Colds & Flu

Cold and flu are common and affect most people many times during their lives. To learn more on effectively treating and preventing colds or flu, follow this board or visit our Health24 Colds & Flu centre:
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Is it true that you should feed a cold and starve a fever?

We've all heard of the proverb: feed a cold and starve a fever. And where does chicken soup fit into treating colds and flu?

Why there's no cure for the common cold |

Catch a Cold, Save Some Coin - 8 Ways to Save Money When You Get Sick (considering how often i can feel not-so-hot.

Experimental drug shows promise against dangerous viruses

Coronaviruses infect birds and mammals, and include severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).

Flu shots may not always work for obese people

Research indicates that immune cells that guard against the virus don't function properly in obese individuals.

SEE: How long the flu virus lasts in your body

As winter settles in, we'll find ourselves more susceptible to catching the flu. Take a look at how long you'll be under the weather and how long the virus can survive.

'Swine flu' vaccine unlikely to raise birth defect risk

A new Swedish study indicates that first trimester administration of vaccine does not seem to increase congenital birth defects.

No need to panic about swine flu

Multiple vaccinations may not afford better protection against influenza viruses than fewer inoculations, according to an Australian study of vaccine.

Does green mucus mean you’re infectious and need antibiotics? | Health24

The most contagious phase of a cold is early in the 'runny nose' phase – not later when the secretions become coloured.

Flu shot may extend type 2 diabetics' lives

According to a study, getting a flu vaccination also appeared to protect type 2 diabetics against hospitalisations for stroke and heart and breathing problems.