influenza

A century ago the Spanish flu killed millions. A similar pandemic today could be even more deadly

One hundred years ago the fate of the First World War hung in the balance. Germany, with four times as many…

A bad flu season is overdue. Should we fear the ‘Aussie killer’?

As if the Australian cricket team rolling us over in the Ashes tests wasn’t bad enough, another export from the…

Four-in-one flu shot could provide lifelong protection

A vaccine combining genes from four major strains of influenza appears to provide lifelong protection, according to new research on…

Cells can be ‘programmed’ to fight disease

Cells can be programmed to fight cancer, influenza and other serious health conditions according to new research by the University…

Check Up: on an unexpected Brexit bonus and the importance of flu jabs

Plus: smoking at an all-time low and the not-so-smart students who take ‘smart drugs’

Could man flu be real after all? Sex hormone estrogen protects women against the virus

A study in American Journal of Physiology reports that the female sex hormone estrogen has anti-viral effects against influenza, meaning…

Research brings promise of universal flu vaccine, protecting against strains that don’t yet exist

According to new research published in mBio, the online journal of the American Society for Microbiology, scientists may be able…