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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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How long are you contagious with a cold or flu for?

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The flu and common cold are both common illnesses but for how long is there a risk of spreading them to others? How can people stop them from spreading?

What to Do If You Catch a Cold When Pregnant

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn about how colds are treated during pregnancy and how they may be prevented. What are the similarities between cold and pregnancy symptoms?

Cold or Allergies? How to Tell the Difference

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

What are the similarities between allergies and colds, and what are the durations of symptoms? How do treatments differ? When should a doctor be seen?

Are antivirals a cost-effective therapy during severe flu seasons?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new study indicates that the antiviral drug oseltamivir can reduce influenza infections and prevent deaths in a cost-saving manner under most pandemic scenarios.

COPD and Pneumonia: What's the Connection?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn how COPD and pneumonia are connected, how they are diagnosed, and what treatments are available. Also learn how to improve respiratory health.

How to Break a Fever: Treatment Tips for Various Ages

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

What causes a fever, when does a fever need treatment, and what are the different ways to break a fever? Learn when a doctor should be called.

Using NSAIDs during a cold may increase heart attack risk

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Taking NSAIDs during acute respiratory infections such as a cold or flu may increase the risk of heart attack, new research finds.

Scientists develop new flu vaccines for man's best friend

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

It's that dreaded time of year - flu season. And we humans aren't the only ones feeling the pain. Dogs can get the flu, too.

Alternative flu vaccine should reduce medical costs and save lives

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 04:00:00 PST

A study just published in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics suggests that an alternative vaccine might bring clinical benefits and cost savings if used on a large scale when compared to the one...

Team uncovers cellular responses to bird flu vaccine

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

New research from Vanderbilt eavesdrops on gene expression in human immune system cells before and after vaccination against bird flu.

Sore Throat and Acid Reflux: Causes and Treatment

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Discover why acid reflux might lead to a sore throat. When should a doctor be consulted, are there complications, and can children have acid reflux?

TSRI scientists show how drug binds with 'hidden pocket' on flu virus

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is the first to show exactly how the drug Arbidol stops influenza infections.

Large-scale use of universal flu vaccines could offer key benefits over conventional vaccines

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 11:00:00 PST

Universal vaccines that protect against multiple strains of influenza virus at once could offer key population-level benefits over conventional seasonal vaccines, according to a new study published...

New mechanism to control human viral infections discovered

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

A team of researchers, co-led by a University of California, Riverside professor, has found a long-sought-after mechanism in human cells that creates immunity to influenza A virus, which causes...

Drinking too much water 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 virus 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...