Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

H1N1 pandemic virus does not mutate into 'superbug' in new lab study

(PhysOrg.com) -- A laboratory study by University of Maryland researchers suggests that some of the worst fears about a virulent H1N1 pandemic flu season may not be realized this year, but does demonstrate the heightened ...

Health

'Man flu' may be real

The much-debated phenomenon of "man flu" may have some basis in fact, suggests an article published in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.

Oncology & Cancer

Fast-acting virus targets melanoma in mice

(Medical Xpress)—Yale researchers eradicated most melanoma tumors by exposing them to a fast-acting virus, they report in the June 15 edition of the Journal of Virology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists make dengue vaccine breakthrough

Dengue is one of the most widespread mosquito-borne viral diseases in the world, with WHO estimating that around half of the world's population are currently at risk. While infection usually causes flu-like symptoms, it can ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu is transmitted before symptoms appear, study suggests

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 ...

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