Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PSTA new case report about a woman with a UTI who became ill from high water intake raises questions about doctors' advice to 'drink plenty of fluids.'
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PSTResearchers at Okayama University have successfully cleaved influenza viral RNA to prevent its replication using novel artificial RNA restriction enzymes in laboratory cell cultures.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTNew York Blood Center has announced groundbreaking findings toward the development of vaccines for the prevention of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PSTSome studies have indicated that influenza during pregnancy may increase the risk of autism in children, but a new study shows this may not be the case.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PSTSkipping flu shot increases hospitalization risk by up to 158 percent, according to Fresenius Medical Care study presented at 2016 kidney week meeting.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 03:00:00 PSTNew research from Deakin University has found the human body could naturally hold the key to a speedy recovery from the flu.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PSTNew research suggests our birth year and the virus we were exposed to as children can help predict how we would cope in the event of a new flu pandemic.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PSTNasal congestion is quite common but there may be accompanying symptoms to look out for. Learn what causes a stuffy nose and what treatments are available.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTAre our furry bat buddies friend or foe this Halloween? An international team of scientists finds that bat flu may have the potential to transmit to humans.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTAntibodies can train the immune system to detect part of the flu virus that stays the same, which could pave the way toward a universal flu vaccine.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PSTDespite the fact that influenza leads to more hospitalizations and deaths among children than any other vaccine-preventable disease, parents frequently decline vaccinating their children against...
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PSTThe nasal spray flu vaccine LAIV offers insufficient protection for children and should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season, the AAP recommend.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PSTNasal spray can provide much-needed relief, but some can cause “nasal spray addiction.” Learn which sprays can cause it and what the symptoms are.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PSTTwo studies appearing in JAMA examine the use of genetic tests to help rule out a serious bacterial infection in infants with fever, and also to determine if an infection is bacterial or viral in...
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PSTDoes the flu shot cause side effects? This article looks at what the flu shot is, how safe it is, and when people should get this vaccine.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PSTHow can you tell the difference between strep throat and other conditions that affect the throat? The symptoms and pictures in this article could help.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PSTThere are four globally endemic human coronaviruses which, together with the better known rhinoviruses, are responsible for causing common colds.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PSTImmune memory ensures a quick and specific response to previously encountered pathogens.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PSTResearchers have discovered that secondary infection with the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium (or "superbug") often kills influenza patients because the flu virus...
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PSTContrary to previous studies, new research shows that immunizing children with the flu nasal spray provides similar protection to the standard flu shot.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PSTSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital immunologists have identified the protein trigger in the body's quick-reaction innate immune system that specifically recognizes the influenza virus in...
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PSTLearn all about mono, a condition that is often caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PSTPeople who live in provinces with policies that allow pharmacists to administer influenza vaccines are more likely to be vaccinated, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association...
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PSTWhen disease outbreaks occur, people with essential roles - healthcare workers, first responders, and teachers, for example - are typically up close and personal with infected people.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PSTAdjuvants - ingredients added to vaccinations for influenza and other viruses to help boost their effectiveness - can increase a host's immune response but not enough to protect the obese against...