Mumps Outbreak in Ohio: Vaccinated Kids Getting Sick

The mumps is a contagious disease that has no cure. Image by the CDC

There’s a mumps outbreak in Ohio, and it’s not just the unvaccinated people who are getting sick. The MMR vaccine helps, but you can still catch the virus.

GMO Strawberries With Peanuts: Hoax or Hazard?

Are there peanuts in your strawberries? Nope. It's a myth. Image by Decoded Science

Have you heard about the genetically-modified strawberries on the market? The ones that are part peanut to prevent freezing? Stop worrying, it’s untrue.

I Got the Flu From The Flu Shot! Debunking a Common Myth

The flu mist as seen here, cannot give you the flu. Image by the CDC.

Although there’s no guarantee that getting the flu shot will keep you from catching the flu, flu vaccination will absolutely not cause the flu.

Enterovirus Update: What’s New With California’s Polio-Like Paralysis?

The enteroviruses can cause multiple illnesses, including this case of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis. Image by the CDC.

According to the CDC, the Polio-like paralysis possibly induced by a strain of the enterovirus is serious, but rare.

Is Breaking the Fever Bad? Fever Suppression May Be Detrimental

Fevers can make you really uncomfortable when you're ill - but they could be helpful. Image by Decoded Science, all rights reserved.

Some research shows that running a temperature enhances immune response. Could it be better to let your fever run its course?