Is a cold's misery really magnified during the summer? The answer may blow your mind as you blow your nose.
Rates of ear infections have fallen sharply since two new vaccines hit the market, researchers reported Monday.
Patients with a bacterial infection may not need to complete a full course of antibiotics, a new report says.
A new study reinforces what experts have known for a long time about hand washing.
The Puma family thought daughter Tessa had a nasty flu, but it turned out to be a rare infection that caused her to lose part of her leg.
The findings likely apply to other stressful scenarios, like losing a job or getting a divorce.
Many people with colds, the flu or allergies swear by neti pots to flush away nasal congestion and banish post-nasal drip. But are
Kayla Linton was a healthy, all-around athlete, but being fit did not protect her from the flu.
Whether you're at the office, on a plane or at a party, it may feel like you have to choose between being polite and staying healthy.
Can you really boost your immune system? Here are five things that the science shows do work.
After weeks of feeling miserable, you've finally kicked that cold. You don't want to feel icky again so you toss out your toothbrush. Is it necessary?
Several regions of the U.S. are expected to be experiencing high levels of cold and flu symptoms over the next couple of weeks.
The entire office seems to be sniffling, coughing, and sneezing through the winter, but there's that one person who never so much as experiences a clogged nose....
Find out which products actually can help you combat or shorten the length of the common cold.
It's that time of the year again! Temperatures are dropping, and you guessed it — flu season is in full swing.
Joseph Marotta died of flu when he was only 5. His parents say his case is a reminder of just how dangerous and unpredictable flu can be.
This video, which now has over 17 million views, shows the difference between a "man cold" and a "mom cold."
A phlegmy cough with chest pain when your breathe. Fever and chills.
The needle-free FluMist vaccine shouldn't be used this coming flu season, the CDC said.
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In a study of 1,100 passengers, researchers found that one in every five travelers developed a cold. Here's how to avoid germs on your next flight.
It's cold and flu germ season. Before you try your favorite home remedy, here's what works and what may be a waste of time and money.
A new study finds that luxury hotels have more germs than budget accommodations.
With all the holiday travel, there will be lots of cold viruses spreading around. You don't have to get sick, if you take these precautions.
There's less than 1 percent chance the virus will peak before January, but holiday travel and how many people get the shot could change that.
Mariah Carey's trip to the hospital reminds us all that the flu can be dangerous. Dr. Natalie Azar weighs in on how to treat the flu.
Flu season is well underway, and if it strikes your home, there are a few cleaning routines that can help it from spreading.
Though people who haven't had a flu shot in five years seem to get the biggest boost from them, you should still get vaccinated every year.
The staff of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston has made the catchiest anti-flu video ever.
You can load up on vitamin C and zinc, but you need plenty of something else to stay healthy.
Come and give Mama some sugar... but please, not your boogers. That's the message behind one mom's funny Maroon 5 song parody.
The rate of flu cases has decreased nationally for the third straight week, but the annual outbreak has killed at least six more children.
There still are a few things people don't know about these viruses— and what you don't know might make you sick.
When my son Gabriel was very little, he would beg, cry and even hyperventilate when faced with getting a shot. Like many kids, he has an aversion to needles...
The flu vaccine, which hasn't worked well to protect Americans against influenza, isn't helping in Europe, either.
'Tis the season! People coughing, sniffling and sneezing all around you. There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. Getting sick is somewhat inevitable.
In the overzealous search for a cure, people make missteps. Here's what to avoid when suffering from the flu.