June 14, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Flu Shot Falls Short More Often for Obese People: Study

Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A flu shot is the best way to avoid getting sick, but new research reveals the vaccine doesn’t work as well for people who are obese. Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found obese

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June 02, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Health Tip: Get More Sleep if You Have a Cold

Latest Cold and Flu News (HealthDay News) — Trying to sleep with a cold can be a miserable battle. It may be difficult to breathe, and you’re probably coughing, neither of which make it easy to sleep. The National Sleep Foundation suggests: Run a humidifier or vaporizer while you sleep.

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May 31, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Can People ‘Sniff’ Out Illness in Others?

Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People’s ability to use smell and vision to detect and avoid others who are sick is better than believed, a new study suggests. Researchers injected harmless bacteria into volunteers, to trigger classic symptoms of illness such as tiredness,

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May 16, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

zanamivir, Relenza

What is zanamivir, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Zanamivir is an inhaled drug that is used for treating and preventing influenza (the “flu“). Zanamivir decreases the spread of influenza A and B viruses, the viruses responsible for the flu. It does this by blocking the action of

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May 10, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Health Tip: Getting Over a Stomach Virus

Latest Cold and Flu News (HealthDay News) — After a gastrointestinal virus makes your stomach sensitive and you feel nauseated, avoid heavy foods that can worsen your symptoms. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests these easy-on-your-tummy foods: Bananas. Rice and plain potatoes. Plain applesauce. Plain dry toast. Saltine crackers.

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May 03, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Health Tip: Stave Off Cold Symptoms for Better Sleep

Latest Cold and Flu News (HealthDay News) — When you’re sick with a cold, plenty of sleep may be just what you need. But a stuffy nose and cough can prevent you from getting your rest. Here are suggestions to help you sleep while you battle a cold, courtesy of

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