Home > Medical > Cold and flu infection > News News All sections in Flu » About Flu » Bird flu and SARS » Health Tips » Multimedia » Flu News » Preventing Flu » Spreading the Flu » The 1918 Epidemic » The Flu Virus » Treatment » You and Flu H1N1 death toll much higher than WHO count A research team has estimated the global death toll from the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 virus to be 10 times higher than the World Health Organisation's count. 'Safe' bird flu strain infects human A strain of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman. SARS-like viruses can jump from bats to humans Scientists said they had found evidence that SARS-like corona-viruses can jump straight from a type of Chinese bat to humans. Ask CyberDoc » Test Do you need vitamin C? » Join Body Talk » Quiz Addicted to pills? » No Flu for you 10 foods to boost your immune system Flu can kill even healthy children US health officials warn that children, even those without severe medical conditions, can die from the flu in as little as three days after symptoms appear. Flu virus attacks antibody production A new study of mice may offer some insight into how the flu virus succeeds at infecting so many people. Antibiotics don't work for viral illnesses Repeated warnings that antibiotics don't work for most sore throats and bronchitis have failed to stop overuse. Flu shots may help prevent heart problems Getting a seasonal flu shot may do more than just prevent influenza. It may also lower a person's risk of heart problems. Antibiotics for sore throat mostly useless Most Americans with a sore throat are prescribed antibiotics even though just a fraction stand to benefit from them. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.