Influenza
Brown, Insight Therapeutics partnership to accelerate research on flu vaccines for older adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
With support from a three-year $2.1 million agreement with Insight Therapeutics, a private company that focuses on the health care of older... more
Influenza research could pave way for new and improved drugs, vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at the Centenary Institute and the University of Sydney have discovered a key reason as to why the influenza virus is so effective at establishing... more
Study looks at flu vaccine requirement for children, caregivers in U.S. child care centers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Influenza can be especially dangerous for children, who are at greater risk for serious complications from the illness, including hospitalization... more
Doctors end protest to demand flu vaccines for migrants  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A group of doctors say they have ended their three-day protest against the U.S. government's refusal to allow them into detention facilities to administer the flu vaccine to migrants more
Vanderbilt doctors offer tips on when to seek ED treatment for flu-like symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
'Tis the season for colds, flu and upper respiratory illnesses say health care providers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. more
Researchers find another piece of puzzle relating to bird flu viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Normally, bird flu viruses do not spread easily from person to person. But if this does happen, it could trigger a pandemic. Researchers from the MDC... more
What blocks bird flu in human cells?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Normally, bird flu viruses do not spread easily from person to person. But if this does happen, it could trigger a pandemic. Researchers from the MDC and RKI have now explained in the journal... more
What blocks bird flu in human cells?  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Normally, bird flu viruses do not spread easily from person to person. But if this does happen, it could trigger a pandemic. Researchers have now explained what makes the leap from animals to humans... more
Influenza IMPRINT Cohort study awarded $9.1 million boost from Open Philanthropy Project  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A $30 million Influenza IMPRINT Cohort study led by Cincinnati Children's has been awarded a $9.1 million boost from the Open Philanthropy Project. more
Flu Season Is Off to an Early (and Weird) Start  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Flu season has arrived in the United States, and it's off to a strange start. more
US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The winter flu season in the United States is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years more
Important opportunity to act on gaps and challenges in seasonal influenza outbreaks  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Today's subcommittee hearing on U.S. preparedness and responses for the 2019-2020 flu season offers an important opportunity to examine and act on gaps and... more
Deadly swine flu outbreak breaks out in Poland near Germany  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Poland's agriculture minister says 21 wild boars have died as a result of an outbreak of African swine fever close to the German border. more
An Atlanta nonprofit brings medical care and connection to the homeless  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Herman Ware got his seasonal flu shot while sitting at a small, wobbly table inside a mobile health clinic. more
Virtual reality as communication tool for improving flu vaccination rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination,... more
Virtual reality could help flu vaccination rates  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination, according to a new study. more
Medical News Today: Can the keto diet help beat the flu?  MNT · 2 weeks
New research in mice suggests that dietary choices can influence the body's ability to fight off infection in general and the influenza virus in particular. more
Flu season takes off quickly in Deep South states  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The flu season is off and running in the Deep South, with the worst levels in a recent report found in Mississippi more
Health organizations urge people to get vaccinated against the flu  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Health organizations are urging people to get their flu shot soon to protect themselves during the upcoming influenza season. more
Research could help design better flu vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Each year millions of Americans become sick with the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and tens of thousands die. Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infection. But, at best, the... more
Research shows how gut microbes affect stomach flu  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study shows that gut microbes can modulate the severity of norovirus infection (the stomach flu, or the winter vomiting bug), based on the gut location first affected. Published in the... more
Building a better flu shot  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Getting the flu shot can reduce the chances of infection. But, at best, the vaccine is only effective 40% to 60% of the time, according to the CDC. Now researchers have data that show how cellular RNA levels... more
New flu drug drives drug resistance in influenza viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers examined the effects of baloxavir treatment on influenza virus samples collected from patients before and after treatment. more
New antiviral drug drives treatment resistance in influenza viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
On January 31, 2019, an 11-year old boy in Japan went to a medical clinic with a fever. The providers there diagnosed him with influenza, a strain called H3N2, and... more
Gut microbes alter characteristics of norovirus infection  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The highly contagious norovirus causes diarrhea and vomiting and is notorious for spreading rapidly through densely populated spaces, such as cruise ships, nursing homes, schools and day care centers. Each year, it is responsible... more
New flu drug makes influenza viruses develop resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers have discovered a mutation in strains of influenza treated with a drug that makes the virus resistant to treatment. more
New flu drug drives drug resistance in influenza viruses  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On January 31, 2019, an 11-year old boy in Japan went to a medical clinic with a fever. The providers there diagnosed him with influenza, a strain called H3N2, and... more
Excess Weight Can Weaken The Flu Shot  NPR · 3 weeks
Scientists have come to realize that flu vaccines are less effective for people who are overweight or obese. Now researchers are trying to figure out why and hope to develop better vaccines. more
Medical News Today: Flu in toddlers: Everything you need to know  MNT · 3 weeks
Toddlers can catch the flu, just like other people, and it can be hard to know when to seek help. Learn more about flu signs and... more
Efforts to move the needle on flu shot rates get stuck  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
It's free and available everywhere. Yet most Americans skip the annual flu shot - with the number of dispensed vaccines barely changed in the past decade,... more
Influenza vaccine found to be safe for people with autoimmune neuromuscular disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A recent study published in Muscle & Nerve appears to show that the influenza vaccination is safe to use for those with autoimmune neuromuscular... more
Ketogenic diet wards off flu, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The ketogenic diet has gained immense popularity over the past years because it helps lose weight speedily, with a wide range of health benefits. Similar to the Atkins diet, the ketogenic diet may not... more
The startlingly high cost of the ‘free’ flu shot  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In the Byzantine world of health care pricing, most people wouldn't expect that the ubiquitous flu shot could be a prime example of how the system's lack of transparency can... more
Ketogenic diet activates protective {gamma}{delta} T cell responses against influenza virus infection  Science Magazine · 1 month
Influenza A virus (IAV) infection–associated morbidity and mortality are a key global health care concern, necessitating the identification of new therapies capable of reducing... more
Four important tips to stay safe and healthy during winter  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
Colder temperatures, inclement weather, changes in the amount of daylight, and the spread of cold and flu viruses can all have a significant impact on your winter well-being,... more
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