flu season

Swine flu spread much wider than suspected


June 9th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) The swine flu outbreak during the winter of 2009-2010 was much more widespread than previously realised, a study says.Blood samples taken from Scottish adults in March ... Read more...

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Link between low birth weight and H1N1 flu revealed


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Two research papers have shown that women who contracted H1N1 were more likely to give birth to lower birth weight babies as compared with women who had "influenza-like ... Read more...

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Friendly bacteria help fend off flu: Study


March 15th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 15 (ANI): Researchers have discovered that friendly bacteria not only help in digestion, but also fight against the flu.Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at Yale University, and her colleagues treated mice ... Read more...

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Flu vaccine made by faster method is also effective


February 23rd, 2011 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research published in the online journal The Lancet claims that speeding up flu vaccine development does not make the final product less effective compared to ... Read more...

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Swine flu rising in Russia, Europe


January 17th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of people infected with the pandemic A/H1N1 swine flu virus is on the rise in Russia and Europe, a senior Russian official said.Russia's chief sanitary ... Read more...

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How to protect kids this flu season


January 16th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Doctors at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have offered some tips on how to protect kids this flu season.The flu is an infection of the nose, throat ... Read more...

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Tips To Stay Healthy This Flu Season


November 8th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the flu season approaching, people all over the world have been scrambling the web to get details about how to stay healthy. According to ... Read more...

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Over-the-counter cold remedies can lead to drowsiness


November 1st, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Over-the-counter cough and cold remedies could make you drowsy, similar to being drunk, and unsafe on the roads, warn doctors.Over-the-counter medication, as well as prescription drugs, can lead ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to universal flu vaccine


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Researchers at Scripps Research Institute in la Jolla, California, teamed up with Peter Palese and colleagues at Mount Sinai MedicalSchool in New York to test a protein ... Read more...

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Maternal influenza vaccination linked to flu protection in infants


October 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Infants whose mothers receive influenza vaccines during pregnancy are less likely to be infected with flu or hospitalised for respiratory illnesses in their first six months of life, ... Read more...

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Study: Seasonal flu shot lowers heart attack risk by 20%


October 1st, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study has found the link between the flu shots and heart attack. The study results make it clear that those people who get flu shots have ... Read more...

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Scientists review fate of pandemic H1N1 flu virus


September 29th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): In a new commentary, scientists have reviewed the fates of previous pandemic influenza viruses in the years following a pandemic and speculate on possible future courses for the ... Read more...

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Study: Popular kids get flu first


September 17th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It looks like there are many more disadvantages for being a famous kid amongst peers and in the social circle.A survey announced in PLOS One has stated that ... Read more...

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Senior citizens to get flu vaccines before the dreaded flu season starts


September 9th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Burlington, Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Older residents of Burlington County in the United States may have a chance to get a high dose Flu vaccine before the Flu season hits, according to ... Read more...

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Vaccine Issues Haunt People In Flu Season


August 31st, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Aug 31, (THAINDIAN NEWS) This is the time of the year many people fall ill to ailments like flu and that is why a number of doctors suggest that people ... Read more...

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Allergic asthmatics more vulnerable during flu season


May 29th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): People with allergic asthma face double trouble during flu season, according to a new American study.The research, conducted by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, appears in the ... Read more...

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Flu migrates rather than dying off


May 28th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): When flu season dies out in the US each spring, some strains of influenza actually migrate, spending the summer in South America and perhaps travelling even farther away, ... Read more...

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Nausea, palpitating heart signs of flu in pregnant women


May 6th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Nausea in pregnant women tends to fade after the first three months, but if it continues during the second and third trimesters (three months) it can be a ... Read more...

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Nausea, speeding heart - signs of flu in pregnant women


May 6th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Nausea in pregnant women during the second and third trimesters can be a sign of flu, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found."People don't necessarily think of ... Read more...

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1976 swine flu immunization might protect against pandemic H1N1 virus


April 24th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A new American study has linked 1976 'swine flu' shot to stronger immune response to 21st century pandemic flu.Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found that individuals ... Read more...

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Swine flu probably originated in US, says Mexico


March 30th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 30 (IANS/EFE) A year after the outbreak of the deadly swine flu epidemic that killed over 14,000 people across the world, Mexico has said it suspects the disease originated ... Read more...

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Swine flu hits 57 million Americans, kills 17,000


February 13th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) The deadly H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu, may have affected more than 57 million Americans and killed as many as 17,000 of ... Read more...

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Face masks, hand hygiene curb spread of flu


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Ordinary face masks and hand hygiene can cut down the transmission of infections during flu season, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Michigan School of ... Read more...

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Hand hygiene, masks can reduce influenza spread


January 22nd, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): The spread of influenza-like illness during flu season can be controlled to an extent with ordinary face masks and hand hygiene, a new study claims.Researchers from the University ... Read more...

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55 million Americans hit by swine flu


January 16th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) An estimated 55 million Americans were infected with the H1N1 swine flu from the time the disease first emerged in mid-April until mid-December, and about 11,200 ... Read more...

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Barack, Michelle Obama get vaccinated against swine flu


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have got vaccinated for the A/H1N1 virus. "People need to understand that this vaccine is safe," Obama was quoted ... Read more...

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US releases liquid Tamiflu for children


October 31st, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Oct 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US has released liquid Tamiflu for children affected from Swine Flu. Swine flu is attacking so many children across the country, some of them even ... Read more...

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40% Americans replace handshake with a back pat over swine flu scare


October 16th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16(ANI): A Fox News poll has revealed that Americans are so worried about the swine flu that they have stopped shaking hands with swine friends and are resorting to a ... Read more...

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H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccine has many side-effects & risks


October 6th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the Americans, the dreaded flu season is just around the corner and with Swine Flu on the rise, all over the world, vaccines are heaven ... Read more...

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Surgical masks as effective as N95 respirators against influenza


October 2nd, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study has found that surgical masks appear to be as effective as N95 respirators in shielding health-care workers from flu infection.The N95 respirator is a protective ... Read more...

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Swine flu could slow US economic growth further


September 24th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) H1N1 influenza could slow growth in key industries and stall the already-weak GDP growth in the third and fourth quarters of 2009 in the US, says a report. ... Read more...

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Swine flu may slow growth in key U.S. industries, warns expert


September 24th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): Swine flu may slow growth in key industries in America, says a health economist.Dr. Bryce Sutton, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Business, ... Read more...

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First available doses of swine flu vaccine will be nasal spray


September 19th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 19 (DPA) The first vaccine doses for the H1N1 influenza, or swine flu, will be available in the form of a nasal spray, the US Centres for Disease Control ... Read more...

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Twitter could help track swine flu spread


September 16th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 16 (ANI): People's updates on popular social networking websites such as Twitter about having coughs and colds could help health officials track early warning signs about flu outbreaks.The Health ... Read more...

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Handshakes banned in Canadian city to check swine flu


August 20th, 2009 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 20 (IANS) A Canadian mayor in Quebec province has banned handshakes to check the spread of the H1N1 virus that causes swine flu. Since its outbreak in April, the ... Read more...

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