Sure, the headlines might be freaking you out. But, thankfully, the risk of exposure to this new virus is still super low.
Some people believe in sweating out the sickness — but is it safe?
You’ve heard of bird (avian) flu and swine flu. New research published in Nature identified influenza viruses in South American bats that could pass to humans.
Certain bacteria in the respiratory system — specifically in the nose and throat — could impact your susceptibility to the flu, according to a study.
People at increased risk for flu complications should be tested and receive antiviral therapy as soon as possible if they experience flu-like symptoms.
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, these are the three vaccines you should get, and the ones you should avoid.
Getting an annual flu shot will cut your chances of coming down with the illness by about half. HealthCentral talked to a flu expert about this year’s vaccine.
Getting vaccinated for the flu in late summer, particularly for older adults, may mean less protection from the virus as flu season ramps up in the winter.
Being over 50 increases your risk of flu-related complications. When it comes to getting vaccinated, it’s better late than never.
People with type 2 diabetes who received a yearly influenza vaccination were less likely to have a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure than patients who didn’t get the shot.