There are two drugs on the market to combat flu. One is old (TamiFlu). And one is new (Xofluza).
You have to take them within a day of feeling sick. They don’t work very well. And they have bizarre, sometimes serious mental side effects.
When you think about the biggest health problems facing our country, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes probably come to mind.
But pain affects more Americans than all of those conditions combined.1
Your mother may have scolded you about picking your nose. And according to a new study, her advice may protect you from a serious illness.
The research shows that the pneumococcus bacteria that cause pneumonia can enter your system when you pick or rub your nose.
Anybody who does much air travel knows that flying is hard on your immune system.
Picking up a cold or some other illness after a plane flight is almost routine for some of us. One study found that 20% of air travelers report respiratory illnesses within a week of taking a plane flight.1
Once you’re infected with a superbug, there’s not a whole lot doctors can do.
Antibiotics don’t work well. Even the most powerful ones, called carbapenems, are starting to lose effectiveness.1
To C or not to C?
For decades, doctors have debated if vitamin C lessens the impact of the common cold.
Research has been all over the place. Some studies show the vitamin does indeed help treat colds. Others say it has little, if any, effect.