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New SARS-like virus may be spreading outside China

New SARS-like virus may be spreading outside China

Global health policymakers have announced that they are investigating the emergence of a new virus — one very similar to the dangerous severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus — in Thailand and Japan, hinting at worries that it could spread farther. Share on PinterestCases of a new SARS-like virus have emerged in China and now […]

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One Downside to High U.S. Employment Rate: More Flu

One Downside to High U.S. Employment Rate: More Flu

Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A rising employment rate in the United States could have an unexpected consequence — greater spread of the flu, an expert says. Each 1-percentage point increase in the employment rate correlates with a 16% rise in flu-related doctors’ visits, according to Erik Nesson, […]

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Universal Flu Vaccine Works in Mice

Universal Flu Vaccine Works in Mice

Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An experimental flu vaccine gave mice long-lasting protection against six different flu virus strains, researchers report. The nanoparticle vaccine contains two major influenza proteins — matrix protein 2 ectodomain (M2e), and neuraminidase (NA) — and protected the mice for up to four months. […]

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Mastoiditis

Mastoiditis

Mastoiditis in children and adults definition and facts Mastoiditis in adults and children is a serious condition that requires prompt treatment. Mastoiditis (acute and chronic) is a bacterial infection of the mastoid cells in the mastoid bone, which is located just behind the ear. Mastoiditis can become serious if the infection spreads outside the mastoid […]

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Flu Cases Surge Early, Could a Tough Season Lie Ahead?

Flu Cases Surge Early, Could a Tough Season Lie Ahead?

Latest Cold and Flu News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — This year’s flu season has already turned bad quickly, and experts worry the worst is still to come. Flu cases and flu-related hospitalizations have risen sharply since October, with at least 6.4 million reported cases and 55,000 hospitalizations, according […]

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Fever and Headache

Fever and Headache

What is a fever? What is a headache? There are many causes of fever and a headache. A fever is an elevated body temperature due to any cause. Fevers occur as a result of the body’s own defenses against disease. Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37 […]

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Influenza A vs. B: What to know

Influenza A vs. B: What to know

There are four types of influenza virus. Influenza A is the most common, followed by influenza B. Both are highly contagious, and their symptoms are similar. Influenza, also known as the flu, is a viral respiratory illness that is most prevalent during fall and winter months. These viruses can spread when a person with the […]

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Cases of Flu Continue to Mount Across America

Cases of Flu Continue to Mount Across America

Latest Cold and Flu News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu continues to spread throughout the United States and has reached elevated levels in nearly every state. “We’re still seeing an increase in activity, which is what we’ve been experiencing over the last few weeks,” said Dr. Scott Epperson, […]

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When Does Your Child’s Flu Merit an ER Visit?

When Does Your Child’s Flu Merit an ER Visit?

Latest Cold and Flu News SUNDAY, Dec. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s hard not to worry when your child suffers from the flu, but pediatricians say too many parents are taking their sick kids to the emergency room when a doctor’s visit would suffice. “We are seeing a jump in the number of patients […]