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News: October 10, 2009

Who Is To Blame For The Swine Flu Vaccine Problems?

October 10, 2009

Washington (SmartAboutHealth) - One thing has become perfectly clear over the past few weeks, there is a major problem in the U.S. in regards to getting the H1N1 swine flu vaccine out to the public, but who is to blame?
The swine flu continues to run rampant all across the U.S. and the delivery of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine is failing to keep up.
Week after week the deliveries of the vaccine fall behind in regards to when they were originally planned to be delivered, leaving Americans greatly concerned.
The original plan was to have over 35 million doses of the swine flu vaccine to be ready by the middle of October, the only problem is that they have not even been able to deliver half of what they promised.
Federal officials have clearly underestimated what it would take and how long it would take to get these vaccines out to the public.
The early projections that came out of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as other departments were far and above what even the biggest optimist could have come up with.
The CDC has since stated that they now expect to have 50 million doses of the swine flu by the middle of November, which if they reach, would be a big improvement.
With roughly 5,000 Americans being hospitalized due to the H1N1 swine flu, the vaccine cannot get out soon enough.


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December 2, 2009 | Fatty acids in diet affect ulcerative colitis risk

People who eat lots of red meat, cook with certain types of oil, and use some kinds of polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA)-heavy margarines may be increasing their risk of a painful inflammatory bowel disease, a study in more than 200,000 Europeans shows.  These foods are high in linoleic acid and the study ...

December 1, 2009 | Ecstasy Users at Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea

The widely used club drug ecstasy appears to increase the risk of sleep apnea, say U.S. researchers.  "People who use ecstasy need to know that this drug damages the brain and can cause immediate and dangerous problems such as sleep apnea," study author Dr. Una McCann, of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, said in a news release.  McCann and colleagues conducted sleep tests on 71 people who'd used ecstasy ...

November 30, 2009 | Switching to Light Cigarettes Will Not help you Quit Smoking

The Center of Disease Control (CDC) says that there are 44 million American smokers and many of these smokers are looking for ways to quit. Some smokers in an attempt to kick the habit are switching to ...

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