At least 20 people in the U.S. have been sickened by swine flu, by the CDC's latest count.
Close to half of Americans don't clean their desks before eating at them, and a third don't wash their hands, which may foster the spread of infectious diseases like colds and flu.
Tis the season to be sick. Many people are walking around suffering from symptoms of the common cold. However, there are many ways in which you can help combat these symptoms without purchasing medicines that make you groggy or sleepy. The tips below will not cure the incurable but will help spee
Chronic cough is often accompanied by depression, and when chronic cough eases, people may feel better.
Colds are a common illness, with most people falling sick two or three times a year. They are usually caused by contagious viruses such as rhinoviruses, which produce symptoms such as chest and sinus congestion, headaches, runny nose and cough. The common cold is often confused with influenza, as ma
If you are considering getting a flu shot, you should know what the potential reactions are.
Most children with ear infections do not need antibiotics, but they get them anyway. Now, a new study suggests parents are often willing to delay treatment if they know their kids can get the drugs if they need them.
If you have ever had a dry cough, you know how aggravating it can be. You can cough repeatedly and unproductively, only making your throat sore and your voice hoarse. It is annoying to you (and everyone around you), especially at night when people are trying to sleep. A few simple solutions can help
Congestion within the body forms for many reasons. Colds, allergies, sinusitis and irritants such as smoke and dust can cause congestion. Bacteria, infections, smoke and dust can cause inflammation of nasal passages and chest airways. When these passages become inflamed, mucus builds up, causing con
If you are pregnant and experiencing anything from a cold to the flu, you need to make sure the treatments you are using are 100 percent all-natural so they do not interrupt the normalcy that your baby is experiencing while inside the womb. This also goes for a cough, and there are many natural trea
Infection hits younger people more often, maybe because they mingle in larger groups, researcher suggests
If your toddler has come down with a cough, you will want to treat it whether it's a result of allergies, a cold or something more serious, such as pneumonia. If the cough is not treated, your toddler may have a hard time sleeping. Rest is important for your toddler to heal.
A dry cough is a nonproductive cough that does not clear airways of sputum or aid the fight against viral infection. Dry cough medicines that treat the cough symptom can be used when the cause does not need treatment, such as an allergy. Deep congestion that is not affected by coughing requires trea
During the winter, a significant amount of heat can be lost through your windows, driving up your heating costs and reducing the energy efficiency of your home. Using a temporary window covering or combining more than one covering to stop the loss of heat and prevent cool air from entering your home
A pill approved just last season for the treatment of the symptoms caused by the flu now also can also be used as an added protection against becoming infected by the flu virus, according to U.S. health authorities.
This year's flu season was scary. But it was only a tiny taste of what would happen if bird flu spread among humans -- something that fortunately has not happened yet.
Sleeping less than 7 hours may give you a threefold increased risk of catching a cold compared to getting at least 8 hours of sleep.
Chest congestion and sinusitis may have similar causes like viruses, bacterial infection, allergies, pollutants or asthma according to eHealthMD.com. They also may have completely different causes like lung cancer and nasal polyps. Congestion in the sternum can cause coughing, pain, and achiness. Wi
Cold sores are indeed contagious--so if you have a cold sore, that means that someone has passed a viral infection to you, even if they did so through an innocent kiss or direct facial contact. Cold sores are very common, and according to the National Institutes of Health, most people are exposed to