Why Google's flu tracker missed the mark
March 14, 2014, 10:16 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Experts say that Google's use of search terms to pinpoint flu trends demonstrated the challenges of using Big Data in unrefined, non-scientific ways.
Influenza hits middle-age, young adults hard
February 21, 2014, 9:07 a.m. by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
The lower vaccination rate in this age group may be one reason for the unusually high number of hospitalizations and deaths, the CDC says.
The federal government will pay you $3,000 to get the flu
January 31, 2014, 1:50 p.m. by Melissa Breyer
The National Institutes of Health is looking for brave volunteers to have a live flu virus squirted up their noses.
Why the flu vaccine may work better in women
December 26, 2013, 10:36 a.m. by Joseph Brownstein, LiveScience
Gender differences in immunity may stem from differences due to inflammation, testosterone and genetics.
Why flu shots are up 3 percent from last year
December 13, 2013, 11:45 a.m. by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
More adults have gotten the flu shot this year, but there's still plenty of room for improvement, says the CDC.
New strain of avian flu hops over to humans
November 15, 2013, 10:01 a.m. by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
The reported Taiwanese case means that health officials will view H6N1 as slightly more risky, in terms of its pandemic potential.
New flu virus found in Peruvian bats
October 23, 2013, 2:39 p.m. by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
Tests done by the researchers so far suggest the virus is not an immediate concern for people.
Flu vaccine may also protect your heart
October 23, 2013, 10:23 a.m. by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
The benefit of vaccination was more pronounced among patients who had recently had a cardiovascular problem, but researchers aren't sure why.
How flu virus trackers keep you healthy
September 20, 2013, 12:36 p.m. by Michael Dhar, LiveScience
By keeping an eye on where the flu appears, experts can help doctors better diagnose symptoms and vaccine makers to improve next year's shots.
New ways to defeat fall flu earlier than ever
September 11, 2013, 9:53 a.m.
Video: ABC News's Dr. Richard Besser says it's easier than ever to get vaccinated.
Paid time off the key to containing the flu
June 18, 2013, 11:40 a.m. by Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily
Researchers discovered that that giving employees one flu day resulted in a more than 25 percent drop in influenza infections due to workplace transmission.
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