The flu is now widespread in all but seven states, and hospitalization rates match the dismal season two years ago. While U.S. health officials fear this will be an unusually bad year, it's too soon to say.
Flu season is hitting hard across North America, with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declaring this week that the proportion of deaths attributed to the flu and pneumonia have reached an 'epidemic threshold.'
Laboratory-confirmed influenza cases 'increased sharply' for the third straight week, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported Friday, just as Canadians are hugging and kissing their way through holiday party season.
Fist-bumping has long been used by athletes, teenagers and even U.S. President Barack Obama as a ‘cooler’ way to greet you friends, but a new study finds that it may also prevent you from getting sick.