Latin America has room to grow on Internet, experts say
Google's managing director for Spanish-speaking Latin America says the Internet has become the "focus group for the world" and the smart advertiser uses it to anticipate consumer behavior rather than just to tout products.
Global economic pressures trickle down to local landscape change, altering disease risk
The pressures of global trade may heighten disease incidence by dictating changes in land use. A boom in disease-carrying ticks and chiggers has followed the abandonment of rice cultivation in Taiwanese paddies, say ecologist ...
Online self-diagnosis: Am I having a heart attack or is it just the hiccups?
Consumers who self-diagnose are more likely to believe they have a serious illness because they focus on their symptoms rather than the likelihood of a particular disease, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Re ...
Dengue vaccine could be ready by 2015: Sanofi
French drugs group Sanofi said Friday that its vaccine against dengue, a mosquito-borne infection that kills thousands of people around the world each year, could be launched in about four years.
1918 and 2009 H1N1 flu probably not spread by birds
The two strains of the H1N1 influenza virus responsible for the 1918 and 2009 global flu pandemics do not cause disease in birds. The results of the study, published in the February issue of the Journal of General Virology, also s ...
British researchers: little evidence Tamiflu works
(AP) -- British researchers say there is little evidence Tamiflu stops complications in healthy people who catch the flu, though public health officials contend the swine flu drug reduces flu hospitalizations and deaths.
CDC Confirms Four New Cases of Oseltamivir (Tamiflu)-Resistant H1N1
Tests performed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the request of infectious disease experts at Duke University Medical Center have confirmed this week that isolates from four patients with H1N1 influenza ...
Depressed pregnant women could be at higher risk for severe response to flu infection
(PhysOrg.com) -- Pregnant women with significant symptoms of depression tend to have a stronger biological reaction to the seasonal flu vaccine than do women with lower depression levels, according to a new study.
H1N1 pandemic virus does not mutate into 'superbug' in new lab study
(PhysOrg.com) -- A laboratory study by University of Maryland researchers suggests that some of the worst fears about a virulent H1N1 pandemic flu season may not be realized this year, but does demonstrate ...
College students with flu advised to avoid others
(AP) -- Health officials are offering some basic advice for college students with flu symptoms: Avoid other people until 24 hours after a fever is gone.
Government enlists employers' help to contain flu
(AP) -- Government officials are calling on U.S. businesses to help manage swine flu this fall by getting vaccines to vulnerable workers and encouraging employees with symptoms to stay home.
New research assesses use of Tamiflu, Relenza to prevent flu
Two common anti-influenza drugs — Relenza and Tamiflu — appear equally effective at preventing common flu symptoms when given before infection, say researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine. However, ...
Swine flu gives rise to Internet hucksters plying questionable treatments
Worried about swine flu? Don't want to wait for a shot or a prescription from your doctor?
Scientists investigate Mexican town's flu mystery
(AP) -- No one has identified ground zero in the swine flu epidemic. Just where or when the new strain of influenza first jumped from a pig and began infecting people is a scientific mystery - one that a ...