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What are the side effects of Tamiflu in children?

What are the side effects of Tamiflu in children?

Tamiflu is a prescription medicine for the treatment of influenza, or flu, in children and adults. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Tamiflu in 1999. In 2009, governments across the world stockpiled the drug in response to the worldwide spread of the H1N1, or “swine flu” strain of influenza. However, recent […]

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Could this food additive make it harder to fight the flu?

Could this food additive make it harder to fight the flu?

New research suggests that a chemical compound that helps packaged food stay fresh could weaken the body’s immune response in the fight against influenza. A food additive that manufacturers commonly add to frozen meat could make it harder for us to fight influenza viruses. Many of us have had the flu at some point and […]

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Why do I have chills without a fever?

Why do I have chills without a fever?

Chills are the sensation of feeling cold. They often occur alongside a fever, which is when a person’s body temperature is higher than normal. However, a person can also experience chills without a fever, and there can be many different reasons for this. Potential causes include: being cold having hypothyroidism, which causes more sensitivity to […]

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How long does it take a cold to go away?

How long does it take a cold to go away?

The cold is a common type of viral infection in the upper airways. Everyone gets a cold from time to time. It usually causes familiar symptoms in the nose, sinuses, and throat. Most colds do not last very long. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that most people recover from […]

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What to know about fever in babies

What to know about fever in babies

Fever in babies is a common concern among caregivers, though a fever itself is not dangerous. A fever means that a baby’s body is fighting off an infection. When is fever a cause for concern and how can you comfort a baby with fever? Caregivers may worry when they notice that a baby has a […]

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What to know about viral fever

What to know about viral fever

A viral fever is a higher-than-average body temperature that a virus causes. Often, a person will experience symptoms that may include a runny nose, coughing, nausea, fatigue, and body aches. While not every person experiences a fever when they have a virus, a fever can be a sign that the body is trying to fight […]

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How to treat a cold or flu at home

How to treat a cold or flu at home

Viruses are responsible for colds and flu, so antibiotics are not able to cure or prevent these illnesses. Plenty of rest, fluids, and home remedies can help relieve symptoms.Colds and the flu are common illnesses that can cause many uncomfortable symptoms, such as: The following home remedies may help prevent illness, reduce symptoms, and shorten […]

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Flu breakthrough: Universal vaccine may be in sight

Flu breakthrough: Universal vaccine may be in sight

Researchers have studied various flu strains and found that the body’s so-called killer immune cells offer protection against all influenza viruses. Soon, we may no longer need to update our flu vaccines each year, as a universal flu shot is now in sight. Influenza A, B, and C viruses are widespread globally and infect a […]

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How to avoid getting sick

How to avoid getting sick

Most people experience colds or the flu from time to time. However, there are some proven ways to reduce the chances of becoming infected. Although most cold and flu infections occur during the fall and winter seasons, the viruses responsible for these illnesses are present year-round. Fighting off a viral infection takes its toll on […]