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Tue, 10 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400According to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 35 to 50 million people fall prey to influenza during the flu season (November to March), every year. Viral in nature, influenza is a respiratory disease that is highly contagious. In the year 1918, nearly 100 million people died in the influenza pandemic that spread across the world, including remote regions in the arctic and the pacific islands. It was the worst natural disaster the world ever saw.
Sun, 08 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400A common cold is related with the condition of inflammation of the upper respiratory tract which is caused by the infection with common cold viruses. It is also known as acute coryza. In comparison to other disease the occurrence of common cold is frequent. Any person may suffer from the problem of common cold several times in a year. It generally lasts from 3-10 days. The first three days for the patients are very miserable.
Sun, 09 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400While you hardly notice someone sneezing, the virus can transfer to you until you realize you already have colds. The common cold is actually most contagious since they easily spread from one individual to another. It is called this way because it is most recurring and common of all diseases.
Fri, 07 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400Influenza is a type of viral infection which should not be taken lightly as it affects the respiratory system. Symptoms include aching muscles, fever and headache and more. Since it is viral, it can spread from one person to another which is why, doctors will advice a healthy life, diet and ways to avoid it.
Fri, 07 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400Each year, millions of people hunker down within the fall to get ready for the annual beginning of baby flu outbreaks. With the period comes an assault of visits to the finest, pediatricians' offices and, or at worst case , hospital emergency departments by fearful dad and mom and their ailing children. Now that you just have got a newborn baby , you want to be ready.
Mon, 18 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500It's coming up to a year since the initial outbreak of the 2009 swine flu pandemic started in Mexico on the 13th of April where the first death marked the start of many to come. But what should we do now? There are still an estimated 5000 cases of swine flu in the UK according to the NHS site as of the 7th of January and it makes sense to air on the side of caution still considering the some 14 thousand lab confirmed deaths from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500Summer has been replaced by the sounds of fall - the wind rustling through the changing leaves, the cheers at football games, and the coughing and sneezing of congestion, colds and flus. When the weather turns colder, cold and flu viruses take advantage of weakening immune systems everywhere. Studies show that the average person contracts about three colds a year, with those who are in regular contact with children having an increased risk.
Sat, 23 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400Swine flu refers to the influenza caused by any strain of the flu virus that is endemic in pigs (swine). This flu is common in swine and rare in humans. Nevertheless, people with intense exposure to pigs are at risk of catching swine influenza, that is, if the swine carry a strain that has the potency to infect humans. Normally, these strains rarely pass from human to human. On the odd occasion, this virus undergoes mutations to form a new virus strain that is able to pass from human to another with relative ease. Therefore, it has been concluded that the strain that is responsible for the 2009 swine flu outbreak, has undergone such a mutation.
Mon, 18 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400For several years the media has been cautiously following the possibility of a bird flu outbreak, but swine flu has beaten it to the punch. Influenza is a nasty little virus that can be deadly under the right conditions, and bird flu is a particularly bad strain that is deadly more often. No matter which strain happens to be floating around; the symptoms are the same; coughing, sneezing, aching and fever. If you have a cold, this could also describe how you feel except for the fever; which only occurs with the flu. Education is always the best way to combat fear, so knowing the facts about influenza can help ease the mind.
Sat, 16 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400Getting a cold or the flu is a common problem. We often go to extremes to ensure that we dont get sick; but the inevitable will happen, and life will be unpleasant for a few days. You cant catch the same cold or flu virus twice, but they are constantly mutating and each new strain may feel slightly different.
Tue, 12 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400Swine flu, influenza A, h1n1 flu, whatever it's called, this latest flu pandemic sure is scaring a lot of people out of their wits. But should you be afraid of the big bad swine flu? The swine flu scare has spawned different reactions from different countries, some expected, some extreme. In Mexico, swine flu masks have become part of the usual fashion. Even if it didn't have a single case of swine flu, Egypt slaughtered some 300,000 pigs.
Tue, 17 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0400The flu is not that hard to avoid, even in the middle of the flu season. The flu shot is there, but with all the latest studies warning that the vaccine might be unhealthy, why risk it when there are healthier ways to avoid the flu? Similar to other vaccines, the flu shot is made using mercury as an ingredient.
Mon, 25 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0400Common cold is a very common disease. Everybody caught cold a few times in a year. This depends to body health conditions. A person with a stronger immune system catches cold less than the one who has weaker immune system. This article provides information about the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment for common cold.
Tue, 22 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400The common cold is a viral infection of the lining of the nose, sinuses, throat and large airways. This is the upper respiratory tract infection that is caused by a virus. There are many different viruses that cause colds, but the common ones are the rhinoviruses, within which there are about a hundred known subtypes. The best remedy to stop a common cold is to nip it before it establishes a firm foothold. This article teaches you how and also includes an effective remedy you can make at home.
Tue, 08 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500Over 200 viruses have been identified as being responsible for the many varieties of cold and influenza (or flu) that are now widespread throughout the world. The most common, accounting for about a third of all infections, is the rhinovirus. Conventional medicine has no cure.
Mon, 26 Nov 2007 00:00:00 -0500Common cold and influenza (flu) give many of the same symptoms, and they are often mistaken for each other. However, a flu can develop serious complications, and the chance for this occurring increases if the flu is not handled properly. Therefore it is important to distinguish between these two diseases both by your children and by yourselves.
Sun, 21 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400The flu shot is always a hot topic of discussion this time of year. There is always such a sense of panic and fear that sends people running to get their flu shot. I'm always the "odd man out", for I go running in the opposite direction.
Wed, 11 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0400Common cold is the inflammation of the upper respiratory tract which is caused by viral infection. This is a very general problem which affects people mostly during monsoons. Common cold viruses cause inflammation of the upper respiratory area, which results in the variety of symptoms.
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400As we turn towards the new year, it is officially cold season. While most people know this, they do not know the nitty gritty details on the infamous common cold. Did you know that the most common illness the world over is the common cold? It is true. The average adult will catch the common cold two times each year.
Tue, 06 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0500Fight flu with elderberry. Boost immune function. Chase away chills with ginger. Zinc the virus. Relieve congestion with essential oils. Relief from muscle aches and chills. Cool down with yarrow. Eat garlic.
Wed, 28 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500Common cold is the most common dosha disorder affecting human beings. Everyone has suffered from common cold at some point or other in their lives. Its symptoms are too well-known. In Ayurveda, this very ordinary ailment is called as Pratishyaya.
Thu, 11 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500Tamiflu is a drug to treat influenza. As this disease is a viral disease, one needs a drug that gets rid of the virus and not an antibiotic drug which can only treat a bacterial disease. It is a drug that senses the vibe of the disease and treats it by striking at the root cause. To order and buy Tamiflu, online method is preferred as one has the flexibility of availing the drug with various discounts anytime from anywhere.
Mon, 01 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500Fear of an Avian Flu pandemic has reached epic proportions and with good reason. If Avian Flu becomes a fully mutated strain that is easily transmittable between humans, the result of this sickness on the human population would be disastrous.
Sat, 23 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0500Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infectious disease of birds and mammals caused by an RNA virus of the family Orthomyxoviridae (the influenza viruses). In people, common symptoms are fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, and weakness and fatigue.
Fri, 08 Dec 2006 00:00:00 -0500In a business situation, you often see many people coming to work ill claiming it's all for the good of the company. While I'm certain they have the best of intentions, viral influenza (flu) can be spread through direct person-to-person contact or indirectly in the air and on hard surfaces. This means that if someone who's sick coughs and doesn't cover their mouth, they can put everyone at the workplace at risk for contracting the illness.