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February 2, 2015


Scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus budding from the surface of a Vero cell

What is Ebola?

With no licensed Ebola vaccines, early recognition and care is necessary. Know the facts!

April 1, 2014


A thermometer with blue fluid reads 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Feed A Fever, Starve A Cold?

Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.

April 29, 2013


temperature measure

Anatomy Of A Fever

Your body works hard to raise its temperature, but in the meantime, you get the chills. Why?

April 26, 2013



What Is The Point Of A Fever?

Why does the body go through such laborious misery when we're sick?

February 6, 2013


water droplets on a gray background

Why Do You Become Dehydrated When Sick?

If you have a runny nose and a fever, you'll need to drink more to replace those lost fluids. But why?

March 17, 2011


lifting weights

I’m Sick But Is It Safe To Exercise?

Is there truth to the saying, "sweating out a cold?"

May 4, 2009


Mosquito sucking blood

Mosquito Love Buzz

Is there any sound more annoying than the whine of a mosquito?

November 23, 2005



Babies cry. In fact, babies cry more in their first three months of life than at any other time. How much crying is normal? What amount is too much? By too much, I don’t mean too much for your ears to take, but excessive to the point of being symptomatic of something serious? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


Flu Virus: The Unwelcome Guest

What we call “the flu bug” is really many different viruses. There are two main families: A and B, and both have many individual members, like Influenza A-Moscow, Influenza A-Panama and Influenza B-Sichuan.

September 27, 2003


Fevers and Fluids

When you have a cold or flu, the doctor (or Dr. Mom) may tell you to drink lots of fluids. But did they ever explain why you need to guzzle all that water and juice?The extra fluid helps prevent dehydration, which can make you feel even worse, and make it harder to get well.

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