Flu Season News
CDC Director Receives Flu Shot to Bring Awareness to Flu Season
Dr. Tom Frieden says the flu vaccine is "probably one of the best buys in public health."
Effectiveness of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccines Questioned
Experts recommend that the nasal flu vaccines not be used because they haven't been especially effective in past flu seasons.
Achoo! See the Anatomy of a Sneeze
Just in time for cold and flu season, MIT researchers are showing you exactly what a sneeze looks like in slow motion. Lydia Bourouiba, of the MIT Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory, managed to film a real live sneeze at 1,000 frames per second. Published in the New England Journal
CDC Recommends Giving Up Nasal Flu Vaccine in Favor of Shots
Get ready to roll up your sleeves this flu season. Nasal flu vaccinations are no longer being recommended by federal health officials after they were found to be less effective than traditional flu shots. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, part of the Centers for Disease Control and
High-Speed Images Freeze the Sneeze and Help Explain the Spread of Germs
In case you needed another reason to fear flu season, researchers from MIT released new pictures showing the physics behind sneezing. Just a warning, there's a lot of splatter. The researchers used high-speed cameras and examined 100 sneezes from three healthy subjects. Their goal was to photograph
Cooped Up by the Snowstorm: Tips on Avoiding Flu Virus When Caring for the Sick
A massive snowstorm that is bearing down on the East Coast is arriving during the traditional peak of flu season, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines as between "December and February." As the storm begins, many people will be stuck at home with family members or
ABC News Staffers Preview New Star Wars Ice Cream
Ample Hills Creamery stops by the newsroom to see if staffers choose the dark side or the light side.
What Happens to Your Body on Little Sleep?
ABC News' Dan Childs stayed awake for 50 hours in order to test the effects of sleep deprivation.
5 Signs You’re Too Sick to Go to Work
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Tips for Staying Healthy This Fall
Yahoo Health editor-in-chief Michele Promaulayko offers wellness advice for fighting off first-of-the-season colds.