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Simulation Study Shows That Pandemic Swine Flu Had a Minor Impact in Finland

Mar. 24, 2016 — Researchers have used modeling to estimate the true impact of infectious diseases, such as swine flu, when underreporting can mean the surveillance from time of the pandemic can miss the vast ... read more

Computer-Assisted Approaches as Decision Support Systems Serving to Combat the Zika Virus

Mar. 18, 2016 — No drug is known to treat ZIKV infection; neither do we have any vaccine which can prevent the spread of it. While scientists are trying to cope with the situation, computer-assisted approaches may ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — A novel nano biosensor for rapid detection of flu and other viruses has been developed by researchers. The new invention utilizes an optical method called upconversion luminescence resonance energy ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — Parents who do not get their children flu shots rate flu vaccine less favorably than other childhood vaccines, a national poll finds. Fifty-nine percent of parents whose child did not receive the flu ... read more

A Shot in the Arm for Flu Vaccine Distribution

Feb. 18, 2016 — Each fall, doctors stress the importance of getting a flu shot: influenza is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine-preventable disease in the United States. But on-time delivery of the ... read more

Link Between Intensive Post-Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery Demonstrated in Rats

Feb. 18, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated a causal relationship between rehabilitation-induced change of brain circuits and functional recovery through forced limb use in rats with stroke, providing crucial ... read more

Feb. 17, 2016 — Scientists reveal how birds can carry potentially fatal infections to humans but not get ill. They say that the white blood cell in birds blocks growth of fatal infection, adding that this discovery ... read more

Immune Response to Flu Vaccine Linked to Recipients' Ethnic Background

Feb. 16, 2016 — How well a flu shot protects you from the virus can depend on your ethnic background and other inherited factors, report scientists. Results suggest future "universal" vaccines could be ... read more

Feb. 15, 2016 — Raising a child together has a greater effect on your immune system than the seasonal 'flu vaccine or travellers' gastroenteritis, a new study has ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — A new study reports that a new antiviral drug protects mice against a range of influenza virus strains. The compound seems to act superior to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and independent of the host immune ... read more

For Pregnant Women With Flu, the Earlier the Better for Antiviral Treatment

Feb. 4, 2016 — Pregnant women are at higher risk for serious illness and complications, including death, from influenza. For expectant mothers hospitalized with flu, early treatment with the influenza antiviral ... read more

Flu Vaccine Shows Promise for Reducing Risk of Influenza-Associated Atrial Fibrillation

Feb. 2, 2016 — Influenza is significantly associated with an increased risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation, which could be reduced through influenza vaccination, according to new ... read more

Super Bowl Celebrations Spread Flu, According to Researchers

Feb. 1, 2016 — Cities with teams in the Super Bowl see a rise in flu deaths, new research shows. The effects are greater when the Super Bowl occurs close to the peak of flu season or when the dominant influenza ... read more

Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccine for Pregnant Women May Differ by Trimester

Feb. 1, 2016 — The Centers for Disease Control recommends that all pregnant women get a flu shot, unless they have already been vaccinated over the past year. Cautioning that "Flu is more likely to cause ... read more

Acid-Sensitive Molecular Changes Contribute to the Emergence of Pandemic Influenza

Jan. 25, 2016 — Scientists have linked increased resistance of hemagglutinin protein to acidic pH with emergence of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu virus; the finding may help spot future pandemic ... read more

Infant-Friendly Flu Vaccine Developed With Key Protein

Jan. 19, 2016 — Influenza causes serious illness among millions of people each year, resulting in 250,000 to 500,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Those most at risk include infants younger ... read more

Safe to Cuddle With Pets While Home With a Cold or Flu

Jan. 13, 2016 — An infectious disease expert, while stopping short of actually prescribing in-home “pet therapy” for colds or flu, says that if having your companion by your side makes you feel better, go right ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — The female sex hormone estrogen has anti-viral effects against the influenza A virus, commonly known as the flu, a new study ... read more

Flu Virus Hijacking Tactics Revealed by Scientists, Paving Way for New Treatments

Jan. 6, 2016 — Scientists have discovered how flu viruses 'hijack' cell machinery when they infect the body. The findings may pave the way for more effective antiviral treatments for pandemics and for ... read more

Minor Flu Strains Pack Bigger Punch, Scientists Find

Jan. 4, 2016 — Minor variants of flu strains, which are not typically targeted in vaccines, carry a bigger viral punch than previously realized, a team of scientists has found. Its research, which examined samples ... read more

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