Flu Shot Less Effective in Seniors — Here's Why
Flu vaccines are known to be less effective in the elderly. But until now, the mechanisms behind this phenomenon were not well-understood.
CDC Urges Seasonal Flu Vaccination
This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Have you had your flu shot yet?
The Best Flu Shot for High-Risk Cancer Patients
For patients with cancers of the immune system, such as multiple myeloma, common infections like the flu can be especially dangerous. And new evidence suggests that standard flu shots may not offer adequate protection for these patients.
Stay Acetaminophen-Safe This Flu Season
If you’re looking for some relief from cold and flu symptoms, you can find many treatment options at your local pharmacy. But before you top off your cough syrup with a Tylenol, you may want to think twice.
How Your Flu Vaccine May Protect Those Around You
Adults who get their yearly flu vaccines may wind up protecting more than just themselves.
Time for Change - 8 Fall Tips
With school in full swing and the start of flu season right around the corner, autumn marks a time for change. Keep healthy with the tips for the fall season.
Things to Keep in Your Medicine Cabinet
American families keep a wide range of prescription and non-prescription items in their medicine cabinets, but what is really necessary?
Can Bird Flu Spread Between People?
When H7N9, a strain of bird flu, began infecting people in China last spring, officials and scientists worldwide tried to quickly learn more about this new virus.
Novartis Recalls Triaminic and Theraflu Syrups
Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Triaminic® Syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief® Syrups that were manufactured in the United States prior to December 31, 2011.
Flu Near You: A Website for Flu
Next time you feel like you're coming down with the flu while you're sitting at your computer, you might want to click over to a website called Flu Near You before you head to the doctor's.