Cold and Flu Blog
A collection of information on the latest research into the common cold and flu. We all suffer, yet we do not really know much about these maladies. And why haven't we found a cure?
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Tuesday, June 01, 2004
Here is the lowdown on zinc.
Monday, May 17, 2004
seen as business opportunity. Competition heats up.
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Study says echinacea
does little to prevent colds.
Monday, May 10, 2004
Common cold no excuse for time off, say employers.
Boy, those British are tough cookies!
I like that new phrase "mucus troopers". Wonder if it will catch on.
FLU During Pregnancy Linked to Schizophrenia
The world is teetering on the edge of a pandemic
that could kill a large fraction of the human population...
It costs money to read the whole article, but the graphic is pretty cool, and I was able to look at it for free.
Sunday, April 25, 2004
This press release
looks pretty suspect. But it caught my eye!
An international team of researchers has discovered that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common cold virus causing bronchiolitis in children, can act as a 'hit and hide' virus.
It was thought that the virus could only survive in the body for a few days, but these new results show that the virus can survive for many months or years, perhaps causing long-term effects on health, such as damage to the lungs.
"Cultivating Cures: Biotech Industry Turns to Plant-Bred Drugs"
ROWS OF GENETICALLY altered tobacco plants fill a Hayward greenhouse, but they're not intended for cigarettes or cigars. Instead, they carry human antibodies that may one day help ward off tooth decay and the common cold..."RhinoRX," the company's antibody that aims to prevent the common cold (rhinovirus), will begin clinical trials by the end of the year at the University of Virginia.
Thursday, April 08, 2004
An estimated seven out of 10
Americans receive antibiotics unnecessarily when they seek treatment for a common cold...
In order to ensure the availability of influenza vaccine for administration early this coming fall, the AMA (American Medical Association) recommends that physicians and providers begin to order supplies of influenza vaccine immediately.
If you lost your sense of smell after using Zicam, call the FDA
Thursday, April 01, 2004
I'm just posting this becasue it explains how the cold virus is being used to make vaccines. If you want to read the full article it is here.
"AdVac(tm) technology is a vaccine technology developed by Crucell and is considered to play an important role in the fight against emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and in biodefense. The technology supports the practice of inserting genetic material from the disease-causing virus or parasite into a 'vehicle' called a vector, which then delivers the immunogenic material directly to the immune system. Most vectors are based on an adenovirus, the virus that causes the common cold."
Dateline OKLAHOMA CITY -- A bill to that would restrict the sale of cold tablets that contain pseudoephedrine is heading to the governor.
If I lived in Oklahoma, I'd be crushed. I love the giddy feeling I get from Sudafed!
Cell Genesys Has Cancer Killing Virus.
I think I posted something about this before.
01/01/2004 - 02/01/2004
02/01/2004 - 03/01/2004
03/01/2004 - 04/01/2004
04/01/2004 - 05/01/2004
05/01/2004 - 06/01/2004
06/01/2004 - 07/01/2004