Influenza (Flu)

Border Facility Stops Migrant Intake After 'flu-related' Outbreak

The McAllen, Texas, facility is the same one where a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy became ill last week, and died after he was transferred to another Border Patrol station.(Image credit: U.S. Customs And Border Protection/Getty Images)
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E-cigarettes Appear To Reduce Body's Ability To Fight Flu

E-cigarettes may diminish the body's ability to fight viruses, specifically those that cause the flu, according to research presented at ATS 2019.
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Vaping Habit Might Make You More Prone To Flu

MONDAY, May 20, 2019 -- Steering clear of folks who are coughing and sneezing is one way to prevent catching the flu. Avoiding e-cigarettes may be another, new research suggests. In a small study including smokers, e-cigarette users and...
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New Single Vaccination Approach To Killer Diseases

Scientists from the University of Adelaide's Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections, the world's most deadly respiratory diseases.
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Virulence Factor Of The Influenza A Virus Mapped In Real-time

The influenza A viruses, which are responsible for deadly pandemics in the past, still remain a major global public health problem today. Molecules known as virulence factors are produced by bacteria, viruses, and fungi to help them to infect host...
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Medical News Today: Can A Hot Toddy Help With A Cold?

Hot toddies are a popular remedy for colds and flu. This article looks at the research into their effectiveness, recipes, and some alternatives.
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Human Antibody Reveals Hidden Vulnerability In Influenza Virus

The ever-changing 'head' of an influenza virus protein has an unexpected Achilles heel, report scientists. The team discovered the structure of a naturally occurring human antibody that recognizes and disrupts a portion of the hemagglutinin (HA)...
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Drier Winter Air May Propel Flu's Spread

WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- Ever wonder why the flu rarely strikes in the summer? New research offers an explanation: That dry air your heating system sends throughout your home in the winter weakens your immune system, making you a prime target...
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It's Not Just Measles. What You Should Know About Vaccines For Adults

Many people don't know which shots they need as they get older. And the vaccines can be tougher to keep track of because many adults go to the doctor less frequently than kids do.(Image credit: Rick Wilson/AP images for Flu + You)
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How Proteins Help Influenza A Bind And Slice Its Way To Cells

Researchers have provided new insight on how two proteins help influenza A virus particles fight their way to human cells.
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Medical News Today: How To Tell If A Sore Throat Is From An Allergy Or A Cold

Allergies can cause cold-like symptoms, so it can sometimes be difficult to tell whether a sore throat is due to an allergy or a common cold or the flu. Learn how to tell the difference here. We also cover treatment and prevention.
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Changing Climate May Affect Animal-to-human Disease Transfer

Climate change could affect occurrences of diseases like bird-flu and Ebola, with environmental factors playing a larger role than previously understood in animal-to-human disease transfer. Researchers have been looking at how different environments...
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Medical News Today: How Long Does The Flu Last?

The flu is a common illness that affects thousands of people every year. In this article, learn about how long the flu lasts, what symptoms to expect, and when to seek medical treatment.
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12 Percent Of Caregivers Have Pediatric Flu Vaccine Hesitancy

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 -- Some caregivers of children have influenza vaccine hesitancy and hold inaccurate beliefs about influenza vaccination and disease, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies,...
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9 Signs Your Flu Might Be Deadly

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that’s caused by influenza viruses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are three types of influenza virus, influenza A, influenza B, and influenza C (though...
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20 Genius Uses For Hand Sanitizer You'll Wish You Knew Before

This gel can come in handy during cold and flu season and in extremely germy situations like hospitals, medical clinics, and doctors offices. And while dermatologists recommend you don’t overuse it on your hands—it can really dry them...
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‘general Hospital’ Fans Speculate That Carly Catches Michael’s Illness, Putting Her And The...

The flu seems to be spreading around Port Charles, as seen on Friday’s General Hospital. Both Michael and Sasha ended up going for medical treatment at GH because of it. But before that, Michael paid a visit to Sonny and Carly to discuss...
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America’s Biggest Lie: We Can’t Afford Medicare For All

Les LeopoldA patient is treated for the flu in Louisiana. Healthcare costs in the U.S. were found to be twice as high as those in ten other developed countries because of high prices across the healthcare industry—from doctor's salaries to...
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We Know Less About Immunizations Than We Thought

This work is in the Public Domain, CC0 A report in Science magazine is rather disturbing. Some vaccines we thought lasted a lifetime, don’t. Conversely, some booster shots are unnecessary. And flu shots? They diminish in effectiveness in...
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Eating Elderberries Can Help Minimize Influenza Symptoms

Compounds from elderberries can directly inhibit the virus's entry and replication in human cells, and can help strengthen a person's immune response to the virus.
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