Swine Flu

Scientists see risk of mutant airborne Ebola as remote


LONDON, Sept 19 - The Ebola virus raging through West Africa is mutating rapidly as it tears a deadly path through cities, towns and villages, but the genetic changes are for now not giving it the ability to spread more easily.

Scientists retract narcolepsy study linked to GSK vaccine

LONDON (Reuters - Scientists who believed they had started to decipher links between a GlaxoSmithKline H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine and the sleep disorder narcolepsy have retracted a study after saying they cannot replicate their findings.

Science, Health 07 Aug 2014

Roche-backed study finds Tamiflu saved lives in flu pandemic

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

Health, 19 Mar 2014

Seasonal flu widespread in the United States: CDC

NEW YORK - Nearly half of the United States is reporting widespread influenza activity, most of it attributed to the H1N1 virus that caused a worldwide pandemic in 2009, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

Health, 04 Jan 2014

Scientists start to unpick narcolepsy link to GSK flu vaccine

LONDON - Scientists have found that the sleep disorder narcolepsy can sometimes be triggered by a scientific phenomenon known as "molecular mimicry", offering a possible explanation for its link to a GlaxoSmithKline H1N1 pandemic flu vaccine.

Health, 18 Dec 2013

GSK flu shot may raise adult narcolepsy risk: Finnish scientists

HELSINKI/LONDON - GlaxoSmithKline Plc's H1N1 pandemic flu shot may put adults at higher risk of developing narcolepsy, not only children as previous studies found, Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare said on Thursday.

Health, 23 May 2013

UK study confirms GSK flu shot link to rare sleep disorder

LONDON - GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix swine flu vaccine has been linked to cases of the rare sleep disorder narcolepsy in children in a scientific study in England that confirms similar findings elsewhere in Europe.

Health 27 Feb 2013

UK study strengthens link between GSK flu shot and narcolepsy

LONDON - Children in Britain who were vaccinated with a GlaxoSmithKline shot against H1N1 swine flu had a significantly increased risk of developing the rare sleep disorder narcolepsy, according to results of a scientific study.

Health, 31 Jan 2013