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Stockpiles of Roche Tamiflu drug are waste of money, review finds

Researchers who have fought for years to get full data on Roche's flu medicine Tamiflu said on Thursday that governments...

China probes schools over unauthorized medicine for toddlers

China has launched a nationwide inspection of schools amid rising public anger at revelations that many educational institutions...

Roche-backed study finds Tamiflu saved lives in flu pandemic

Using Roche's medicine Tamiflu saved lives during the H1N1 swine flu pandemic four years ago, according to a new scientific...

South Korea culls over 6 percent of poultry to curb bird flu

South Korea has culled over 6 percent of poultry in the country to curb a bird flu outbreak that has hit farms and migratory...

Chinese police detain three for 'causing worry' about bird flu

Police in southwestern China have detained two men and a woman for "causing concern and worry" about H7N9 bird flu, Chengdu...

Flu activity highest among U.S. young and middle-aged -CDC

Hardest hit this U.S. flu season are adults, from younger to middle-aged, in part because fewer have been vaccinated, a federal...

Threat of global disease outbreaks spawns 27-nation pact

Twenty-seven countries announced on Thursday the launch of an effort to improve the ability to prevent, detect, respond to...

China detains man for spreading "panic" with bird flu rumors

Police in central China have detained a man who spread "panic" with a graphic rumor about the arrival of bird flu in his...

New China bird flu a reminder of mutant virus risk

The death of a woman in China from a strain of bird flu previously unknown in humans is a reminder of the ever-present potential...

California sees high rate of flu deaths in unusually severe season

An unusually severe flu season has claimed the lives of at least 147 young and middle-aged people in California - 10 times...

Hong Kong reports third H7N9 bird flu death

A 75-year-old man infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus has died in Hong Kong, the government said on Wednesday, the third...

U.S. hospitals hit with shortage of intravenous saline

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it is working with the three manufacturers of intravenous saline solutions...

UPDATE 1-WHO says 23 more infected in fresh wave of China bird flu

Another 23 people in China have been infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu in recent days, the World Health Organization...

Seven more China bird flu cases in fresh wave of infection

Another seven people in China have been infected with the new and often deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu, the World Health...

Increasing toll of H7N9 bird flu demands constant vigilance

A big wave of H7N9 bird flu cases and deaths in China since the start of 2014 is a reminder that emerging flu strains need...

South Korea to cull ducks after possible bird flu report

South Korea will cull more than 20,000 ducks after reporting its first possible outbreak of bird flu since 2011, the agriculture...

U.S. shortage of Tamiflu for children resolved -Roche

A temporary shortage in the United States of one of the leading flu medicines used to treat children with the sometimes deadly...

Many younger U.S. adults skipping flu shots -report

Just over a third of U.S. adults ages 18 to 65 got the flu shot during the 2012-2013 flu season, according to an analysis...

Death toll from new China bird flu rises: WHO

Six more people in China have been confirmed as infected with the new H7N9 strain of bird flu and one of them has died, the...

China reports second H7N9 bird flu death in a week

China reported one more death from the H7N9 strain of bird flu in southwestern Guizhou province, state news agency Xinhua...

China reports one more H7N9 bird flu death

China reported one more death from the H7N9 strain of bird flu in eastern Fujian province, state news agency Xinhua said...

Roche's Tamiflu for children temporarily in short supply in U.S.

In what is shaping up to be a tough and widespread flu season in the United States, one of the leading medicines used to...

WHO says China has seven more cases of new H7N9 bird flu

Seven more people in China have been found to be infected with a potentially deadly new strain of bird flu in the past week,...

Canadian dies from H5N1 avian influenza on return from China

A Canadian has died from H5N1 avian influenza after returning from a trip to China in what is the only current confirmed...

Seasonal flu widespread in the United States: CDC

Nearly half of the United States is reporting widespread influenza activity, most of it attributed to the H1N1 virus that...

UK lawmakers criticize govt's stockpiling of Roche drug Tamiflu

British lawmakers on Friday criticized government spending of 424 million pounds ($702 million) to stockpile Roche's medicine...

Hong Kong confirms first death from H7N9 bird flu

An 80-year-old man infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus has died in Hong Kong, the government said on Thursday, in the first...

Scientists start to unpick narcolepsy link to flu vaccine

Scientists have found that the sleep disorder narcolepsy can sometimes be triggered by a scientific phenomenon known as "molecular...

Woman in China first to die from bird flu strain - WHO

A woman in China has died of the H10N8 strain of bird flu, the first ever reported human case of the virus, the World Health...

New bird flu resists drugs without losing ability to spread

Scientists have found that a mutation in a new strain of bird flu infecting people in China can render it resistant to a...

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