Cold, Flu, and Sinus
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
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Oct. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — On Friday, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced strict new quarantine measures for anyone returning via Kennedy and Newark Liberty airports who may have had contacts with Ebola patients in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leona. The measures, which exceed current federal guidelines, [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Only about 6 percent of American hospitals have infection control procedures in place to effectively and safely handle Ebola patients, a new survey reveals. Of the 1,039 acute care hospitals that responded to the survey, about 6 percent said they were “well-prepared,” and about 5 percent [...]
By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nina Pham, the first of two Dallas nurses to be infected with Ebola while caring for a patient, is now free of the virus, officials at the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Friday. And on her way home to Texas, she got a special [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A New York City doctor who recently returned from West Africa infected with Ebola is in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital, media reports say. Dr. Craig Spencer had been working with the medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders, helping to treat Ebola patients in Guinea, [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The virus that causes common cold sores — herpes simplex — might increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, two studies by Swedish researchers suggest. In fact, being a carrier of certain antibodies to the virus can double the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers found. “The [...]