Flu

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 influenza: Top five prevention tips

Even as the deadly swine flu has returned to haunt us, deaths have been reported from 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.

World Immunisation day: Indians yet to catch up with adult vaccination

Prevention is better than cure. This saying does not seem to hold good for Indians as far as health care is concerned with only around 10 percent of adults opting for vaccines to reduce the threat of common diseases.

Flu vaccines may help prevent heart attacks

The easily available flu vaccines may hold the key to developing a vaccine against heart diseases too, researchers have found.

British 'fish n chips' can help you fight against winter bugs

A research has revealed that an enzyme found in Atlantic cod is good for fighting against the cold and flu viruses.

How to keep flu away on wedding day

Autumn weddings might be a rage right now, but the year end also brings along cold and flu. If you are one of those who gets sick easily, start with a prevention product to avoid ruining your wedding day.

Isolated Amazon Indians say hello to world

A vulnerable group of indigenous people from Brazil`s Amazon rainforest with no history of contact with the outside world has reached out to a settlement of indigenous people on the Brazil-Peru border.

Hunt for MERS source should look beyond camels: Veterinary officials

Scientists lack proof that camels are the source of a deadly new virus that has killed 186 people in Saudi Arabia and should widen their hunt to other animals, veterinary experts meeting in Paris said.

Chinese man dies of H5N6 bird flu

A Chinese man has died of a new strain of avian flu H5N6 while being treated in a hospital, becoming the world`s first case of human to have been affected by the deadly virus, the state media reported today.

Miley Cyrus opens up about `scary` hospital stay

Miley Cyrus has opened up about her recent "scary" hospital stay that forced her to put her ongoing Bangerz tour on hold and reschedule the canceled concerts.

Flu-hit Stenson has Tiger in his sights

Henrik Stenson has been hit by a heavy dose of flu as he bids to win his first title of the year and move towards Tiger Woods`s world number one spot at this week`s Volvo China Open.

Fluminense saved from relegation

The 2012 Brasileirao champions finished the season in 17th spot but will play top flight football next season after a favourable twist of fate