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AUG 25, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Japan Ready To Offer Anti-Flu Drug For Ebola Treatment

TOKYO (AP) — Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan can offer favipiravir, developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings Corp., at any time at the request of the World Health Organization. The drug, with the ...

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AUG 25, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Japan could offer unapproved Ebola drug

Japan would like to offer a drug to help treat the deadly Ebola virus before the World Health Organization officially rules on its use, the country's top government spokesman said on Monday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that Japan has received inquiries from some countries on the influenza drug favipiravir, or T-705 as it is known ...

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AUG 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Flu Shot Recommended For All Pregnant Women

By: Elizabeth Palermo, Staff Writer Published: 08/19/2014 05:22 PM EDT on LiveScience Pregnant women should get the flu shot, regardless of how far along they are in their pregnancies, according to updated guidelines released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The new guidelines by ACOG also state that vaccination is important for women who are trying to ...

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AUG 20, 2014 - Health Canal

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Enzyme holds the door for influenza

by Will Fry - The enzyme phospholipase D (PLD) helps the influenza virus escape the immune response. Blocking it could lead to a new way to prevent the flu, H. Alex Brown, Ph.D., Craig Lindsley, Ph.D., Paul Thomas, Ph.D., and colleagues report in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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AUG 14, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Older people should get high dose flu shot: study

Older people are likely to benefit from a high-dose flu vaccine to ward off the seasonal malaise, which can be particularly dangerous to those over 65, researchers said Wednesday. The findings in the New England Journal of Medicine are from the first randomized, controlled trial to compare high and standard doses of flu vaccine in older people. "Until this trial ...

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