A mathematical model could make future seasons’ vaccines more accurate
Bird Flu Isn’t Just China’s Problem Anymore
With the Chinese New Year and the Olympics on the horizon, health officials can only watch and wait for a potential pandemic
Let There Be Light! Lasers May Make Your Flu Vaccine More Effective
Nobody likes to get stuck with a needle, but maybe lasers beforehand might take away some of the sting
When It Comes to Flu Shots, the More Influenza Strains, the Better
Researchers conducted a test of the new four-strain influenza vaccine, available for the first time this year, to determine how well it protected against the flu in young children.
Your Ultimate Guide to What Works (and Doesn’t Work) to Prevent Flu
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.
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Will You Get the Flu? This Real-Time Flu Forecaster Could Tell You
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.
Here’s What You Need to Know About the Bird-Flu Case in Hong Kong
Health officials say the situation is “serious” after a domestic worker was hospitalized in November.
FDA Approves the First Dose-Stretching Vaccine For H5N1 Bird Flu
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.
Watch: Cleanliness Showdown–Hand Sanitizers v. Soap and Water
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?
First Case of New Bird Flu Identified in Human Patient
The latest version is called H6N1, and represents the first time that this strain of bird flu has jumped from birds to people.
Why You Need a Flu Shot Every Year: TIME Explains
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 …
Flu Shots Linked To Lower Heart Risk
There’s another reason to get your flu shot this year.
More Children Than Ever Are Getting Flu Shots
Vaccination advocates can rejoice: the flu shot push is paying off.