February 17, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Flu Vaccine a Pretty Good Match for Viruses This Year: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s not perfect, but this year’s flu vaccine is a fairly good match for the circulating viruses, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Overall, the vaccine is 48 percent effective. For the predominant circulating influenza

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February 16, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Sore Throat: Is It Mono?

How do you know if your sore throat is caused by mononucleosis? Having a sore throat can be a symptom of many conditions, and many people wonder if their own sore throat might be a sign of something more serious than the common cold. Specifically, infectious mononucleosis (“mono“) and infection

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February 16, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Vitamin D Linked to Lower Risk of Respiratory Infections

Latest Cold and Flu News THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — There’s preliminary evidence that adequate amounts of vitamin D might help lower rates of respiratory infections. These infections include colds, bronchitis and pneumonia, the researchers said. In a review of past trials of people taking vitamin D supplements,

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February 14, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Eczema May Leave Some Flu Shots Less Effective, Study Finds

Latest Cold and Flu News MONDAY, Feb. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — It’s still flu season, and not too late to get your flu shot. But a new study suggests that people with eczema should request the vaccine be given into the muscle, rather than just under the skin. That’s

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February 13, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Common Cold

Are You Too Sick to Work? First and foremost, consider whether you are putting yourself or others at risk if you go to work. You’re putting others at risk if you or your children have a contagious illness (more on that later). You’re putting yourself at risk if the symptoms

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February 13, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu

Flu Cases Spiking Across the United States: CDC

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cold and Flu News FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Flu activity spiked sharply across the United States this week, federal health officials reported Friday. Deaths from flu-related conditions continued at high levels, and hospitalizations among people over 65 and under the age of

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