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Flu Shot Might Prevent Stroke
Doctors recommend annual flu shots to help patients stay healthy during flu season. New research suggests that the flu vaccine also might help prevent stroke.
A Tough Flu Season for the Young
Many young to middle-aged adults might brush off flu season as no big concern for them. But this season, the flu has hit the young hard.
Tracking Tuberculosis in US Kids
Tuberculosis is not a common disease in the US, but it does occur, even among children. So, who are those children?
Flu Season Severe for the Unvaccinated
Though the flu strikes every year, each season can be different. Researchers behind a new study uncovered some surprising trends about this season's flu.
How Best to Prevent and Treat the Common Cold
Colds are one of the most common illnesses among both children and adults. What are the best ways to prevent and treat the common cold?
Flu Shot Could Keep Diabetes Patients Out of Hospital
With flu season underway, people with diabetes may want to take extra care. Diabetes patients face a high risk of flu-related health complications. An annual flu shot, however, may help.
Fever-Reducing Medications May Spread the Flu
When people start to run a fever from the flu, they often turn to medications like ibuprofen to bring the fever down. But it seems this common strategy might be dangerous.
Fifty Years Later, Work Remains to Curb Smoking
Fifty years ago, the US Surgeon General first warned of the dangerous effects of smoking. On the anniversary of that announcement, the current Surgeon General has released new data.
Interactive Flu Forecasting Website Now Live
Want to know how many flu cases are forecasted for where you live? There’s now an interactive website that shows predicted flu trends across the US.
Mother's Depression Rx May Affect Newborn Lungs
Some newborns have breathing problems after birth, and according to a recent study, antidepressants taken during pregnancy may have a small role in these breathing problems.