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Outside a dressing room one recent afternoon in the Walter Kerr Theatre, a line of people waited to roll up their sleeves.
The partial shutdown of the federal government may be over, but the health effects are likely to linger.
Tracking the flu could be complicated because of the government shutdown.
More children than ever got vaccinated against the flu last year, and health officials urged families Thursday to do even better this time around.
A 2-year-old girl has become the 11th person to die of bird flu in Cambodia this year, the country's health ministry said Friday.
Flu vaccination is no longer merely a choice between a jab in the arm or a squirt in the nose. This fall, some brands promise a little extra protection.
Scientists who sparked an outcry by creating easier-to-spread versions of the bird flu for research purposes want to try such experiments again using a worrisome new strain. This time around, the U.S. government is promising extra scrutiny of such high-stakes research up front.
Chinese scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a new bird flu strain is sometimes able to spread from person to person, but they are emphasizing that the virus still does not transmit easily.
More than a third of patients infected with a new strain of bird flu died after being admitted to the hospital earlier this year, Chinese researchers report in a new study.
People with serious egg allergies may no longer have to worry about flu shots.
The mayor of Portland, Ore., has conceded defeat in an effort to add fluoride to the city's drinking water.
Chinese health officials say the 4-year-old son of a man infected with a new strain of bird flu has also caught the virus.
Chinese scientists have for the first time found strong evidence of how humans became infected with a new strain of bird flu: from chickens at a live market.
Dr. Drew, One Minute Clinic
A 7-year-old girl has become the first confirmed case in Beijing of the latest strain of bird flu virus, which has killed 11 and sickened 32 in eastern China, officials said Saturday.
South African officials say they have detected bird flu on an ostrich farm but that it is unrelated to the strain that has killed eight people in China.
Vietnam has confirmed its first human death from bird flu in more than a year, though it is not related to an outbreak of a new strain in China.
A bird flu virus never before found in humans has grabbed world attention this week after it infected and killed people in China. Scientists have been scrambling to understand how it happened and, more importantly, whether it poses a risk to public health or could potentially spark a global pandemic.
The flu season is winding down, and it has killed 105 children so far _ about the average toll.
It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group.