Tagged: Swine Flu

Flu epidemics

Flu Epidemics Linked to Weather Pattern

Researchers from Columbia University’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences have determined that the last four influenza pandemics – of 1918, 1957, 1968, and 2009 – were related to a Pacific Ocean weather pattern called La Niña. All of these influenza outbreaks were preceded...

Chinese Herbs and Swine Flu

Chinese Herbs Treat H1N1 Swine Flu

A study of 410 young adults has found that a Chinese herbal combination called maxingshigan-yinqiaosan treats H1N1 virus infections more successfully than the conventional drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu). The study, published in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine and conducted at the Capital...