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Flu breakthrough: Universal vaccine may be in sight

Flu breakthrough: Universal vaccine may be in sight

Researchers have studied various flu strains and found that the body’s so-called killer immune cells offer protection against all influenza viruses. Soon, we may no longer need to update our flu vaccines each year, as a universal flu shot is now in sight. Influenza A, B, and C viruses are widespread globally and infect a […]

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How to avoid getting sick

How to avoid getting sick

Most people experience colds or the flu from time to time. However, there are some proven ways to reduce the chances of becoming infected. Although most cold and flu infections occur during the fall and winter seasons, the viruses responsible for these illnesses are present year-round. Fighting off a viral infection takes its toll on […]

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Can you have the flu without a fever?

Can you have the flu without a fever?

The influenza virus causes the flu, which is a respiratory illness. Fever is a common symptom of the flu, but it is possible to have the flu without having a fever. The flu is a very common illness that affects around 5 to 20 percent of the United States population each year. The virus is […]

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Flu-like illness raises the risk of stroke

Flu-like illness raises the risk of stroke

Two new research studies show that the chance of experiencing a stroke are significantly higher after flu or flu-like illness. Researchers are looking for a link between flu-like illness and the risk of stroke. Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the United States experience a stroke. The risk factors include weight, smoking status, age, and […]

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How your flu medicine can affect your heart

How your flu medicine can affect your heart

January is at the heart of the cold and flu season, and whenever the sneezing and coughing hits, we tend to stock up on anti-inflammatories and decongestants to help us fight these symptoms. However, the American Heart Association warn that these drugs can have unwanted effects on the heart. Some of the most common drugs […]

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How certain bacteria protect us against flu

How certain bacteria protect us against flu

A new study brings us closer to an anti-flu probiotic pill. By subtly altering the bacteria in our nose and throat, we might be able to beat influenza. The respiratory system’s microbiome could help researchers defeat the influenza virus (pictured). In most cases, when someone mentions the microbiome, they are referring to the bacteria in […]

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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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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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What are the symptoms of HIV in women?

What are the symptoms of HIV in women?

HIV can affect anyone, and some symptoms may be different in women. In late 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, more than 250,000 women in the United States were living with HIV. Below, we describe HIV symptoms in women, how doctors diagnose the condition and what treatment options are available. Image […]

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How can you clear up sinus congestion?

How can you clear up sinus congestion?

Sinus congestion occurs when a condition causes fluid to become trapped in the sinuses, making them feel blocked and painful. Many natural home remedies can help a person feel better, including hydration, steam inhalation, and applying a warm, wet towel to the face. A virus or cold is the most common cause of sinus congestion, […]