Sunday, April 19, 2015

Cold, Flu, Allergy

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Doctors predict a shorter but rougher stretch of coughing, sneezing and wheezing
A special protein enhances sleep’s healing power and speeds flu recovery
How many times has a grandmother recommended sleep to calm the flu? Now, science is showing that she’s right – thanks to help from a special brain protein. The finding could lead to some novel treatments to help the body fight the flu virus, sprayed right up the nose.
US-HEALTH-WHO-FLU:Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns
Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows
Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says
In a small new study, skipping the flu vaccine was associated with a higher risk for trouble with a sense of smell or taste.
Unless you've been hiding in a cave somewhere, you are aware of the flu situation. Here are tips for keeping our lives as healthy and safe as possible.
The annual scourge known as the flu is always a serious health threat, and this season's version is particularly nasty.
California study found certain areas have high numbers of parents who forgo immunizing kids
Stephanie Stahl reports there is a big increase in the number of flu cases compared to this same time last year.
Pay attention to where cases are occurring
Doctor says irritability, fever and pulling at ears are possible signs
But they are more likely to develop flu-rated complications
European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear
European study shows 'modest' effect, but cause-and-effect not clear