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Sunday, January 12, 2014

1/12/14 Health News : 550 Sick- No Recall- Why???, Flu Widespread in U.S., Flu Shot Lass Effective on Men

Here is the question that FSIS, Tyson and Foster Farms should answer:  Why does Tyson recall its product after seven sickened and Foster Farms recalls nothing after 550 sickened in two outbreaks? According to the FSIS a food recall is a voluntary action by a manufacturer or distributor to protect the public from products that... Continue Reading

Seasonal Flu Widespread in the United States: CDC
Nearly half of the United States is reporting widespread influenza activity, most of it attributed to the H1N1 virus that caused a worldwide pandemic in 2009, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Thousands of people die every year from flu, which peaks in the United States between October and March. The flu is spreading quickly this season, with 25 states already reporting cases, the CDC said. The virus is all around the United States right now," said Dr. Joe Bresee, chief of Epidemiology and Prevention in the CDC's Influenza Division. In 2009-2010, the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, spread from Central Mexico to 74 other countries, killing an estimated 284,000 people, according to the CDC. .Continue Reading

Testosterone May Undermine Flu Shot's Effectiveness for Men
High levels of the hormone cause fewer antibodies to be produced, researchers say
The flu vaccine is less effective for men than women, and researchers at Stanford University believe they've figured out why. The male hormone testosterone causes genes in the immune system to produce fewer antibodies, or defense mechanisms, in response to the vaccine, they found. "Men, typically, do worse than women in immune response to infection and vaccination," Continue Reading

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