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Is It H1N1 Swine Flu, Doc?

Is It H1N1 Swine Flu, Doc?

The H1N1 swine flu has caused a surge in doctor visits for flu like symptoms -- and now some 40% of flu cases are infections with the new flu bug.......[Read More]
Laryngitis-References

Laryngitis-References

Other Works ConsultedAkst L (2011). Hoarseness and laryngitis. In ET Bope et al., eds., Conn's Current Therapy 2012, pp. 223–228. Philadelphia: Saunders.Caserta MT (2005). Acute laryngitis. In GL Mandell et al., eds., Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious .........[Read More]
Cold Vs. Flu Vs. Virus

Cold Vs. Flu Vs. Virus

A type of virus causes both the common cold and the flu, or influenza. Different viruses cause these very similar respiratory illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 200 different viruses are capable of causing the common cold. In contrast, there are two main types ......[Read More]
How Cold Should a Freezer Chest Be?

How Cold Should a Freezer Chest Be?

A freezer can postpone the expiration date of food, allowing you more leeway for when you decide to cook that roast. In order for the freezer to do its job, however, it must be kept at a safe temperature.......[Read More]
Remedies for a Coughing Baby

Remedies for a Coughing Baby

When a baby is coughing, it affects their comfort, sleep, eating and well-being. What makes it even harder is that the baby can't describe what else they are feeling. A cough in an infant can be caused by several different things ranging from sinus drainage, an itchy throat or a common cold to an ea......[Read More]
Covering Up Cold and Flu Symptoms: Beauty Tips

Covering Up Cold and Flu Symptoms: Beauty Tips

If you've got to look great despite your cold and flu symptoms, these beauty secrets will save the day.......[Read More]
Reasons for Dry Cough

Reasons for Dry Cough

When an individual has a wet cough, the cough is considered fruitful or productive. This means that he coughs up phlegm or sputum. When a person has a dry cough, it is not productive because nothing comes up. The reason coughing occurs is because it is a protective reflex that helps people and anima......[Read More]
Swine Flu Cases Rising in U.S., World

Swine Flu Cases Rising in U.S., World

The number of people sickened by H1N1 swine flu is growing in the U.S., and new cases have been reported in Canada and Spain.......[Read More]
Flu: Home Remedies

Flu: Home Remedies

Looking for home remedies to help ease flu symptoms? Home remedies have been used to fight flu symptoms for generations and may help to ease your symptoms too.......[Read More]
Causes of Coughing

Causes of Coughing

Coughing is a vital function to clear some type of debris or matter from the airways in a forceful manner. It is a necessary phenomenon of the human body to expel material that may be blocking proper respiration. Coughing may occur when a substance has been inhaled or when phlegm needs to be ejected......[Read More]
What Are the Basic Needs of the Saguaro Cactus?

What Are the Basic Needs of the Saguaro Cactus?

The saguaro cactus (Carnegeia gigantea) is a symbol of the American Southwest and a familiar sight in western-themed movies. Saguaros grow in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and far western Mexico. According to the United States National Parks Service, this slow-growing cactus reaches a height of only......[Read More]
FDA Approves New Flu Shot

FDA Approves New Flu Shot

The FDA has approved a new flu vaccine called Fluarix for adults aged 18 and older.......[Read More]
Can Zicam Cold Remedy Help Shorten Your Cold?

Can Zicam Cold Remedy Help Shorten Your Cold?

Zicam cold remedy is a homeopathic medication that claims to shorten the duration and severity of the common cold. Find out more about zicam cold remedy.......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of a Cold

How to Get Rid of a Cold

The common cold is "common" because almost everybody gets one a few times a year. A cold is an infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by any of 200 viruses. It usually clears on its own within a week but in the meantime triggers irritation and pain in your nose and throat. Read on for tips ......[Read More]
Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .

Flu Season Off to Slow Start . . .

. . . But U.S. health officials expect outbreaks to pick up in next several weeks and recommend vaccination......[Read More]
Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

Flu's Grip on U.S. Starting to Weaken: CDC

Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says......[Read More]
Swine Flu and Chronic Conditions

Swine Flu and Chronic Conditions

Are people with chronic conditions more at risk of getting swine flu? WebMD has the answers about who should be extremely careful this flu season.......[Read More]
H1N1 Swine Flu

H1N1 Swine Flu

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of H1N1 including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
Swine Flu Vaccine Fast Track

Swine Flu Vaccine Fast Track

Pandemic swine flu vaccine should be fast-tracked, with vaccinations starting in mid-September, according to a recommendation by the National Biodefense Safety Board.......[Read More]
Why Everything Hurts When You Have the Flu

Why Everything Hurts When You Have the Flu

Should you be concerned about body aches and muscle pain when you have the flu? What you can do to get relief and when to seek medical attention.......[Read More]