Swine flu is back with a vengeance. How can we stay virus-free this winter? Jeremy Laurance explains
Scientists have found that people infected with H1N1 swine flu have an extraordinary immune response, producing antibodies that are protective against a variety of flu strains.
Swine flu has surged in the past five days with the number of cases requiring intensive care 70 per cent above last year's peak, the Chief Medical Officer said yesterday.
As the number of people with the virus grows, Jeremy Laurance visits one of just five units in Britain that can treat the worst afflicted
Many of the "quangos" are actually committees of unpaid scientists who act as independent specialist advisers on subjects ranging from the safety of pesticides to the use of gene therapy in medicine.
The swine flu pandemic cost Britain more than £1.2 billion despite being much less severe than feared, a Government-commissioned review found today.
Why was the swine flu pandemic so much milder than expected? The truth is that research scientists were caught out by this mysterious virus, writes Jeremy Laurance
A blizzard of inquiries into the handling of the swine flu pandemic, which began one year ago, have been launched amid allegations that governments around the world over-reacted to the threat.
A strain of swine flu resistant to the anti-viral drug Tamiflu is spreading from person to person, health officials in Wales confirmed last night
Severity in children is on the increase, despite slowdown in pandemic
Healthy children aged under five are to be given the swine flu jab, it was confirmed today.
First we were told swine flu could kill 65,000 Britons. Now the death toll is unlikely to top 1,000
Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has confirmed that a third member of his squad has come down with swine flu ahead of tomorrow's fourth round Carling Cup tie against Peterborough.
President Barack Obama has signed a proclamation declaring H1N1 swine flu a national emergency, according to the White House. The proclamation, which Mr Obama signed on Friday night, will make it easier for US medical facilities to handle a surge in patients by allowing the waiver of some requirements of Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health insurance programmes as needed, the White House said in a statement.
A sharp increase in the number of patients with swine flu admitted to critical care, many of them young, was highlighted by government experts yesterday as they warned the NHS faced a tough winter ahead. The number of deaths in the UK has risen to 128, more than half of them of people aged under 45. In England the number of patients in critical care has risen to 99, the highest since the pandemic began.
Pandemic expected to hit remote, poverty-stricken communities far harder than wealthy Westerners