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What Were the Worst Flu Epidemics?

What Were the Worst Flu Epidemics?

An influenza epidemic is recorded when a large number of people in one geographic area contract an illness. A flu pandemic is recognized by the World Health Organization when large numbers of people are infected at the community level across the globe.......[Read More]
H1N1 Swine Flu Wave Peaking in U.S.?

H1N1 Swine Flu Wave Peaking in U.S.?

This wave of the H1N1 swine flu may have peaked. New cases are declining in most of the U.S., although deaths and hospitalizations are still rising.......[Read More]
Strep Throat Again? Tonsils May Be Key

Strep Throat Again? Tonsils May Be Key

Children who have their tonsils removed after having strep throat may be less likely to get strep throat again, a study shows.......[Read More]
Offices With Open Floor Plans Tied to More Sick Days

Offices With Open Floor Plans Tied to More Sick Days

Swedish researchers say risk of infection, privacy issues may contribute......[Read More]
FDA Approves Tamiflu for Infants

FDA Approves Tamiflu for Infants

Children as young as 2 weeks old may now be treated for the flu with Tamiflu.......[Read More]
New Estimate on Swine Flu in U.S.

New Estimate on Swine Flu in U.S.

A CDC flu expert estimates that without a flu vaccine, current trends suggest 12% to 24% of Americans might get swine flu this fall and winter.......[Read More]
What Are the Symptoms of Gastric Flu?

What Are the Symptoms of Gastric Flu?

Gastroenteritis is called the stomach flu or the 24-hour flu because it goes away in a few days. It causes irritation and inflammation of the stomach and small and large intestines. It affects people of all ages and causes abdominal cramping, pain, diarrhea and vomiting. Gastric flu is a viral infe......[Read More]
How to Care for a Child With the Flu

How to Care for a Child With the Flu

No one likes having the flu, it is a miserable illness and makes pretty much everyone feel horrible. Caring for a child with the flu isn't much fun either. There are some special considerations to take into account when caring for a child with the flu.......[Read More]
Lyme Like Symptoms

Lyme Like Symptoms

Deer TickComstock Images/Comstock/Getty ImagesLyme's disease is a potentially devastating disease that often manifests with a number of symptoms similar to ones identified in other illnesses. Lyme's disease progresses in three stages, and if left untreated, can lead to long-term,.........[Read More]
Ear Tubes

Ear Tubes

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of ear tubes, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Arthritis & Flu Like Symptoms

Arthritis & Flu Like Symptoms

Flu symptoms are unmistakable, but can sometimes be confused with arthritis. But the two are very different in both cause and treatment. Arthritis is a chronic condition that will remain with a person for life. Influenza is a virus that can be deadly, but more often than not is just a miserable i......[Read More]
Why Antiviral Medications Are So Important When Flu Vaccines Don't Work

Why Antiviral Medications Are So Important When Flu Vaccines Don't Work

When the flu vaccine isn't very effective, antiviral medications become more important than ever. Find out why.......[Read More]
Cold Remedies Made With Honey

Cold Remedies Made With Honey

Honey is a common ingredient in a number of traditional cold remedies.honey image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.comHoney has been used for hundreds of years in a variety of cultures to treat colds and upper respiratory ailments. A study in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent.........[Read More]
Your Complete Guide to H1N1

Your Complete Guide to H1N1

The H1N1 (swine flu) was the 21st century's first pandemic and the first one the world has seen in over 40 years. H1N1 has many characteristics that make it unlike the typical seasonal flu and it appears to spread relatively quickly from human to human. Learn more about H1N1 here.......[Read More]
How Do Decongestants Work?

How Do Decongestants Work?

Reduces SwellingDecongestants work by reducing swelling in the blood vessels of the lining of the nose. Reduced swelling allows mucus and air to pass through the nose more easily.Decreases FlowWhen your nose is swollen and blocked, it often increases the production of mucus and other.........[Read More]
How to Stop a Cold Sore From Growing

How to Stop a Cold Sore From Growing

If you see a cold sore starting to form, you will want to start treating it as soon as possible. If you get to a cold sore early enough, you have a better chance of stopping it from growing. A cold sore grows due to an increase in water and pus, which gives it a swollen appearance.......[Read More]
Influenza in Children

Influenza in Children

Influenza, commonly called the flu, is an illness caused by the influenza virus. Children most often catch the flu during the flu season months of October through February. The flu can make a child very ill and lead to other illnesses. Children can greatly reduce the chance of getting the flu by get......[Read More]
What Is the Flu?

What Is the Flu?

Learn more from WebMD about the flu, including causes, symptoms, types, risk factors, treatment, and prevention.......[Read More]
Reactions to Flu Shots

Reactions to Flu Shots

In September 2009, the Baltimore Sun reported that the Centers for Disease Control was partnering with the American Academy of Neurology so that they could monitor potential side effects of 2009 H1N1 (also called swine flu). There have been deadly mistakes made with vaccines in the past, and the Cen......[Read More]
Cold Remedy Airborne Settles Lawsuit

Cold Remedy Airborne Settles Lawsuit

If you bought Airborne, the popular herbal and vitamin formula originally touted as a cold preventive, you're due for a refund.......[Read More]