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2014-12-31 23:04:09

Because research indicates that being overweight may lessen the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, as well as subjecting patients to more severe flu symptoms, Diet Doc recommends losing excess

2014-04-10 16:24:04

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.

2013-09-09 11:37:50

A new technology is showing promise as the basis for a much-needed home test to diagnose influenza quickly, before the window for taking antiviral drugs slams shut and sick people spread the virus to others, scientists reported here today.

2013-08-31 23:03:48

According to a new report, obese persons are now regarded as a high risk group for complications from the flu virus.

Scientists Develop Flu Drug Effective Against Drug-Resistant Virus
2013-02-23 09:29:00

University of British Columbia researchers published details about the development of a new drug candidate that is capable of preventing flu virus from spreading from one cell to the next.

2012-11-15 11:36:10

When infected with influenza, the body becomes an easy target for bacteria.

2012-02-28 09:48:03

An emerging class of long-lasting flu vaccines could do more than just save people the trouble of an annual flu shot.

2011-11-14 23:36:44

A commonly held theory says that flu virus originates every year in Southeast and Eastern Asia, making this region the source of seasonal flu epidemics in other parts of the world.