Associate Professor Ashley Mansell is part of a team investigating how the drugs could save lives. A medication used in World War II as an antidiuretic is one of two drugs that Melbourne researchers believe could reduce the number of people that die from the flu every year. Research published today has found existing anti-inflammatory medication could reduce flu deaths One of the drugs was used during WWII to prolong the life of penicillin The flu is becoming more drug-resistant, but the discovery would treat the symptoms instead Influenza cases have surged Australia-wide in 2019 and the death toll has climbed to about 300 in a season that has been described as "brutal" . A two-year-old boy in WA is thought to have died from the virus and teenagers thought to be perfectly healthy have died after getting the flu . The flu vaccination can prevent people from getting […]