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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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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 […]

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Flu (Influenza)

Flu (Influenza)

Demicheli, V., T. Jefferson, L.A. Al-Ansary, E. Ferroni, A. Rivetti, and C. Di Pietrantonj. “Vaccines for Preventing Influenza in Healthy Adults.” Cochrane Database Syst Rev 13.3 March 2014: CD001269. Grohskopf, L.A., L.Z. Sokolow, K.R. Broder, et al. “Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United […]

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Get Vaccinated Before Flu Takes Hold: CDC

Get Vaccinated Before Flu Takes Hold: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If Australia was any indication, the flu season here will arrive early, so get your flu shot now, U.S. health officials said Thursday. While the flu that circulated in the Southern Hemisphere in the past six months seemed severe, […]

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Health Tip: Seasonal Flu Vaccine Fast Facts

Health Tip: Seasonal Flu Vaccine Fast Facts

(HealthDay News) — Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and death, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An annual seasonal flu shot is the best way to protect against the disease. Latest Cold and Flu News The CDC offers these facts on […]

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Only Thing Certain About Flu Season: You Need to Get Your Shot

Only Thing Certain About Flu Season: You Need to Get Your Shot

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although no one knows yet how severe this flu season will be, now is the time to get vaccinated, health officials say. Already this season, a 4-year-old from California who recently died tested positive for influenza, local health officials […]

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Health Tip: What’s Behind Cold Intolerance

Health Tip: What’s Behind Cold Intolerance

(HealthDay News) — Cold temperatures can be unpleasant, even for healthy people. But for those with cold intolerance, cold temperatures can be quite uncomfortable. Latest Cold and Flu News MedlinePlus mentions these potential triggers of cold intolerance: If you have long-term or severe intolerance to cold, MedlinePlus urges you to contact your doctor. Copyright © […]