Influenza
Study provides key insights on potential origins of coronavirus outbreak in China  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Emerging viral infections--from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections--pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design... more
Coronavirus outbreak in China traced to snakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Emerging viral infections -- from bird flu to Ebola to Zika infections -- pose major threats to global public health, and understanding their origins can help investigators design defensive strategies against future outbreaks. A... more
Fully vaccinated children reduce risk of hospitalization associated with influenza by 54%  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Fully vaccinating children reduces the risk of hospitalization associated with influenza by 54%, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan,... more
Antiviral compound from banana plants shows potential for clinical use against influenza  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
What keeps most infectious disease researchers up at night aren't infamous viruses like Ebola. Instead, influenza, commonly known as the flu, continues to be... more
Czechs detect bird flu as new Europe outbreak feared  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A highly contagious bird flu has been confirmed at a Czech farm, officials said Saturday after a French farm union warned of the risk of a new outbreak in Europe. more
Fitness tracker devices show potential as predictors of flu outbreaks  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at Scripps Research Translational Institute have found that fitness tracker devices – wearable tracker devices that measure heart rate and sleep duration – are better predictors of... more
[Editors' Choice] The "cancer flu shot"?  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Direct injection of an influenza vaccine into tumors in mice increases immune infiltration and prolongs survival. more
Important things you need to know about seasonal flu  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Seasonal flu is a serious illness causing approximately 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths each year. Federal health officials are reporting that the 2019-2020 flu season could be the worst in... more
Your Blood Type Might Influence Your Risk of Getting the Stomach Flu  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Your blood type may determine if you get norovirus, the winter stomach flu, this season. more
Medical News Today: Flu vaccines may shrink tumors and boost cancer treatment  MNT · 2 weeks
According to recent experiments in mouse models, a flu shot may effectively shrink cancer tumors and boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy. more
This Year's Flu Shot Doesn't Match What's Circulating. Here's What That Means.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The main strain of flu that's circulating right now doesn't exactly match what's in this year's flu shot. more
High-deductible plans jeopardize financial health of patients and rural hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Kristie Flowers had been sick with the flu for four or five days in July before the 52-year-old registered nurse from Genoa, Colo., acknowledged she needed to go... more
New Nanoparticle Vaccine Protects Mice from Six Influenza Strains  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The new double-layered nanoparticles vaccine, developed by researchers from the Center for Inflammation, Immunity & Infection at the... more
Exercising when sick can help you feel better, says Penn State Health physician  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The winter cold and flu season may try to knock out your new year's plans to get or stay healthy, but the... more
New vaccines to protect infants against infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study puts researchers within closer reach of vaccines that can protect infants against infections by overcoming a mother's antibodies, which are known to shut down immune defenses initiated by conventional vaccines. That... more
Researchers discover hundreds of novel viruses in insects  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New viruses which cause diseases often come from animals. Well-known examples of this are the Zika virus transmitted by mosquitoes, bird flu viruses, as well as the MERS virus which is associated... more
Hundreds of novel viruses discovered in insects  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New viruses which cause diseases often come from animals. Well-known examples of this are the Zika virus transmitted by mosquitoes, bird flu viruses, as well as the MERS virus which is associated with camels.... more
Growing influenza vaccines inside chicken eggs can make them less effective, say some experts  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Flu season is underway in the Northern Hemisphere, sickening millions of people and in rare cases, causing hospitalization or death.... more
Egg-based flu vaccines: Not all they're cracked up to be?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Flu season is underway in the Northern Hemisphere, sickening millions of people and in rare cases, causing hospitalization or death. The best prevention is a flu shot, but... more
Child Flu Deaths Hit Record High for This Time of Year  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
This year's flu season is shaping up to be a severe one, particularly for children. more
Novel nanoparticle vaccine provides long-lasting protection against influenza virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A novel nanoparticle vaccine that combines two major influenza proteins is effective in providing broad, long-lasting protection against influenza virus in mice, showing promise as a universal flu vaccine, according... more
Can the flu shot help fight cancer?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Physicians and scientists have found that injecting tumors with influenza vaccines, including some FDA-approved seasonal flu shots, turns cold tumors to hot, a discovery that could lead to an immunotherapy to treat cancer. more
Can FDA-approved flu shots be repurposed as treatments for cancer?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Changing the microenvironment of tumors to increase the immune system's response to them has been the goal of countless research and clinical studies including the most recent use... more
CDC warns that current flu season is due to be particularly long and severe  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The current flu season is on track to be one of the most severe in years, according to new data... more
Medical News Today: Influenza A vs. B: What to know  MNT · 3 weeks
Influenza A and B are the most common types of flu in humans. Here, learn about the differences between influenza A and B, including their symptoms and treatments. more
Over 65,000 hen to be culled in bird flu outbreak in Poland  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Authorities in western Poland say they have ordered the culling of at least 65,000 hen at a farm affected by bird flu that seems... more
GlobalData: Asia-Pacific seasonal influenza vaccine market set to reach US$1bn by 2028  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The size of the seasonal influenza vaccine market across the three major Asia-Pacific (APAC) growth markets (3GM) will grow at a modest compound annual... more
Bird flu kills 25,000 turkeys in eastern Poland, sparks cull  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Authorities in eastern Poland say bird flu is responsible for the deaths of at least 25,000 turkeys in poultry farms near the country's borders with Ukraine and Belarus. more
Bird flu kills 25K turkeys, sparks cull  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Authorities in eastern Poland say bird flu is responsible for the deaths of at least 25,000 turkeys in poultry farms near the country's borders with Ukraine and Belarus more
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