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?
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THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) — A shortage of a critical tuberculosis drug has hampered the efforts of health departments across the United States to contain the spread of the highly infectious lung disease, federal officials report. The drug, isoniazid (INH), was first used in 1951 and is one of four drugs considered to be the [...]
Man’s best friend may bring millions more microscopic pals into the average human home, a new study suggests. Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado found that homes with dogs have more bacteria than other homes, including germs rarely found in households without dogs.
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) — A child whose mother lived near heavy traffic while pregnant faces a relatively higher risk for developing a respiratory infection before the age of 3, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at data involving nearly 1,300 pairs of mothers and infants from eastern Massachusetts. All the mothers began study participation [...]
There are few things more inviting than a cool, clear pool on a hot summer day. But a new federal report will have you thinking twice before dipping a toe in the water. Fifty-eight percent of pool filter samples taken from Atlanta area pools last summer contained E. coli, a bacteria found in human feces.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) — The tainted steroid injections linked to 55 recent U.S. deaths also caused many less lethal infections, more than half of them concentrated in Michigan, federal health officials reported Thursday. Spinal meningitis deaths caused by contaminated back-pain treatments made the news for weeks last fall. But less attention [...]
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