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What You Need to Know About Fever in Adults

What You Need to Know About Fever in Adults

Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to a fever, what’s true for kids isn’t necessarily so for adults. Even a slight temperature in a child warrants a call to the doctor. That’s not the case, though, for most fevers in most adults. What’s considered a normal […]

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With Warmer Weather Comes Wrap-Up of Severe Flu Season

With Warmer Weather Comes Wrap-Up of Severe Flu Season

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Spring continues to take the bite out of this year’s brutal flu season, new numbers show. For starters: yet another drop was seen in doctor visits, and less severe strains of influenza are becoming ever more dominant. But hospitalizations […]

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Cefdinir vs. cefixime (Suprax) 3rd Generation Antibiotics

Cefdinir vs. cefixime (Suprax) 3rd Generation Antibiotics

Summary Cefdinir and cefixime (Suprax) are 3rd generation antibiotics called cephalosporins. Cefdinir and cefixime share similar side effects like abdominal pain, headache, rash, vaginitis, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. However, there are differences in the side effects of both drugs; for example, cefdinir may cause yeast infections while cefixime does not. Other differences in the side […]

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End of Brutal Flu Season in Sight

End of Brutal Flu Season in Sight

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — It’s been a particularly tough flu season, but spring — and real relief — may be near, new numbers show. The flu season continues to wind down, with yet another drop seen in doctor visits and less severe strains […]

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More Bad Flu News: It May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk

More Bad Flu News: It May Raise Your Heart Attack Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Suffering a nasty bout of the flu or pneumonia is bad enough, but now research suggests it might also spell trouble for your heart. In a study of nearly 2,000 people in Scotland, those who had battled the flu […]

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Study Debunks Link Between Tamiflu and Teen Suicide

Study Debunks Link Between Tamiflu and Teen Suicide

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Finally, there’s a bit of positive news in this brutal flu season. A new study suggests that Tamiflu (oseltamivir), the only commercially available prescription medicine approved to treat the flu, does not boost suicide risk among children and teens. […]

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Flu Season Finally Slowing Down

Flu Season Finally Slowing Down

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As winter nears its end so too does a tough flu season, with new data showing a decline in doctor visits and less severe strains of influenza beginning to dominate. But hospitalizations for the flu remained a problem, and […]

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Nasty Flu Season Easing Up

Nasty Flu Season Easing Up

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A brutal flu season looks to be on the wane in the United States, with the latest government data showing that doctor visits are still dropping and less severe strains of the flu are starting to dominate. But hospitalizations […]

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Fighting a Cold or Flu? Beware of Overdosing on Tylenol

Fighting a Cold or Flu? Beware of Overdosing on Tylenol

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A brutal flu season has had people reaching for relief in their medicine cabinet, but a new study warns that overdosing on acetaminophen (Tylenol) is more common when bugs and viruses are circulating. It turns out that the odds […]

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Young Men Face Higher Risk for Rare Flu Complication

Young Men Face Higher Risk for Rare Flu Complication

Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Young men recovering from the flu should be aware of a side effect that causes nerve damage, a health expert warns. To combat the flu virus, your immune system produces antibodies. In rare cases, these antibodies also attack myelin, which is the protective […]