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“Getting there is half the fun” is not really something that applies to international travel – passing through multiple time zones and dealing with other vagaries of travel can be very stressful. And the stress of flying will very likely be ratcheted up next week. Travelers moving through major U.S. airports will face fairly extreme delays brought about by federal…

Each year in mid winter, the World Health daily cost Organization (WHO) selects the influenza strains that generic-pharmacy will be used to develop the vaccine for the following flu season. The viruses are chosen based on which viruses are prevalent, how they are spreading, and how well the previous season's vaccine might protect against any that have been newly identified.…

The H1N1 virus is no longer front page news, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has not classified the current outbreak as a pandemic despite 40 countries collectively reporting over 10,000 cases, including 79 deaths. Most epidemiologists agree that widespread transmission of H1N1 is inevitable, and that a more virulent strain may emerge in the fall. This sobering prediction and…

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