Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New vaccine offers fresh take on malaria fight

Early research on a new approach to protecting against malaria is offering promising, potentially long-lasting results against the persistent parasite that sickens hundreds of millions people each year.

Health

Should you exercise when you're sick?

You just worked out all of the kinks in your workout routine and now…you're sick. What do you do? Do you sweat through it or forsake the gym for a much-needed nap? Follow these tips for working out when you're sick.

Genetics

ZIP code or genetic code?

When it comes to disease and health, which is more powerful—zip code or genetic code?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lung neuropeptide exacerbates lethal influenza virus infection

Severe influenza virus infection is characterized by a strong inflammatory response and profuse viral replication in lungs. These viruses, such as the notorious avian flu, have a high rate of death and to date there are no ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Home remedies: Healthy use of humidifiers

Humidifiers can ease problems caused by dry air. Dry sinuses, bloody noses and cracked lips—humidifiers can help soothe these familiar problems caused by dry indoor air. Humidifiers can also help ease symptoms of a cold ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Top flu expert warns of a swine flu-bird flu mix

(AP) -- Bird flu kills more than 60 percent of its human victims, but doesn't easily pass from person to person. Swine flu can be spread with a sneeze or handshake, but kills only a small fraction of the people it infects.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Get your flu shot before the flu is widespread: CDC

(HealthDay)—While relatively few cases of flu have surfaced so far in the United States, health officials say the holiday season will likely change that, so everyone should get a flu shot now.

Health

Should I get the flu shot if I'm pregnant?

Australia experienced a severe flu season last year with over a quarter of a million confirmed cases. Pregnant women are a high‐risk group where the disease can cause more serious illness when compared to the general population.

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