pandemic flu

Boys infect boys with swine flu: Study


February 1st, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study of how swine flu spread in a primary school during the 2009 pandemic has revealed that boys predominantly pass on flu to other boys and ... Read more...

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H1N1 pandemic flu strain ‘key to universal vaccine’


January 11th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Scientists from Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago have found that the 2009 H1N1 pandemic flu strain could be the key to a universal ... Read more...

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Hyperactive immune system kills adults during pandemic flu


December 6th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) A study suggests that people are made critically ill, or even killed, by their own immune response during H1N1 flu pandemic. Fernando Polack, associate professor of paediatrics at ... Read more...

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Youngsters’ over-reactive immune response ‘fatal during pandemic flu’


December 6th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): A new study has claimed that in young adults, a strong immune response can overreact in a violent and uncontrolled fashion, resulting in fatalities.Fernando Polack at Vanderbilt and ... Read more...

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India, US eye new healthcare targets (Lead)


November 8th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) A new disease centre and increased collaboration in the field of healthcare have been the highlights of US President Barack Obama's health sector agenda during his ... Read more...

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Health, education key areas of cooperation for Obama


November 8th, 2010 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Monday signalled collaboration with India in education and health, calling these as key areas of cooperation."Because the wealth of a nation also ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda in Pakistan still remains Britain’s primary threat


October 18th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): The primary threat to Britain comes from al-Qaeda in Pakistan and its associates in Somalia, Yemen and North Africa, who continue to plan attacks against targets in the ... Read more...

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Microneedles now for painless immunisation


July 19th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) American scientists have successfully developed a new technology using "microneedles" to deliver painless immunisation. Experiments conducted on mice have proved that instead of a shot, people also might ... Read more...

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Weakened flu virus to make more effective vaccine


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): A "rewritten" flu virus sets off an identical immune response in mice to a natural infection, suggesting it could make a more effective vaccine than traditional options.The new ... Read more...

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Not influenced by pharma companies on H1N1 pandemic: WHO


June 9th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) With critics from many parts of the world claiming that the swine flu threat was blown out of proportion, World Health Organisation (WHO) director general Margaret Chan ... Read more...

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Pandemic flu concerns have positive effect on personal hygiene behaviour


May 28th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Concerns over pandemic flu has positive impact on personal hygiene behaviours, a new research has found.A team led by Joseph T.F. Lau, PhD, a professor at the Chinese ... Read more...

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Hand washing may limit pandemic flu transmission


April 30th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Hand washing and mouth covering may help limit the transmission of the pandemic flu, suggests a new research.However, more research on these measures is critical, according to ... 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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Pandemic flu virus may become resistant to Tamiflu


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at the Ohio State University, analysing the behaviour of seasonal H1N1 suggests that pandemic flu may become resistant to Tamiflu, the main ... Read more...

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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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New medicine fights bird flu better


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) A new drug on the threshold of final testing in humans may be more potent and safer for treating the deadly bird flu than the antiviral drug Tamiflu, ... Read more...

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Sick patients being misdiagnosed by swine flu hotline: UK study


November 29th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 29 (ANI): A new UK study has found that almost 9 out of 10 sick patients calling up the swine flu hotline have been diagnosed wrongly.Merely three out of 30 ... Read more...

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Here’s why pandemic flu vaccine programs fail more often than not


October 31st, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): Public can incorrectly link pandemic vaccination campaigns with coincidental and unrelated health events with the vaccines, thus undermining the effectiveness of such programmes, concludes a new study.Authored by ... Read more...

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Novartis reports $2.11 bn profit in third quarter


October 22nd, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 22 (DPA) Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis Thursday reported a profit of $2.11 billion in the third quarter until the end of September, up 1 percent. Net sales in the quarter reached ... Read more...

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India issues advisory on H1N1 flu for Haj pilgrims


October 6th, 2009 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The external affairs ministry has issued an advisory for Haj pilgrims for prevention of H1N1 pandemic flu during the annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The advisory suggests that ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia urges pregnant women, old and ill to avoid Haj


September 26th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Saudi Arabia Saturday recommended those at a high risk of catching swine flu, like children, pregnant women and people suffering from chronic ailments, to avoid Haj pilgrimage ... Read more...

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Existing governments and institutions powerless to cope with man made crises


September 12th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): A group of eminent environmental scientists and economists has warned that the world faces a compounding series of crises driven by human activity, which existing governments and institutions ... Read more...

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Scientists sound alarm bells over impending global catastrophe


September 11th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 11 (IANS) Scientists have sounded the alarm bells over impending global catastrophe as existing governments and institutions are too powerless to head it off. The world faces a compounding series ... Read more...

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Scientists propose aggressive vaccination program to control swine flu pandemic


September 11th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Researchers at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute (VIDI) at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have concluded that an aggressive vaccination program that first targets children, and ultimately ... Read more...

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How ‘bored’ swine flu hotline workers are wasting UK taxpayers’ money on booze, games


September 4th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): Hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money has been 'squandered' - thanks to the bored workers of dried-up swine flu hotlines in the UK who spend most ... Read more...

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Public health response to swine flu may be seen as alarmist, says US expert


September 4th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 4 (ANI): A US expert says that the public health measures taken in response to swine flu may be seen as alarmist, overly restrictive, and unjustified.Peter Doshi, a doctoral ... 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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Avian flu strain makes brain more prone to Parkinson’s disease


August 11th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital say that there is at least one strain of the H5N1 virus that leaves avian flu survivors at significantly increased risk ... Read more...

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Scientists gain fresh insights into virulence of pandemic H1N1 virus


July 31st, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Kansas State University researchers say that the studies they are carrying out with collaborators from other institutions have started to reveal the characteristics of the pandemic H1N1 ... Read more...

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Over-prescription turning swine flu resistant to Tamiflu


July 28th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): A leading doctor has warned that the deadly swine flu could become resistant to Tamiflu, the only drug that can treat the virus.Dr Holden, the British Medical Association's ... Read more...

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UK Parliament committee to crack down on Brown Government over swine flu chaos


July 26th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): A powerful parliamentary committee has warned the Gordon Brown-led New Labour Government that it will be seeking answers from it in the coming week on why measures ... Read more...

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Swine flu may claim 65,000 lives in Britain


July 17th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): Medical experts have warned that swine flu could claim 65,000 lives in Britain unless the epidemic is stopped.It would be the worst case scenario based on 30 ... Read more...

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Swine flu virus more dangerous than previously believed


July 14th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): In a new, highly detailed study of swine flu virus, H1N1, researchers have found that the pathogen is more virulent than previously believed.Led by University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist ... Read more...

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Three more swine flu cases in Bangalore, tally 38 (Lead)


June 18th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, June 18 (IANS) Three more people, including a 12-year-old boy, have been confirmed with swine flu in Bangalore Thursday, taking the total number of people who have tested positive for ... Read more...

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Three more swine flu cases in Bangalore, total 38


June 18th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Three more persons including a 12-year-old boy have been confirmed with swine flu infection Thursday in Bangalore, taking the total number of people who have tested positive ... Read more...

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