Influenza
CDC selects UMass Amherst biostatistician model that helps predict influenza outbreaks  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was looking for a preferred flu prediction model for use in its flu-forecasting challenge this season, an influenza-tracking... more
Subway train travel linked to spread of flu-like illnesses  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Despite the commuter cold being a widely accepted concept, it has never been proven that public transport contributes to the spread of airborne infections. Now new research on the London... more
Study uncovers link between tube travel and spread of flu-like illnesses  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Despite the commuter cold being a widely accepted concept, it has never been proven that public transport contributes to the spread of airborne infections. Now new... more
FSU study finds racial disparity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University... more
Scientists discover cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The situation is relatively common, especially in winter. You come down with the flu, which lasts longer than usual. A few days later, you discover you have pneumonia. more
Key cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have demonstrated that influenza virus impairs the immune response to pneumococcus, especially monocyte activity. more
Regular flu shots may save heart failure patients' lives  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Compared with skipping a flu shot, getting a flu shot was associated with an 18 percent reduced risk of premature death among newly-diagnosed heart failure patients. Moreover, regular annual flu... more
Annual flu shot can save lives of heart failure patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Getting an annual flu shot can save heart failure patients' lives, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation. more
Medical News Today: Weight may affect the risk of flu hospitalization  MNT · 1 week
Hospitalization due to flu or flu-like viruses is more likely in underweight adults or those with obesity in the morbid range or higher, says a new... more
Two new books explore the science and history of the 1918 flu pandemic  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
One-hundred years after the Spanish flu, ‘Pandemic 1918’ and ‘Influenza’ provide a new look at the global outbreak. more
Reusable respirators can effectively protect health care workers from airborne contaminants  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Half-facepiece reusable elastomeric respirators are an effective and viable option for protecting health care workers from exposure to airborne transmissible contaminants or infectious agents -- for... more
Houston Methodist launches real-time website to track flu cases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Pathologists at Houston Methodist developed a real-time website to track flu cases, just in time to assist physicians, the CDC and patients for the fall 2018 flu season. more
UAB research may point a path to more effective influenza vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Seasonal influenza vaccines are typically less than 50 percent effective, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies. Research at the University of Alabama at... more
Memory B cells in the lung may be important for more effective influenza vaccinations  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Using a mouse model of influenza and experiments that included parabiosis, researchers definitively showed that lung-resident memory B cells establish... more
Underweight or morbidly obese adults have higher risk of being hospitalized with flu-like illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses study found that adults who are underweight or morbidly obese have an elevated... more
Four small cities may have played an outsize role in spreading deadly flu  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Major metropolises weren't the first to be hit during the 2009 influenza pandemic, study finds more
A new approach to studying the flu  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A clever repurposing of a biological tool gives researchers new clues as to how the flu remains so successful. more
Does an 'echo chamber' of information impede flu vaccination for children?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Nearly a third of parents say they are not planning to get their child the flu vaccine this year. more
Influenza vaccination may reduce severity of infection in vaccinated but still infected patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The study, published in the scientific journal Eurosurveillance, also counts on the participation of researchers from the Public Health Agency of Catalonia,... more
Vaccination may reduce the severity of the flu in vaccinated but still infected patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
When influenza vaccination is ineffective in preventing the flu, it could have an additional effect reducing the severity of the... more
Medical News Today: What is HIV seroconversion?  MNT · 3 weeks
After a person contracts HIV, seroconversion is the period during which the body starts producing detectable levels of HIV antibodies. Before this period, HIV tests usually give negative results. During seroconversion, a person may... more
How low can we go? Nanopore detection of single flu viruses to control outbreaks  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease of global importance, which causes millions of infections annually with the ever-present risk... more
Nanopore detection of single flu viruses to control outbreaks  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Study shows that label-free digital diagnostics based on nanopore analytics and AI technology can characterize individual virions by their distinct physical features. more
New diagnostics based on nanopore analytics and AI can identify single influenza virions  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease of global importance, which causes millions of infections annually with the ever-present risk of a... more
Scientists say worst year to be alive was 536 AD  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Human history has seen its ups and downs and researchers have questioned the worst year for humans to be alive in. It could be the years of the... more
Study sheds light on the infection mechanism of influenza virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
New research has taken a step towards understanding how highly pathogenic influenza viruses such as deadly bird flu infect humans. more
Parents who decline flu vaccination for their child may be exposed to limited information  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Parents who decline to get their child vaccinated against the flu may be exposed to a limited range of information,... more
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