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Tag: Flu

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New Therapy For Flu May Help Fight HIV And Covid-19: Study

New York: Scientists have developed a new therapy for influenza virus infections that may also prove effective against many other pathogenic virus infections, including HIV and Covid-19. In an average year, more than two million people in the US are hospitalized with the flu, and 30,000 to 80,000 of them die from it or related […]

Flu Might Protect You From The Common Cold

Researchers have found that people who suffered from influenza were 70 per cent less likely to have acquired rhinoviruses or the common cold. For the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, samples from 44,230 cases of acute respiratory illness, in 36,157 patients, were tested for 11 types of respiratory […]

Low humidity raises flu risks during winter season

New York: Low humidity is a key reason behind people falling sick and even dying from flu during the winter months, says a study. Decreased humidity lowers the immune system’s defences against flu infection, says a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It offers an insight into why […]

Vit B in pregnancy prevents brain ailments in baby

New York: Besides flu vaccines, maternal intake of a vitamin B nutrient can prevent babies from brain disorders caused by cold or flu in pregnancy, say researchers. The study showed that higher levels of choline prevented brain problems and mental illness, like attention deficit disorder and schizophrenia, in babies even when the mother had cold […]

Some nose, throat bacteria less likely to develop into flu: Study

New York: US researchers have identified a cluster of nose and throat bacteria that made their hosts less likely to get flu. The researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) looked at samples of nose and throat bacteria and used DNA sequencing to identify which bacteria were present. Analysing the bacterial composition across all samples, […]

This protein may improve flu symptoms, cut death risk

New York: Researchers have identified a small protein that could potentially improve the symptoms and mortality associated with the flu and possibly other types of infectious illness as well. The protein called retrocyclin-101 (RC-101) is unique in that it not only targets the flu virus itself, but also the harmful inflammation the virus triggers in […]

Older siblings may up risk of flu among babies

London: Children under six months old with an older sister or brother are more than twice as likely to be admitted to hospital with flu than children who do not have older siblings, says a new research. Flu can be serious in very young children because it can cause lung infections and breathing difficulties. It […]

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Farhan Akhtar to spread awareness about influenza

Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, also a father of two, has been roped in as the cause ambassador of Sanofi Pasteur India’s flu awareness campaign. The Rock On!! star will spread awareness about influenza prevention through vaccination. The campaign is an educational initiative by Sanofi Pasteur India, the vaccines division of pharmaceutical company Sanofi and supports […]

New drug may prevent death from flu virus

Toronto: Scientists in Canada have developed a new drug that offers an unconventional approach to beat the flu virus. The researchers who found the drug was effective in two different strains of mice and three different strains of flu believe the drug could be effective in animals other than mice, including humans. Instead of targetting […]

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South African pacer Steyn down with flu

South African cricket team's pace spearhead Dale Steyn is down with flu that has forced him to miss his team's multiple training sessions