April 19, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Is It Wise to Take a Steroid for a Sore Throat?

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Researchers seeking new sore throat treatments report only modest success with a single dose of a steroid medication. Concerns about growing bacterial resistance to antibiotics have led scientists to look for alternative therapies for

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April 19, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Slimy Frog Might Be a Flu Fighter

Latest Cold and Flu News TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It sounds like weird science, but the slime that coats the skin of South Indian frogs might fight some strains of the flu. A new mouse study suggests this is so, although research in animals frequently doesn’t pan

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April 17, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Flu Season All But Over in U.S.

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — This year’s flu season is rapidly winding down and is expected to end within the next couple of weeks, U.S. health officials predicted Friday. It was a year much like the past few flu

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April 17, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

When Parents Get Vaccinated, Their Kids Do Too

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News MONDAY, April 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When parents get a flu shot, their kids are more likely to be vaccinated against not only the flu, but also other diseases, new research reveals. Investigators first focused on the flu vaccine, and

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April 04, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Flu Shots – Next Big Influenza Outbreak

Flu Shots – Next Big Influenza Outbreak What happens in an influenza outbreak? There is great concern about when the next big outbreak of influenza (the flu) will occur, adding significantly to the reasons to get a flu shot this year. Influenza is an acute (abrupt) respiratory disease. It is

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April 03, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News MONDAY, April 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The yearly flu shot could prevent most flu-related deaths among children and teenagers, a new U.S. government study estimates. Researchers found that about three-quarters of U.S. kids who died of flu complications between 2010

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