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Flu While Pregnant Might Affect Baby's Mental Health
Previous research established a link between prenatal exposure to infection and later schizophrenia. New research aimed to see if this same link was present for bipolar disorder.
Flu Shot Might Prevent Stroke
Doctors recommend annual flu shots to help patients stay healthy during flu season. New research suggests that the flu vaccine also might help prevent stroke.
A Tough Flu Season for the Young
Many young to middle-aged adults might brush off flu season as no big concern for them. But this season, the flu has hit the young hard.
Flu Season Severe for the Unvaccinated
Though the flu strikes every year, each season can be different. Researchers behind a new study uncovered some surprising trends about this season's flu.
Flu Shot Could Keep Diabetes Patients Out of Hospital
With flu season underway, people with diabetes may want to take extra care. Diabetes patients face a high risk of flu-related health complications. An annual flu shot, however, may help.
Fever-Reducing Medications May Spread the Flu
When people start to run a fever from the flu, they often turn to medications like ibuprofen to bring the fever down. But it seems this common strategy might be dangerous.
Interactive Flu Forecasting Website Now Live
Want to know how many flu cases are forecasted for where you live? There’s now an interactive website that shows predicted flu trends across the US.
Flu Hospitalizations Trending in Young Adults
As the new year begins, a more detailed picture of the current flu season is developing. The season is now in full gear with over half of US states reporting widespread flu activity.
Flu Vaccine Bonus for Babies
Receiving quality prenatal care means ensuring that you protect both yourself and your unborn child from disease. One recommendation for this is getting the flu vaccine.
Fever Possible When Multiple Vaccinations Were Given
Vaccinations are given to protect children from common ailments. A new study found that the risk of fever may increase when two of these vaccines are administered at the same time.