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How Does Cold Medication Work?

How Does Cold Medication Work?

What Cold Remedies DoCold remedies do not actually cure colds. There currently is no known cure for the cold. What cold remedies do, is relieve symptoms associated with colds. Relieving symptoms can help a person feel better while the body naturally fights off the cold virus. The two.........[Read More]
What Are the Symptoms of Flu?

What Are the Symptoms of Flu?

The flu may occur after exposure to several different strains of flu viruses. The flu virus attacks structures that are part of the respiratory system. These include the throat, nose, lung and bronchial tubes. Typically, the flu runs its course for a week or two and then goes away. According to the ......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of Cold Stuffiness

How to Get Rid of Cold Stuffiness

When you have a cold, you may find it hard to get relief for your symptoms. For about a week you may experience a low-grade fever, runny nose and cough. These symptoms will be mild and are not to be confused with a serious case of the flu. The stuffiness associated with a cold can make it hard to ge......[Read More]
Influenza A & Its Symptoms

Influenza A & Its Symptoms

Influenza A (flu) viruses come in hundreds of types and are contagious. Influenza is spread by personal contact and by touching something that an infected person contaminated by sneezing or coughing on, such as a doorknob or water cup. According to the Centers for Disease Control, otherwise health......[Read More]
Information About the Flu

Information About the Flu

Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious virus that causes a respiratory with symptoms ranging from mild to severe, and is sometimes fatal. The flu is especially dangerous for infants and young children, people older than age 65, pregnant women, and people with chronic conditions such as di......[Read More]
Respiratory Influenza Symptoms

Respiratory Influenza Symptoms

Respiratory influenza is a communicable viral illness that affects more than 40 million Americans each year. Although it can make anyone miserable, children, the elderly and those with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems are most vulnerable. If left untreated, the flu can develop into v......[Read More]
Swine Flu Vaccine at Least 6 Months Away

Swine Flu Vaccine at Least 6 Months Away

The CDC says a swine flu vaccine will take at least six months to make in large quantities.......[Read More]
What Is Symptomatic Pulmonary Congestion?

What Is Symptomatic Pulmonary Congestion?

Pulmonary congestion (pulmonary edema) is a condition in which there is excess fluid built up in the air sacs of the lungs. Symptomatic pulmonary congestion indicates the condition is showing symptoms. Pulmonary congestion is a serious condition that can lead to fatal consequences, so rapid interven......[Read More]
Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC

Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot: CDC

Vaccine is safe, effective for those 6 months and older, experts say......[Read More]
Little Risk of Guillain-Barré with H1N1 Flu Vaccine

Little Risk of Guillain-Barré with H1N1 Flu Vaccine

A new study affirms that the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine, developed to counter the flu pandemic , does not substantially put people at increased risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a disorder in which a person's immune system damages nerves causing weakness and in some cases paralysis.......[Read More]
Obama Administration Tackles Antibiotic Resistance

Obama Administration Tackles Antibiotic Resistance

The Obama administration on Thursday announced a set of measures aimed at combating the threat of antibiotic resistance, which can happen when these medicines are used too often and lose their power to treat bacterial infections.......[Read More]
Cold Guide: Treatment & Care

Cold Guide: Treatment & Care

There’s still no cure for the common cold --but there are plenty of cold symptom remedies. New products claim to nip a cold before it sets in. We’ve assembled the evidence.......[Read More]
Common Head Cold Signs

Common Head Cold Signs

The common head cold is caused by a virus that attacks the upper-respiratory tract. More than 200 viruses can cause it, and there is usually not much you can do to help the cold pass other than to wait it out. A common head cold is not a comfortable illness and is very contagious. It can.........[Read More]
New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks

New Clues to How Colds Can Spur Asthma Attacks

Finding provides new target for drug development, experts say......[Read More]
Hand Washing

Hand Washing

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of hand washing including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Tamiflu Shortage Again

Tamiflu Shortage Again

Tamiflu liquid for kids is in short supply this week. Learn more at WebMD.......[Read More]
Swine Flu: At Least 91 Cases in U.S.

Swine Flu: At Least 91 Cases in U.S.

At least 91 people in 10 U.S. states have H1N1 swine flu, and there has been one death of a swine flu patient in the U.S., according to the CDC.......[Read More]
Swine Flu Less Severe for Over-50s?

Swine Flu Less Severe for Over-50s?

People born before 1957 may be less susceptible than younger people to the H1N1 swine flu.......[Read More]
Nasal Spray May Prevent Ear Infection

Nasal Spray May Prevent Ear Infection

Inventors of a new nasal spray designed to help prevent ear infections in children report promising results in lab tests on mice.......[Read More]
How Effective Are Flu Vaccines?

How Effective Are Flu Vaccines?

As flu season approaches, a new analysis finds a lack of evidence for the effectiveness of the current generation of influenza vaccines, especially in the most vulnerable groups, such as the elderly.......[Read More]