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Wildlife officials collecting carcasses of birds that died under mysterious circumstances in the Pong wetland in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh over the past week.(HT Photo)

Avian flu causing migratory birds’ death at HP’s Pong Dam, toll rises to 2,400

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By Naresh K Thakur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Lab reports expected on Tuesday, while post-mortem reports rule out poisoning
Dr Souradipta Chandra, Principal Medical Advisor- European Union, India; Medical Director- First Assist, India; and consultant physician
Dr Souradipta Chandra, Principal Medical Advisor- European Union, India; Medical Director- First Assist, India; and consultant physician

HT Brunch Game Show: Who will beat the seasonal flu?

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:37 AM IST
Someone who’s eating right, exercising, or the one strengthening immunity? Or you?
US President Donald Trump salutes as he poses without a face mask on the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from being hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) treatment, in Washington (REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo)
US President Donald Trump salutes as he poses without a face mask on the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from being hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) treatment, in Washington (REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo)

Facebook, Twitter take action over Trump’s posts suggesting Covid-19 is ‘just like flu’

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 07:40 AM IST
Facebook took down the post, but not before it was shared about 26,000 times. Twitter, meanwhile, disabled retweets on a similar tweet from Trump.
The 106-year-old patient was discharged from the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) recently after recovering(HT Photo)
The 106-year-old patient was discharged from the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) recently after recovering(HT Photo)

106-year-old Delhi man who was child during Spanish Flu survives Covid-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Spanish Flu was a pandemic which hit the world 102 years ago, and affected nearly one-third of the global population at that time.
Citing a similar story of survival, The Olive Press, a Spain-based English newspaper, reported that it was 1918, when Ana del Valle, a kid then, suffered and recovered from the Spanish Flu(REUTERS)
Citing a similar story of survival, The Olive Press, a Spain-based English newspaper, reported that it was 1918, when Ana del Valle, a kid then, suffered and recovered from the Spanish Flu(REUTERS)

She survived Spanish Flu in 1918, now 107-year-old beat Covid-19

Madrid | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2020 03:41 PM IST
The media reported that Valle lived at a nursing home in Alcala del Valle, where she contracted the virus along with 60 other residents.
Bhaichung Bhutia further alleged in the complaint that Limboo was asked to return by the landlord on April 14 but was denied entry to the rented accommodation.(PTI)
Bhaichung Bhutia further alleged in the complaint that Limboo was asked to return by the landlord on April 14 but was denied entry to the rented accommodation.(PTI)

Sikkim teen evicted from Bengal home over ‘regular flu’: Bhaichung Bhutia

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 06:17 PM IST
Bhaichung Bhutia, who hails from Sikkim, filed the complaint at Pradhan Nagar police station in Siliguri on Thursday night. He alleged landlord Hiren Dey evicted Athena Limboo, who belongs to Dikchu in Sikkim, on April 2.
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HT Image

US-returned undertrial with flu rushed to hospital

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 11:01 PM IST
The inmate, a resident of SBS Nagar district, has been kept in the hospital’s isolation ward.
Thai doctors have seen success in treating severe cases of the new coronavirus with combination of medications for flu and HIV, with initial results showing vast improvement 48 hours after applying the treatment(Bloomberg)
Thai doctors have seen success in treating severe cases of the new coronavirus with combination of medications for flu and HIV, with initial results showing vast improvement 48 hours after applying the treatment(Bloomberg)

Cocktail of flu, HIV drugs appears to help fight coronavirus: Thai doctors

Bangkok | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 09:57 AM IST
The doctors from Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok said a new approach in coronavirus treatment had improved the condition of several patients under their care, including one 70-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan who tested positive for the coronavirus for 10 days.
Ketogenic diet can help in fighting the flu virus.(Unsplash)
Ketogenic diet can help in fighting the flu virus.(Unsplash)

Keto diet may help you fight the flu. Here’s all you need to know

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 03:38 PM IST
The researchers found that the ketogenic diet triggered the release of gamma delta T cells, immune system cells that produce mucus in the cell linings of the lung while the high-carbohydrate diet did not.
Garlic helps fight bacteria and virus. Eat four to five cloves of raw garlic every day. (Unsplash)
Garlic helps fight bacteria and virus. Eat four to five cloves of raw garlic every day. (Unsplash)

Keep the flu at bay with healthy foods like garlic, radish and more

Hindustan Times | By Anjali Mukerjee
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 01:14 PM IST
Instead of turning to antibiotics, it’s always better to try natural flu-fighters present in food. Pump up your immune system with these seven guidelines.
Common winter illnesses include the flu, eczema, joint pain, and cold sores.(Shutterstock)
Common winter illnesses include the flu, eczema, joint pain, and cold sores.(Shutterstock)

5 winter illnesses you need to protect yourself from

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2018 06:33 PM IST
Protect yourself from these common winter illnesses, that tend to aggravate during winter.
Influenza virus has a quicksilver ability to mutate to evade the body’s immune systems and infect easily.(HT File PHOTO)
Influenza virus has a quicksilver ability to mutate to evade the body’s immune systems and infect easily.(HT File PHOTO)

Flu season in India: How prepared are you?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2018 11:10 AM IST
In 2018, India has confirmed 5,651 cases and 464 deaths from H1N1, the predominant flu strain across states, till October 7.
Healthier people are more likely to opt into wellness programs, exercise trends, vitamins and other preventive health measures.(Shutterstock)
Healthier people are more likely to opt into wellness programs, exercise trends, vitamins and other preventive health measures.(Shutterstock)

Workplace wellness programmes benefit healthy employees more than others

Bloomberg | By Faye Flam, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 10:25 AM IST
A new study suggests that wellness programs at the workplace usually benefit people who are already health conscious and are more likely to enroll in them and make healthy choices.
The adenoids and tonsils are strategically positioned in the nose and throat respectively to act as the first line of defence, helping to recognise airborne pathogens.(Shutterstock)
The adenoids and tonsils are strategically positioned in the nose and throat respectively to act as the first line of defence, helping to recognise airborne pathogens.(Shutterstock)

Getting tonsils removed puts you at risk of flu, asthma and pneumonia

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 12:48 PM IST
Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood can put you at greater risk of diseases like asthma, influenza and pneumonia, shows this new study.
Of the three types of seasonal influenza viruses, Influenza B and C infect humans predominantly, while Influenza A infects many animal species, including birds, pigs, horses, seals, whales, anteaters, cats and dogs.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Of the three types of seasonal influenza viruses, Influenza B and C infect humans predominantly, while Influenza A infects many animal species, including birds, pigs, horses, seals, whales, anteaters, cats and dogs.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Why is flu so deadly? Know your ABCs

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 10:01 AM IST
Novel viruses cause pandemics because humans have no immunity against them. The last big flu pandemic was caused by the novel H1N1 virus, which killed close to 300,000 people in 2009-10.
There are around 200 viruses which can cause common cough and cold.(Shutterstock)
There are around 200 viruses which can cause common cough and cold.(Shutterstock)

Cure for seasonal cough and cold, from ginger tea to eucalyptus oil, more

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 09:24 AM IST
Common cough, fever and cold are a result of seasonal changes. If you are shivering and sniffling this summer, here are some tried and tested home remedies recommended by medical experts for you.
Young professionals in the Capital are using all possible excuses to take an off from work, to watch IPL matches.(iStock, AFP; IMAGING: Shiv Kumar)
Young professionals in the Capital are using all possible excuses to take an off from work, to watch IPL matches.(iStock, AFP; IMAGING: Shiv Kumar)

Delhi people bunking office? It’s not the common flu but the IPL fever

Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 06:15 PM IST
This is the Indian Premier League season and young professionals in Delhi are creative with their excuses to wriggle out of work and watch the cricket matches. Personnel managers know but can’t do much!
Respiratory infections are thought to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke by causing inflammation, which can lead to the development of blood clots.(Shutterstock)
Respiratory infections are thought to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke by causing inflammation, which can lead to the development of blood clots.(Shutterstock)

Were you down with the flu or pneumonia? You may be at higher risk of heart attack

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2018 02:30 PM IST
Flu and pneumonia can increase the risk of having a heart attack and stroke by six times, states a study.
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