Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pig immunology comes of age: Killer T cell responses to influenza

Researchers from The Pirbright Institute, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Oxford have generated tools that allow scientists to understand a vital area of the pig immune system which was previously ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Influenza's wild origins in the animals around us

In the early 20th century, the leading cause of death was infectious disease. Epidemics erupted with little warning, seemingly out of the blue. When the "Great Influenza" struck in 1918, it killed thousands of people a week ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What the flu does to your body, and why it makes you feel awful

Every year, from 5 to 20 percent of the people in the United States will become infected with influenza virus. An average of 200,000 of these people will require hospitalization and up to 50,000 will die. Older folks over ...

Cardiology

Researchers confirm link between flu and heart attack

Chances of a heart attack are increased six-fold during the first seven days after detection of laboratory-confirmed influenza infection, according to a new study by researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The U.S. may be in for a tough flu season—4 questions answered

This year, Australia suffered a record number of flu infections. This has some experts concerned that the U.S. will suffer a harsh flu season as well. Irena Kenneley, associate professor of nursing at Case Western Reserve ...

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