Influenza

New flu shot may protect you lifelong

New flu shot may protect you lifelong

Scientists researched whether a universal flu shot could be created by using a combination of multiple genes shared at the ancestral level by flu strains circulating.

Nov 03, 2017, 19:48 PM IST
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
Swine flu: Spike of H1N1 Influenza in Delhi; 1,066 cases reported last month

Swine flu: Spike of H1N1 Influenza in Delhi; 1,066 cases reported last month

The spurt in swine flu cases at this time of the year has come a surprise since the infection mostly peaks in the postmonsoon season and early winter. 

Aug 19, 2017, 10:25 AM IST
Swine flu: H1N1 virus kills 600 in first half of 2017; symptoms, prevention

Swine flu: H1N1 virus kills 600 in first half of 2017; symptoms, prevention

About 12,460 people have been affected by swine flu till July 9, 2017, and 600 people have died due to the H1N1 virus.

Jul 17, 2017, 09:51 AM IST
How birds become immune to influenza decoded

How birds become immune to influenza decoded

The study shows that, after an infection, mallards become partially immune and resistant to influenza infections to which they are later exposed.

Jul 01, 2017, 17:25 PM IST
Flu vaccine during pregnancy doesn't increase autism risk in child: Study

Flu vaccine during pregnancy doesn't increase autism risk in child: Study

A new study suggests that there is no link between pregnant women having influenza during pregnancy and an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in children.

Nov 30, 2016, 11:47 AM IST

Vaccination in morning more effective: Study

 Flu vaccinations, when administered in the morning, can prove to be more effective than in afternoon and can induce greater and protective antibody responses, finds a study.

Apr 26, 2016, 20:51 PM IST

Easy home remedies for fast flu relief!

Since flu is highly contagious, the illness can occur in individuals of any age.

Feb 01, 2016, 13:01 PM IST

Vaccines for adults: What you need to know

Here are some essential vaccines that adults need to take.

Jan 18, 2016, 21:00 PM IST
Influenza: Over 8,500 birds culled in govt farm in Tripura

Influenza: Over 8,500 birds culled in govt farm in Tripura

More than 8,500 chickens and ducks were culled and 10,500 eggs destroyed.

Jan 17, 2016, 18:19 PM IST

Breathe easy: 5 tips to prevent stuffy nose this winter season

Check out these easy tips to prevent stuffy nose this winter season.

Jan 02, 2016, 05:42 AM IST

New protein target to help fight flu

Thanks to the comprehensive analysis of these 'OMIC' databases, 20 previously unknown host molecules that promote the growth of influenza A viruses have been discovered.

Dec 13, 2015, 17:26 PM IST

New vaccine strategy shields high-risk cancer patients from flu

Even though patients with multiple myeloma and other plasma cell disorders may receive an annual flu vaccine, studies show that a one-time flu shot does not offer adequate immune response.

Dec 07, 2015, 10:44 AM IST

Swine flu virus still in air in parts of country

 Swine flu virus, which caused an influenza pandemic in 2009-10, continues to circulate in the air causing sporadic outbreaks in various parts of the country.

Dec 02, 2015, 19:20 PM IST

Delhi's toxic air: How to keep safe from respiratory infections!

As the pollution levels rise in winter, chances of acquiring respiratory infections also increase simultaneously.

Nov 20, 2015, 22:37 PM IST

Chicken resistant to avian flu will emerge: WHO expert

 Viruses in birds will live for many years but when they move to hosts, there will be deadly reaction, says expert.

Nov 18, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

High dose influenza shots more effective in older people

Apart from being more effective, the shots also reduce risk of hospitalization.

Oct 12, 2015, 12:09 PM IST