Flawed gene explains why flu can kill in rare cases

While most people affected by the flu recover easily, children with a rare genetic mutation may fall so ill that they could end up in the hospital and even lose the battle against the influenza virus, suggests a new study.

Relax! Adults only catch flu about twice a decade

Adults over the age of 30 only catch flu about once every five years, researchers have calculated.

Swine flu deaths crosses 250 mark in Rajasthan

The swine flu epidemic continued to rage in Rajasthan with six more deaths reported on Thursday taking the total death toll over the 250 mark since the start of this year, an official said.

Nepal issues alert as swine flue virus infects 17

Nepal government has issued a high alert after at least 17 people, many of them from areas near the India-Nepal border, have tested positive for the deadly swine flu virus, officials on Thursday said.

1 more tests H1N1 positive in Odisha

One more person was tested positive on Thursday for the H1NI virus taking total number of swine flu cases in Odisha to 12, official sources said.

Four more swine flu deaths in Himachal

Swine flu claimed four more lives in Himachal Pradesh, raising the death toll to nine, a senior health official said on Thursday.

Baby boy dies during doctors' strike in Delhi hospital

One-year-old baby boy called Arman has died during a strike called by doctors at the Lady Hardinge Hospital in Delhi.

Virtual virus helps researchers unfold flu on computer for first time ever

 A "virtual virus" has helped scientists unfold the flu on a CPU, it has been revealed.

One more swine flu case detected in Odisha

A doctor has been tested positive for swine flu in Odisha, taking the number of patients afflicted with the disease to five in the state, said a health official here Tuesday.

One more swine flu case found in Odisha

With one more person afflicted by swine flu, the total number of cases in Odisha has gone up to four this year, said a health official on Sunday.

TN sets up call centre for info on Swine flu

Days after a 53-year-old man died of H1N1 infection here, Tamil Nadu government on Saturday reviewed the situation and set up a round-the-clock call centre as it allayed fears saying there was no need to panic.

Swine flu claims five lives in Haryana

At least five people have died due to swine flu in Haryana this month, health officials said here Saturday.

Woman dies of swine flu in Madhya Pradesh

A 36-year-old woman died of swine flu here, taking the number of H1N1 deaths in the district to three this month, an official said Monday.

20 fresh cases of swine flu in Delhi

 The national capital on Friday reported 20 fresh cases of swine flu taking the total figure to 98 so far this year.

'Single punch' universal flu vaccine comes closer to reality

A new study has revealed that a "single punch" universal flu vaccine may soon be a reality.

Fifth swine flu death in Delhi, five new cases

A 38-year-old woman swine flu patient, admitted at a city hospital for over a week, had succumbed to the disease becoming the fifth fatality in the capital, health officials said Friday.

Swine flu: Symptoms, tips to avoid H1N1 virus

Even as the deadly swine flu has returned to haunt us, deaths have been reported from across the country, including Delhi-NCR. There is also an increase in new cases from across the country.

Present Swine Flu strain less virulent

The strain of Swine Flu being witnessed currently is not as virulent as it was in 2009 but high risk groups need to be alert, a health official said here on Thursday.

Flu vaccines boost immunity against many strains

Researchers have found that seasonal flu vaccines protect individuals not only against the strains of flu they contain but also against many additional types.

Alleged flu vaccine-related deaths spark fears in Italy

At least nine people were reported to have died in Italy for reasons allegedly linked to a flu vaccine which has been suspended by the Italian competent authority for drugs AIFA, media reported Friday.