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The Swine Flu (H1N1) Virus

Swine influenza virus (referred to as SIV) refers to influenza cases that are caused by Orthomyxoviruses endemic to pig populations. Swine flu infects people every year and is found typically in people who have been in contact with pigs, although there have been cases of person-to-person transmission.
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The Avian Flu

Avian Flu is a specific type of influenza flu virus that primarily affects birds but recently has been reported to affect humans, pigs and cats. The Avian flu virus rarely affects humans, but often causes serious disease or fatality when it does. The virus that causes the Avian flu is a sub-type of the influenza A virus that is known to cause the flu in humans and is associated with influenza epidemics and pandemics.
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Flu Vaccines

The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors believes it is in your best interest to become informed about all your options before making any health or treatment-related decisions. Review the following information to become better prepared to determine if the flu vaccination is the best option for you or family members.
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

It is suspected that Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is caused by a virus that affects the respiratory and immune systems.
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West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus that results in no symptoms in 70-80% of the population. In 20% of the population it results in flu-like symptoms and in less than 1% of the population it results in severe illnesses such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis(inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord).
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Bisphenol A - patient handout

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical molecule that mimics estrogen in the body. This xenoestrogen is an endocrine disruptor that may potentiate the risk for developing hormonally based cancers, including breast, prostate and endometrial and may even lead to infertility or affect the onset of puberty.

It is primarily used in the manufacture of rigid plastic products, but is also found in canned foods and beverages especially acidic fruits and vegetables where it stops the contents from eroding the metal container.
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Botanical medicines and drug interactions

Drug-botanical interactions are a potential risk, in part due to side effects of drugs and how drugs alter the physiology of the body. Side effects of drugs and drug-botanical interactions may also be increased when there are nutrient deficiencies.
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Exercise and Pregnancy

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