Is it a cold or an allergy?

2017-05-18 10:17

You have a runny nose, a cough and you can’t stop sneezing. Winter is here so it must be a cold, right? Wrong, it could be an allergy.

Do cough mixtures really work?

2017-03-31 09:35

While cough medication is usually the first thing we reach for when a cough starts, experts say that cough mixtures only treat the symptoms but not the underlying cause.

5 best winter weapons

2015-06-17 13:27

Winter isn’t just coming, it’s already here. Find out how to keep the sniffles at bay.

Cold weather can actually cause colds, study finds

2015-01-06 09:16

We all remember rolling our eyes as our mothers warned, "Stay out of the cold or you'll get sick", but new study backs up the old wives' tale by showing a correlation between cooler temperatures and the growth of cold-causing rhinoviruses.

How Vitamin C boosts your immune system

2014-10-31 14:49

Vitamin C is an essential part of your body's needs, especially for the maintenance of a strong and effective immune system.

Mystery virus outbreak in the US sends scores to hospital

2014-09-09 08:42

A respiratory virus has stricken more than 1 000 children across 10 states in the US, causing many to wind up in the hospital and prompting concerns of a wider outbreak.

Echinacea ineffective for childhood colds

2014-07-16 10:39

Echinacea, one of the most common herbal remedies, was found not to be effective in treating upper respiratory tract infections in children.

12 top snot tips

2014-02-19 10:18

What to do when the Snot Monster runs riot in your child’s early years.

In bed with a cold?

2013-06-13 09:47

Colds are as much a part of winter as soup and scarves. Fortunately, over-the-counter remedies can sort out most colds – or, at least, relieve the symptoms.

Ease back into fitness after flu

2013-02-20 11:30

Although physical activity can help boost your immune system, people who are sick should tone down their workout or skip it altogether, experts advise.


Do I really need the flu shot?

2017-04-06 14:49

Every year as the weather starts to cool and the days get shorter, we know that flu season is on its way. Fortunately, you can safeguard yourself with a simple vaccination.

Parents are more at risk of getting sick

2016-06-14 11:11

A recent study shows that parents get sick twice as much as childless people.

Does your child have an allergy or a cold?

2015-05-06 12:11

Parents can't always tell whether kids have a cold or an allergy, but paying close attention to minor details may help.

Flu shot a good choice for seniors

2014-11-18 14:13

A review of past studies indicates that the seasonal flu vaccine has a protective effect on senior citizens.

Why colds can cause asthma attacks

2014-10-02 09:48

Scientists have discovered a molecule that may play a significant role in the effect that colds may have on people suffering from asthma.

Don't be hasty to have your kids admitted

2014-08-05 08:41

According to a study, about a third of children admitted to hospital for viral infections develop respiratory issues.

How to beat colds and flu naturally

2014-02-26 13:30

Do you suffer from colds and flu every year? There is much you can do to help your body recover naturally, and to avoid getting it in the first place.

Pregnant moms' colds may cause asthma in offspring

2014-02-05 10:24

Research indicates that the more colds and other viral infections a woman has during pregnancy, the more likely her child is to have asthma.

5 immune-boosting tips

2013-04-16 12:21

There is much you can do to avoid falling victim to colds and flu this winter.

Blame common colds on your chromosome 'caps'

2013-02-20 11:28

Study of young adults suggests DNA 'telomeres' may determine who's vulnerable.

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