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.
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.
The flu vaccine prevents the virus more than half the time in children and can also ward off more serious sickness, said the findings of a major clinical trial Wednesday.
A mutant form of the H7N9 flu virus that is resistant to frontline drugs is just as contagious as its non-resistant counterpart, according to a lab test reported on Tuesday.
Every flu season, health officials warn that people with weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable to severe flu infections, but a new study shows that more than 40 percent of flu-infected kids who die have no other chronic health problems.
An Indian-origin scientist has developed a new technology which is showing promise as the basis for a much-needed home test to diagnose influenza quickly.
New mothers and obese people, two groups that not typically identified as risk groups, have been found at a greater risk of death and other severe outcomes from influenza, according to a study.
Though strains going around during flu season often don`t match a particular vaccine, new research has found that the shot still does a good job of preventing the onset of the flu.
A study on human saliva provides new insights into why older people were better able to fight off the new strains of "bird" flu and "swine" flu than younger people.
A known difficulty in fighting influenza (flu) is the ability of the flu viruses to mutate and thus evade various medications that were previously found to be effective.
The experimental vaccine was active against a wider range of H1N1 influenza virus strains than the licensed vaccine.
Researchers have come up with an experimental drug capable of preventing lung injury and death from influenza virus, says a study.
In a new study, an experimental drug has shown promise in treating influenza, preventing lung injury and death from the virus in preclinical studies.
Those worried about the coughing and sneezing associated with the upcoming flu season, should consider boosting the humidity in the rooms around you.
A discovery could spur a new generation of drugs that would be more effective against the flu virus than current drugs.
Flu and other viruses are wreaking havoc on people’s busy lives and in desperate hope to keep viruses at bay, many people are wondering if some cold myths are true.
American population will experience earlier and more severe flu seasons prompted by climate change, a new research has warned.
Researchers have discovered two new cell receptors used by Dengue virus to penetrate target cells.
Seasonal influenza kills about half a million people per year.
Scientists have discovered a compound that boosts the effect of vaccines against the flu, HIV and herpes virus in mice.
Major earthquake rattles Nepal, India
Day in Pics: 25th April
Showbiz World - April 25, 2015