New research shows that a lack of sleep really can make you sick. Sleeplessness can be directly tied to illnesses, like the common cold.
Could a relatively obscure herpes virus be keeping you from getting a positive pregnancy test? A study has found that the little-known member of the human herpesvirus family -- HHV-6A -- infects the lining o...
Cold sore, herpes simplex, canker sore, acne or something else? Here, a physician offers some information about the differences.
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.
As if the bacteria and viruses lurking on every kind of public transport weren't enough, chances are, your hotel room is full of germs, too.
Research shows that zinc acetate lozenges may actually shorten the duration of many common cold sympt
Scientists have found that patients with inflammatory bowel diseases had a greater variety of viruses in their digestive systems than did healthy people.
It’s not just your imagination: The common cold really can spread more in cooler temperatures.
What do you say to a mother who just lost her child? To a neighbor who just lost her friend? Varbah Dolley often faces these scenarios fighting Ebola.
Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by a virus. Find out more about it and how it can be avoided here.
Why shouldn't kids take aspirin? Find out about the dangers from a type of liver injury called Reye's Syndrome.
Measles symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough and a rash all over the body - and it is actually the most deadly of all childhood rash/fever illnesses.
Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhea and dehydration in young infants worldwide. Here's a look a the symptoms, and how you can try to avoid it.
Research suggests that chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with changes in the brain involving brain circuits that regulate motor activity & motivation.