| Jan 6, 2012
Whooping cough, or pertussis, infects babies, children and adults and looks a lot like the common cold at first — runny nose, sneezing and a mild cough or fever, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
After one to two...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Three letters a diagnosis that builds until a baby can't breathe. In adults it's just a common cold. For babies and toddlers it can be deadly.
Deralyn Pullins' mother, an intensive care nurse, is used to sitting by a patient's bedside, not her baby...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 11:15 AM
It's synonymous with comfort.
Chicken noodle soup can warm you up on cold winter days, and many believe it also provides relief from the common cold.
So when it's made from scratch and has been a menu staple for years, no wonder the recipe has a...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:29 PM
Right now a Roanoke man is very happy to be home. He spent the last six days inside LewisGale hospital after being diagnosed with meningitis.
Sherrill returned home from the hospital Tuesday night.
"It's been real tough especially being away from...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:32 AM
PETOSKEY — With the first cases of influenza of the season confirmed in Michigan, health officials are urging many to get vaccinated and for everyone to be sure and wash your hands regularly to avoid the virus.
While influenza A and B viruses have...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 2:13 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An arsenal of hand sanitizers, hygiene education and good old-fashioned soap failed to prevent asthma attacks among school children in one Alabama county.
For children with asthma, the common cold is the top trigger of symptom...
| May 7, 2012
| 7:30 AM
I would like to respond to Dan Rodricks' column on taking DNA samples from people who are arrested ("DNA: Why wait for an arrest?" May 3).
I support his opinion, but I think he could have included more reasons, especially for a general gathering of DNA....
| May 22, 2012
| 2:05 PM
The claim: The Oreck Halo vacuum and the Oreck ProShield Plus air cleaner can reduce the risk of flu and other illnesses. An infomercial claimed, “The Oreck Halo has killed up to 99.9 percent of bacteria exposed to its light in one second or less,&...
| Nov 13, 2012
Flu season is here--and it's always one of the most Googled health conditions--and for good reason.
According to the CDC--the flu kills between 3,000 and 49,000 people every year--those are scary numbers.
Dr. Hania Alaidroos of Arbor Green Family...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Over the past seven months, Jheri Stratton has been quarantined in her house for a while, ordered to wear a mask to walk her dog, and monitored twice a week by a city Health Department official who watches to ensure that she swallows a handful of pills....
| Jun 15, 2012
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The desire to cough after inhaling the spicy substance in chili peppers can be soothed by a placebo, suggesting that coughing can be controlled by more sophisticated thought centers in the brain, according to a small new study....