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Flu and Cold

Practical Advice for Cold and Flu Season

2016-01-25 15:00

So, you’ve caught a bug and it seems to have taken hold and doesn’t want to let go. What do you do? There are many things most people don’t think of when they are sick and simply don’t want to do, but even something as simple as drinking more water not only helps with symptoms, but may also help prevent an infection.

What can you do to prevent and get over symptoms faster?

• Wash your hands. Pretty simple. We all learned that in kindergarten.

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Can Echinacea Rival Tamiflu as Flu Treatment?

2015-06-23 15:27
Echinacea and Tamiflu flu treatment

Echinacea is an herb that has long been the subject of controversy concerning its healing abilities, especially involving the upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold and the flu. Now a new comparative study published in Current Therapeutic Research suggests that Echinacea is as effective against flu viruses as oseltamivir, also known as Tamiflu.

Influenza is a tremendous threat and challenge every year.

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New Tamiflu Study Cites Benefits But Are They Worth It

2015-02-01 13:45
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Results of a new study of the antiviral drug Tamiflu (oseltamivir) says adults can expect to get symptom relief faster and have a reduced risk of respiratory infections than if they took a placebo. However, several factors should be considered before individuals decide if it is worth taking Tamiflu.

The Tamiflu meta-analysis involved data from nine randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials that included 4,328 patients.

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How Food Can Help To Prevent Flu

2015-01-22 11:21
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Some foods can help to prevent flu. In this story Dr. Mark Hyman shares easy food tips from 'The Daniel Plan.' Here is Dr. Hyman in his own words.

With an increasing outbreak of the influenza virus and a questionable vaccine, food can serve as an asset for keeping immune systems strong this flu season. In The New York Times No.

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Fight Common Cold with Warm Nose?

2015-01-07 13:10
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Your mother was probably right when she said you could catch the common cold if you went outside without your coat and mittens in the cold weather. But did she know it might be good to fight the common cold with a warm nose?

The common cold is one of the most prevalent illnesses on the planet and one of the most studied, yet scientists are still discovering new factors about it.

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Preventing Illness During Cold and Flu Season

2014-11-10 13:14
Flu and Cold with Fever

Flu season is in full swing. It hits hard and fast causing body aches, fever, cough and congestion right off the bat. If you do get the flu, there are antiviral medications available that will make you feel better faster and also prevent you from spreading it to others. But they must be given no later than 48 hours after the onset of symptoms so call your doctor right away.

While you may get better a few days sooner with anti-viral medication, you won’t escape several days of illness.

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Coughs and sneezes can spread germs further than we thought

2014-04-10 08:27
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The public health consequences of people coughing and sneezing demand that greater efforts be taken to protect people from infected droplets spread in such manners. The new findings that these droplets may can spread a lot further than previously realized means more aggressive initiatives are needed to cope with this problem.

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Over 75% of flu victims do not have any symptoms

2014-03-17 14:39
Study says 75% of people with the flu don't have any symptoms.

New study says more than three-quarters of people with the flu do not have any symptoms.

When someone has the flu, they may suffer symptoms ranging from fever, aches and pains - to congestion, wheezing and coughing. But a new study says that more than 75 percent of people who had seasonal influenza during recent years did not experience any symptoms at all.

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