Flu

Flu

Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Catch the Flu

Most symptoms are actually caused by your immune system's response to the virus.
Laura Haynes
10.23.18
This Week in Science

Sometimes Your Brain Goes Back in Time and Changes What it Perceived

It's called postdiction, and it's the opposite of prediction.
Shayla Love
10.12.18
disease

The United States Is Dangerously Unprepared for the Next Pandemic

"It is not a matter of if, but when the next disease will sweep the world with deadly and costly consequences."
Andrew Natsios
Gerald W. Parker
Christine Crudo Blackburn
8.24.18
survival guide

This Is What It Would Take to Turn a Virus Into a Weapon

“A well-funded organization with scientific expertise and the resources to grow, manipulate, or release agents, and the motivation to actually use them—that’s the worst case scenario."
Abigail Fagan
4.4.18
body

Will Drinking Lots of Water Really Help My Cold?

A close look at the advice we've always heard.
Christina Stiehl
2.6.18
Sleep

Why Does Cough Syrup Give Me Such Trippy Dreams?

Welcome to the weird world of REM rebound.
Michelle Malia
1.23.18
germs

The Flu Can Be Spread Just by Breathing, Study Suggests

It's not just coughs and sneezes.
Jesse Hicks
1.19.18
Awful Things

This 21-Year-Old Died From Flu Complications

Kyler Baughman was studying to be a personal trainer.
Jesse Hicks
1.11.18
You're Smarter Than That

You're Probably Washing Your Hands Completely Wrong

Most people take just six seconds.
Michelle Sconce Massaquoi
12.19.17
Meducation

Having an Egg Allergy Isn’t a Reason to Skip the Flu Shot

The flu vaccine is safe for people with egg allergies, say multiple expert groups.
Jesse Hicks
12.19.17
immunity

This Is How Scientists Decide What Goes In Your Flu Shot

Your flu shot is one of the world's most educated guesses.
Knvul Sheikh
11.15.17
Asking for a friend

Will Smoking Weed Make My Flu Less Terrible?

The pros and cons of getting high when you're sick.
Nick Keppler
9.15.17
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