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January 11, 2018

 

An injectable flu shot.

The Flu Vaccine And The 2017-2018 Flu Season

An explainer post about flu strains, vaccines, and why people are saying this year's vaccine may have only been ten percent effective.

November 20, 2014

 

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Something I Ate

What you're calling a stomach "flu" is probably food poisoning, and you might be the cause of it.

April 1, 2014

 

If you're taking your temperature with an oral thermometer and the reading is at or above 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit, you have a fever.

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

 

Do you believe there is a link between the flu season and climate change?

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

 

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… Round Two?

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

March 18, 2010

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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