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Flu or Cold Remedies

Flu or Cold Remedies

Remedies for the flu and the common cold have been around for centuries. Many remedies involve using herbs independently or combining herbs to create herbal teas. The remedies rely heavily on fluids because often, those ill from either the flu or cold don't have an appetite for food.......[Read More]
How to Treat Flu in Toddlers

How to Treat Flu in Toddlers

The term "flu" is generally used to describe illnesses ranging from a severe cold to a stomach virus. However, a true case of the flu (influenza) needs to be treated as a very serious illness that takes the lives of tens of thousands of primarily young--or old--people, as well as those with compromi......[Read More]
Watery Help for Kids' Colds?

Watery Help for Kids' Colds?

A saline nasal wash, used several times daily, may curb children's cold symptoms, Czech researchers report.......[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]
The Symptoms of Swimmer's Ear

The Symptoms of Swimmer's Ear

Get the basics on the symptoms of swimmer's ear from the experts at WebMD.......[Read More]
Too Few Children Are Getting Flu Vaccine

Too Few Children Are Getting Flu Vaccine

More American children need to get the flu vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).......[Read More]
Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study

Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study

Infection hits younger people more often, maybe because they mingle in larger groups, researcher suggests......[Read More]
Nasal Sprays for Cold Relief

Nasal Sprays for Cold Relief

Learn more about nasal sprays and how this cold remedy may help you breathe better.......[Read More]
Senate Approves $8 Billion for Bird Flu Plan

Senate Approves $8 Billion for Bird Flu Plan

The Senate has approved $8 billion in new spending on bird flu preparedness.......[Read More]
'Healthy' Habits That Can Be Unhealthy or Dangerous

'Healthy' Habits That Can Be Unhealthy or Dangerous

Sometimes, healthy habits can become a health risk, despite your best intentions. Find out what to do about it.......[Read More]
Kid’s Cold Medicines: New Guidelines

Kid’s Cold Medicines: New Guidelines

Aside from a lack of evidence that cold and cough medicines are effective, over-the-counter drugs may be dangerous for children. WebMD explains which drugs to avoid.......[Read More]
Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)-Topic Overview

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)-Topic Overview

What is bird flu?Bird flu is an infection caused by a type of avian influenza virus. This virus is common in wild birds. Most of the time, wild birds do not get sick from the virus. But wild birds can easily pass the virus to birds that are being raised for food-such as chickens, ducks, and .........[Read More]
Universal Flu Drug Stops All Flu Types

Universal Flu Drug Stops All Flu Types

A new monoclonal antibody drug cocktail kills all types of flu bugs and could protect against pandemic or seasonal flu. Clinical tests may start by 2011.......[Read More]
Preventing Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse in Teens

Preventing Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse in Teens

A mother and psychologist whose teenage daughter’s drug abuse began with over-the-counter medicines reflects on why she didn’t see it sooner.......[Read More]
What Is Post Nasal Drip and What Can You Do About It?

What Is Post Nasal Drip and What Can You Do About It?

Find out what post nasal drip is, where it comes from and what you can do about it.......[Read More]
Influenza Information

Influenza Information

Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a respiratory illness that affects between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population per year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Influenza killed 50 million in 1918 during a worldwide pandemic states the Mayo Clinic. Knowledge about the illness and pre......[Read More]
Understanding the Basics of a Common Cold

Understanding the Basics of a Common Cold

WebMD's guide to the basics of the common cold.......[Read More]
Remedy for Cold in Ears

Remedy for Cold in Ears

Children and adults catch colds from time to time, and even a healthy person can suffer from an occasional cold in the ears. If you notice a dull throbbing pain or a feeling of blockage in your ears, you may have a cold. If this is the case, you should not simply wait it out. An untreated ear cold c......[Read More]
Swine Flu and Chronic Conditions

Swine Flu and Chronic Conditions

If you have a chronic health condition like asthma or diabetes, you need to take extra care to protect yourself from swine flu. Here's how.......[Read More]
How to Make Concrete Dry Faster in Cold Weather

How to Make Concrete Dry Faster in Cold Weather

If you plan to use concrete for a construction project, an important part of knowing how to properly use the concrete is how to use it in adverse weather conditions such as rain and cold. These weather conditions can deface the concrete and diminish its overall structural integrity. The best way of ......[Read More]