Influenza
Medical News Today: What is influenza B and what does it do?  MNT · 22 minutes
Influenza B is one type of influenza virus that can cause the flu. It typically causes milder flu symptoms than influenza A and affects... more
Medical News Today: What to know about influenza A  MNT · 1 day
Influenza A is a common type of the flu virus. Here, we discuss its symptoms and how to treat and prevent this highly contagious virus. more
Flu test: Is it needed?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Flu season is fast approaching. When flu symptoms strike, you may wonder if you or your loved ones should get a flu test before beginning treatment. more
People with PTSD 1.8 times as likely to have other infections, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
First-of-its-kind study finds people with PTSD were 1.8 times as likely to have any infection as those without PTSD, ranging from being... more
Get vaccinated to protect yourself from flu, say Johns Hopkins experts  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cases of the flu are already on the rise around the nation as flu season begins. Johns Hopkins Medicine experts say now is the time to... more
CRISPR RNA-cutting enzyme programmed to destroy viruses in human cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Many of the world's most common or deadly human pathogens are RNA-based viruses -- Ebola, Zika and flu, for example -- and most have no FDA-approved treatments. more
CRISPR enzyme programmed to kill viruses in human cells  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Many of the world's most common or deadly human pathogens are RNA-based viruses—Ebola, Zika and flu, for example—and most have no FDA-approved treatments. A team led by researchers at the... more
Medical News Today: What is Stevens-Johnson syndrome?  MNT · 1 week
Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare disorder of the skin and mucous membranes that may be life threatening. A person usually has flu-like symptoms first and then develops a red or purple rash on the... more
CDC advises vaccination for pregnant women against flu and whooping cough  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) has recommended that all pregnant women should be vaccinated against influenza and whooping cough to provide protection to... more
Scientists discover new patterns in the evolution of the influenza virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers from Skoltech have found that the devious influenza virus is capable of new patterns of evolution and mutation in order to escape treatment with the... more
Innovative pancreatic cancer treatment may rev up immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram the immune system to create an... more
Combination treatment cures pancreatic cancer, reprograms the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram... more
New patterns discovered in the evolution of influenza virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Skoltech scientists discovered new patterns in the evolution of the influenza virus. This may help predict mutations in the viral genome and ultimately help design better vaccines. more
Influenza evolution patterns change with time, complicating vaccine design  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Skoltech scientists discovered new patterns in the evolution of the influenza virus. This may help predict mutations in the viral genome and ultimately help design better vaccines. Research results were... more
Antibiotics bug the immune response  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Changes in the gut microbiome caused by antibiotics can impair immune responses to influenza vaccination. more
IFA highlights importance of flu awareness to vulnerable populations  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Today, on World Heart Day, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) calls on all health care professionals to encourage older people and most importantly those with cardiovascular disease in their... more
How the influenza virus achieves efficient viral RNA replication  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers offer new insights on how subunits of the influenza virus polymerase co-evolve to ensure efficient viral RNA replication. more
How the influenza virus achieves efficient viral RNA replication  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New insights on how subunits of the influenza virus polymerase co-evolve to ensure efficient viral RNA replication are provided by a study published October 3 in the open-access journal PLOS... more
Fewer than half of U.S. adults get annual flu shot, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
So far this calendar year, 1,243 people scattered around 31 states had confirmed measles, the highest number of measles cases reported in the U.S. more
Maternal exposure to pollutants can lead to multigenerational weakening of the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New research shows that maternal exposure to a common and ubiquitous form of industrial pollution can harm the immune system of offspring... more
Environmental toxins impair immune system over multiple generations  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research shows that maternal exposure to a common and ubiquitous form of industrial pollution can harm the immune system of offspring and that this injury is passed along to subsequent generations,... more
US Government to fund development of a 'universal flu vaccine'  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The US government is to provide up to 400 million USD in funding to develop a “universal” flu vaccination at Duke University over the next seven years. more
Mount Sinai researchers receive NIH award to develop universal flu vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have received a contract award of up to $132 million from the National Institute of Allergy... more
NIAID initiates new Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers program  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has initiated the Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Centers program, a new network of research centers... more
University of Georgia signs contract with NIH to develop advanced influenza vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The University of Georgia has signed a contract with the National Institutes of Health for an initial award of $8 million to develop a... more
Duke Human Vaccine Institute participates in a large national effort to improve flu shots  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As part of a massive national effort to improve and modernize flu shots, the Duke Human Vaccine Institute has received... more
Why the Flu Shot Can't Give You the Flu  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Here are the facts about the flu shot and why this vaccine can't give you the flu virus. more
Scientists discover T cell homing beacons for lungs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Scientists have identified a pair of molecules critical for T cells, part of the immune system, to travel to and populate the lungs. A potential application could be strengthening vaccines against respiratory... more
Health officials: It's time to give flu vaccine another shot  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
It's flu shot season again and health officials urge getting one before the end of October more
Hand washing encouraged as hand sanitizer shown to be ineffective at killing the flu  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study has found that hand sanitizer may not be as effective as previously thought at preventing the spread... more
Fullerene compounds effectively combat dangerous viral infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology and the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS in collaboration with researchers from four other Russian and foreign research centers have discovered... more
Fullerene compounds knock out virus infections like HIV and HSV  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology and the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS in collaboration with researchers from four other Russian... more
UMSOM receives landmark contract from NIAID for influenza research  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Dean... more
Types of food to avoid during flu symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
When you have the flu, it may seem like nothing can make you feel better (or worse). However, relief may come from an unexpected place. Oddly enough, some foods may make your... more
Medical News Today: New flu vaccine skin patch could do away with needles  MNT · 4 weeks
A new study reveals that delivering a flu vaccine using a new type of skin patch can stimulate an appropriate immune response... more
Towards better hand hygiene for flu prevention  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Rubbing hands with ethanol-based sanitizers should provide a formidable defense against infection from flu viruses, which can thrive and spread in saliva and mucus. But new findings challenge that notion -- and suggest that... more
Needle-free flu vaccine patch effective in early study  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new needle-free flu vaccine patch revved up the immune system much like a traditional flu shot without any negative side effects. The research represents an important step toward a technology that... more
Researchers receive $12 million grant to develop flu vaccine against many viral strains  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Patrick Wilson, PhD, professor of medicine and rheumatology at the University of Chicago, and a group of researchers from three other institutions... more
Researchers identify an unexpected genetic plasticity in bat-borne influenza viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Bat-borne influenza viruses enter host cells by utilizing surface exposed MHC-II molecules of various species, including humans. more
Bat influenza viruses possess an unexpected genetic plasticity  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Bat-borne influenza viruses enter host cells by utilizing surface exposed MHC-II molecules of various species, including humans. Now, an international research team from Germany (Medical Center—University of Freiburg and Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, island of... more
Flu Shot Facts & Side Effects (Updated for 2019-2020)  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 month
The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza. In the United States, flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and... more
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