flu viruses

New compound boosts efficacy of HIV, flu vaccine


August 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a compound that boosts the effect of vaccines against the flu, HIV and herpes virus in mice.Research by an Oxford University team, along ... Read more...

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Scientists identify molecule that flicks on immune system


May 21st, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 21 (IANS) Researchers have identified the molecular 'switch' that directly triggers the body's first line of defence against pathogens, more accurately known as the body's "innate immunity". They ... Read more...

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58 Mexicans die of flu


February 6th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) A total of 58 people have died of flu in Mexico so far this year. The deaths were caused by different strains of flu virus, ... Read more...

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Cold weather, flu kill 72 in Mexico


January 29th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) Cold weather in Mexico has left 40 people dead while 32 have died due to flu, the government said.Thirty died due to carbon monoxide poisoning, ... Read more...

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Moderate exercise can stave off cold, cough


January 6th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Regular moderate exercise can stave off the risk of common cold, but running marathons can make you more susceptible to such infections. Upper respiratory tract infections ... Read more...

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Nepal chicken prices fall after bird flu alert


December 3rd, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 3 (IANS) Chicken prices took a beating in Kathmandu after schools and security agencies stayed away from chicken products following a new bird flu alert here.These institutions are ... Read more...

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12 mn Brazilians vaccinated for flu


May 9th, 2011 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, May 9 (IANS) Over 12 million Brazilians have been vaccinated for flu during the ongoing nationwide campaign, according to an official report.The campaign that began April 25 ends May ... Read more...

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New study predicts future evolution of flu viruses


February 18th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A University of Pennsylvania research is trying to crack the code of which strain of flu will be prevalent in a given year, with major implications for global ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New flu vaccine kills all strains


February 8th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For many years, the flu vaccines we had were ‘flu strain-specific.’ In other words, there was a flu vaccine for each and every type of flu, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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...

Posted in Health |

‘Space mice’ may pave way to help keep humans fit in space


October 30th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): On its last flight, Discovery will not just carry astronauts, but 16 rodent passengers too.The project is aimed at understanding why space flights make humans more vulnerable to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How maternal exposure to flu ups schizophrenia risk in offspring


August 13th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 13 (ANI): Kids born to mothers who suffered from flu, viruses and other infections during pregnancy have about a 1.5 to 7 times increased risk for schizophrenia. And now, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

H1N1 used new trick to cause pandemic


August 6th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the recent pandemic-causing H1N1 flu virus used a new biochemical trick to spread efficiently in humans.The discovery not only yields new insight into ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Single shot vaccine for all flu types in offing


July 16th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) A "universal" flu vaccine that protects against many strains of virus could be available within a few years, scientists have said. They believe that they have solved the ... Read more...

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Now, a ‘universal’ vaccine that could fend off all types of flu


July 16th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): A 'universal' flu vaccine could be the 'one fits all' jab - a new two-step approach to immunisation.Working with mice, ferrets and monkeys, the US team 'primed' the ... Read more...

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Now, computer algorithms to help develop flu vaccines


July 10th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Researchers are using computer programs to develop a fast and efficient method of generating vaccines for new strains of flu viruses.Dimitris Papamichail, and a team of researchers from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Airport toilets ‘teeming with germs and filth’


May 14th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 14 (ANI): The profusion of germs at airports can cause travellers to fall ill with colds and flus, a top Aussie travel doctor has warned.According to Dr Deborah Mills, from ... Read more...

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Older children more vulnerable to H1N1 influenza


May 4th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new research has shown that children hospitalized with pandemic H1N1 influenza in 2009 were older and more likely to have underlying medical conditions than children hospitalized with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

1918 and 2009 H1N1 flu ‘not spread by birds’, finds study


January 20th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study by researchers from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's National Centre for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD) and American scientists suggests that the 1918 and 2009 H1N1 ... Read more...

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Why bird flu has not become a pandemic


November 19th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study by American and British scientists has tried to explain why bird flu has not become a pandemic disease.The report prepared by scientists from Imperial College ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Earlier exposure to flu viruses ‘makes people immune to current H1N1 influenza’


October 15th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Scientists at University of California, Davis, have found that earlier exposure to the seasonal flu viruses provide people with some level of immunity to the 2009 H1N1 influenza ... Read more...

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Bird flu virus strain leaves survivors at increased Parkinson’s disease risk


August 20th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): An animal study conducted by experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has suggested that at least one strain of the H5N1 avian influenza virus leaves survivors at ... Read more...

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Bird flu virus ‘linked’ to Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s


August 13th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Some kinds of influenza viruses may set up people infected with them to be at higher risk of developing chronic neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's later in ... Read more...

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Predicting future course of 2009 H1N1 virus difficult, say researchers


August 12th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): Studying past influenza pandemics for gaining clues to the future course of 2009 H1N1 virus, a pair of American researchers have come to the conclusion that flu viruses ... Read more...

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Japanese discovery could help fight resistant flu virus


July 16th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) A discovery by Japanese scientists could foster a new genre of anti-virals that sidestep resistant flu virus problems, according to a new study. Toshinori Sato, of Toshiba Microelectronics Engineering ... Read more...

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Why H1N1 flu spreads from person to person less effectively than other flu viruses


July 3rd, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): Scientists in the US have come up with an genetic explanation for why the new H1N1 "swine flu" virus has spread from person to person less effectively than ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Swine flu can travel to the lungs and gut


July 3rd, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 3 (ANI): The deadly swine flu virus has the potential to reach deep into the respiratory system, and even as far as the intestines, according to two new studies on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Patchy monitoring may have made swine flu go undetected in pigs


June 17th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Public-health experts have warned that a lack of surveillance may be allowing the 2009 pandemic H1N1 flu virus, dubbed 'swine flu', to go undetected in pigs, which raises ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Old seasonal flu antibodies may be active against swine flu virus


May 22nd, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta say that antibodies against some seasonal flu strains from prior years may provide an effective weapon ... Read more...

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Novel vaccine strategy may offer protection against flu viruses


May 19th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh suggest that vaccines made up of virus-like particles (VLPs) could provide stronger and longer-lasting protection against flu viruses than conventional vaccines.VLP vaccines ... Read more...

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Swine flu vaccine on the anvil


May 4th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): After the recent swine flu scare, researchers from all over the world have stepped up efforts to build a vaccine, and British scientists are the latest to join ... Read more...

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Why some people are more suscepticle to flu


March 27th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 27 (ANI): Braunschweig Helmholtz researchers have found that an excessive immune response is responsible for the fatal outcome of influenza illnesses in mice.The researchers have also found that this ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study disproves common theory about flu-like pneumonia


March 18th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A team of scientists from multiple research institutions has taken an in-depth look at the connection between flu infection and pneumonia. The study led by researchers from the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vaccine targeting Achilles heel in all flu viruses comes closer to reality


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 23 (ANI): A potential new flu vaccine to cure almost all kinds of the disease, including bird flue, may be available in just two years because scientists have identified ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Over 13 thousand birds culled in Nepal


January 21st, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Jan 21 (ANI): The rapid response team formed to slaughter birds and bird related items in Kakkarvitta in Jhapa district near Kathmandu, where the bird flu virus was detected, completed ... Read more...

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