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(Medical Xpress)—Pandemic flu continues to threaten public health, especially in the wake of the recent emergence of an H7N9 low pathogenic avian influenza strain in humans. A recent study published in ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 2 |
New computer model takes a page from weather forecasting to predict regional peaks in influenza outbreaks
Scientists have developed a system to predict the timing and severity of seasonal influenza outbreaks that could one day help health officials and the general public better prepare for them. The system adapts ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers develop universal flu vaccine: New technology could become available to consumers within a decade
(Medical Xpress)—Flu is unpredictable. Influenza viruses are constantly changing—from one season to the next or even within the course of a flu season—making vaccine development difficult.
Medical research Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Getting a flu shot may not only protect you from getting sick, it might also prevent heart disease. Two Toronto-based researchers presented studies at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress which found that the influenza ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 28, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 2 |
The pandemic 2009 H1N1 vaccine can generate antibodies in vaccinated individuals not only against the H1N1 virus, but also against other influenza virus strains including H5N1 and H3N2. This discovery adds an important new ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
University of British Columbia researchers have found a potential way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations.
Immunology May 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The onset of narcolepsy appears to follow seasonal patterns of H1N1 and other upper airway infections, according to a new study of patients in China that was led by Stanford University School of Medicine narcolepsy expert ...
Neuroscience Aug 22, 2011 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 5 |
(Medical Xpress) -- For a virus like influenza, the key to success isn't in overpowering the immune system, its in tricking it. A team of researchers led by scientists at The Rockefeller University has ...
Medical research Mar 14, 2012 | 2 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Vaccination against influenza for the 2012/2013 flu season appears to be moderately effective in reducing the need for outpatient medical attention, but the effect is lower in the elderly, according ...
Medications Feb 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Collaborating scientists from Nationwide Children's Hospital, Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified an important mechanism for stimulating protective ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The H5N1 virus has killed roughly 60 percent of humans infected, a mortality rate which is orders of magnitude higher than that of seasonal influenza virus. Many victims of the former fall heir to acute respiratory distress ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
New York's governor declared a public health emergency Saturday for the state because of the severity of the flu season, as officials across the U.S. grapple with the worst flu outbreak in several years.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 12, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—Flu season descended on the United States early and hard this winter, with significant increases in flu activity observed over the past month, according to an update issued Jan. 4 by the U.S. ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
In the midst of an early flu season, public health officials are urging unvaccinated people to get a flu shot, as the best step they can take to protect both themselves and their families.
Medications Jan 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Closing elementary and secondary schools can help slow the spread of infectious disease and should be considered as a control measure during pandemic outbreaks, according to a McMaster University led study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |