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Flu increases the risk of heart attack: study

8 months, 24 days ago
MIAMI: People who get the flu may face a six-fold higher risk of heart attack in the week following infection, said a study Wednesday that bolsters the need for widespread vaccinations against the flu. The risk of heart attack -- or…

US lifts funding ban on studies that enhance dangerous germs

9 months, 30 days ago
CHICAGO: The U.S. government on Tuesday lifted a 2014 temporary ban on funding research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists deliberately make them more transmissible or more deadly. The ban covered federal funding…

Oxford team to test universal flu vaccine in world first

1 year, 15 days ago
LONDON:  A seasonal flu vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of the virus is to be tested in a two-year clinical trial involving more than 2,000 patients by researchers in Oxford. The so-called universal…

Vitamin D can protect against colds, flu: study claims

1 year, 8 months ago
PARIS: Taking extra vitamin D can protect against colds, flu and other respiratory infections, said a study Thursday which reopened a debate on the usefulness of over-the-counter supplements. A review of 25 clinical trials in 14…

Germany squad hit by mild flu symptoms

4 years, 3 months ago
RIO DE JANEIRO: Seven Germany players are suffering from flu ahead of their World Cup quarter-final against France but all hope to play in Friday's clash in Rio.