News related to Relenza (Zanamivir) and/or conditions it is approved for
Tamiflu and Relenza review questions effectiveness against flu
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2014.04.10]
After years of trying to gain access to clinical trial data for influenza antivirals, researchers have reviewed such data and found that the drugs are not as effective as claimed.
Researchers find that influenza has an Achilles' Heel
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.04.11]
Flu epidemics cause up to half a million deaths worldwide each year, and emerging strains continually threaten to spread to humans and cause even deadlier pandemics.
Parsing the genome for the culprits of Tamiflu-resistant influenza
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.04.02]
Tamiflu is one of the few available treatments for those who come down with the flu.
Study fingers chickens, quail, in spread of H7N9 influenza virus
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.03.20]
Among the copious species of poultry in China, quail and chickens are the likely sources of infection of H7N9 influenza virus to humans, according to a paper published ahead of print in the Journal...
Tamiflu® reduces risk of death by 25% in adults hospitalised with H1N1 pandemic influenza
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.03.19]
Adults hospitalised with H1N1 influenza during the 2009-2010 pandemic were 25% less likely to die from the disease if they were given antiviral drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) such as...
Improved understanding of influenza evolution
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.02.28]
Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Cologne have created a new model to successfully predict the evolution of the influenza virus from one year to the next.
Potential treatment found for drug-resistant H7N9 influenza virus
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.01.20]
The novel avian H7N9 influenza virus has caused more than 130 human infections with 43 deaths in China.
Some indigenous groups more susceptible to the effects of the new strain of influenza in China
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.01.15]
Research indicated that some Indigenous people such as in Alaska and Australia displayed limited immunity response to the effects of influenza.
Preparing against Tamiflu-resistant influenza viruses
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.12.11]
Researchers in Umea and Uppsala have found that residues of the influenza drug Tamiflu in our environment can make the influenza virus in birds resistant.
FDA approves first adjuvanted vaccine for prevention of H5N1 avian influenza
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.11.26]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first adjuvanted vaccine for the prevention of H5N1 influenza, commonly known as avian or bird flu.
Sniffing out avian influenza virus
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.10.18]
New research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals how diseases can modify animal odors in subtle ways.
Novel avian influenza A virus has potential for both virulence and transmissibility in humans
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.09.13]
A new study has found that a novel avian-origin H7N9 influenza A virus, which has recently emerged in humans, attaches moderately or abundantly to the epithelium of both the upper and lower...
Scientists describe genesis, evolution of H7N9 influenza virus
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.08.25]
An international team of influenza researchers in China, the United Kingdom and the United States has used genetic sequencing to trace the source and evolution of the avian H7N9 influenza virus that...
Wrapping another layer of biosecurity around influenza studies
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.08.13]
An approach that adds a safety feature to laboratory-based studies on avian influenza viruses is presented in a paper published online this week in Nature Biotechnology.
Source: MedicineNet Reye Syndrome Specialty [2013.02.20]
Title: Flu (Influenza)
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Influenza A (H3N2)v: What Goes Around Comes Around
Source: MedicineNet zanamivir Specialty [2012.08.22]
Title: Influenza A (H3N2)v: What Goes Around Comes Around
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 1/9/2012 5:23:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/22/2012 12:00:00 AM
Tracking flu levels with Wikipedia
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.04.17]
Can monitoring Wikipedia hits show how many people have the flu? Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital, USA, have developed a method of estimating levels of influenza-like illness in the...
New target in flu virus may open route to better drugs
Source: Biology / Biochemistry News From Medical News Today [2014.04.11]
The influenza A virus produces a protein that manages to outwit the body's natural defenses. Blocking it offers a route to new flu drugs, say the researchers who discovered it.
Over 75% of people with the flu do not have symptoms
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.03.17]
Results of a study that tracked members of the UK general public for 5 years show that only 23% of people who have the flu exhibit symptoms, revealing underestimates of influenza.
Strategies for developing new antiviral flu drugs
Source: Flu / Cold / SARS News From Medical News Today [2014.03.03]
New analysis of the influenza A virus by scientists at the University of Hertfordshire shows potential for developing new anti-viral drugs which are more likely to be universally effective against...
Tracking avian flu as it stalks Egypt
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2014.02.10]
Since its first identification in Asia, highly pathogenic avian influenza - H5N1 - has caused significant alarm in the scientific community.
New strain of bird flu packs a punch even after becoming drug-resistant
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.12.13]
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reported that a virulent new strain of influenza - the virus that causes the flu - appears to retain its ability to cause serious disease...
Emerging bird flu strain still poorly adapted for infecting humans
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.12.10]
Avian influenza virus H7N9, which killed several dozen people in China earlier this year, has not yet acquired the changes needed to infect humans easily, according to a new study by scientists at...
Identification of emerging threats may be aided by 1950s pandemic bird flu virus
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.12.05]
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have evidence that descendants of the H2N2 avian influenza A virus that killed millions worldwide in the 1950s still pose a threat to human health...
Spread of deadly new avian flu may be prevented by food additive
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2013.10.24]
A common food additive can block a deadly new strain of avian influenza virus from infecting healthy cells, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine in the...
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.