Spanish researchers, for the first time, have identified a first immunological clue as to why some patients with H1N1 flu develop pneumonia and die.
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The recent epidemic of goat flu (Q fever) in the Netherlands that has resulted in more than 2,300 cases in humans and six deaths has not affected the United States, but goat flu is not unknown in A
Scientists from Rice University have discovered a weakness in the H1N1 flu virus that could lead to its defeat. The researchers discovered how the H1N1 virus invades and attacks the immune system.
A new study that evaluated data on Tamiflu found no evidence that the popular flu medication can prevent otherwise healthy people who have flu from suffering complications such as pneumonia.
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner report that the H1N1 influenza virus damages the entire lung in fatal cases.
Researchers from Toronto have created a model that shows H1N1 flu impact can be minimized by using antiviral agents, H1N1 vaccine, and separating large groups socially.
Besides being Cyber Monday, today is also the first day of school after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Results of a new analysis show that when schools are closed, such as during holidays and on weekends, infectious disease transmission declines.
Yesterday, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced an increase serious pneumococcal infections associated with H1N1 influenza around the country.
Santa groups across the nation are urging their local health departments and the federal government to consider them a high-risk group for susceptibility to the H1N1 virus this year, along with pre
Researchers now say the avian flu, or bird flu, is much less likely to cause a pandemic than previously thought. The virus would have to make two mutations simultaneously to become widespread.
According to a CDC update, issued two days ago, hospitalizations for H1N1 flu are now highest among 0 to 4 year olds. Overall influenza rates are higher than normal for the time of year.
When cold and flu symptoms begin to appear, most people will wait them out to see if they will go away. According to a new survey, these symptoms should be treated as soon as they show up.
This week, Google expanded its Flu Trends website to include the “flu shot finder” that allows people in search of either an H1N1 flu vaccine or seasonal flu vaccine to easily find nearby locations
Infectious disease experts are calling for a moratorium on OSHA guidelines for health care employees that require the use of fit-tested N95 respirators for personal protection from H1N1 flu.
An examination of H1N1 fatalities in California shows that after hospitalization, most deaths from swine flu occurred in those over age 50.
According to a new study, medical events or deaths that occur during a flu vaccine campaign, like the current H1N1 program, might be easy for the public to misinterpret, undermining vaccination eff
New research shows that antioxidants might prevent damage to the lungs from H1N1 flu.
Not everyone agrees that the H1N1 flu vaccine, or any vaccine is safe. Some physicians have suggested there are H1N1 flu vaccine dangers, but not the majority.
Researchers have found that a combination of three antiviral drugs stops H1N1 flu from replicating, found in lab studies.