Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Updated reviews issued for oseltamivir, zanamivir use in flu

(HealthDay)—Oseltamivir and zanamivir reduce the time to symptomatic improvement in influenza by about half a day, but evidence to support claims of reduced admissions to hospital or complications of influenza is lacking, ...

Medications

Beware fake flu treatments, FDA warns

(HealthDay)—With the height of flu season here, the U.S Food and Drug Administration warns consumers to avoid fraudulent products that claim to prevent, treat or cure the flu.

Medications

Continuing uncertainties surround anti-influenza drug

Incomplete availability of data has hampered a thorough assessment of the evidence for using the anti-influenza drug oseltamivir, a Cochrane Review has found. However, after piecing together information from over 16,000 pages ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Netherlands reports mutant swine flu death

Dutch authorities said Thursday a patient infected by a mutant strain of the swine flu virus had died, but added that this was not the cause of death.

Medical research

Study: New treatment may combat drug-resistant flu

(AP) -- A new and unlicensed treatment for swine flu could be used in patients who have Tamiflu-resistant viruses, doctors say. In an article published Friday in the medical journal Lancet, British doctors describe how they ...

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