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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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Drinking plenty of fluids when ill may do more harm than good

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

A new case report about a woman with a UTI who became ill from high water intake raises questions about doctors' advice to 'drink plenty of fluids.'



Prevention of RNA viruse replication

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Researchers at Okayama University have successfully cleaved influenza viral RNA to prevent its replication using novel artificial RNA restriction enzymes in laboratory cell cultures.



Scientists make breakthrough in developing MERS vaccines

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

New York Blood Center has announced groundbreaking findings toward the development of vaccines for the prevention of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.



Maternal flu not linked to autism in offspring, study finds

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

Some studies have indicated that influenza during pregnancy may increase the risk of autism in children, but a new study shows this may not be the case.



Influenza vaccination keeps dialysis patients out of the hospital

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Skipping flu shot increases hospitalization risk by up to 158 percent, according to Fresenius Medical Care study presented at 2016 kidney week meeting.



Secret to beating flu fast could be found inside ourselves

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 03:00:00 PST

New research from Deakin University has found the human body could naturally hold the key to a speedy recovery from the flu.



Childhood flu, birth year predicts immunity in adulthood

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests our birth year and the virus we were exposed to as children can help predict how we would cope in the event of a new flu pandemic.



How to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose: Eight Possible Treatments

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PST

Nasal congestion is quite common but there may be accompanying symptoms to look out for. Learn what causes a stuffy nose and what treatments are available.



Bat flu virus may be capable of infecting human cells

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Are our furry bat buddies friend or foe this Halloween? An international team of scientists finds that bat flu may have the potential to transmit to humans.



'One-punch' universal flu vaccine in development

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Antibodies can train the immune system to detect part of the flu virus that stays the same, which could pave the way toward a universal flu vaccine.



Parents cite lack of need as reason for not getting kids flu shots

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Despite the fact that influenza leads to more hospitalizations and deaths among children than any other vaccine-preventable disease, parents frequently decline vaccinating their children against...



Nasal spray flu vaccine 'ineffective and should not be used,' say AAP

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PST

The nasal spray flu vaccine LAIV offers insufficient protection for children and should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season, the AAP recommend.



Nasal Spray Addiction: Is It a Cause for Concern?

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Nasal spray can provide much-needed relief, but some can cause “nasal spray addiction.” Learn which sprays can cause it and what the symptoms are.



Studies explore use of genetics to help determine appropriate treatment for fever in children

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PST

Two studies appearing in JAMA examine the use of genetic tests to help rule out a serious bacterial infection in infants with fever, and also to determine if an infection is bacterial or viral in...



Flu Shot: Side Effects, Facts, Things to Consider

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

Does the flu shot cause side effects? This article looks at what the flu shot is, how safe it is, and when people should get this vaccine.



Is It Strep Throat? Pictures and Symptoms

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

How can you tell the difference between strep throat and other conditions that affect the throat? The symptoms and pictures in this article could help.



Common cold viruses originated in camels - just like MERS

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

There are four globally endemic human coronaviruses which, together with the better known rhinoviruses, are responsible for causing common colds.



New flu strains and old antibodies: How sinful is 'original antigenic sin'?

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PST

Immune memory ensures a quick and specific response to previously encountered pathogens.



New study explains why MRSA 'superbug' kills influenza patients

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PST

Researchers have discovered that secondary infection with the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium (or "superbug") often kills influenza patients because the flu virus...



Flu nasal spray just as effective as flu shot

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

Contrary to previous studies, new research shows that immunizing children with the flu nasal spray provides similar protection to the standard flu shot.



St. Jude researchers pinpoint key influenza-fighting immune trigger

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PST

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital immunologists have identified the protein trigger in the body's quick-reaction innate immune system that specifically recognizes the influenza virus in...



What is Mono and Should I Worry About It?

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PST

Learn all about mono, a condition that is often caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.



Flu vaccine uptake slightly higher in provinces that allow vaccination by pharmacists

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PST

People who live in provinces with policies that allow pharmacists to administer influenza vaccines are more likely to be vaccinated, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association...



Replacing ill workers with healthy ones accelerates some epidemics

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

When disease outbreaks occur, people with essential roles - healthcare workers, first responders, and teachers, for example - are typically up close and personal with infected people.



Additives to boost vaccine responses not sufficient to protect obese mice from influenza

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

Adjuvants - ingredients added to vaccinations for influenza and other viruses to help boost their effectiveness - can increase a host's immune response but not enough to protect the obese against...