Masks do reduce spread of flu and some coronaviruses, study finds  REUTERS · 2 days
Face masks could help limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers... more
Public health interventions will drive economic recovery from COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A major new study titled “Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not: Evidence from the 1918 Flu,” by MIT economist Emil Verner and others, and published as a... more
Putting an end to the pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
From the plagues of medieval Europe to the influenza pandemic of 1918, the specter of the next public health disaster has gripped the minds of scientists, captivated the imaginations of writers and vexed conspiracy theorists. more
Woman with COVID-19 developed a rare brain condition. Doctors suspect a link.  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
The rare condition has been associated with other viral infections, including influenza and herpes. more
Sequencing the genome of the virus behind COVID-19  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Peter Thielen and Tom Mehoke have spent years sequencing the genome of influenza. Now, as a new strain of coronavirus spreads across the globe, these biologists from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory... more
Phage capsid against influenza: Perfectly fitting inhibitor prevents viral infection  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new approach brings the hope of new therapeutic options for suppressing seasonal influenza and avian flu. On the basis of an empty and therefore non-infectious shell of... more
Researchers develop chemically modified phage capsid that “stifles” influenza viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new approach brings the hope of new therapeutic options for suppressing seasonal influenza and avian flu: On the basis of an empty - and therefore non-infectious -... more
Lessons from the Spanish flu: Early restrictions lowered disease, mortality rates  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A review of published data and analysis on the Spanish flu, found that cities that adopted early and broad isolation and prevention measures had disease and... more
Lessons from the Spanish flu: Strict and early isolation really effective in minimizing disease spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Large events are canceled, restaurants and non-essential businesses are closed, and in many states, residents have been asked... more
Elsevier’s analysis on global research trends in infectious diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Over the past two decades, the world has faced several infectious disease outbreaks. Ebola, Influenza A (H1N1), SARS, MERS, Zika virus and currently COVID-19 have had a massive global impact... more
New app-based research program will evaluate wearable data to improve viral illness detection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Scripps Research Translational Institute has launched an app-based research program that will analyze participants' wearable health data--including heart rates, sleep and... more
New Australian pilot program to monitor the effects of flu vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new Australian pilot program led by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with SmartVax, MedAdvisor and the Queensland University of Technology, will monitor the... more
Could the summer bring an end to COVID-19?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Like some other respiratory viruses such as the flu, is there a chance that the new coronavirus will spread less as temperatures increase? more
New data shows Wuhan COVID-19 fatality rate 1.4 percent, lower than other countries  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It is now abundantly clear that COVID-19 is not "just the flu" as Italy grapples to contain the virus. The country has... more
World’s fastest supercomputer identifies chemicals with potential to stop COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
What makes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic different from the Spanish flu in 1918? In 1918, transportation, technology, and science were in their infancy, with the medical... more
Researchers invent portable AI device for flu and pandemic forecasting  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have invented a portable surveillance device powered by machine learning - called FluSense - which can detect coughing and crowd size in real... more
The Latest: Brazil closing its borders to fight coronavirus  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Brazil is closing its borders with most of its South American neighbors, a decision most of them had already made, and treating any patients with “severe flu” as a coronavirus... more
The Latest: Canada's foreign minister tested for coronavirus  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Canada's foreign minister is being tested for the coronavirus after experiencing flu-like symptoms after traveling more
AP-NORC poll: Coronavirus concern now surpasses that of flu  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that worries about the coronavirus now surpass concerns about the flu more
Flu drug used in Japan shows promise in treating COVID-19  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
A drug used in Japan to treat influenza seems to be effective at treating the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to news reports. more
New kind of CRISPR technology to target RNA, including RNA viruses like coronavirus  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
CRISPR-based genetic screens have helped scientists identify genes that are key players in sickle-cell anemia, cancer immunotherapy, lung cancer metastasis, and many... more
Reports of flu-like symptoms seen with Keto diet  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study has shown that those starting on a keto diet could develop certain flu-like symptoms in the initial weeks. The study titled, “Consumer Reports of “Keto Flu” Associated With the... more
Rise in flu-like illness could be sign of coronavirus spread in the US  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
More people in the U.S. are seeking medical care for flu-like, but are testing negative for flu. That could suggest the spread... more
Keto diet may cause temporary flu-like symptoms. Here's what to expect.  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The first few weeks of a keto diet may come with a spate of flu-like symptoms, including nausea, fatigue and dizziness, according to a new study. more
Digital intervention effective at reducing the spread of viral respiratory tract infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A scientifically tested digital intervention created by the University of Southampton has already proved to be effective at reducing the spread of viral respiratory... more
Spanish flu: The deadliest pandemic in history  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Over 100 years ago, a killer strain of the influenza virus infected over a third of the world's population. more
Weather modeling data helps predict potential spread and seasonality for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute of Human Virology (IHV), which is part of the Global Virus Network, predict that COVID-19 will... more
Flu and coronavirus: Similar symptoms, different fears  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The flu, the common cold and the new coronavirus are circulating at the same time and patients and doctors are parsing who needs what tests or care more
U.S. Flu Season Beginning To Ease, Modelers Say  NPR · 4 weeks
Though COVID-19 has captured the headlines, influenza places a huge burden on the health care system. This year's flu shot provides good protection, the CDC says, so do get one if you... more
A flu shot won't prevent coronavirus, but it could help our response to the outbreak  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
The flu vaccine won't prevent you from getting a coronavirus, but it can help officials better respond to... more
Flu shot has an unexpected benefit in combating the new coronavirus  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
The flu vaccine won't prevent you from getting a coronavirus, but it can help officials better respond to the outbreak of COVID-19 more
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