Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.
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?
Current tests to diagnose influenza are either lengthy and expensive or quick and inaccurate. A new method promises accurate results quickly and cheaply.
Is another H1N1/Swine Flu scare going to happen again?
Have you ever gotten a vaccine and wondered what it did for your body?
The most lethal epidemic killer is more common than you might think, the flu. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
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.
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.
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.
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.