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Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

“‘Potent’ new molecule in frog slime may give us new way to beat flu epidemics, say boffins,” The Sun reports. Researchers looked at secretions from the skin of a south Indian frog called Hydrophylax bahuvistara. They found it contained a peptide (a short chain of amino acids) which could kill certain flu viruses in the [...]

April 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

Is it flu, or is it valley fever?

Is it flu, or is it valley fever?

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 — Early diagnosis of a potentially fatal fungal infection called valley fever can help patients, but too many are misdiagnosed, experts say. Doctors should suspect valley fever in patients with pneumonia or ongoing flu-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central [...]

August 1, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Is it flu, or is it valley fever?

New vaccine may prevent multiple strains of the flu

New vaccine may prevent multiple strains of the flu

ATHENS, Ga., March 29  — Each year, researchers identify influenza strains expected to circulate during flu season and manufacture a vaccine aimed at them. Many years, strains not expected to pose a threat emerge, sickening people who have been vaccinated. Scientists at the University of Georgia and Sanofi Pasteur developed a vaccine forH1N1 influenza that [...]

March 29, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on New vaccine may prevent multiple strains of the flu