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Birds poop out flu viruses that could become deadly global pandemics. These scientists swab their butts to protect us from that threat.
Each May, a troupe of flu researchers hustles to the Jersey shore, hoping to gather clues about the next deadly pandemic flu, before it's too late.
A potentially deadly fungus that can travel up to 75 miles in the air is spreading, and people keep mistaking it for the flu
The Coccidioidomycosis fungus causes valley fever, a condition with symptoms that can include night sweats, fever, and joint and muscle pain.
A vaccine aimed at making you immune to all types of the flu is being given to people for the first time
Researchers are testing a new influenza vaccine that could protect against various strains of the disease so people don't need a new shot every year.
Women who were 'in love' showed higher activity in their genes involved in antiviral defenses, so they had better immunity against illnesses.
The World Health Organization lists the top threats to global health in 2019. Among them are vaccine hesitation, poor health care, and climate change.
Google released its annual list of the of the most searched health questions of 2018. This year, people were most concerned about the keto diet, flu, and ALS.
A third of US parents say they’ll skip the flu shots for their kids this year — here’s why that’s not a good idea
A survey found one-third of parents aren't planning to vaccinate their kids against the flu, even though it can be serious and deadly.
If you're sick, you could spread your germs by not washing your hands correctly, not staying home from work or school, or even just talking to people.
The Food and Drug Administration just approved the first new flu treatment in nearly 20 years. The drug, Xofluza, can be used to treat the flu in people age 12 and older who have had symptoms for no more than two days.
A Florida hospital surveyed 700 US parents and found that more than half thought getting the flu shot caused the flu. But that's just not true: The flu shot contains no live viruses, so it can't make you get sick.