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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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Is pneumonia contagious? Causes and transmission

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue that can make it difficult to breathe due to inflammation, fluid, and pus. Learn about how to prevent it here.

Head cold: Symptoms and home remedies

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

A head cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. It is usually a mild illness, but it can have a significant impact on everyday activities.

Good moods may boost flu shot efficacy for seniors

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Flu vaccines are often less efficient in seniors, but a new study suggests that positive moods may improve the immune system response in people 65 or over.

Why does the flu trigger MS relapse? Study investigates

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have unearthed new information that may explain why the flu can increase the risk of relapse for patients with multiple sclerosis.

Natural compound coupled with specific gut microbes may prevent severe flu

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mouse study reveals how gut microbes fight influenza.Microbes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system.

Cure for the common cold is a step closer

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A tiny molecule found in the immune systems of humans and animals could be used to develop a cure for the common cold, new research suggests.

Innovative technique developed to produce antibodies

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

An international team of scientists has discovered a method to generate human antibodies in a laboratory, which could be used to treat many diseases.

High-dose vitamin D doesn't appear to reduce the winter sniffles for children

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Giving children high doses of vitamin D doesn't appear to reduce the winter sniffles, a new study has found.Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a pediatrician at St.

Newly identified genetic marker may help detect high-risk flu patients

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified a genetic variation associated with influenza severity and the supply of killer T cells that help patients fight the infection.

Green, yellow, or brown phlegm: What does it mean?

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

The color of phlegm can reveal important things about the state of health a body is in. In this article, learn what the different colors of phlegm mean.

BRAT diet: Benefits, risks, and treating diarrhea

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is the BRAT diet, how does the BRAT diet work, and is it effective? Learn if the diet is safe, when to see a doctor, and what foods to avoid.

New method helps fighting future pandemics

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

By developing a new technique for labeling the gene segments of influenza viruses, researchers now know more about how influenza viruses enter the cell and establish cell co-infections - a major...

Sinus infections: Are they contagious?

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Are sinus infections contagious or not? In this article, learn how to diagnose a sinus infection, how to prevent it, and how to manage symptoms.

Dissolvable microneedle patch for flu vaccine found to be safe and preferred in first-in-human trial

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Dissolvable vaccine patch could result in less sharps waste, was found to be stable for one year at 40 degrees Celsius, and was successfully self-applied by participants.

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.