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Tag: Influenza

Taking Flu Shot May Cut Heart Disease Risk: Study
Taking Flu Shot May Cut Heart Disease Risk: Study

Among the highest-risk patients with more active coronary disease, vaccination was associated with considerably better outcomes.

WHO Highlights Influenza Risk For Kids, Pregnant Women During Pandemic

Geneva: Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) have highlighted the influenza risk for children and pregnant women during the Covid-19 pandemic, calling for strong surveillance and testing. Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead for WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, said at a WHO press briefing on Monday that it was still unknown how the coming influenza […]

New flu vaccine offers protection against multiple strains

New York: A universal flu vaccine with a strong antibody response, that could protect people against most influenza strains, is one step close to reality, a study has revealed. Experiments performed on mice showed that the vaccine elicited a strong antibody response to a structure on the surface of flu viruses, called the hemagglutinin (HA) […]

Obesity might impact flu transmission: Study

New York: Besides increasing a person’s risk for severe complications from influenza, including hospitalisation and even death, obesity might also play a role in how flu spreads, a new study has found. The findings, published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases suggested that obese adults with flu symptoms and laboratory-confirmed influenza shed influenza A virus […]

Flu virus may up risk of heart attack six-fold

Toronto: People suffering from influenza may be at six-fold increased risk of experiencing a heart attack, particularly in first seven days, warned a study emphasising the importance of vaccination. The risk may be higher for older adults, patients with influenza B infections, and patients experiencing their first heart attack. “Our findings are important because an […]

Programming cells like computers to fight disease

London: A new technique can help programme cells like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions, suggests new research. A common molecule — ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly by humans, plants and animals — can be genetically engineered to allow scientists to programme the actions of a cell, said the […]

Zydus' Nesher gets USFDA nod to market influenza drug

Ahmedabad: Pharmaceuticals major Zydus Cadila on Saturday said that Nesher Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of its US arm, has received final approval from the US health regulator to market an oral suspension of Oseltamivir powder, used for treatment and prevention of influenza. “Zydus’ Nesher Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA has received final approval from […]

Swine Flu claims two more lives in Odisha, death toll reaches 50

Bhubaneswar: Two more persons succumbed to Swine flu on Thursday taking the toll to 50. Out of the 19 swabs tested on September 14, one was tested positive of the H1N1 virus taking the total number of Swine Flu cases to 386 in the State so far, informed health department sources. A total of 1284 […]

Swine Flu toll mounts to 48

Bhubaneswar: The death toll in swine flu increased to 48 in Odisha as one more succumbed to H1N1 virus at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Monday. According to health department sources, the total number of swine flu cases rose to 372 in the State so far after one more out of 12 swab samples […]

Swine flu grips new areas in Odisha, 15 more infected

Bhubaneswar: Fifteen more patients in Odisha, on Tuesday, tested positive of H1N1 virus taking the total number of swine flu positive patients across the State to 155. Out of the 30 sample of patients that were tested on Tuesday, 15 were confirmed positive of the viral infection- Keonjhar (4), Nayagarh (3), Khurda (2), Cuttack (2), […]

Swine flu toll rises to eight in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The swine flu toll in Odisha rose to eight with four persons succumbing to the disease on Friday. A person undergoing treatment at VIMSAR Medical College and Hospital in Burla succumbed to swine flu on August 11. The deceased hailed from Burdel village in Bargarh district. “We tried our best but unfortunately failed to […]

Swine Flu on rise in Odisha; six more cases detected

Bhubaneswar: Even though Odisha government is claiming that it is “fully prepared” to tackle the Swine Flu situation, the virus is spreading its tentacles unabated with six more persons being tested positive on Friday taking the total number to 24 in the last four days. A total of 16 samples were tested on August 4 […]

5 tested positive for Swine Flu in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: What could be an alarm bell for the Odisha government as many as 5 persons have been tested positive for Swine Flu in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, there are 4 women among the 5 who have tested positive. All the affected persons have reportedly been admitted to a private hospital in the capital city. […]

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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 […]