Sunday, February 1, 2015

Cold, Flu, Allergy

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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.
It's not too late to get vaccinated, doctors stress
How mom and others can stay well
Animal study suggests body's defense system doesn't seem to work as well at cooler temperatures
If your “common cold” has been hanging around for more than a week, it may not be a cold at all. It might actually be an allergy disguised as a cold.
For thousands of people in the Philadelphia region, the end of 2014 was accompanied by fever, cough, and body aches.
Discovery could lead to way to boost immune response to vaccine, researchers suggest
During the holidays, more people get sick because colder weather forces us indoors. Although sometimes getting sick is inevitable, simple steps can stack the stay-well odds in your favor.
Q: What are the differences between a cold and the flu? A: The common cold is a mild, viral respiratory illness seen year round, characterized by a cough, scratchy throat, runny nose, headache, and sinus congestion. It usually has no lingering complications once symptoms abate.
Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication
Researchers reviewed collected data on the influenza medication
Some areas are starting to see a decline in infections, official says
But study found overall rate was under 4 percent
Expert offers allergen-avoiding advice for buying gifts and planning a night out
Here are possible symptoms
Findings underscore value of preventive vaccines
Symptoms of sinus inflammation