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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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Why you should choose your plane seat wisely

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Are you scared that you may bring someone else's germs home as a souvenir after a flight? A new study gives us better clues as to how to avoid infection.

What are flu vaccines made of and why?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 06:00:00 PDT

Find out what ingredients are in a flu shot and why. We also discuss the benefits, risks, and side effects of flu shots, and who should avoid them.

How do you cure a dry throat?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 03:00:00 PDT

A dry throat can result in a cracking or croaking feeling while speaking or breathing. There are many potential causes with a range of remedies.

Why is one side of my throat sore?

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

Sore throats are not usually serious, but soreness on just one side can indicate an underlying illness. Read on to learn about causes and other symptoms.

Home remedies for phlegm and mucus

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 05:00:00 PDT

Excess phelgm and mucus can cause congestion, coughing, and problems breathing. Learn about 20 simple home remedies that can reduce mucus and phlegm.

Heart failure: Flu shot may slash death risk

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A new analysis of six pre-existent studies finds that people with heart failure who receive a flu shot periodically are significantly less exposed to the risk death from any cause.

How to avoid catching the flu

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Are you looking for ways to avoid getting struck down by the flu this year? We have compiled five top tips to help you stay healthy and free of flu.

What home remedies can help with a runny nose?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PDT

This article examines a number of simple ways to stop a runny nose that can be tried at home. We also provide tips on how to cope with a runny nose.

Are there any home remedies for pneumonia?

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PDT

A look a home remedies for pneumonia, a disorder with some symptoms you can manage at home. Included is detail on prevention and when to see a doctor.

A hidden culprit? Flu may heighten heart attack risk

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

The flu may pose more health risk than we would expect, especially for groups at risk of heart disease, as it heightens vulnerability to heart attacks.

Flu vaccine: Nasal drops may succeed where shots have failed

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Scientists use a novel approach to design flu vaccines in which the body's immune response is preserved and the virus's defense mechanisms are attacked.

The perils of sneezing incorrectly

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

A recently published case study describes a patient who perforated his throat by sneezing. In this article, we explain how you can avoid the same fate.

All you need to know about myositis

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A look at the condition myositis, an illness where inflammation occurs within organ tissue. Learn more about how it is diagnosed and the causes here.

What you should know about roseola

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A look at roseola, a viral infection that includes fever and rash. Included is detail on what the rash looks like and risk factors for the infection.

Man flu: Urban myth or scientific reality?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study published in the Christmas edition of the BMJ explores the science behind the so-called man flu phenomenon, finding evidence to back it.

Lemon, honey, and alcohol: Which is best for sore throat?

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PDT

What is your drink of choice when you have a sore throat? The editorial office staff voted, but what does the scientific evidence say about their choices?

Flu and colds: Why do we cough?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Whether dry or chesty, coughing fits are customary when flu or the common cold is involved. But what causes us to cough? We investigate.

Does an onion in the sock work for a cold?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A look at the folk remedy of an onion in the sock for cold and flu treatment. We determine whether it works, and explore the other benefits of onions.

Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A drug commonly used to ease cold and flu symptoms can starve cancer cells of the proteins they need to grow and divide, a new study finds.

Why do colds and flu strike in winter?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PDT

As we head into winter, we may be more likely to catch a cold. But why is that, and how does weather affect our chances of coming down with the flu?

Why does my body ache?

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Body aches often occur alongside other symptoms. Recognizing other symptoms can help a person identify the cause and whether they should see a doctor.

Are hot drinks or ice pops better for sore throat?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 08:00:00 PDT

When the cold and flu season strikes, sore throats appear all around us. Find out whether hot drinks or ice pops are better for relieving the pain.

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.