The polio vaccination successfully eradicated the disease in Canada. Can the same happen with other diseases?
A new reactor may soon be able to safely disinfect the air in crowded spaces.
The 2018 flu season was mild, while 2017 was a particularly bad year. It’s impossible to predict what the 2019 flu season has in store, but we’ve seen more cases so far this year than usual.
The adjuvanted flu vaccine is free for over-65s and offers better protection than the standard vaccine. Here’s what the research says.
Protection wanes after four or five months, so for most people, it makes sense to get a flu shot in mid to late May or early June so you’re protected when the flu season peaks in August or September.
Snot very good to be ill. But here’s how your body mounts its defence against the dreaded lurgi.
We commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1, but victims of a more deadly threat are rarely remembered. Let’s change that.
Vaccination rates for children in some parts of California are down, despite a law that narrowed exemptions. Here’s a look at why people refuse to listen to evidence when it comes to the flu vaccine.
Important research questions can almost always be answered better with a combination of methods – where both quantitive and qualitative data play a role.
You can tell the difference by the colour of your snot.
The flu shot is most effective if you receive it by the end of October. With 80,000 deaths from flu during last year’s flu season, a doctor explains why you should act now.
Part of the problem was a mismatch between the influenza strains circulating and the vaccine available. Here’s how annual flu shots are formulated.
Illness often strikes when you’re stressed at work, not sleeping properly, or you’ve been out partying a little too much. Here’s why.
Most adults get two to three colds per year, while the flu is less common but more severe. Here’s how to stop spreading them to others.
Many people think green snot means you are really sick, or that you need antibiotics. Not true. Green snot is actually a sign that our immune system is working and that we are getting better.
Pregnant women should get the flu shot to protect themselves, and their child for the first 6 months of life.
Influenza is an important cause of severe respiratory illness in Kenya especially among children below two years of age.
One hundred years after a strange and devastating pandemic, researchers comb for clues in dusty libraries, church records and long- forgotten books.
With many men ‘missing’ from the population in the aftermath of the 1918 flu, women stepped into public roles that hadn’t previously been open to them.
Whether or not masks can protect against invading or escaping bugs depends on the type of mask and material.