Antibiotics have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms they're designed to kill have adapted, making them less effective.
It's not just the flu virus that's causing problems - there are also many flu vaccine myths that are keeping people from doing more to prevent influenza.
You're not the only one who has suffered from a cough that lingers for weeks. Here's a look at why that might be happening.
You’re feeling pretty lousy. You've got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? Here's a chart that can help you tell.
Instead of an apple a day, could a hug a day keep the doctor away? According to research, hugs for health may not be that far-fetched of an idea.
Vaccines delivered using microneedles can protect people against infection even better than the standard needle-delivered vaccine.
A physician offers some information about how healthcare providers figure out if your sore throat is caused by strep.
Research shows that zinc acetate lozenges may actually shorten the duration of many common cold sympt
Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passage, and can be serious, especially for infants.
One of the best things you can do to avoid getting and sharing the flu is to use these hospital-proven flu prevention techniques.
It's almost impossible to imagine antibiotics soon could no longer work. Unfortunately, the threat of antibiotic resistance is very real.
It’s not just your imagination: The common cold really can spread more in cooler temperatures.
Differences in the composition of gut microbes in different populations may impact vaccine immunity. Find out more here.
OTC medications can relieve the minor aches and pains associated with conditions such as headaches, fever, colds, flu, arthritis, toothaches and cramps.
How can sniffles and other symptoms arise when it’s not cold and flu season? Is there any way to dodge summertime colds?