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You've got a stuffy nose, a sore throat, and a pounding headache, but how do you know if it's a cold or the flu?

Cold, Flu, and Sinus News

  • Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Dense bunches of bacteria called biofilms can be found on most colon polyps and cancers, a new study finds. The researchers said these biofilms were especially prevalent on the right side of the colon. The presence of these biofilms may represent an increased likelihood of colon cancer and could [...]

  • CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. and state health officials are investigating a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples that has killed at least four people and sickened 28 others in 10 states. Consumers should not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples until more information becomes available, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control [...]

  • Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Traveling through the same U.S. airport gate, one infected passenger transmitted the measles virus to three others within a four-hour time span, illustrating just how easily the virus can spread, a new report shows. “The exposures in this report were not prolonged and occurred in a domestic rather than [...]

  • Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Ebola’s entrance into the United States — along with Angelina Jolie’s chickenpox and the National Hockey League’s mumps outbreak — have highlighted cracks in the nation’s public health defense against infectious disease, according to a new health policy report released Thursday. Half of U.S. states are [...]

  • Many Flu Infections Aren’t Good Match for Vaccine: CDC

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The flu is starting to tighten its grip on much of the United States, particularly in the South and Midwest, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. And more than half of the flu infections examined so far have been caused by the strain known as influenza [...]

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