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Apr. 10, 2017 — A transgenic mouse has been developed that could help scientists identify new influenza virus strains with the potential to cause a global ... read more

Doctors Develop Novel Flu Test to Speed Up Respiratory Treatment

Apr. 6, 2017 — Doctors and researchers have developed a novel way of using a swab test which can rapidly diagnose flu and other viral infections in patients with severe respiratory conditions - resulting in shorter ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Scientists have elaborated a new approach to deliver anti-viral RNAi to target cells against H1N1 influenza virus infection. Drug encapsulating via a combination of layer-by-layer technique and ... read more

A Little Nudge May Provide a Big Boost to Flu Vaccination Rates

Mar. 27, 2017 — Currently, only 44 percent of adults in the United States receive an annual flu vaccination. But, a new study suggests that a simple behavioral economics technique may be able to help. In the study, ... read more

Vaccines Do Work for Pandemic Flu, Says Study

Mar. 14, 2017 — Vaccines are successful in preventing pandemic flu and reducing the number of patients hospitalized as a result of the illness, a study has ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — In February 2017, a new A(H7N9) virus -- indicating high pathogenicity in poultry -- was detected in three patients connected to Guangdong, China, as well as in environmental and poultry samples. ... read more

Patients More Likely to Get Flu Shots When Doctors Make Appointments

Mar. 10, 2017 — Doctors who take a proactive stance and schedule flu shots for patients can dramatically increase vaccination rates, new research has ... read more

Asthmatics Less Able to Fight Off Flu

Mar. 9, 2017 — People with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems, new research has ... read more

Dampened Immunity During Pregnancy Promotes Evolution of More Virulent Flu

Mar. 8, 2017 — During pregnancy, a mother's immune system is suppressed to protect the fetus, which is perceived as a foreign body because it is genetically different. A study in mice found that suppressed ... read more

Parental Concerns Reduce Uptake of Child Flu Vaccine

Mar. 8, 2017 — The first study investigating parental attitudes towards the UK's child flu vaccine has found concerns about safety and side effects may negatively influence uptake, and recommends that public ... read more

In a Bad Flu Season, High-Dose Flu Vaccine Appeared Better at Preventing Deaths in Seniors

Mar. 2, 2017 — Older adults are at high risk for serious complications from flu and account for a majority of flu-related deaths and hospitalizations. H3N2 influenza viruses typically hit this age group ... read more

Proteins in Your Runny Nose Could Reveal a Viral Infection

Feb. 22, 2017 — It may seem obvious, but the key to confirming whether someone is suffering from a cold or flu virus might lie at the misery's source -- the inflamed passages of the nose and throat. Scientists ... read more

Asthma Drugs Could Prevent Prevent Deadly Form of Pneumonia, Research Suggests

Feb. 22, 2017 — Two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may offer a way to prevent a form of pneumonia that can kill up to 40 percent of people who contract it, researchers at the University of Virginia School ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — A team has found a way to identify the small population of circulating helper T cells present in the blood after an annual flu vaccine to monitor their contribution to antibody strength. A technique ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — In an effort to one day eliminate the need for an annual flu shot, a group of researchers is exploring the surface of influenza viruses, which are covered by a protein called “hemagglutinin” ... read more

Who Needs a Flu Shot? Not Me

Feb. 8, 2017 — What impact do public health messages actually have on us? Are we going to race out and get our flu shot? According to a communication researcher, probably not. And it's not because we think ... read more

Common Pain Relievers May Increase Heart Attack Risk During Respiratory Infections

Feb. 2, 2017 — Widely used pain relievers may increase the risk of a heart attack when used during a cold or flu-like illness, according to a new study. The findings suggest physicians and patients should use ... read more

Migrating Birds May Bring Bird Flu to North America

Jan. 31, 2017 — The highly pathogenic influenza strain currently infecting wild birds and domestic poultry in several European countries could be transmitted to birds in North America as migratory flyways of some ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — A new hand-held breath monitor can potentially detect the flu ... read more

Recent Upsurge of A(H7N9) Flu Cases in China

Jan. 30, 2017 — At present, the most immediate threat to EU citizens is to those living or visiting influenza A(H7N9)-affected areas in China concludes the updated rapid risk assessment. Caution should be taken by ... read more

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