News related to Relenza (Zanamivir) and/or conditions it is approved for
Key to blocking influenza virus may lie in a cell's own machinery
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.02.17]
Viruses are masters of outsourcing, entrusting their fundamental function - reproduction - to the host cells they infect. But it turns out this highly economical approach also creates vulnerability.
Institute for Glycomics combats human parainfluenza virus
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2015.02.14]
Gold Coast research has made a giant leap forward in understanding one of the most common causes of respiratory infections worldwide.
Low influenza vaccination rates among nursing home employees put residents at risk, study finds
Source: Caregivers / Homecare News From Medical News Today [2015.01.29]
Influenza is associated with as many as 7,300 deaths annually in nursing home residents, but the vaccination rate for nursing home staff is only 54 percent, according to a study in the American...
Study maps travel of H7 influenza genes
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.01.25]
Influenza has a long history of being one of the most deadly diseases to afflict humanity, but what exactly makes it so dangerous?
Source: MedicineNet Bioterrorism Specialty [2015.01.15]
Title: Flu (Influenza)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Brain protein found to aid influenza recovery
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.01.14]
Washington State University Spokane scientists have found a brain protein that boosts the healing power of sleep and speeds an animal's recovery from the flu.
Potential for inhalable vaccines for influenza, pneumonia, with new approach
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.01.09]
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines using nanoparticles that shows...
New candidate vaccine against risky avian influenza
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.11.26]
The avian influenza (bird flu) virus of the H5N1 subtype continues to infect people, especially in South-Eastern Asia.
Plant MIR2911 - 'Virological penicillin' directly targets influenza A viruses
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.10.08]
In a new study, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University present an extremely novel finding that a plant microRNA, MIR2911, which is enriched in honeysuckle, directly targets influenza A viruses...
Flu Vaccine Prevented Millions of Flu Cases
Source: Medscape Family Medicine Headlines [2015.02.17]
With better flu vaccine coverage, millions of influenza-related illnesses and hospitalizations can be prevented. This is good information to share with your 'vacccine-reluctant' patients.
CDC Expert Commentary
New Tamiflu study suggests drug does reduce flu impact considerably
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.01.31]
The new study comes after a previous meta-analysis described Tamiflu as having “small, non-specific effects on reducing the time to alleviation of influenza symptoms in adults.”
How your friends might help you avoid flu
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.01.27]
A study of social networks has yielded clues about how best to improve vaccination rates for influenza.
Flu vaccination likely to be more effective in future
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.01.22]
An analysis of 10 years' worth of data on human influenza B viruses has shed new light on the pathogen which can cause the seasonal flu.
The warning signs of severe sepsis, septic shock
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2015.01.16]
Sepsis can be a dangerous complication of almost any type of infection, including influenza, pneumonia and food poisoning; urinary tract infections; bloodstream infections from wounds; and abdominal...
Avian flu in Hong Kong hospital controlled by infection control preparedness measures
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.01.07]
A proactive infection prevention plan implemented widely in a Hong Kong healthcare system was a significant factor preventing the spread of influenza strain A H7N9, otherwise known as Avian flu.
Some flu viruses potentially more dangerous than others
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.11.21]
Certain subtypes of avian influenza viruses have the potential to cause more severe disease in humans than other avian influenza subtypes and should be monitored carefully to prevent spread of...
Sequencing of ferret genome offers clues to respiratory diseases
Source: Cystic Fibrosis News From Medical News Today [2014.11.19]
In what is likely to be a major step forward in the study of influenza, cystic fibrosis and other human diseases, an international research effort has a draft sequence of the ferret genome.
Moving toward eradication of H5N1 bird flu
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.11.04]
A University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or "bird flu" with those...
Naturally acquired mutations in the avian H3N8 flu virus allow the infection to spread in mammals via respiratory droplets
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.09.05]
A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists found the avian influenza A H3N8 virus that killed harbor seals along the New England coast can spread through respiratory droplets and...
Vaccination against H5N1 flu virus generates broadly reactive antibodies
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.08.27]
Vaccine researchers have developed a strategy aimed at generating broadly cross-reactive antibodies against the influenza virus: embrace the unfamiliar.
The risk of H7N9 infection is mapped in Asia
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.06.19]
Since 2013, two epidemic waves of avian influenza H7N9 human infections have affected China, with over 400 human cases reported to date, a case fatality rate of approximately 30%, and no human to...
Concentration of bird markets increases deadly bird flu, areas at risk mapped
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.06.19]
A dangerous strain of avian influenza, H7N9, that's causing severe illness and deaths in China may be inhabiting a small fraction of its potential range and appears at risk of spreading to other...
1918-like virus with pandemic potential uncovered in genes found in nature
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.06.13]
An international team of researchers has shown that circulating avian influenza viruses contain all the genetic ingredients necessary to underpin the emergence of a virus similar to the deadly 1918...
Higher dose of flu vaccine improves response in elderly
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Infections
High-dose influenza vaccines may increase elderly patients' immune response without significant adverse effects.