Health News

Better Flu Vaccine on the Way
Each year's flu vaccine is a different gamble: a combination of the three influenza strains that scientists believe are most likely to circulate that year. But the odds could improve.
Jabbing Pregnant Women
When the H1N1 influenza blew through in the flu season of 2009-2010, some worried about an additional flu vaccine to get. Pregnant mothers who got jabbed may have helped their babies.
A Natural Killer That Can Help Flu Outbreak
Fear of a flu epidemic is a constant concern for scientists and researchers. A new study may help reduce those fears thanks to a “natural killer.”
Novel Vaccine to Prevent Seasonal Influenza Approved
FluMist Quadrivalent , a vaccine to prevent seasonal influenza in people ages 2 years through 49 years, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The Dream of a Universal Flu Vaccine
It's the medical breakthrough that disease experts have long dreamed about: A “universal” flu vaccine that would last for years and protect against all strains of flu virus.
Garlic Repels More Than Just Vampires
Despite long traditional use, there is limited data about the influence of garlic on cold and flu treatment. Recent clinical trials are illuminating how this plant keeps us healthy.
How to Stay Healthy During Flu Season
Not every sickness gets its own season. Flu season comes between the months of October and May, threatening us with a potentially dangerous but very avoidable virus.
Flu Vaccine Protects Newborns in Multiple Ways-EMBARGOED 21-Feb-2012 12:00 ET
The flu vaccine can do more than protect a pregnant mother and her baby from the flu. It also appears to reduce the risk of having an underweight baby.
Got HIV? Avoid the flu
For most people, getting the flu is an unpleasant, seasonal occurrence. But for people with HIV, the flu can be devastating for their already-compromised health.
No More Flu Season?
Your annual flu shot protects you against the three strains of flu viruses expected to be common that year. But what if there was one vaccine that protect you against every type of flu?