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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

  • Guidelines for Preventing Catheter Infections in ICU Often Ignored: Study

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many health-care providers don’t follow guidelines meant to reduce the risk of infection from catheters placed in the arteries of intensive care unit patients, a new study finds. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says health-care providers should wear sterile gloves, a surgical cap and mask, and [...]

  • Despite Pockets of Resistance, Most U.S. Kids Getting Vaccinated

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than nine out of 10 U.S. children entered kindergarten last school year protected with the proper immunizations, federal health officials reported Thursday. But, vaccination rates continue to lag in a number of states — a worrisome finding, especially in light of the recent measles outbreak, [...]

  • Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection, Study Finds

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Flu vaccines offer moderate protection throughout most of the flu season, a new study shows. The research included more than 1,700 Americans of all ages. The participants all got flu shots. The researchers followed them for four flu seasons, from 2010-2011 through 2013-2014. Annual flu shots offered up to six [...]

  • Too Few Gay Teens Get HIV Tests, Study Finds

    Gay teen boys are much less likely to get tested for HIV than older gay males, researchers report.

  • Antiviral Drug May Prevent Ebola, Small Study Suggests

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Antiviral drugs may help protect people from developing Ebola after exposure to the deadly virus, a new case study suggests. “We are excited to publish the first report of an antiviral-based post-exposure treatment against Ebola-virus infection in humans. We believe this work justifies further study of this postexposure treatment [...]

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