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No Evidence That Tamiflu Reduces Flu Complications, ER Admissions
2014-04-10 09:38:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tamiflu is widely used to help patients relieve symptoms of influenza. While the drug – generically known as oseltamivir – can shorten symptoms by about half a day, there is no good evidence to support claims that it reduces admissions to the ER or complications of influenza. The new findings come from the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent, global healthcare research network, and the British Medical Journal. There had...

2013-12-10 23:02:13

Study reveals that the drug-resistant strain retains its ability to replicate and cause severe illness. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai reported that a virulent new strain of influenza – the virus that causes the flu – appears to retain its ability to cause serious disease in humans even after it develops resistance to antiviral medications. The finding was included in a study that was published today in the journal...

2013-11-25 09:52:15

How a sugar-rich mucus barrier traps the virus -- and it gets free to infect Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown for the first time how influenza A viruses snip through a protective mucus net to both infect respiratory cells and later cut their way out to infect other cells. The findings, published online today in Virology Journal by principal investigator Pascal Gagneux, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Cellular and...

First Human Becomes Infected By H6N1 Bird Flu In Taiwan
2013-11-14 10:20:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As parts of Southeast Asia continue to struggle with H7N9 and H5N1, one particular bird flu strain that has never been associated with humans has now made the jump. A new report has confirmed that a 20-year-old Taiwanese woman tested positive for the disease earlier this year. Known as H6N1, the avian influenza strain was detected in the patient after she had made several trips to two local hospitals due to fever and trouble...

2013-07-16 14:10:45

Some strains of the avian H7N9 influenza that emerged in China this year have developed resistance to the only antiviral drugs available to treat the infection, but testing for antiviral resistance can give misleading results, helping hasten the spread of resistant strains. The authors of a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, characterized viruses taken from the first person known to be stricken with H7N9 influenza and found...

H7N9 Virus Found Resistant To Tamiflu Antiviral Medicine
2013-05-28 11:05:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week the United Nations reported that the 2013 H7N9 bird flu outbreak was under control in China, stating that closures of live poultry markets likely helped in the decline of cases seen since the beginning of May. The report was welcoming news for a disease that has infected more than 130 people and killed at least 36 since first being detected at the end of March. But now, on a darker note, a newly released paper is...

FDA Targeting Internet Companies In Continuing Battle Against Fake Flu Treatments
2013-02-17 09:03:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online In their continuing battle against substances falsely claiming to be able to help treat or cure the flu, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now targeting producers of dietary supplements and medicines claiming to be generic versions of drugs that have been approved by regulators. According to Reuters reporter Toni Clarke, the FDA sent letters to nine online supplement distributors warning them about making...

2012-05-29 11:59:51

Computer chips of a type more commonly found in games consoles have been used by scientists at the University of Bristol to reveal how the flu virus resists anti-flu drugs such as Relenza and Tamiflu. Professor Adrian Mulholland and Dr Christopher Woods from Bristol´s School of Chemistry, together with colleagues in Thailand, used graphics processing units (GPUs) to simulate the molecular processes that take place when these drugs are used to treat the H1N1-2009 strain of influenza...


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