Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cold, Flu, Allergy

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Almost everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, experts say
How can I keep from catching a cold, and if I do, what's the best way to treat it?
Poll finds a third of adults don't believe the vaccine will protect them; infectious disease experts disagree
Doctor offers tips on avoiding infection, battling illness if it strikes
Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated, CDC advises
To ward off a cold, ditch the vitamin C and get some shut-eye instead.
Getting the flu early in pregnancy doubles risk of birth defects, according to March of Dimes
An egg shortage has driven up prices at the supermarket, caused in part by an outbreak of avian flu in the Midwest. But health officials say there is no need to worry about the supply of certain eggs outside the kitchen: the ones used to grow and incubate flu vaccine for humans.
Fewer than six hours a night linked to higher rate of illness, researchers say
Study suggests about 57 percent of hospitalizations for flu-related pneumonia might be prevented
Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years
Exposure to air pollution can increase risk of death from heart or lung disease for more than 30 years
During pregnancy, risk of serious complications and death from the illness intensifies
Death rates for three major conditions are similar to non-VA medical centers
Researchers say aging immune system doesn't significantly reduce injections' usefulness
After summer or long break, symptoms spike when kids return to the classroom
Teens have very little protection just a few years after vaccination, study finds
In early trial, dupilumab helped treat nasal polyps that contribute to the illness
Study finds spike in deaths among seniors who live in areas with teams in the game
Research finds acetazolamide may not help patients breathe on their own, but one expert disagrees
Many parents don't realize how deadly flu can be, expert says
Highest levels seen in cherry versions, but levels still far below federal safety standards