Colds and other infections in the first six months of life may boost the odds of a child developing type 1 diabetes by nearly 20 percent, new research suggests.
Experts say an annual flu shot is the best way to avoid the aches, fever, congestion and fatigue that flu brings—and to protect those who are at high risk for flu-related complications.
More U.S. health care workers need to get their annual flu shots, a new government report shows.
A headache, cold, fever, conjunctivitis (pink eye), vomiting and diarrhea are all good reasons for your child to stay home from school.
The flu-vaccination rate sagged in the United States last season, causing concern among public health officials that more Americans might wave off a flu shot this year.
Flu has many of the same symptoms as a cold, but it can be more dangerous. Find out how to avoid the flu and stay healthy this winter.
Parents may give their child too much or too little medicine when dispensing liquid medication, especially if they use a dosing cup, a new study reports.
Americans may have to do without the easier, nasal spray form of flu vaccine, FluMist, next flu season because it’s been largely ineffective in children, a panel of experts decided Wednesday.