Mandatory Flu Vaccine Policies Keep Health Workers And Patients Safe

By | Sat, 09/06/2014 - 18:15

Ninety-nine percent of employees at Detroit's Henry Ford Health System got flu vaccines after a mandatory policy was implemented. The move was made to ensure patient and employee safety.

Scientists Get A Deeper Understanding Of How The Flu Works

By | Sat, 08/02/2014 - 14:31

With new strains of influenza virus appearing regularly, scientists believe they've found a way to target its core protein, which is unlikely to change even after mutation, making it an easier target for influenza drugs.

Antibiotics Won't Cure A Virus, But Doctors Prescribe Them Anyway

By | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:14

Doctors are over-prescribing useless, harmful drugs while under-prescribing effective, harmless ones. Epidemiologists are trying to stop this.

Potential Treatment May Prevent All Strains Of The Flu

By | Fri, 04/25/2014 - 17:18

Researchers at the University of St. Andrews developed a new treatment that may prevent all strains of the flu and other respiratory pathogens.

7 Ways To Treat Your Sore Throat Without Any Meds

By | Sat, 04/19/2014 - 14:04

Follow these simple steps to help relieve your sore throat, without using any medication or spending much money.

Since Tamiflu Is (Apparently) Not Working, Here Are Some Natural Flu Remedies Instead

By | Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:33

Flu drugs including Tamiflu and Relenza have been deemed ineffective in treating flu-like symptoms following a review by the Cochrane Collaboration.

Why Sneezes Produce ‘Gas Clouds,’ Spread Germs Much Farther Than Previously Believed [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:40

In a new study, researchers found that germs produced from coughs and sneezes actually travel through the air much farther than previously believed.

Scientists Can Predict The Flu: What Does This Mean For Vaccines?

By | Sat, 03/01/2014 - 15:04

Nearly a century after the 1918 influenza pandemic, scientists say improved mathematical modeling is helping to better predict the evolution of the virus, potentially leading to more accurate seasonal vaccines.

Taking Your Kid To The Hospital Will Get Everyone Sick

By | Sun, 02/16/2014 - 17:31

A well-child visit at the pediatrician will raise your family's risk of contracting flu-like infections, but that's really no reason to stay at home.

‘Unusually Severe’ Flu Kills 147 People In California

By | Sat, 02/01/2014 - 15:44

The swine flu has spread across California and killed 147 people in the state due to a severe season.

If Lemon Doesn't Work Against The Common Cold, What Does?

By | Tue, 01/28/2014 - 21:37

A review on common remedies for the common cold finds that some of them don't work, while others are only mildly effective.

Why Diabetics Should Get The Flu Shot

By | Sun, 01/26/2014 - 21:25

Due to their weakened immune systems, diabetics are at a higher risk of getting the flu, researchers of a new study say. Because of this, they're urging working-age diabetics to get the flu shot.

Getting The Flu Willingly, To Find A Better Vaccine

By | Sun, 01/26/2014 - 16:09

Investigators at the National Institutes of Health are infecting as many as 100 volunteers with the influenza virus, in a rare type of study unseen in the United States in more than a decade.

Fever-Reducing Drugs Make The People Around You Sick

By | Tue, 01/21/2014 - 19:00

Fever-reducing drugs like ibuprofen may actually increase the spread of the flu by offsetting one of the body's most important defense mechanisms.

2014 Flu Epidemic: Is There An End In Sight?

By | Sat, 01/18/2014 - 19:20

The re-emergence of the H1N1 flu, also known as the swine flu, has caused this flu season to be especially bad, with 10 reported pediatric deaths in only one week.

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