A flu shot is the best way to avoid getting sick, but new research reveals the vaccine doesn't work as well for people who are obese.
The vast majority of U.S. child care centers are not fully prepared to handle the risks posed by a possible influenza pandemic, a new investigation warns.
Parents shouldn't give their children any medications containing the narcotics codeine or tramadol because they can cause life-threatening breathing problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.
Researchers seeking new sore throat treatments report only modest success with a single dose of a steroid medication.
This year's flu season is rapidly winding down and is expected to end within the next couple of weeks, U.S. health officials predicted Friday.