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Face Masks for Flu? Don't Reuse Them

There is no guaranteed safe way to reuse face masks as protection against flu in the event of a pandemic, a government panel's report concluded.

Structure of Influenza B Virus

There are three types of influenza viruses: A, B and C. Types A and B are structurally similar. Type C is genetically different and non-symptomatic, so it receives little medical attention. These influenza viruses are from the RNA family called Orthomyxoviridae. Despite similarities between types A

Tubes for Ear Infections

Ear tubes are plastic and shaped like a hollow spool. Doctors suggest tubes for children who have repeat ear infections.

Teen Drug Abuse of Cough Medicine DXM

Teen drug abuse of cough and cold medicine is common and dangerous. Could you spot the warning signs? WebMD has tips for parents and teens.

How to Prevent Colds Using Nasal Irrigation

In a study published in the Archives of Otolarygology in 2008, researchers found that children who performed daily saline nasal irrigation (SNI) had significantly fewer symptoms of upper respiratory infections, like runny nose, congestion, cough and sore throat, than children who did not perform the

1 Swine Flu Shot Enough?

One swine flu shot may be all adults need for immunity against the pandemic H1N1 swine flu virus.

Ear Tubes

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Swine Flu Vaccines Get FDA Nod

The FDA has approved four swine flu vaccines, which will make up 96% of the 195 million doses the U.S. has purchased. Vaccinations will start by mid-October.

Over-the-Counter Sulfate-Free Cold Remedies

Sneezing, a runny nose, coughing, congestion and fever can all signal the onset of a cold. The common cold is caused from a viral infection of the upper respiratory system and is spread through physical contact or when an infected person sneezes or coughs nearby. According to the Mayo Clinic, there

Swine Flu Vaccine by October, Say Makers

Vaccine makers told an FDA panel of experts that they're moving ahead with rushed plans to produce a swine flu vaccine and could have doses ready to distribute to the public by mid-October.

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Tamiflu's Effectiveness Doubted

Widely used antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu and Relenza may not prevent complications such as pneumonia in healthy people, according to a new investigation and analysis.