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Ketogenic Diet May Help Fight the Flu

Ketogenic Diet May Help Fight the Flu

Latest Cold and Flu News As far as trendy diets go, the ketogenic or ‘keto’ diet is the latest fad, but results of a new study suggest it may help fight the flu. Researchers at Yale University found that mice that were fed a ketogenic diet were able to ward off the flu virus better […]

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Can the keto diet help beat the flu?

Can the keto diet help beat the flu?

Results of a new study in mice suggest that the body may be able to defeat the influenza virus if a person has the right sort of diet — a ketogenic, or keto, diet. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that the ketogenic diet may help combat the flu virus. Infection with the influenza virus, better […]

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Types of coughs: What do they mean?

Types of coughs: What do they mean?

Most people experience a cough at some point in their life. Some coughs can be irritating, making it difficult to talk on the phone or go to work, whereas others can be painful and frightening. The way a cough sounds and feels can help with identifying the cause, as well as the potential treatments. There […]

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New Role for Modern Family’s Julie Bowen: Flu Fighter

New Role for Modern Family’s Julie Bowen: Flu Fighter

Latest Cold and Flu News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As the long-running television show “Modern Family” wraps up its final season, one of the show’s stars is taking on a new role raising awareness about the importance of preventing and treating flu. Actress Julie Bowen was sidelined a […]

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Flu Season Starting to Ramp Up in the South

Flu Season Starting to Ramp Up in the South

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Whether you have caught the flu yet this season might depend on where you live. Flu levels are already climbing throughout the South, particularly in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, and Puerto Rico, according to the […]

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zanamivir (Relenza)

zanamivir (Relenza)

What is zanamivir, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Zanamivir is an inhaled drug that is used for treating and preventing influenza (the “flu“). Zanamivir decreases the spread of influenza A and B viruses, the viruses responsible for the flu. It does this by blocking the action of neuraminidase, an enzyme produced by […]

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Why Hand-Washing Beats Hand Sanitizers

Why Hand-Washing Beats Hand Sanitizers

Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Proper hand-washing with soap and water is one of the best ways to protect yourself during the cold and flu season, an expert says. Wet your hands with water, add soap, cover all surfaces, and rub vigorously for about 20 seconds. That advice […]

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Should you work out when you are sick?

Should you work out when you are sick?

Working out while sick may not sound enjoyable, although a popular urban myth argues that a person can “sweat out” an illness through exercise. While this is not true in the strictest sense, working out while sick may be helpful in some cases. In general, a person with symptoms in their head and nose, such […]

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Health Tip: Cold, Flu or Allergy?

Health Tip: Cold, Flu or Allergy?

(HealthDay News) — Determining if you have a cold, the flu or an allergy can be difficult when you’re having common symptoms, such as sneezing or a sore throat. Latest Cold and Flu News The common symptoms reflect that each condition affects your respiratory system, says the National Institutes of Health. While both colds and […]

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New Drug on the Horizon for Flu’s Ills?

New Drug on the Horizon for Flu’s Ills?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu sufferers may soon have a new antiviral drug on hand to ease their fever, chills and body aches. The new pill, which targets the genetics of influenza viruses, has shown that it can reduce fever and respiratory symptoms […]