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New research from Deakin University has found the human body could naturally hold the key to a speedy recovery from the flu. ...

Childhood infections provide lifelong protection against flu viruses that come from animals

UCLA, Arizona researchers explain that birth year may largely determine people’s risk for serious illness in an influenza pandemic ...

New Research Uncovers Pattern in Global Flu Outbreaks

As cold winter weather approaches, millions of people look for remedies to avoid the flu. Yet influenza outbreaks equally affect those living in warm, tropical regions where there is no direct link to seasonal temperature changes. This lack of a seasonal connection between flu outbreaks in tropical and temperate climates has made studying the environmental factors that drive the flu challenging. ... Full story

New Influenza Research Focuses on Detection, Response in Long-Term Care Facilities

Influenza is a devastating infection that disproportionately affects residents of long-term care facilities, resulting in high attack rates, frequent hospitalizations and mortality. ... Full story

Migration routes hold key to bird flu spread, global study finds

Monitoring the migration routes of wild birds could help to provide early warning of potential bird flu outbreaks, experts say. ... Full story

Flu vaccination can offer protection across the generations

Autumn marks the official start of the seasonal flu vaccination programme for 2016/2017, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to ensure that all eligible family members get the free flu vaccine when offered it. ... Full story

Female Sex Hormone May Protect Women From Worst Effects of the Flu

Progesterone, found in most forms of hormone-based birth control, shows promise in reducing inflammation and promoting faster lung repair ... Full story

Antibody discovery could help create improved flu vaccines

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators report they have discovered a type of immune antibody that can rapidly evolve to neutralize a wide array of influenza virus strains – including those the body hasn’t yet encountered. ... Full story

It’s all in the genes: New research reveals why some chickens are resistant to bird flu

The genes of some chickens make them almost completely resistant to a serious strain of bird flu, new research has revealed. ... Full story

Influenza outbreak would cost country billions of dollars in losses

USC-led study finds that U.S. would lose as much as $45 billion in gross domestic product ... Full story

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