The same swine flu virus that caused a worldwide pandemic in 2009 is found in elephant seals. Continue reading →
70 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine prepared for an epidemic that never came will likely be destroyed.
The plague, black death, gonorrhea and other diseases may seem like ancient history, but they still pose major health threats.
My four-year-old got her swine flu vaccination yesterday. At the time, I was relieved when the school nurse pulled out a spray rather than a syringe. There were no tears -- or at least fewer than if she had gotten a shot. But then I started to wonder -- is this really as good as [...]
Criticisms of a new study arose as quickly as alarming headlines suggesting a link between fever or flu during pregnancy and autism.
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The amount of mucus you get when you're sick can be frightening, but it's purpose is to help. Here's a look at how it works.
The SARS-like virus that has infected patients from the Middle East appears to be related to a virus found in bats.
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