Vomiting, diarrhea and fever – that's what many people are experiencing this holiday season as the seasonal flu grips Chicago.
(AP) -- Health officials say a novel strain of swine flu has sickened two children in Pennsylvania and Indiana.
The fact that this year's flu shot is not a good match against this year's influenza strain is well known, and has happened before.
(AP) -- Bill Dunphy thought his colonoscopy would be free.
When it comes to stopping illness, social media posts and tweets may be just what the doctor ordered.
(AP) -- It's flu vaccine time again - and some lucky shot-seekers will find that the needle has shrunk.
The public health message about getting a flu shot is drilled into us at this point, and this far into the season, everyone should have already have fulfilled their duty and received one.
You may have heard that this year's flu shot is less effective than normal. That's a scary prospect heading into the heart of flu season. But what exactly does that mean? Why would vaccines vary in effectiveness ...
(Medical Xpress) -- The flu shot, typically the first line of defense against seasonal influenza, could better treat the U.S. population, thanks to University of Pittsburgh researchers.
Only about one in five young adults in their late 30s received a flu shot during the 2009-2010 swine flu epidemic, according to a University of Michigan report that details the behavior and attitudes of Generation X.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) announced its recommended 2013 adult immunization schedule that includes important updates to the pneumococcal, Tdap (tetanus, ...
(HealthDay)—What time of year a baby is conceived may raise the chances of a premature birth, new research suggests.
Amanda Kanowitz was a healthy 4-year-old when she got the flu. Her first symptoms-cough, low fever, vomiting - seemed like signs of any common childhood bug, and the doctor suggested fluids and rest. Three days later, her ...
It's flu season. You know this because you hear it on television and read about it in newspapers, so you get flu shots and generally avoid crowds.
With 41 states having reported widespread and severe outbreaks of flu this season, timely new research sheds light on why less than half of the American population has gotten a flu shot.