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Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia

Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia

Study suggests about 57 percent of hospitalizations for flu-related pneumonia might be prevented......[Read More]
Flu Stretches Hospitals, Drug Supplies Nationwide

Flu Stretches Hospitals, Drug Supplies Nationwide

The early flu season has turned severe in some parts of the country, stretching health care providers and drug supplies.......[Read More]
Dry Cough Cures

Dry Cough Cures

A dry cough is a continually occurring reflex that clears the air passages from anything that could be blocking it like molecules, mucus and other irritants. A dry cough can become very painful because of the lack of lubrication in the air passages and needs to be treated in some way. There are coug......[Read More]
Severe Cold Symptoms

Severe Cold Symptoms

A severe cold can be a very uncomfortable condition. Colds are caused by viruses and cannot be "cured" with medication, since antibiotics are for treating bacteria. The best way to deal with a severe cold is to identify and treat the symptoms.......[Read More]
All About 2012 Flu Symptoms

All About 2012 Flu Symptoms

How will the 2012 flu symptoms affect you? Learn more about 2011-12 flu season and what it could mean for you.......[Read More]
Flu Prevention Strategies

Flu Prevention Strategies

Nervous about catching the flu this season? WebMD provides key strategies for flu prevention.......[Read More]
How to Make Cough Medicine with Lemon Juice

How to Make Cough Medicine with Lemon Juice

People have been using homemade and natural products to tame their coughs for centuries. Although we now have corner drugstores and 24-hour access to a variety of cough remedies on the shelf, many people are still turning to natural and home remedies in an effort to avoid the many additives that man......[Read More]
Beware Fake Swine Flu Drugs, FDA Warns

Beware Fake Swine Flu Drugs, FDA Warns

Beware fake "Tamiflu" sold over the Internet. The FDA finds pills advertised as Tamiflu aren't the real thing and pose risks to patients.......[Read More]
Preparation for Avian Flu

Preparation for Avian Flu

The avian flu, or H5N1, is a type of flu that has led to the decimation of hundreds of millions of wild and domestic birds worldwide. While a few hundred people have been infected with avian flu, very few have died from the virus. The worst fear among the medical community is the possibility for avi......[Read More]
Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Are you doing all you can to strengthen your immune system? WebMD tells you which habits might be costing you immunity – and ways you can fight back.......[Read More]
Cold and Flu Symptoms During Pregnancy

Cold and Flu Symptoms During Pregnancy

When a woman is pregnant, there is always the potential to catch a cold or the flu. Her body is going through so many changes that she will inevitably become a little more susceptible to these sorts of sickness. But, there is a difference between the two, and it is wise, especially for a pregnant wo......[Read More]
Cost of the Common Cold: $40 Billion

Cost of the Common Cold: $40 Billion

Between lost work, doctor visits, and cold medicine, the common cold costs the U.S. economy about $40 billion a year.......[Read More]
Cold Flu Remedies

Cold Flu Remedies

Cold and Flu season is most commonly associated with winter, but in reality these illnesses can hit you at any time. You can expect to feel sick for about a week if you catch a cold or flu, but there are some remedies you can take in order to make yourself feel better while recovering from the illne......[Read More]
Rare Flu Virus in Labs Poses 'Very Low' Risk

Rare Flu Virus in Labs Poses 'Very Low' Risk

As labs in the U.S. and around the world destroy test kits containing a rare flu virus, the CDC says the virus poses "very low risk" to the public and lab workers.......[Read More]
Antibiotics No Help for Sinus Cold

Antibiotics No Help for Sinus Cold

If you've had a head cold for 7-10 days, might antibiotics cure your stuffy sinuses? Not likely -- just a 1-in-15 chance, researchers find.......[Read More]
Remedies for Cold Congestion

Remedies for Cold Congestion

Congestion is one of the worst parts of a cold: you feel like you can't breathe, and nothing you do seems to make the slightest bit of difference. Since there is no cure for the common cold, you have to treat the symptoms, and congestion is often at the top of the list. Addressing it means both redu......[Read More]
Don't Worry: Delaying Ear Tube Surgery Won't Harm Language Development

Don't Worry: Delaying Ear Tube Surgery Won't Harm Language Development

Until he was 6 months old Matthew Luber had a very rough life -- and so did his mother Mandy Luber.......[Read More]
Cough

Cough

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of cough, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
The 2011-12 Flu Season

The 2011-12 Flu Season

With the arrival of the 2011-12 flu season comes a lot of questions. What are the symptoms this year? Will I be protected if I got my flu shot? How can I prevent the flu? Find out more about the flu viruses circulating in the 2011-12 flu season and how you can protect yourself and your family.......[Read More]
How Does a Decongestant Work?

How Does a Decongestant Work?

What it DoesSwelling of the mucus membrane tissue in the nose due to a cold, the flu or allergies causes difficulty breathing. According to FamilyDoctor.org, decongestants reduce blood flow to the blood vessels and thus reduce this swelling. A decongestant spray affects only the blood.........[Read More]