Sep 4, 2014

Sanofi Pasteur to Provide 1.7 Million Doses of Oral Polio Vaccine from 2013 to 2017 for Polio Eradication -

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April 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today its commitment to provide 1.7 billion doses of oral polio vaccine (OPV) to support the Global Polio eradication Initiative’s (GPEI) strategy to eradicate polio this decade. The doses of OPV will be delivered through 2017 for GPEI polio vaccination program.
In addition to OPV campaigns, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) expert group on immunization (SAGE) recommends that all countries introduce at least one dose of injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in routine polio immunization programs. Sanofi Pasteur is responding to this strategy with the expansion of production capacities of IPV.
“Wiping out polio for good is in sight and Sanofi Pasteur intends to remain an active contributor to achieve zero polio,” said Olivier Charmeil, President and CEO of Sanofi Pasteur. “We believe that the introduction of IPV in routine polio immunization will consolidate the tremendous progress achieved over the last decades and ensure a polio-free world for the future. Sanofi Pasteur has been a leading provider of polio vaccines and a supporter of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative for over 20 years. We intend to continue to be a major supporter of WHO and its partners to finish the job.”
As a result of vaccination, polio cases have been reduced by 99% over 20 years, saving millions of children from paralysis. The GPEI has set the goal of eradicating the disease completely. Today only a few countries are still affected by polio.
“A strong and steady supply of polio vaccines will ensure that every child is fully protected against polio,” said John Hewko, General Secretary of the humanitarian service organization Rotary International, a spearheading partner in the polio eradication initiative. “Sanofi Pasteur’s commitment of 1.7 billion vaccine doses comes at a crucial moment as we make the final push needed to end polio once and for all. On behalf of Rotary’s 1.2 million members worldwide, I commend and thank Sanofi Pasteur for its steadfast support.”
Polio vaccination protects against disease from all three types of polio virus. SAGE now recommends that all countries introduce at least one dose of IPV in routine polio immunization programs to mitigate the risk of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV). The introduction of IPV will pave the way for the cessation of oral poliovirus vaccine type 2 (OPV2) since wild poliovirus type 2 has already been eliminated. It is hoped that, with this new vaccination schedule, wild poliovirus types 1 and 3 will also be eradicated within the next few years.
About Sanofi
Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, provides more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to immunize more than 500 million people across the globe. A world leader in the vaccine industry, Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines protecting against 20 infectious diseases. The company's heritage, to create vaccines that protect life, dates back more than a century. Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company entirely dedicated to vaccines. Every day, the company invests more than EUR 1 million in research and development.
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Sep 3, 2014

9 Signs of Hormonal Imbalance and How to Fix It:

Hormones work as chemical messengers in our body. We go through hormonal changes from birth to death. They cause changes in our bodies over time including:
  • Reproduction
  • Growth & Development
  • Metabolism
  • Mood
  • Sexual Function
If your hormones are imbalanced it can destroy your health even if your diet is optimized.
endocrine system
Knowing if you are suffering from hormonal imbalance is important. Here are some of the most common signs of hormonal imbalance and ways to fix it:
1- Gaining Weight Persistently
If you are gaining weight consistently despite a healthy diet and appropriate physical activity it can be a sign of hormonal imbalance. It can be due to unaddressed or emerging insulin resistance. Some thyroid problems can also cause weight gain. You need to see your doctor for further evaluation. In the meantime, it’s highly recommended to avoid processed foods, sugar (soda), and wheat. Here is a useful guide if you have thyroid problem.
2- Insomnia
If you are suffering from insomnia and having difficulty sleeping it can be a sign of hormonal imbalance. Try to optimize your sleep and take antioxidants. Make sure to include quality lean protein, especially at dinner. Try exercise and yoga to improve your sleep. Also avoid these common habits that may cause insomnia. To learn how to manage insomnia follow this link.
3- Chronic Stress
Chronic stress depletes adrenal functions which leads to low levels of progesterone and other important hormones. Try to work on becoming stress-free. A healthy diet and changing your environment can help you reduce stress. Also here are some useful ways to manage stress in your life.
9 Signs of Hormonal Imbalance and How to Fix It
4- Excessive Sweating
If you are have night sweats and hot flashes it can be due to hormonal imbalance. Write down your routine, what you eat and drink, how you feel, and what kind of emotions cause your temperature to rise. Work on these areas next time when you get hot flashes.
5- Cravings
Eating abnormally or feeling that you still want to have more even after eating can be an indicator that something is amiss. It’s due to hormonal imbalance like adrenal fatigue or insulin resistance. Eliminating sugars, dairy/ wheat products and alcohol will help you control your cravings and improve your digestion. To learn more about how to improve digestion click here.
6- Depression
Feeling depressed and rejected is a sign of hormonal imbalance. If not clinically caused it can mean you’re not feeding your body what it needs. Listen to your inner self and treat your body in a good way with a healthy diet, exercise and proper nutrients. You may want to consult with a mental health professional for further evaluation. Here is a useful guide on causes and treatment of depression.
7- Fatigue
Feeling tired by the end of first half? Or feeling sluggish while working? Hormonal imbalance could be the reason for your fatigue. A proper diet enriched with nutrients and eliminating wheat and grains may help stabilize your blood sugar. It’s very common that gluten-intolerance causes fatigue. Here is a guide to fix fatigue.
8- Low Libido
This is one of the most noticeable signs of hormonal imbalance. Often imbalance in sex hormones, thyroid or other endocrine glands is the underlying cause of low sex drive. It also happens due to lack of sound sleep. Work on your sleeping habits and optimize your sleep. To learn more about how to boost your libido visit this link.
9- Digestive Problems
Slow digestion and gastric problems are also among common symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Hormonal problems during perimenopause is one of the most common causes of digestive problems for women between the ages of 45 and 55. This is a useful guide to improve digestion naturally.
9 signs of hormonal imbalance
Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice
9 Signs of Hormonal Imbalance and How to Fix ItBy PositiveMed-Team

Edited By Stephanie Dawson
[Last Updated on March 4th 2014]
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