Posts Tagged ‘cold’

Probiotics May Be Effective Cold Remedy

Probiotics modestly help stave off colds and the need for antibiotics to treat them, according to a Cochrane review. Taking doses of healthy bacteria in yogurt and supplements was associated with 12 percent fewer acute upper respiratory tract infections, Bi Rong Dong, MD, of Sichuan University in Sichuan, China, and colleagues found. Antibiotic use to […]

Headaches and the Head Cold

Along with other common cold or flu symptoms — runny and stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, chills, and fever — you may have a headache. In a clinical trial that evaluated people with upper airway cold symptoms, more than 60 percent experienced headache as part of their head cold. One of the reasons you may […]

When Should You See a Doctor for a Cold?

Colds are highly contagious viral infections of the nose and throat, and many of us know misery they bring — congestion, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, coughing, mild fever, and headache. But miserable as they are, most colds are minor illnesses which tend to go away within 14 days, with or without treatment. Infants and […]

Can the Cold Give You a Cold?

While mom may have warned that you would catch a cold from going outside in chilly weather with a wet head or without a jacket, experts say it’s a myth. “Bad weather does not cause colds,” says Carl Olden, MD, a family practitioner in Yakima, Wash., who explains that Alaskans and Canadians living year-round above […]

Iѕ A Universal Flu Vaccine In Sight?

Every year, doctors and patients alike muѕt prepare fоr thе influenza virus bу gеttіng thе аррrорrіаtе flu vaccination. Aѕ the influenza virus develops аnd takes а nеw shape еvеrу year, flu vaccines muѕt adapt tо the constant change. Evеn then, people ѕtіll risk gеttіng sick with thе influenza virus оr H1N1. But what іf thеrе wеrе а vaccination that […]

Be Germ Free!

Protect yourself from germs and viruses that can be easily passed between millions of people. A good way to stay healthy and protect yourself is to wash your hands thoroughly. You may not realize how much stuff you actually touch throughout the day that millions of other people touch as well. For example: opening doors, […]

Flu and Cold Magnet

Have you ever wondered why some seemed to be fine when cold season come while you have to sneeze and cough the whole winter away? This must be because you are more susceptible to cold and flu than most of you people you know. Studies show that genes and the immune system have a lot […]

Top 7 Reasons Why People Catch The Flu

Avoid catching the flu

Every year it’s the same story – winter arrives and you catch the flu.  You’ve tried the flu shots, you’re diligent about washing your hands, and you even drink a glass of orange juice every morning.  But still, year after year, you know it’s coming.  It’s only a matter of time before you catch the […]