Flu season is off to an early — and severe — start, with rates of hospitalizations and deaths from flu higher than what's typical for this time of year.
Vaccines help protect people from diseases. They contain "weakened" or "dead" germs, such as viruses or bacteria, which stimulate the body's immune system in a manner that can prevent us from getting sick with harmful pathogens. Here's the latest science news on vaccines.Vaccines
When a man complains of cold or flu symptoms, it may not be fair to dismiss his laments as simply a case of "man flu."
U.S. health officials said they are concerned the upcoming flu season could be a bad one, based on reports from the Southern Hemisphere.
If this vaccine works in humans, it could mean one shot and you're protected for life from the flu virus.
A potential new drug might protect infants from whooping cough in their first few months of life, before they can be vaccinated, early research suggests.
A single vaccine could potentially protect against two of the biggest bioterrorism threats — plague and anthrax.
Researchers in Georgia have developed a "microneedle patch" that can deliver the flu vaccine through a person's skin.
Would you be more likely to get your flu vaccine if, instead of getting a shot, you could simply apply a bandage-like patch to your skin?
Researchers say they are one step closer to developing a vaccine that could block heroin's addictive high.
People with celiac disease may face an increased risk of pneumococcal infections, a new meta-analysis finds.
CHICAGO — A new study finds that many people with either celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity are wary of vaccines — a finding that doctors say is concerning.
Researchers looked at the cases of nearly 300 U.S. children who died from the flu over four flu seasons.
In a rare case, a woman in the United States developed the bacterial infection tetanus after giving birth at home, according to a new report.