May 16, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu
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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
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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
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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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April 19, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu
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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 19, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu
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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 17, 2017 by Contributor in Cold and Flu
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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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