A certain type of asthma may make people more susceptible to flu and also lead to dangerous flu mutations, according to new studies in animals.
Feb. 19, 2021 • ~4 min
Even if we start to see a decrease in COVID cases, a study of the 1918 influenza pandemic suggests a spike could occur in late 2021 or early 2022.
Feb. 15, 2021 • ~5 min
Americans with excess weight and obesity have been hit hard by COVID-19. Now there is reason to believe they may not get the same protection from the vaccines.
Feb. 8, 2021 • ~7 min
Children who receive a seasonal flu shot are less likely to suffer symptoms from a COVID-19 infection, according to a new study.
Feb. 5, 2021 • ~3 min
You need a new shot every year because current flu vaccines provide limited and temporary protection. But researchers' new strategy could mean a one-and-done influenza vaccine is on the way.
Jan. 27, 2021 • ~10 min
COVID-19 is much deadlier and causes more health problem for patients than the seasonal flu does, according to a deep dive into federal medical data.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~8 min
New research suggests a link between cadmium exposure and deaths from influenza, pneumonia, and possibly COVID-19.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
Going out in the cold won't necessarily lead to you getting a cold. But cold weather in general is more hospitable to viruses, so it's wise to take steps to keep your immune system strong.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~5 min
A fast-moving equine flu cratered the US economy in the fall of 1872, showing all too clearly that horses were essential and deserved better treatment.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~9 min
Many people object to the added ingredients in vaccines. But pharmacists explain why those fears are unwarranted.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~9 min