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.
By Justin Caba | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:43
Chandler Webb, 19, died about a month after receiving a standard flu shot, and his mother is certain the vaccination caused her son's death.
By Chris Weller | Tue, 10/29/2013 - 10:28
Between 2004 and 2010, among the kids killed by the flu, 35 percent had no chronic medical condition.