for the human race and a potentially profitable situation for Rouche Pharmaceuticals, which produces the Tamiflu vaccine. Recently however this subject came up in an online think tank where one individual states:

“One of my friends who is also incidentally pursuing a career in the medical field confirmed me that the Tamiflu oral suspension in the recent times have not been that effective in treating the bird flu patients, so does this suggest that the H5N1 virus has already developed mutation to the Tamiflu oral suspension?”

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Flu Shot Ingredients

The major flu shot ingredients are dead influenza viruses. There may be any number of different flu viruses circulating at any one time, but pharmaceutical companies only choose three as annual flu shot ingredients. Even if you take an annual flu shot, you could still contract another flu virus and still come down with the flu. So, it is still important to protect your immune system and practice good health habits. Common flu vaccine side effects include body aches, low grade fever and soreness at the point of injection. There are some rare, but serious flu vaccine side effects that concern many people.

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Top 10 List of Medical Breakthroughs Impacting Healthcare in 2007 Published November 7th, 2006

On Tuesday November 7th, The Cleveland Clinic, ranked as the third best hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report, published its list of the top ten medical breakthroughs impacting healthcare in 2007.

The list’s up-and-coming devices and therapies were selected by a panel of Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists.

Although we all think of a “top ten list” as a gimmick of comedian David Letterman, terms like “neurostimulation and “endografting” tells the reader that this a very serious list published by one of the prestigious healthcare institutions in the world. The list includes therapies for cancer, asthma, depression, heart failure, age-related macular degeneration, and vascular disease. But in David Letterman style here are the top ten medical innovations expected to have a major impact on our health in 2007:

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What You Need to Know About Viral Diseases?

There is a very long-standing liaison between human beings and virus that wander unreservedly in our environment. Virus has a long history of disconcerting people.

A virus is a microorganism that is not visible to the naked eye. It is highly contagious and communicable. A virus attacks and clips to a living cell of the human body. It then discharges its DNA or RNA, which smashes the original genetic material and functioning of the cell. But before the victimized cell expires, it leaves or releases more of that virus. The virus multiplied in such a fashion impedes the growth and working of other healthy cells too, so much so that sooner or later the entire body comes in its grips. However, the immune system of the body endeavors its best to brawl the viral attack. But it does not succeed in all the cases. Due to this reason, the doctors and dieticians prescribe a healthy diet rich in nutrition that strengthens the resistance of the body.

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Doctor, Should I Take Humira for My Rheumatoid Arthritis?

TNF alpha is a cytokine, a unique protein that is produced during the inflammatory response. TNF alpha is not only the result of inflammation, it is also a substance that promotes the inflammation. Increased levels of TNF are found in several inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Drugs that block tumor necrosis factor (TNF) have been found to be particularly effective for the treatment of these serious forms of inflammatory arthritis.

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A 21th Century Pandemic

Since the beginning of human existence on planet Earth there has been one virus that has managed to pass through centuries and affect people all around the globe. It is known on all 5 continents as the the flu virus and, with the passing of time more and more information has been acquired giving scientists the possibility to create vaccines and medication.

Historical data shows the outbreak of three major flu epidemics in the last century in different parts of the planet: Spain, Asia and Hong Kong. An epidemic affects a single region, people or country without the possibility of outside spread of the disease. On the other hand, a pandemic-the major concern of modern society-has the ability to afflict millions of people in different parts of the world. So, the questions that come to everyone’s mind are: Can there be a modern pandemic? What will induce it?

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What Causes Crohn’s Disease?

As anyone who has been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease will know, there is no known cause that is recognized as grounds for the disease. There is no shortage of theories that purport to account for how the disease is triggered, although none have been adequately proven.

Among the popular theories is the idea that Crohn’s disease is in fact a systemic reaction to bacterium, or perhaps the immune systems response to a virus within the digestive system. According to this theory, what we know to be Crohn’s disease is in fact the body protecting itself from a perceived threat in the digestive tract by inflaming the intestine. There is certainly a degree of evidence to support these claims.

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Doctor of Naturopathy or True Naturopath?

So you want to be a Doctor of Naturopathy? Or do you want to be a true Naturopath? Yes, there are two distinct paths when it comes to natural medicine. You can get a Doctor of Naturopathy degree from an accredited school after which you become a primary care physician. You can then prescribe drugs and perform minor surgery.

Or you can go the route of the true Naturopath and learn Clinical Nutrition, Homeopathy, Herbology, Hydrotherapy, Physical Medicine (which may include Massage Therapy and Reflexology), and Counseling.

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Bridging the Gap with Flower Remedies

Dr Edward Bach understood that where there was ‘dis-ease’ in the body, there was lack of harmony within the personality. As a respected and highly successful medical practitioner, he felt that the conventional forms of medical treatment for his patients were inadequate, and often presented a new set of symptoms to be dealt with. He spent many years researching vaccines and found that these, too, had unwanted side-effects. A highly sensitive person himself, Dr Bach began working with Samuel Hahnemann, the Father of Homeopathy, but found this form of treatment also lacked what he was seeking – a completely natural form of treatment with no side-effects whatsoever.

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Autism And Mercury – Is There A Link?

If you have read any of the studies about autism and mercury, you will have found compelling arguments on both sides of the issue about the relationship between the presence of mercury in the body and the development of autism. Researchers are continuing to examine the potential link between the two.

According to some studies, some researchers believe there is a definite link between the amount of mercury in the environment and the increased cases of autism over the years. Are the two directly related?

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