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“Flu”

A debilitating mosquito-borne disease once confined to Africa and Asia has now spread to the Caribbean and may make its way across North and South America.
Feb 5, 2014 01:41 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Is the newest strain of bird flu jumping to people? Continue reading →
As a cruise ship docks with hundreds of passengers green around the gills, find out what they've got and how to prevent it.
Jan 28, 2014 07:20 AM ET // Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience
Washing hands and taking zinc may be the best ways to avoid getting the common cold, and over-the-counter pain relievers are the recommended treatments to alleviate the symptoms.
Jan 27, 2014 07:50 AM ET // Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
Humans may be able to smell sickness, or at least detect a distinct odor in the sweat of people with highly active immune systems.
Jan 23, 2014 03:20 PM ET // Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience
New findings suggest that suppressing fever can result in the infection of tens of thousands of additional people each flu season.
Jan 21, 2014 09:30 AM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
This year's dominant flu strain is harsh, but the silver lining is that flu season may peak soon.
Dec 26, 2013 09:00 AM ET // Joseph Brownstein, LiveScience Contributor
Vaccinated women may be better protected against catching the flu than vaccinated men.
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