- 10 Natural Ways to Fight the Common Cold 10 natural ways you can help your body fight the common cold.
- 5 Things That Boost Your Flu Risk Here we look at five groups of people who have a higher risk of contracting the flu and who might benefit from being vaccinated against it.
- 10 Unusual Ways to Prep for Cold and Flu Season
- 8 Myths About Colds and Flu
- 8 Signs You Should See a Doctor About a Cold A look at 8 cold symptoms that are signs you should see a doctor.
- 7 Everyday Items You Should Avoid Sharing Seven everyday items that it's better for you to keep to yourself.
- 5 Literary Diseases, Explained The heroines and heroes of classic literature faced illness on top of war, pestilence, and heartache. It made good reading, but what were they dying from, really? Find out here!
- Exposed: The "Germiest" Places in Your Hotel Room
- 6 Tips to Avoid the Office Cold The last thing on everyone's mind in the summer is getting a cold, and it's also the last thing anybody wants! Avoid catching a cold in the office by following these tips. Adapted from Out of Sick Days? Avoid the Office Cold Using These 5 Tactics By Allison Janse.
- 5 Facts About the New Strain of Swine Flu A new strain of the H1N1 virus that was responsible for the 2009 pandemic has been gaining some momentum in the U.S. The variant strain, H3N2, has been popping up in several states with similar symptoms.
- 6 Things to Know About West Nile Virus Outbreaks of West Nile virus occur every summer in the U.S.. But some states are now experiencing them earlier and with greater than usual infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have compiled some facts and preventive steps to avoid infection.
5 Ways for Seniors to Prevent the Flu
People who are 65 years and older have an increased risk of serious complications from the flu because the immune response weakens with age. Approximately 90 percent of seasonal-flu related deaths, and 60 percent of seasonal-flu related hospitalizations occur in people who are 65 or older. Here are some ways for seniors to avoid getting the flu this season.
10 Facts About Treating the Common Cold
Colds are inevitable, and it’s natural to want to find a way to make it go away. But they're also self-limiting infections, meaning they get better on their own without needing special treatment. Still, you don’t have to suffer through a week of sore throat, runny nose and fever. There are ways to speed up recovery and make you more comfortable.
6 Things with Unexpected Germ-Killing Power
As bacteria becomes more resistant to antibiotics, superbugs are becoming more of a threat to public health. Fortunately, scientists have been finding some unlikely sources of germ-killing power, discoveries that could lead to new drugs and more effective ways to deal with harmful bacteria.
What We Learned This Week: October 5th, 2012
Enjoy HealthCentral's picks of five interesting, thrilling, frightening and amusing health stories we found this week.
- How Cell Phones Can Be Bad For Your Health No question that cell phones have become central to most people’s lives—from texting friends to checking Facebook and Twitter to getting updates on the weather, news and sports. But recent research suggests that using cell phones so much can have a negative effect on your health.
- 5 Reasons to Get the Flu Shot It's that time of year again, when the weather is cold and the flu picks up speed. If you haven't already, now is the time to get the flu vaccine and here are five reasons why.
- 5 Signs of a Fraudulent Flu Product The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to the public about fraudulent products aimed at preventing or curing the flu. Here are some things to keep in mind.
- 6 Facts About Food-borne Illness Food poisoning is a common occurrence in the U.S., and recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on what types of foods are causing the most cases.
What Your Telomeres Say About Your Health
Telomeres are the protective cap-like protein complexes at the ends of chromosomes. They protect our genetic data, make it possible for cells to divide, and hold some secrets to how we age and get cancer. Read on to find out what telomeres may say about our overall health and which diseases could be directly linked to them.
How to Tell When Your Child Needs Antibiotics
The old adage, "less is more," might be exactly right when it comes to taking antibiotics. In order to preserve the efficacy of this wonder drug, parents should be cautious if their pediatrician doles out a prescription for their child. If you find yourself in this situation, be sure to ask "why," and remember that antibiotics kill bacteria, not viruses.
Six Medications Your Baby Should Never Take
No parent wants to see their child suffer. So sometimes, when they’re sick, you might think about giving them medicine. But here are six medications you should never give to a baby.
5 Facts About the MERS Virus
A newly identified virus in the Middle East that causes respiratory symptoms and concern among health officials. Here is what we know about this virus.