By Ansa Varughese | May 03, 2013 10:16 AM EDT
Scientists in China created a new strain of a potentially fatal and transmissible influenza virus. Tested to pass between guinea pigs, senior scientists call this "appallingly irresponsible."
By Jonathan Weiss | Mar 22, 2013 10:14 AM EDT
An over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain killer available at every corner store has been shown to block flu replication in cells and in animals. Researchers hope this finding could lead to more powerful flu treatments.
By Makini Brice | Feb 05, 2013 07:16 PM EST
Though the worst of flu season seems to have already passed, this season was already much harsher one than the one from last year.
By Makini Brice | Feb 01, 2013 10:45 AM EST
It is flu season!
By Makini Brice | Jan 30, 2013 08:47 PM EST
The idea that viruses could be used for treatment has been around since the middle of the 20th Century.
By Makini Brice | Jan 23, 2013 09:19 AM EST
Since the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic, about 800 children have developed narcolepsy.
By Colleen Jenkins | Jan 14, 2013 08:35 AM EST
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a public health emergency on Saturday, giving pharmacists permission to administer flu vaccinations to more people.
By Sharon Begley | Jan 11, 2013 02:20 PM EST
Influenza has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with 7.3 percent of deaths last week caused by pneumonia and the flu.
By Makini Brice | Jan 10, 2013 02:06 PM EST
This flu season is shaping up to be a severe one. In fact, officials are calling it one of the worst in nine or ten years.
By Scott Malone | Jan 09, 2013 04:37 PM EST
Faced with a surge in flu cases, the mayor of Boston declared a public health emergency on Wednesday.
By Makini Brice | Nov 15, 2012 05:29 PM EST
An advisory panel for the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a vaccine for H5N1 created by drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline.
By Makini Brice | Nov 07, 2012 01:58 PM EST
Researchers have found that methamphetamine may have flu-fighting properties.
By Makini Brice | Nov 05, 2012 02:20 PM EST
Researchers say the influenza virus may trigger diabetes, but it may also help doctors target and prevent diabetes.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 15, 2012 11:57 AM EDT
Authorities in Nepal on Monday destroyed hundreds of chickens and eggs after an outbreak of bird flu hit the country's capital Kathmandu, according to a government official.
By Ian Simpson | Sep 28, 2012 09:10 AM EDT
U.S. health officials urged more Americans to get vaccinated against influenza for the upcoming flu season.