Flu

This protein may improve flu symptoms, cut death risk

This protein may improve flu symptoms, cut death risk

The protein called retrocyclin-101 (RC-101) is unique in that it not only targets the flu virus itself, but also the harmful inflammation the virus triggers in the host.

Oct 01, 2017, 18:47 PM IST
Older siblings may up risk of flu among babies

Older siblings may up risk of flu among babies

In addition, previous studies have suggested that maternal vaccination during pregnancy can protect young babies from flu infection.

Sep 28, 2017, 18:08 PM IST
How to fight dengue, malaria, flu and chikungunya – Symptoms, prevention

How to fight dengue, malaria, flu and chikungunya – Symptoms, prevention

With Diwali round the corner, these problems are bound to increase and knowing the symptoms for timely diagnosis and most importantly, our protection becomes our first and foremost priority.

Sep 28, 2017, 18:05 PM IST
Being in good spirits can help improve efficiency of flu shots

Being in good spirits can help improve efficiency of flu shots

 The team measured negative mood, positive mood, physical activity, diet and sleep three times a week over a six week period in a group of 138 older people due to have their flu jab.

Sep 26, 2017, 17:07 PM IST
Genes linked to better immune response to flu vaccine identified

Genes linked to better immune response to flu vaccine identified

Researchers have identified several genes and gene clusters associated with the immune response to flu vaccination.

Aug 26, 2017, 19:20 PM IST
Drinking tea, red wine may protect against flu: Study

Drinking tea, red wine may protect against flu: Study

Flavonoids are commonly found in black tea, red wine and blueberries.

Aug 13, 2017, 19:29 PM IST
Swine flu: Tamil Nadu records 3,000 cases of H1N1 virus, the highest in country; know who all are at risk

Swine flu: Tamil Nadu records 3,000 cases of H1N1 virus, the highest in country; know who all are at risk

Union Health Minister JP Nadda said in a written reply that the central government has been closely monitoring the seasonal influenza outbreak situation and was in regular touch on the issue.

Jul 24, 2017, 13:56 PM IST
Struggling with swine flu? Best home remedies that really work

Struggling with swine flu? Best home remedies that really work

While antiviral drugs are often prescribed for treating swine flu, you can some steps to help ease the symptoms of any type of flu, including the H1N1 virus.

Jul 18, 2017, 12:01 PM IST
43 swine flu cases, three deaths in UP

43 swine flu cases, three deaths in UP

Cases of swine flu are on a steady increase in Uttar Pradesh over the past ten days with reports of 43 H1N1 infected people out of which three had died, state health officials admitted on Saturday.

Jul 15, 2017, 23:32 PM IST
One new case of swine flu confirmed in Manipur

One new case of swine flu confirmed in Manipur

Manipur Health Minister L. Jayentakumar on Saturday announced that a 45-year-old man from Imphal west district has been confirmed to be suffering from swine flu.

Jul 15, 2017, 23:31 PM IST
No more flu shots? These painless disposable patches may soon replace needles

No more flu shots? These painless disposable patches may soon replace needles

The new technology can be self-administered and stored without refrigeration, making it significantly cheaper that traditional vaccines.

Jul 02, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
This is why preemies are more vulnerable to flu as adults

This is why preemies are more vulnerable to flu as adults

Researchers say that premature babies who get exposed to hyperoxia -- excess supply of oxygen -- are more likely to lack key lung cells and may have an increased risk of experiencing severe respiratory viral infections later in life.

Jun 09, 2017, 18:16 PM IST
Be warned: Not flu, but the recovery period makes you 17 times more prone to heart attack!

Be warned: Not flu, but the recovery period makes you 17 times more prone to heart attack!

Pneumonia or bronchitis pose the biggest heart attack risk, the research found.

May 16, 2017, 16:36 PM IST
This is how important tweeting could turn out to be, it can help you track flu spread

This is how important tweeting could turn out to be, it can help you track flu spread

Scientists have developed a new model that uses Twitter posts to predict how the infection may affect the human population.

May 11, 2017, 14:22 PM IST
Mucus from skin of Indian frog can kill flu virus

Mucus from skin of Indian frog can kill flu virus

According to researchers from Emory University in the US and Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in Thiruvananthapuram, India, skin secretions from South Indian frogs can destroy H1 variety of influenza viruses that can affect humans.

Apr 19, 2017, 14:21 PM IST
Swine flu scare in summer? Researchers discover new strain in India as H1N1 cases continue to rise

Swine flu scare in summer? Researchers discover new strain in India as H1N1 cases continue to rise

The Michigan strain, which has been in circulation in the USA for the last two years, has been identified in Hyderabad and other other parts of India.

Apr 11, 2017, 11:31 AM IST
Seasonal allergies: Tips to keep pollen at bay

Seasonal allergies: Tips to keep pollen at bay

While there's no cure, there are many things you can do to reduce or prevent springtime allergies – from medication to good household habits.

Mar 28, 2017, 11:21 AM IST
Spike in seasonal flu cases in Delhi: High risk groups, prevention tips

Spike in seasonal flu cases in Delhi: High risk groups, prevention tips

Doctors warned that the number of people with flu-like symptoms may go up in the coming days due to changing weather.

Mar 15, 2017, 11:20 AM IST
Battle flu and cold with this supplement – Read

Battle flu and cold with this supplement – Read

The `sunshine vitamin` as it known, not just improves bone and muscle health but also protects against respiratory infections by boosting levels of antimicrobial peptides -- natural antibiotic-like substances -- in the lungs.

Feb 16, 2017, 13:03 PM IST
Popping painkillers during flu may elevate heart attack risk!

Popping painkillers during flu may elevate heart attack risk!

The results revealed a stronger association with a heart attack when both the risk factors were present.

Feb 05, 2017, 15:45 PM IST