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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 do colds and flu strike in winter?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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.



Reasons for white spots on the tonsils

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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