flu

How do you know if you have the flu?

In the winter months it seems like everyone is sick, but not necessarily with the flu. There are some symptoms that overlap with the flu, like a cough with a common cold or vomiting with the stomach bug which have people second guessing their diagnosis!

Study: Infection in womb increases autism, depression risks

Children born to women who had a severe infection during pregnancy, such as sepsis, flu or pneumonia, show an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder and depression, new research finds. Yet those exposed to even a relatively minor urinary tract infection in utero also experienced an increased risk of such disorders.

This year's flu shot is less than 50% effective, CDC says

Don't let your guard down: The US flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year's vaccine's overall effectiveness in preventing an infection at just 47%.

8 most common flu myths

Think you know everything about the flu? See if you've been fooled by the eight most common flu myths.