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Friday, January 8, 2016

Health News: Feared salmon virus arrived in BC waters ♦ Higher risk of leukemia linked to low sunlight, vitamin D ♦ .Flu virus hijacking tactics revealed

Feared salmon virus arrived in BC waters The European variant of infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) was said to have arrived in British Columbia almost five years ago, but then the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said it was not so after testing two suspect salmon. That was in 2011. But if British Columbia was ISAV-free then, it almost certainly is not now.
.Flu virus hijacking tactics revealed paving way for new treatments Scientists have discovered how flu viruses 'hijack' cell machinery when they infect the body. The findings may pave the way for more effective antiviral treatments for pandemics and for seasonal flu, which infects over 800 million people worldwide every year.
Higher risk of leukemia linked to low sunlight, vitamin D Persons residing at higher latitudes, with lower sunlight/ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure and greater prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, are at least two times at greater risk of developing leukemia than equatorial populations.
Cancer drug shows promise for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy A drug commonly used to treat leukemia is showing potential as a treatment that could slow the progression of the muscle-wasting condition, Duchenne

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