Influenza

If we have learnt anything from the deaths of millions of people from diseases like AIDS, SARS, pandemic flu, Ebola, and Zika it is the need for scientists to share data quickly so that researchers can assess the dangers and develop new medicines and vaccines.
For the lucky people reading this who've never had the flu, traditional wisdom states that the difference between a cold and flu is that when you have the flu, you wouldn't get out of bed even if it were raining £50 notes. It's easy to catch, it's easy to pass on, and it can survive on lift buttons, door handles and chip and pin machines for a whole day, just waiting for its next victim.
The UK has a world class education system and a world class National Health Service, but both of these are being undermined when policy makers continue to pollute minds with the idea that unfounded treatments, which fly in the face of scientific evidence, can find a space in our NHS.
If you're feeling snotty, achey and downright miserable, chances are high that you have the flu. Up until now, the only treatment
We're sorry to use the A-word, but that chill down your neck and the should-I-shouldn't-I decisions around central heating
While some attention has been given to the African practice of hunting and eating fruit bats, a likely animal reservoir of the Ebola virus, the link between eating meat and the plethora of infectious disease outbreaks is seldom articulated.
A US-based scientist has confirmed that his team have successfully created a deadly version of the H1N1 virus which is able
Scientists in America have brought back to life the deadly influenza virus which caused the Spanish Flu pandemic, killing
If you've been suffering from something that's not quite the flu and it's more severe than a cold, you may have fallen into
We don't know about you, but when we have the flu, we wear 10 layers of clothing (one must be a fluffy dressing gown), are
'To train, or not to train?' This is the question we regular exercisers agonise over when lurgy strikes. Those unconvinced of the joy of exercise will struggle to comprehend why it is we WANT to train though the illness - why not take the opportunity to 'pull a sickie' on our fitness regimen.
At this time of year, it can be hard to stay well. Despite your best efforts to avoid contact with bugs and encourage your
The flu season has begun, parents have been warned, after an increase in the number of children aged five to 14 falling ill
A polar bear has died after catching a strain of zebra herpes at a zoo in Germany. Female polar bear, Jerka, was the first
All children aged between two and 17 are to be given the flu vaccination after experts said it could save up to 2,000 lives
Severe influenza doubles the odds that a person will develop Parkinson's disease later in life, according to University of
The effects of antiviral drug Tamiflu - which was stockpiled by the Government at the height of the swine flu pandemic - are
From the depletion in numbers at the office to the incessant sniffing and chorus of coughs on the bus, there is no escaping