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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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A new strategy reported to combat influenza and speed recovery

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have used a drug being developed to fight solid tumors to restore normal metabolism in flu-infected cells and reduce viral production without the...

Half of all seniors who went to doctor for common cold prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Nearly one in two seniors in Ontario who visited a family doctor for a non-bacterial infection received an unnecessary antibiotic prescription, according to a new study from the Institute for...

Annual flu jab may pose greater risk for lung cancer patients under immunotherapy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Lung cancer patients treated with PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors may be at increased risk of adverse events after receiving the seasonal influenza vaccination, according to the first study...

Recommendation against inhaled flu vaccine is good - for now - Pitt and CMU analysis finds

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Recent federal recommendations against offering the inhaled nasal influenza vaccine due to lack of effectiveness could lead to more flu illness in the U.S.

Frog skin compound destroys flu virus

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a compound secreted from the skin of the South Indian Hydrophylax bahuvistara frog that may kill some strains of the flu virus.

Sinus surgery: Types, uses, and recovery

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Surgery is an option for people with ongoing sinus infections, an abnormal sinus structure, or abnormal growths in the sinus. Learn more in this article.

Researchers develop mouse that could provide advance warning of next flu pandemic

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers in Germany have developed a transgenic mouse that could help scientists identify new influenza virus strains with the potential to cause a global pandemic.

Pneumonia and lung cancer: Symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is pneumonia, what is lung cancer and who is most at risk of each? What are the overlapping symptoms and what is the outlook?

Doctors develop novel flu test to speed up respiratory treatment

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Doctors in Southampton have developed a novel way of using a swab test which can rapidly diagnose flu and other viral infections in patients with severe respiratory conditions - resulting in...

CDC study finds flu vaccine saves children's lives

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new CDC study published in Pediatrics is the first of its kind to show that flu vaccination significantly reduced a child's risk of dying from influenza.

Industry and occupation affect flu vaccination coverage

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Not surprisingly, healthcare workers are almost twice as likely to get flu vaccines as those in other occupations.

Feeling lonely may worsen cold symptoms

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

People who feel lonely may experience more severe symptoms of a common cold than those who do not feel lonely, new research finds.

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?