Gautam Gupta receives an influenza shot from Ray Grigorio, a nurse practitioner at a CVS in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The CDC announced last week the strain of dominant influenza has mutated, leaving people who got the flu shot vulnerable

Off-target flu shot will cost employers

Dec 9, 2014
Since this year's flu vaccine is off the mark, more people will probably come down with the flu.
Posted In: CDC, flu, vaccine, flu season
People crowd the first floor of a Macy's before the store's midnight opening that kicks off the "Black Friday" shopping weekend. A social-media campaign to boycott Black Friday in protest of events in Ferguson, Missouri, has begun to take shape.

Making a statement by spending – or not

Nov 26, 2014
The numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.
Posted In: Ferguson, Black Friday, Uber, San Francisco, flu

Fewer than half of Americans get flu shots

Nov 26, 2014
"The more people that get shots, the safer the group will be," says one expert.
Posted In: flu shots, flu, vaccine

Do I have the flu? (And why Big Data loves when you ask that)

Dec 25, 2013
Companies who want to make sure their products are in the right place at the right time to capitalize off of flu season are turning to social media.
Posted In: flu

Drugstore chains push for earlier flu shots

Sep 4, 2013
The week after Labor Day may seem early to be thinking about getting a flu shot, but the shots have been available for a few weeks and drugstore chains like Walgreens and CVS are already offering incentives.
Posted In: pharmacy, flu, flu shots, drugstore

More businesses cancel meetings in China over bird flu fears

May 28, 2013
Morgan Stanley is moving its showcase of Asian hedge funds to New York after the event was cancelled in Shanghai last week due to concerns over bird flu, according to Bloomberg News.
Posted In: China, flu, Shanghai, Morgan Stanley

Bird flu scare in China: Bad news for KFC

Apr 8, 2013
As cases of a new strain of bird flu spread across the Shanghai region, fast food chains like KFC are taking a hit to their bottom line.
Posted In: China, flu, KFC, yum brands

How to avoid the flu

Jan 18, 2013
Flu season is in full swing. Some people take the flu shot, some take time off when they feel under the weather and some still report to work no matter how bad they feel. Dr. Russell Greenfield answers questions about seasonal sickness and debunks some common myths about the flu shot.
Posted In: flu, health care

Where to find a flu shot: Why vaccination shortages occur

Jan 14, 2013
The flu kills thousands every year, and public health officials say that everyone over the age of 6 months should get vaccinated. But every few years it seems like there's a run on flu vaccine. To understand why, you need to look at the vaccine market.
Posted In: flu, vaccine, health care

Googling the flu and going high speed cable in China

Jan 14, 2013
Is this a regular flu season or one for the record books? It depends a bit on whether your metric is the official numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or Google. In China, the government is requiring each new home close to necessary infrastructure to get a fiber optic cable hookup.
Posted In: Google, China, Internet, flu