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Who will and who won’t get the flu?

New "biomarker" can be used to indicate a person's susceptibility to flu viruses.

Is it a cold or flu? Here’s how to tell

Influenza activity is high across the nation—get the 411 on flu symptoms.

A shot at college

The postsecondary world can produce curious intellectuals, but it’s also ground zero to some heinous germs. The solution? Vaccinate.

Zika’s set to return to mainland U.S., but budget cuts threaten response

Health experts warn that less federal funding will make it hard to battle the birth defect-causing virus.

Flu season all but over in U.S.

In a twist, the middle-aged were among those hardest hit, CDC says.

Do you need antibiotics?

Proteins in nasal mucus might reveal if respiratory infection is caused by virus or bacteria.

CDC: Get flu shot now

As flu season picks up throughout the country, the elderly are most at risk of complications.

Hand, foot and mouth disease makes seasonal surge

The virus is common among children this time of year. Keep it from spreading by washing hands and keeping infected kids home.

Old pipes, new problems

Study: Drug-resistant germs are thriving in America’s corroding water systems, possibly sickening thousands each year.

To bathe, or not to bathe?

It's time to re-think that daily ritual for your little ones. Most children only need to soak in a tub a few times a week.

Zika: Why Brazil, why now?

Several factors—including economics, climate and population—are all likely contributors, experts say.

Why being cold might foster a cold

Healthy body temperature boosts ability of immune system to fight the virus.

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