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Is There a Natural Way to Treat the Flu?

Is There a Natural Way to Treat the Flu?

WebMD offers tips on using natural remedies to help alleviate flu symptoms.......[Read More]
Winter Health

Winter Health

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of winter health including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Too Sick to Work?

Too Sick to Work?

You wake up feeling crummy. Should you drag yourself to work and risk infecting coworkers? Or should you phone in sick, even though your boss desperately needs you to pitch in during a stressful week?......[Read More]
Cold Vs. Flu

Cold Vs. Flu

Colds and flu are contagious illnesses caused by viruses that strike the respiratory system. It can be hard to tell the difference between symptoms, but having a cold or the flu can make you miserable and land you in bed for a few days.......[Read More]
28 Pregnant Women Dead from H1N1 Swine Flu in U.S.

28 Pregnant Women Dead from H1N1 Swine Flu in U.S.

H1N1 swine flu has killed 28 pregnant women in the U.S., raising the level of concern among obstetricians and CDC investigators.......[Read More]
Examples of Herbal Remedies for the Common Cold

Examples of Herbal Remedies for the Common Cold

A constantly mutating force of viruses can give you a cold at any time. There is no cure; a cold must run its course, typically a week. Symptoms can include sneezing, runny nose, cough, chills, watery eyes, sore throat and congestion. Herbal remedies can aid the body's defenses in healing from a col......[Read More]
Treatment for the Flu

Treatment for the Flu

Flu or influenza is a viral infection that affects the upper respiratory tract. This usually attacks during the winter months when people are in close proximity to one another indoors. Symptoms of flu are high fever, sore throat, dry cough, severe muscle aches, fatigue and loss of appetite. Fever, a......[Read More]
Is the Influenza Virus Airborne?

Is the Influenza Virus Airborne?

One of the many ways the influenza virus can be spread is by inhaling airborne droplets from coughs and sneezes. A common way of preventing infection is to stay three feet or more away from an infected person.......[Read More]
Experts: New H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic Unlikely

Experts: New H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic Unlikely

Some two-thirds of Americans may already be immune to H1N1 swine flu, making an explosive new wave unlikely. High vaccination rates this flu season might even drive the pandemic bug to extinction.......[Read More]
8 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the 'Natural' Way

8 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the 'Natural' Way

WebMD shares eight tips for natural home treatment of cold and flu symptoms.......[Read More]
Flu Complications-Topic Overview

Flu Complications-Topic Overview

Although most cases of influenza (flu) get better without causing other problems,complications sometimes develop. Possible complications of flu include: Pneumonia,which is an inflammation of the lungs. Primary influenza viral pneumonia develops soon (24 to 36 hours) after flu symptoms start and .........[Read More]
Benzalkonium Chloride Nasal Recovery

Benzalkonium Chloride Nasal Recovery

Benzalkonium chloride is used in nasal decongestant sprays. While this chemical has some anti-bacterial properties, it also causes damage to cells in the patient's nasal passages and can lead to medication tolerance (ineffectiveness requiring increased dosing).......[Read More]
Swine Flu: U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency

Swine Flu: U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency

At least 20 people in the U.S. have been sickened by swine flu, by the CDC's latest count.......[Read More]
Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds

Tamiflu Cuts 1 Day Off Average Flu Bout, Study Finds

Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication......[Read More]
Cold Flu Relief

Cold Flu Relief

Almost everyone experiences the common cold and influenza at least once a year. The symptoms range from a stuffy nose and sore throat to diarrhea, fever and painful abdominal cramps. Unfortunately, there is no sure cure for either a cold or the flu. However, there are several over-the-counter medica......[Read More]
Flu Shots Given While Stressed May Work Better

Flu Shots Given While Stressed May Work Better

Short-term stress may boost vaccinations, a mouse study shows.......[Read More]
How to Kill a Flu Virus

How to Kill a Flu Virus

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a viral infection and typically include symptoms such as fever, congestion, coughing and vomiting. It can be spread by sneezing or coughing in the air and only within short distances. The Spanish Flu, in 1918 to 1919, infected 40 to 50 million people. Keep......[Read More]
Cough & Cold Remedies With Heart Problems

Cough & Cold Remedies With Heart Problems

For people with heart conditions and high blood pressure, decongestant medications should be avoided. Decongestants cause blood vessels to constrict, limiting the flow of blood through the system, which can cause blood pressure to rise and the heart to beat faster. People with colds who also have he......[Read More]
Diets for Decongestive Therapy

Diets for Decongestive Therapy

Decongestive therapy is the measure taken to help out with lymphedema (swelling in the arms and/or legs). Going through this therapy is rigorous and exhaustive, but if done right away can cause the built-up fluid that is causing the swelling to subside before the condition gets any worse. While ther......[Read More]
Summer Gives No Relief From Swine Flu

Summer Gives No Relief From Swine Flu

About 7% of the population in areas highly affected by H1N1 swine flu is reporting influenza-like symptoms, a spokesperson for the CDC said during a news briefing.......[Read More]