By Ben Wolford | 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.
By Justin Caba | 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.
By Justin Caba | 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.
By Lecia Bushak | 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.
By Matthew Mientka | 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.
By John Ericson | 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.
By Lecia Bushak | 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.
By Anthony Rivas | 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.
By Matthew Mientka | 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.
By John Ericson | 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.
By Sabrina Bachai | Sun, 12/15/2013 - 20:08
Gargling water with crushed aspirin could help alleviate a sore throat for up to six hours, researchers say.
By John Ericson | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 19:19
The New York City Board of Health voted on Wednesday to approve a proposed requirement that all children under the age of 5 receive seasonal flu shots.