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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.

June 14, 2013

 

thermometer mounted on wall

Does Climate Change Mean More Flus?

I'm writing during flu season, and it seems like this is one of the worst outbreaks in a while. Any idea what's causing it?

August 11, 2011

 

A magnified image of a cluster of flu virus, stained green

Results As Good As Gold

Current tests to diagnose influenza are either lengthy and expensive or quick and inaccurate. A new method promises accurate results quickly and cheaply.

October 7, 2010

 

Swine Flu (H1N1) couple

Swine Flu… Round Two?

Is another H1N1/Swine Flu scare going to happen again?

March 18, 2010

 

needle

How Do Vaccines Keep People Healthy And Safe?

Have you ever gotten a vaccine and wondered what it did for your body?

June 17, 2008

 

Citizens of Mexico City protecting themselves

The Flu Epidemic

The most lethal epidemic killer is more common than you might think, the flu. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 20, 2008

 

Man using Nasal Spray

Flu Mist

Now you can get a flu vaccine without getting a shot. Instead, you can get the flu mist. Like nasal spray, but you get weakened flu viruses up your nose.

May 3, 2005

 

How to Blow Your Nose

Do you know the correct nose-blowing technique? Is there a correct way, and what is the difference? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004

 

Save the Eggs

Did you know that every year millions and millions of eggs are intentionally infected with flu viruses? Why is this? Find out on A Moment of Science.

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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