There's an etiquette to dealing with bouts of flu

Jan 23, 2015

There's an etiquette to dealing with bouts of flu

If you think that etiquette is limited to which fork to use, think again. Etiquette is simply kindness with a heavy helping of common sense. That’s why etiquette helps get things done, and it responds to what’s going on in the world at any ...

Jan 16, 2015

Flu shot just 23 percent effective: US

This U.S. winter season’s flu vaccine has been just 23 percent effective at preventing doctor visits for people of all ages, according to health authorities’ early estimates out Thursday. The flu vaccine for 2014-2015 is not the worst ever — the past decade has ...

Jan 7, 2015

Flu widespread in 43 U.S. states: CDC

Flu is widespread in 43 U.S. states, up from 36 states in the prior week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Monday. Six children died from the flu during the last full week in December, bringing the total flu deaths ...

Dec 5, 2014

Prepare for severe flu season: U.S. health chiefs

This year’s flu season could be especially severe, U.S. health authorities warned Thursday, adding that genetic mutations mean the vaccine won’t be as effective against some of the most prevalent flu strains. So far this season, most flu patients in the United States have ...

Jul 3, 2014

Scientist creates 'invincible' strain of H1N1 flu

A Japanese scientist working in the United States said Wednesday he has engineered a virulent new strain of the swine flu virus that could spread unchecked because it defeats the human immune system. The research, on the 2009 H1N1 virus at a high-security lab ...