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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

  • Study Links Early Infections to Celiac Risk

    FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who have a lot of infections in the first 18 months of life may have an increased risk for celiac disease, a new study from Norway suggests. The study found that children with 10 or more respiratory and gastrointestinal infections during the first 18 months of life were [...]

  • Migrating Birds May Bring Exotic Ticks to U.S.

    FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Ticks can travel from Central and South America to the United States by hitching rides on migratory birds, a new study reveals. Some of these ticks may be carrying infectious diseases with them, the researchers said. However, there is no evidence that any ticks from these regions have established [...]

  • Colds, Flu Up Odds for Stroke in Kids, Though Risk Is Low: Study

    By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Having a cold or the flu may sometimes trigger a stroke in children — particularly those with underlying health conditions — though the overall risk remains low, a new study indicates. Comparing two groups of more than 350 children — one set had suffered “ischemic” clot-based [...]

  • Placing Large Catheter in Vein Under Collarbone Best, Study Finds

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For patients in intensive care units who need a catheter so they can receive medications easily, one placed in the vein under the collarbone appears to lower the risk of bloodstream infections and clots, a new study finds. The researchers reported that it lowered those [...]

  • Non-Antibiotic Medicine May Fight Drug-Resistant ‘Superbug’

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new mouse study suggests that a drug with a known safety record in humans might be a new weapon in the fight against the potentially deadly intestinal infection known as C. difficile. The drug is called ebselen, and it was well-tolerated in humans when tested [...]

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