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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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Flu vaccine: Nasal drops may succeed where shots have failed

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 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.