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.
(HealthDay)—What time of year a baby is conceived may raise the chances of a premature birth, new research suggests.
As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government ...
(HealthDay)—The flu has reached epidemic levels in the United States, with 15 children dead so far this season, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.
(HealthDay)—Pediatricians are urging that all children aged 6 months and older be vaccinated for the upcoming flu season.
(HealthDay)—Children, even those without severe medical conditions, can die from the flu in as little as three days after symptoms appear, U.S. health officials warn.
Pregnant mothers' exposure to the flu was associated with a nearly fourfold increased risk that their child would develop bipolar disorder in adulthood, in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The findings ...
Public campaigns that call upon people to think and act interdependently may undermine motivation for many Americans, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Scienc ...
Norwegian pregnant women who received a vaccine against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus showed no increased risk of pregnancy loss, while pregnant women who experienced influenza during pregnancy had an increased risk of miscarriages ...
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.
When it comes to stopping illness, social media posts and tweets may be just what the doctor ordered.
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.
(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.
People carrying extra pounds may need extra protection from influenza.
(HealthDay)—After a rough start to the flu season, the number of infections seems to have peaked and is even starting to decline in many parts of the nation, federal health officials reported Thursday.