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Chronic Dry Hacking Cough in Children

Chronic Dry Hacking Cough in Children

Children cough as a way to remove irritating substances that are in the lungs. These substances travel into the lungs through air that is breathed in. For some children, a cough becomes dry and makes a hacking sound.......[Read More]
Emergency Influenza Containment Act

Emergency Influenza Containment Act

The Emergency Influenza Containment Act was proposed federal legislation allowing workers to stay home without financial penalty if they had symptoms of a contagious disease that could make co-workers, customers or others sick. It was proposed amid fears of the swine flu, or H1N1 virus, becoming a p......[Read More]
Doctors, Patients Rely on Antibiotics

Doctors, Patients Rely on Antibiotics

While both health care professionals and the public seem to be aware of the problem of antibiotic resistance, a new survey shows that when it comes to your personal health, it may be a different story.......[Read More]
Flu Vaccine Missed Its Mark This Year

Flu Vaccine Missed Its Mark This Year

This year's flu shot didn't keep people from getting the flu, the CDC reports.......[Read More]
Early Antibiotics Help Ear Infections in Young Children

Early Antibiotics Help Ear Infections in Young Children

Small children with ear infections recover better with early antibiotic treatment -- although diarrhea and diaper rash are common side effects.......[Read More]
Flu Shot (Influenza Vaccine)

Flu Shot (Influenza Vaccine)

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of the flu vaccine including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Tips for Treating a Dry Cough

Tips for Treating a Dry Cough

OverviewJupiterimages/Pixland/Getty ImagesCoughs are the body's way of trying to expel substances that may be present within. Usually this is in the form of productive coughs, full of mucus. Occasionally, however, you can be stricken with a nonproductive dry cough that seems to be present.........[Read More]
Dextromethorphan Dangers

Dextromethorphan Dangers

Dextromethorphan, or DXM, is a cough suppressant found in over-the-counter medications. DXM's chemical makeup is similar to morphine, but it has fewer side effects and is less addictive. It was first added to cough syrups in the 1970s and medications with it are often labeled as "DX" or.........[Read More]
Information on Spanish Flu

Information on Spanish Flu

The Spanish influenza outbreak of 1918 was caused by a strain of influenza A called H1N1. The flu affected one third of the world's population, dubbing it the most devastating epidemic in recorded history.......[Read More]
Why Does My Throat Hurt?

Why Does My Throat Hurt?

Find out why our throats get sore when we are sick and what you can do to feel better. Also find out when you should be concerned about a sore throat.......[Read More]
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]
OTC Medicines for Cough

OTC Medicines for Cough

When to use OTC cough medicines and how to use them properly; the different types and what each can actually do.......[Read More]
Cold Symptoms & Treatment

Cold Symptoms & Treatment

Letting a cold run its course is the only sure way to get over it, though you can get symptom relief. Remember to check with your doctor if you have any medical conditions that might be affected by over-the-counter remedies.......[Read More]
Adults, Not Kids, Drive Flu Epidemics

Adults, Not Kids, Drive Flu Epidemics

Work-related commuting appears to be the single biggest factor influencing the spread of flu from region to region, a government-led analysis shows.......[Read More]
Cutting Antibiotics for Ear Infections

Cutting Antibiotics for Ear Infections

Most children with ear infections do not need antibiotics, but they get them anyway. Now, a new study suggests parents are often willing to delay treatment if they know their kids can get the drugs if they need them.......[Read More]
How to Relieve Ear Congestion

How to Relieve Ear Congestion

You can sometimes relieve ear congestion at home, avoiding a trip to the doctor. However, if a fever persists or you have other pains and discomforts, you should seek the advice of a doctor.......[Read More]
Seabuckthorn Benefits

Seabuckthorn Benefits

Seabuckthorns are berries that grow in cool climates.sea-buckthorn image by Olga Patrina from Fotolia.comSeabuckthorns, or Hippophae rhamnoides, grow naturally in sandy soil in the mountainous regions of Russia and China. The Greek name means “trees that make horses shine” and.........[Read More]
Homeopathic Remedies for Colds

Homeopathic Remedies for Colds

The common cold is a viral infection. It is caused when your body is unable to fight off a virus due to lowered immune response. Cold symptoms include a stuffy nose, watery eyes, sneezing, a fever, achiness or a general feeling of malaise, fatigue, and in some cases a cough or sore throat. Althou......[Read More]
How to Relieve Myalgia Caused By the Flu

How to Relieve Myalgia Caused By the Flu

When a person contracts influenza, or the flu, it doesn't take long before he starts to experience muscle aches, also known as myalgia. Muscle aches causes by the flu most often occur in the arms, legs and back. Myalgia can make simple tasks painful and difficult to perform. Although there is no cu......[Read More]
What Are the Treatments for Chest Congestion?

What Are the Treatments for Chest Congestion?

Chest congestion results from an accumulation of mucus in the chest brought on by viruses, germs or prolonged exposure to cold. It is a symptom associated with colds, flu or other respiratory infections. You may experience mild or severe congestion, often accompanied by coughing, wheezing and excess......[Read More]