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Persistent Cough May Mean See Your Doctor

Persistent Cough May Mean See Your Doctor

Latest Cold and Flu News SATURDAY, Jan. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — After suffering through a cold, many people still have a persistent cough — but why? According to Dr. Jonathan Parsons, director of the Asthma Center at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, here are some reasons for a continuing cough: Coughing is protective. […]

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Flu Rides the Subway, Too

Flu Rides the Subway, Too

Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu spreads like wildfire in confined spaces — and that includes subways, a new British study finds. The longer your ride and the more stations you encounter during your daily commute, the higher your odds of getting sick, the researchers found. University of […]

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Health Tip: Getting the Flu If You Have Cancer

Health Tip: Getting the Flu If You Have Cancer

(HealthDay News) — If you have had cancer, you are at a higher risk for developing flu-related complications, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Cold and Flu News The CDC offers the following flu prevention tips: If you are 65 or older, get the high-dose flu vaccine, which contains four times […]

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Can You Predict Your Common Cold Risk?

Can You Predict Your Common Cold Risk?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — How highly you rate your health could predict how likely you are to catch a cold — and, even more important, how healthy you’ll be in later years. Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh asked 360 healthy adults […]

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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 […]