News tagged with viral respiratory infections

Cloth masks—dangerous to your health?

The widespread use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral infections and their global use should be discouraged, according to a UNSW study.

Apr 22, 2015
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When colds, flu lead to complications in kids

(HealthDay)—About one-third of children with viral infections severe enough to land them in the hospital end up with serious complications—such as pneumonia, seizures and brain swelling, a new study finds.

Aug 04, 2014
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Why kids breathe easier in summer

A good night's sleep is important to our children's development. But with the first day of school just passed, many children are at increased risk for sleep breathing disorders that can impair their mental ...

Sep 17, 2013
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