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Health Tip: Strep Isn’t an Ordinary Sore Throat

Health Tip: Strep Isn’t an Ordinary Sore Throat

(HealthDay News) — Most sore throats among infants, toddlers and preschoolers are caused by viral infections, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Latest Cold and Flu News No antibiotic should be given to treat this type of sore throat, since antibiotics only treat bacterial infections, not those that are triggered by viruses. One type of […]

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The Secret Behind Chicken Soup’s Medical Magic

The Secret Behind Chicken Soup’s Medical Magic

Latest Cold and Flu News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many people rely on chicken noodle soup to soothe a cold, but few know exactly why the warm broth brings relief. But one dietitian can explain its magic. “Studies have shown that a hearty bowl of chicken noodle soup may help clear nasal […]

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Flu Has Arrived for the Holidays, CDC Head Says

Flu Has Arrived for the Holidays, CDC Head Says

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The flu has ramped up in time for Christmas, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. Just last week, the CDC said the flu season was off to a slow start, but all […]

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12 remedios naturales para acabar con las tos

12 remedios naturales para acabar con las tos

La tos juega un papel fundamental en la eliminación de los elementos irritantes e infecciosos del cuerpo, pero puede resultar muy molesta. El mejor tratamiento para la tos dependerá de la causa subyacente. Existen muchas posibles causas, entre las que se incluyen las alergias, las infecciones y el reflujo ácido. Algunos remedios naturales pueden aliviar […]

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Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff?

Should Flu Vaccine Be Mandatory for Medical Staff?

WebMD Health News Dec. 18, 2018 — Medscape Medical News has done a nonscientific online poll of doctors and other health care professionals about this year’s flu season and flu vaccine. Latest Cold and Flu News The survey comes after an unidentified nurse was allegedly fired for refusing to get a flu vaccine, drawing the […]

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U.S. Flu Activity Low Right Now, but Rising: CDC

U.S. Flu Activity Low Right Now, but Rising: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Flu season is getting off to a slow but steady start, a U.S. health official said Friday. As of now, only Georgia is seeing high levels of infections, but cases are being reported throughout the nation. “Flu activity is […]

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Almost Half of U.S. Adults to Skip Flu Shot

Almost Half of U.S. Adults to Skip Flu Shot

By Megan BrooksWebMD Health News Dec. 10, 2018 — More than 40% of Americans have not been vaccinated against the flu this year and don’t plan to get vaccinated, despite repeated warnings about the potential dangers and last year’s record number of flu-related deaths, a new survey shows. Latest Cold and Flu News The survey […]

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Weight may affect the risk of flu hospitalization

Weight may affect the risk of flu hospitalization

According to a recent study, individuals may be more likely to be hospitalized due to the flu or another respiratory virus if they are underweight or at the higher end of the obesity scale. The risk of hospitalization due to a flu is higher among people who are underweight or obese. Observational data for the […]

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Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Shot, Protestors Say

Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Shot, Protestors Say

By Alicia AultWebMD Health News Dec. 4, 2018 — An unidentified nurse who was allegedly fired for refusing a flu shot drew the attention of protesters, who rallied in support of what they said was a violation of her rights. Latest Cold and Flu News Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis allegedly fired the nurse […]

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Common Cold

Common Cold

Are You Too Sick to Work? First and foremost, consider whether you are putting yourself or others at risk if you go to work. You’re putting others at risk if you or your children have a contagious illness (more on that later). You’re putting yourself at risk if the symptoms of your condition, or the […]