There are many reasons why scientists collaborating with artists makes sense, now more than ever.
Vaccines need to be kept cold to remain effective. A lack of power in remote areas makes this difficult, reducing the reach of the life-saving pharmaceuticals.
Pregnant women should get the flu shot to protect themselves, and their child for the first 6 months of life.
Nobel laureate Peter Doherty explains immunity.
The most effective way to improve flu vaccination rates among health workers in high-risk clinical areas and aged care facilities is to make it mandatory.
Why do some people reject scientifically accepted ideas? A psychotherapist points to black-and-white thinking as part of the explanation.
Scientists are just starting to understand how your parents' genes and experiences might shape your own susceptibility to dangerous drugs. Could that help to stop addictions before they start?
Manufacturing one of the world's most important vaccines will have several benefits for South Africa.
Pakistan had only eight new diagnoses of polio in 2017. The virus' days look numbered – but health workers have their work cut out for them to eradicate the devastating disease once and for all.
Anti-vaxxer movement is often portrayed as a powerful force. They are anything but.
Flu virus mutates so quickly that one year's vaccine won't work on the next year's common strains. But rational design – a new way to create vaccines – might pave the way for more lasting solutions.
The flu is not only making millions of people sick this year. It's causing fear and, along with it, a lot of confusion. Should you get a flu shot? Should you see the doctor? An expert advises.
Why so-called 'Aussie flu' probably isn't from Australia and other things you need to know about the latest influenza outbreak.
After Australia's tough flu season, some experts predict that the U.S. is in for a few difficult months. What does that mean for you?
Current plans to eradicate polio mean keeping the virus alive – and risk restarting the epidemic.
Meningococcal is a rare but very serious infection that can lead to blood poisoning and brain infection. But no single vaccine protects against all the strains.
Vaccination is not to be taken for granted.
The kinds of vaccines adults need depend on several factors, including whether you were born here, how old you are and whether you intend to travel overseas.
A recent study suggests that shunning parents who are reluctant to vaccinate their kids isn't the best strategy. A better strategy might be old-fashioned, but it works.
Vaccines against multiple diseases in one jab strengthen kids' immune systems, not weaken them. Here's why we shouldn't fear these combination vaccines.