With the Chinese New Year and the Olympics on the horizon, health officials can only watch and wait for a potential pandemic
Nobody likes to get stuck with a needle, but maybe lasers beforehand might take away some of the sting
With so many ways to prevent the coughs and chills, which remedies are worth the bother? From chicken soup to garlic, here are the best — and worst — ways to keep yourself well this season.
To protect yourself from the flu, …
Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have devised a flu predictor that could pinpoint peak cases as much as nine weeks early.
Health officials say the situation is “serious” after a domestic worker was hospitalized in November.
To prepare for a potential pandemic of avian influenza caused by H5N1, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first vaccine boosted so its doses can provide stronger immune responses against the flu virus.
It’s flu season, and the best way to keep influenza viruses from making you sick is to keep your hands clean. But do you need to invest in pricey hand sanitizers to avoid the sniffles?
The latest version is called H6N1, and represents the first time that this strain of bird flu has jumped from birds to people.
Creating the annual flu vaccine involves marrying chicken eggs and a wily influenza virus that is among the fastest-changing bugs around. That’s why researchers are adding new flu strains to the annual shot, and giving us more …
Choice is good, but when it comes to protecting yourself against the flu, one vaccine that is able to fight off most virus strains year after year is far more appealing than an annual jab.
Don’t want to wait for an appointment at your doctor’s office to get a flu shot? Retail clinics offer speedy service, but may not be allowed to vaccinate everyone.
Decisions to decisions. How to choose from the wide variety available
Researchers discovered it before it became a pandemic, but there’s no vaccine for it yet