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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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Empathy from the sick may be critical to halting disease outbreaks

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A little empathy can go a long way toward ending infectious disease outbreaks.

Ten home remedies for bronchitis

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining in the bronchial tubes. In this article, learn about natural remedies and how to cope with symptoms at home.

Vaccines do work for pandemic flu, says study

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Vaccines are successful in preventing pandemic flu and reducing the number of patients hospitalised as a result of the illness, a study led by academics at The University of Nottingham has found.

Asthmatics less able to fight off flu

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

People with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems, new Southampton research has shown..

Eight home remedies for treating a cold

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, eight common home remedies for treating a cold are discussed, alongside how long colds last for and how a cold can be prevented.

Parental concerns reduce uptake of child flu vaccine

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The first study investigating parental attitudes towards the UK's child flu vaccine has found concerns about safety and side effects may negatively influence uptake, and recommends that public...

In a bad flu season, high-dose flu vaccine appeared better at preventing deaths in seniors

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The high-dose flu vaccine appeared to be more effective at preventing post-influenza deaths among older adults than the standard-dose vaccine, at least during a more severe flu season, according to...

No increased risks to newborns linked to taking influenza drugs during pregnancy

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A study published by The BMJ finds no increased risks to newborn babies if their mothers have taken drugs to prevent or treat influenza during pregnancy.

What is best to eat and drink when you have a sore throat?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about specific foods and drinks that may help a sore throat and what should be avoided. What home remedies may help with symptoms?

Natural and home remedies for a sore throat

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Learn about the different natural remedies that may alleviate symptoms of a sore throat, what over-the-counter remedies may work, and when to see a doctor.

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

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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.'