Last flu season was one of the deadliest on record for US kids

Last flu season was one of the deadliest on record for US kids

The past flu season was the deadliest for U.S. children in nearly a decade, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said they had received reports of 172 pediatric flu deaths since October. That surpasses the 2012-2013 flu…

Germ-free childhood can cause leukaemia, landmark study claims

Germ-free childhood can cause leukaemia, landmark study claims

Childhood leukaemia is preventable and likely caused by keeping babies too clean according to a landmark study. The breakthrough found infants not in contact with bacteria in their first year are left vulnerable to a devastating mutation when they catch their first…

Brisbane flu: New killer flu strain is 'one of the most dangerous in the world – and could trigger deadliest winter yet'

Brisbane flu: New killer flu strain is 'one of the most dangerous in the world – and could trigger deadliest winter yet'

The Brisbane flu, which originated in the Australian state of Queensland, will be included in this year's four-strain flu vaccine, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. Along with the Brisbane strain, which is a form of influenza B, the Michigan A strain,…