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
THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Researchers who sequenced the genome of a deadly fungus say their achievement offers a genetic map for finding weaknesses in the fungus in order to fight it. Cryptococcus neoformans causes millions of cases of pneumonia and meningitis every year, says a team of scientists that spent 10 years [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While the United States has seen a decline in the number of Salmonella illnesses in recent years, there’s been little progress overall in reducing food poisoning outbreaks, health officials say. “The news is mixed,” Dr. Robert Tauxe, deputy director of the U.S. Centers for [...]
THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds. Researchers looked at different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause microbial keratitis. This is an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can cause [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have successfully tested in animals a new drug that might one day protect people infected with measles from getting sick, according to a new report. “In people who are not vaccinated against measles due to health issues — like severe immune-compromised people, for example, cancer [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials report. This season’s flu virus didn’t reach those pandemic proportions because of prior [...]