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Air ambulance with Oz patient on board makes emergency landing

An air ambulance made an emergency landing at Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport here after the condition of an Australian national, suspected to be infected with swine flu, deteriorated, airport authorities said.

New antibody promises better survival for influenza, pneumonia patients

 Scientists have developed an antibody that promises better chances of survival for patients suffering from influenza and pneumonia.

New antibody to fight flu pandemics and pneumonia

Researchers have developed an antibody which boosts the survival chances of patients suffering from influenza and pneumonia.

Tamil Nadu 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.

Minor fever with breathlessness can be swine flu: IMA

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Friday issued a set of guidelines to tackle swine flu and urged citizens not to neglect minor cases of fever with breathlessness.

Universal target to treat deadly infections identified

A novel protein could be a universal therapeutic target for treating human diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, Influenza, Hepatitis and superbug bacteria, researchers report.

Text message reminders push influenza vaccination in kids

Sending text message reminders with educational information on the importance of the second dose of influenza vaccine boosts timely administration of the vaccine required for many young children, shows new research.

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.

Why H7N9 flu vaccine adjuvant is essential for effective immune response

A new study has revealed that H7N9 flu vaccine adjuvant, a component that boosts the body's immune response and enhances the effectiveness of inactivated influenza vaccines, is essential for effective immune response.

Single dose drug to treat influenza shows promise

There could soon be a single dose therapy to treat influenza in the US.

Older people should get high dose flu shot: Study

Older people are likely to benefit from a high-dose flu vaccine to ward off the seasonal malaise, which can be particularly dangerous to those over 65, researchers said Wednesday.

Influenza patients in US wrongly prescribed antibiotics?

Taking antibiotics does not help patients suffering from influenza, a viral disease, but nearly 30 percent of the flu patients who were treated during the 2012-2013 influenza season in the US may have been prescribed unnecessary antibiotics instead of antiviral therapy, says a study.

US govt lab mixed up potent flu strain

A US government laboratory mistakenly mixed a common flu strain with a dangerous and deadly type of bird flu and shipped it to another lab, authorities said today.

Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza, respiratory virus

A new study has found that ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages.

Achilles` heel of influenza discovered

Researchers have claimed to have discovered that influenza has an Achilles` heel.

Reducing fevers raises spread of flu: Study

Taking over-the-counter medication to reduce a fever might help a person to feel better, but may also be increasing the spread of the virus, according to a new Canadian study.

SMSes a novel way to boost vaccination

Sending SMS alerts can help boost the rate of vaccination among low-income groups in developing countries like India.

Texas confirms 20 flu deaths

Health officials confirmed at least 20 people have died from flu, mostly H1N1 influenza, in north Texas this season, media reported Tuesday.

Genetic clue to fighting H7N9 flu uncovered

A team of researchers has discovered a genetic marker that can accurately predict which patients will experience more severe disease in a new strain of influenza (H7N9) currently found in China.

Antibody that can help immune system fight off flu virus identified

A new study has suggested that an antibody that blocks a component of a key signalling pathway in the respiratory airways could help the immune system rid the body of the influenza virus.