Medical research

Severe flu risk as immune cells swap with age

Lung infections with the influenza virus or a coronavirus more frequently result in severe disease progression in older people. This is due to an excessive inflammatory reaction that causes damage to the lung tissue. The ...


Drug combination fails to improve outcomes in influenza

A new combination of antiviral drugs did not improve clinical outcomes in hospitalized patients with severe influenza, according results from a recent clinical trial published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Inside the lungs, a new hope for protection against flu damage

The seasonal flu kills up to 600,000 people a year worldwide and has a century-long history of pandemics. Examples include the Spanish flu in the late 1910s or the H1N1 in 2009, which together claimed more than 50 million ...

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