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Ginseng can treat the flu

Atlanta - Ginseng can help treat and prevent the flu and other respiratory viruses that infect the lungs and breathing passages, according to new research findings.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

New flu target identified

A protein produced by the flu virus helps it outwit one of our body's natural defense mechanisms. This makes the protein a potentially good target for antiviral drugs directed against the influenza A virus.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Sea otters can ‘get the flu’

Research suggests that Northern sea otters living off the coast of Washington state were infected with the same H1N1 flu virus. Thus the findings suggest that human flu can infect sea otters.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

The failure and cost of Tamiflu

London - Hundreds of millions of dollars may have been wasted in the U.K. on a drug for flu that works no better than paracetamol, according to a new scientific report.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Scientists may shortly be able to predict the flu

Scientists have developed a formula that can predict the evolution of the seasonal flu for the next year. This will allow health providers to prepare and the public to be aware of the most serious instances of flu.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Flu pandemic of 1918 came from birds

The strain of influenza that caused the 1918 flu pandemic (Spanish flu) probably came from birds, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

New CDC report shows more U.S. flu activity

Every season, flu causes on average 200,000 Americans to go to the hospital and kills thousands to tens of thousands of people, according to the U.S. CDC. This is the startling headline in a new report about flu.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Recent flu vaccine efficacy estimate higher in Canada than Spain

Canadian researchers estimate that this season's flu vaccine is about 70 percent effective so far, which is much higher than the recent 24 percent estimate reported by a Spanish team.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Predicting seasonal flu by genetics

The differences in the seasonal flu strains relate to tiny mutations in the influenza virus genes. However, major pandemics are connected to major genetic shifts. By studying these differences, scientists hope to predict the seriousness of the flu season.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

New bird flu threat

The Chinese government has reported the first two human cases of H10N8 avian influenza. One case is linked to the death of a 73-year-old woman.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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FDA Approves GSK's Four-Strain Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline has announced that the FDA has approved FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT (Influenza Virus Vaccine) for the...
Dec 19, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

FDA Approval For Novel Flu Vaccine Flucelvax

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel animal cell-based flu vaccine. The approval covers the...
Nov 27, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Bird Flu: still a concern

Information presented by PharmPro suggests that ten people have died in Cambodia, Indonesia, Egypt, China and Vietnam...
Apr 22, 2012 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Vaccine to treat viral stomach flu?

Many people get sick from norovirus each year. The disease is often called vomiting illness, and it can spread rapidly....
Mar 24, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle

'Super antibody' fights off flu

The first antibody which can fight all types of the influenza A virus has been discovered, researchers claim....
Oct 7, 2011 by Tim Sandle


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