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Flu vaccination can protect adults and kids from influenza, lower respiratory disease burden
India

Flu vaccination can protect adults and kids from influenza, lower respiratory disease burden

Co-infection by the influenza virus for people with respiratory diseases like asthma and COPD can end badly – vaccines can help.

Vaccine to Vaccination: Lessons from Spanish Flu pandemic in dealing with COVID-19 crisis
India

Vaccine to Vaccination: Lessons from Spanish Flu pandemic in dealing with COVID-19 crisis

There may be some lessons and inspiration that we and our scientific community can draw from the horrors of the Spanish Flu

Reading Mrs Dalloway: How Virginia Woolf wrote illness and isolation into the national story of post war Britain
Arts & Culture

Reading Mrs Dalloway: How Virginia Woolf wrote illness and isolation into the national story of post war Britain

Mrs Dalloway is a text that shows how memory and mourning work to uphold the values of the British Empire. Its attention on how emotions circulate between people allows us to understand how national structures of feeling are created through newspapers and through the orchestration of symbolic identifications.

Chinmay Tumbe on his new book that investigates major pandemics, and how they influenced India, the world
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Chinmay Tumbe on his new book that investigates major pandemics, and how they influenced India, the world

In 'The Age of Pandemics', Tumbe specifically focuses on the period between 1817 to 1920, which witnessed nearly five percent of the mid-point global population —or 70 million people — being wiped out by pandemics.

New immunotherapy for influenza virus infections may also help fight HIV and COVID-19, study suggests
Health

New immunotherapy for influenza virus infections may also help fight HIV and COVID-19, study suggests

Some studies also indicate that flu shots or vaccines can offer some protection against COVID-19

Lupin launches antiviral drug Favipiravir under the name Covihalt to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 infection
science

Lupin launches antiviral drug Favipiravir under the name Covihalt to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 infection

The Covihalt tablet will be available in 200 mg tablets in a strip of 10 and will cost Rs 49 per tablet in India.

Sunpharma launches Favipiravir tablet Fluguard to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 infections at Rs 35 per pill
science

Sunpharma launches Favipiravir tablet Fluguard to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 infections at Rs 35 per pill

Favipiravir is an antiviral drug that was originally made to treat influenza in Japan under the brand name Avigan.

New virus strain found in pigs in China has the potential to become a pandemic however there is no imminent risk
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New virus strain found in pigs in China has the potential to become a pandemic however there is no imminent risk

The study said pigs are important “mixing vessels” for the influenza virus and has asked that this potential problem be kept under surveillance.

COVID-19 may last for 18-24 months and require repeated lockdown measures, says new study
Health

COVID-19 may last for 18-24 months and require repeated lockdown measures, says new study

Researchers studied the epidemiology of COVID-19 and the history of past influenza pandemics to model 3 potential scenarios that the pandemic might take.

Anti-parasitic drug can kill the growth of coronavirus in cells within 48 hours finds new study
World

Anti-parasitic drug can kill the growth of coronavirus in cells within 48 hours finds new study

Ivermectin has shown to be effective in-vitro against a broad range of viruses including HIV, Dengue, Influenza and Zika virus.

Coronavirus may kill 100,000 to 240,000 in the US despite social distancing measures, say officials
World

Coronavirus may kill 100,000 to 240,000 in the US despite social distancing measures, say officials

Donald Trump displayed none of the carefree dismissiveness that characterised his reaction to the coronavirus in February and early March, when he repeatedly said that “we have it totally under control” and that “it’s going to be just fine.”

Infected with COVID-19, but feeling fine: How people are unwittingly spreading the coronavirus across the world
science

Infected with COVID-19, but feeling fine: How people are unwittingly spreading the coronavirus across the world

As many as 25 percent of people infected with the coronavirus may not show symptoms, the director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention warns — a startlingly high number that complicates efforts to predict the pandemic’s course and strategies to mitigate its spread

Swine flu is back: Here's how you can prevent this deadly disease
Health

Swine flu is back: Here's how you can prevent this deadly disease

As per data provided by NCDC, a total of 884 cases had been recorded this year with 14 resulting in death, as of 16th February.

Coronavirus is sparing children and largely affecting the ill and aged — infection experts explain why
science

Coronavirus is sparing children and largely affecting the ill and aged — infection experts explain why

Experts have theorised that younger people are being infected, too, but developing a relatively milder infection.

Wuhan coronavirus looks increasingly like a pandemic, say world's top infectious disease experts
World

Wuhan coronavirus looks increasingly like a pandemic, say world's top infectious disease experts

A pandemic — an ongoing epidemic on two or more continents — may well have global consequences, despite the extraordinary travel restrictions and quarantines now imposed by China and other countries, including the United States

Google's co-founder Larry Page is on a quiet mission to bring the world a universal flu vaccine — here's why
science

Google's co-founder Larry Page is on a quiet mission to bring the world a universal flu vaccine — here's why

Creating a universal flu vaccine would effectively cure a disease that appears to be on the rise and diversifying with time.

All you need to know about the flu shot
Health

All you need to know about the flu shot

Here is a primer on some of the most common types of flu vaccines along with some of the key facts about this year’s flu shots.

Universal practise of immunization is one of the biggest triumphs of modern medicine
science

Universal practise of immunization is one of the biggest triumphs of modern medicine

In the future, vaccines will be inhaled, there is a possibility that they will be administered topically as well.

World Immunisation Day 2019: As effect of many childhood vaccines wears off, let’s have look at vaccines one should get as an adult
Health

World Immunisation Day 2019: As effect of many childhood vaccines wears off, let’s have look at vaccines one should get as an adult

We all know about childhood vaccines, one of the best ways to prevent infectious diseases in the community. But what many of us don’t realise is that effect of many of these vaccines wears off eventually

Does a simple flu need a vaccination ? Absolutely YES!
Life

Does a simple flu need a vaccination ? Absolutely YES!

Say the word ‘Flu’ and people respond with a simple head nod or shrug, with the immense assurance that all will be well soon.