Appetite suppressant for scavenger cells: Influenza curbs part of the immune system and abets bacterial infections
When infected with influenza, the body becomes an easy target for bacteria. The flu virus alters the host's immune system and compromises its capacity to effectively fight off bacterial infections. Now, a ...
Immunology Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A leading British medical journal is asking the drug maker Roche to release all its data on Tamiflu, claiming there is no evidence the drug can actually stop the flu.
Medications Nov 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Early use of antiviral medications may help prevent lung failure in children with the flu, reduce hospitalizations
(Medical Xpress)—Children hospitalized for the flu are much less likely to require breathing support from a mechanical ventilator if they receive antiviral drugs like oseltamivir (Tamiflu) as soon as possible after admission, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Virologists making mutated versions of the H5N1 bird flu halted their research in January after a U.S. government advisory panel suggested that their work, though well-intentioned, had the potential to endanger the public.
Medical research Oct 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 2
'Original antigenic sin' at the center of researchers' model addressing age-specific influenza immunity
(Medical Xpress)—Mathematicians are helping to build a better picture of how populations develop immunity to flu and which groups are most at risk of getting – and transmitting – infection each year.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Mathematicians have developed a powerful tool to quantify the spread and infectiousness of viruses like the pandemic H1N1 flu strain, which can be used together with modern laboratory techniques to help the healthcare system ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—The only thing predictable about the flu is its unpredictability, U.S. health officials said Thursday, as they urged virtually all Americans to get vaccinated for the coming season.
Health Sep 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A Canadian man has been hospitalized in southwestern Ontario with a new variant of the swine flu virus that caused a 2009 pandemic, a public health official announced Tuesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A swine flu vaccine used in 2009-10 is linked to a higher risk of the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in children and teens in Sweden and Finland, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said Friday.
Medications Sep 21, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
(HealthDay)—Children with neurologic disorders such as cerebral palsy, intellectual disability or epilepsy are at increased risk of dying from flu, a new study says.
Pediatrics Aug 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Many U.S. schools are not prepared for another pandemic, according to a new study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Research at Imperial College London examining influenza transmission in ferrets suggests that the virus can be passed on before the appearance of symptoms. If the finding applies to humans, it means that people pass on flu ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- They were being shown off as healthy porcine specimens, but several of the show pigs at the Minnesota State Fair in 2009 actually were infected with swine flu, according to a new study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), a Seattle-based non-profit research organization that is a leading developer of adjuvants used in vaccines combating infectious disease, and Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG; OTCQX: ...
Medications Aug 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- U.S. health authorities on Thursday reported a large jump in the number of H3N2 "swine" flu cases in humans.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |