Influenza

Flu shot reduces risk of stroke

A new research shows that chances of having a stroke fell by around a fifth in the first 59 days after receiving the flu jab.

Oct 07, 2015, 15:50 PM IST

'Major step' toward universal flu vaccine: Studies

Scientists have taken a major step towards creating a vaccine that works against multiple strains of influenza, according to two studies published today in top journals.

Aug 25, 2015, 00:23 AM IST

Soon, no more vaccine would be needed to cure 'flu'

Soon, flu could be wiped out without the need of an injection, as researchers have found a way of increasing the level of a key protein in the human body that could end the virus.

Aug 12, 2015, 13:04 PM IST

Scientists can forecast flu outbreaks in subtropical climates

 Just like weather forecasting, scientists can now predict the timing and intensity of influenza outbreaks in subtropical climates, where flu seasons can occur at different times and more than once during a year.

Aug 01, 2015, 13:24 PM IST

Revolutionary drug may help eradicate 'killer' flu

In a breakthrough, scientists have found a new drug that promises to fight flu, bringing a dramatic reduction in death rates.

Jun 06, 2015, 19:18 PM IST

Flu vaccines get more power

A flu vaccine that includes four strains of inactivated influenza could be more protective than a similar flu vaccine containing only three strains, confirms a research.

Mar 14, 2015, 12:00 PM IST

Relax! Adults only catch flu about twice a decade

Adults over the age of 30 only catch flu about once every five years, researchers have calculated.

Mar 04, 2015, 11:19 AM IST

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.

Feb 19, 2015, 19:40 PM IST

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.

Feb 15, 2015, 10:44 AM IST

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.

Feb 14, 2015, 11:23 AM IST

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.

Jan 24, 2015, 20:37 PM IST

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.

Jan 02, 2015, 19:32 PM IST

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.

Dec 30, 2014, 12:02 PM IST

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.

Dec 29, 2014, 17:33 PM IST

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.

Dec 10, 2014, 12:09 PM IST

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.

Oct 08, 2014, 16:37 PM IST

Single dose drug to treat influenza shows promise

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

Sep 08, 2014, 13:40 PM IST

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.

Aug 14, 2014, 09:13 AM IST

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.

Jul 17, 2014, 19:27 PM IST

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.

Jul 12, 2014, 09:31 AM IST