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Swine Flu News
September 26, 2020

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Insight on How to Build a Better Flu Vaccine

Repeated exposure to influenza viruses may undermine the effectiveness of the annual flu vaccine. A team of researchers has developed an approach to assess whether a vaccine activates the kind of ...

Flu in Early Life Determines Our Susceptibility to Future Infections

Early infections of influenza A can help predict how the virus will affect people across different ages in the future and could impact the effectiveness of flu vaccines, says a new ...

First Childhood Flu Helps Explain Why Virus Hits Some People Harder Than Others

Why are some people better able to fight off the flu than others? Part of the answer, according to a new study, is related to the first flu strain we ...

Ketogenic Diet Helps Tame Flu Virus

A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn't one of them. Mice fed a ketogenic diet were better able to combat the flu virus than mice fed food ...
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Study Finds Dedicated Clinics Can Reduce Impact of Flu Pandemic

A new study concludes that opening clinics dedicated specifically to treating influenza can limit the number of people infected and help to 'flatten the curve,' or reduce the peak ...

Spread of Flu Virus in Hospital Environment Common

One in four inpatients with influenza in a given season showed signs of having become infected during ...

Estimating COVID-19 Spread by Looking at Past Trends of Influenza-Like Illnesses

In order to better understand the spread of the novel coronavirus, new research examines trends in visits to outpatient clinics for influenza-like illnesses in March 2020 as compared to previous ...

When COVID-19 Meets Flu Season

As if the COVID-19 pandemic isn't scary enough, the flu season is not far away. How severe will the flu season be as it converges with the COVID-19 outbreak? What can we do to ...

Pediatric Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) X-Ray, CT in Review of New Lung Disorders

Although the clinical symptoms of SARS, H1N1, MERS, EVALI, and COVID-19 may be nonspecific, some characteristic imaging findings are emerging, according to a new article. Careful evaluation of the ...

Researchers Assess Bird Flu Virus Subtypes in China

The avian influenza virus subtype H16N3 is currently detectable in many countries. To examine the potential threat to humans of H16N3, researchers recently performed an extensive avian influenza ...

New Pathogenic Mechanism for Influenza NS1 Protein Found

Researchers report the biological effects of influenza protein NS1 binding to RIG-I -- the binding directly quiets the alarm that activates the cellular innate immunity defense against the infection. ...

Universal Flu Vaccine Protects Against 6 Influenza Viruses in Mice

A novel nanoparticle vaccine that combines two major influenza proteins is effective in providing broad, long-lasting protection against influenza virus in mice, showing promise as a universal flu ...

Why Your First Battle With Flu Matters Most

Analyzing public health records from Arizona to study how different strains of the flu virus affect people of different ages, researchers found that the first strain we encounter during childhood ...

Virtual Reality Could Help Flu Vaccination Rates

Using a virtual reality simulation to show how flu spreads and its impact on others could be a way to encourage more people to get a flu vaccination, according to a new ...

New Flu Drug Drives Drug Resistance in Influenza Viruses

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers examined the effects of baloxavir treatment on influenza virus samples collected from patients before and after ...

By Targeting Flu-Enabling Protein, Antibody May Protect Against Wide-Ranging Strains

A team of researchers has found an antibody that protects mice against a wide range of potentially lethal influenza viruses, advancing efforts to design of a universal vaccine that could either treat ...

Biomedical Sciences Researchers Demonstrate That New Antiviral Drug Effectively Treats Influenza

A new antiviral drug that induces mutations in the genetic material of influenza virus is highly effective in treating influenza infection in animals and human airway tissue and could be a ...

Immune Response to Influenza

New research provides insights into how the body can protect itself from immunopathology during ...

Exercise Can Reduce Artery Stiffness Associated With Heart Failure

Generally, exercise is considered good for you. However, physicians and medical doctors previously prescribed bedrest to people with heart failure, fearing exercise could potentially lead to ...

Disrupting the Gut Microbiome May Affect Some Immune Responses to Flu Vaccination

The normal human gut microbiome is a flourishing community of microorganisms, some of which can affect the human immune system. Researchers have now found that oral antibiotics, which can kill gut ...

Surgical Masks as Good as Respirators for Flu and Respiratory Virus Protection

The study reported 'no significant difference in the effectiveness' of medical masks vs. N95 respirators for prevention of influenza or other viral respiratory ...

Flu Vaccination Linked With Lower Risk of Early Death in Patients With High Blood Pressure

Influenza vaccination in patients with high blood pressure is associated with an 18% reduced risk of death during flu season, according to new ...

Women's Stronger Immune Response to Flu Vaccination Diminishes With Age

Women tend to have a greater immune response to a flu vaccination compared to men, but their advantage largely disappears as they age and their estrogen levels decline, suggests a new ...

No Link Between Flu Vaccine in Pregnancy and Later Health Problems in Children

There is no association between exposure to the 2009 H1N1 'swine flu' vaccine during pregnancy and health problems in early childhood, concludes a new ...

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