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There are more than 200 types of virus that can cause the common cold. Those viruses most responsible for cold usually belong to either rhinoviruses or coronaviruses. Flu is not the same as the common cold; it is caused by a different set of viruses. The

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New flu test: One drop of blood could save your life

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Australian researchers have developed a world first test to identify which influenza patients will need urgent, life-saving, medical treatment.

Atypical pneumonia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about the bacteria most commonly responsible for atypical pneumonia, as well as how it spreads and how to prevent infection.

Scientists discover rare genetic susceptibility to common cold

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have identified a rare genetic mutation that results in a markedly increased susceptibility to infection by human rhinoviruses (HRVs) - the main causes of the common cold.

What causes white spots on the tonsils?

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Several conditions can cause white spots to appear on the tonsils, including strep throat, oral thrush, and tonsillitis. Learn more in this article.

Exercising with bronchitis: Is it safe?

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about exercise and lung health. What are the considerations and precautions for exercising with acute and chronic bronchitis?

Children of separated parents not on speaking terms more likely to develop colds as adults

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Previous research has indicated that adults whose parents separated during childhood have an increased risk for poorer health. However, exactly what contributes to this has been less clear, until now.

Bronchitis: Is it contagious?

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There are two types of bronchitis, acute and chronic. While both involve a wet, persistent cough, their causes can be different. When are they contagious?

Infection with seasonal flu may increase risk of developing Parkinson's disease

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Most cases of Parkinson's have no known cause, and researchers continue to debate and study possible factors that may contribute to the disease.

Scientists find real-time imaging in mice a promising influenza study tool

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Real-time imaging of influenza infection in mice is a promising new method to quickly monitor disease progression and to evaluate whether candidate vaccines and treatments are effective in this...

Home remedies for bronchitis: What works best?

Wed, 31 May 2017 04:00:00 PDT

What are the causes and types of bronchitis, and what might be the symptoms of bronchitis? What home remedies are recommended to ease bronchitis?

Airborne diseases: Types, prevention, and symptoms

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the most common types of airborne diseases, how they spread, and what steps you can take to prevent them.

A new strategy reported to combat influenza and speed recovery

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have used a drug being developed to fight solid tumors to restore normal metabolism in flu-infected cells and reduce viral production without the...

Half of all seniors who went to doctor for common cold prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Nearly one in two seniors in Ontario who visited a family doctor for a non-bacterial infection received an unnecessary antibiotic prescription, according to a new study from the Institute for...

Annual flu jab may pose greater risk for lung cancer patients under immunotherapy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Lung cancer patients treated with PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors may be at increased risk of adverse events after receiving the seasonal influenza vaccination, according to the first study...

Recommendation against inhaled flu vaccine is good - for now - Pitt and CMU analysis finds

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Recent federal recommendations against offering the inhaled nasal influenza vaccine due to lack of effectiveness could lead to more flu illness in the U.S.

Frog skin compound destroys flu virus

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a compound secreted from the skin of the South Indian Hydrophylax bahuvistara frog that may kill some strains of the flu virus.

Sinus surgery: Types, uses, and recovery

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Surgery is an option for people with ongoing sinus infections, an abnormal sinus structure, or abnormal growths in the sinus. Learn more in this article.

Researchers develop mouse that could provide advance warning of next flu pandemic

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers in Germany have developed a transgenic mouse that could help scientists identify new influenza virus strains with the potential to cause a global pandemic.

Pneumonia and lung cancer: Symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is pneumonia, what is lung cancer and who is most at risk of each? What are the overlapping symptoms and what is the outlook?

Doctors develop novel flu test to speed up respiratory treatment

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Doctors in Southampton have developed a novel way of using a swab test which can rapidly diagnose flu and other viral infections in patients with severe respiratory conditions - resulting in...

CDC study finds flu vaccine saves children's lives

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new CDC study published in Pediatrics is the first of its kind to show that flu vaccination significantly reduced a child's risk of dying from influenza.

Industry and occupation affect flu vaccination coverage

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Not surprisingly, healthcare workers are almost twice as likely to get flu vaccines as those in other occupations.

Feeling lonely may worsen cold symptoms

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

People who feel lonely may experience more severe symptoms of a common cold than those who do not feel lonely, new research finds.

Empathy from the sick may be critical to halting disease outbreaks

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A little empathy can go a long way toward ending infectious disease outbreaks.

Ten home remedies for bronchitis

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining in the bronchial tubes. In this article, learn about natural remedies and how to cope with symptoms at home.