Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common cold combats influenza

As the flu season approaches, a strained public health system may have a surprising ally—the common cold virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cold plasma against the coronavirus

Many seriously ill COVID-19 patients must contend with more than just the coronavirus. Approximately half of the people who were mechanically ventilated yet still died had acquired additional infections in hospital. Cold ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How much do I need to clean at home?

It's a big ask to wipe down everything in sight to avoid bringing COVID-19 home, but having a strategy will keep it manageable, says a University of Alberta expert.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus could become seasonal: top US scientist

There is a strong chance the new coronavirus could return in seasonal cycles, a senior US scientist said Wednesday, underscoring the urgent need to find a vaccine and effective treatments.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infectious diseases A to Z: the common cold versus the flu

Influenza and the common cold are respiratory illnesses caused by viruses. The more intense flu symptoms tend to come on more abruptly than the gradual, more mild symptoms of a cold. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can you die from a common cold?

Most people know that the flu can kill. Indeed, the so-called Spanish flu killed 50 million people in 1918—more than were killed in the first world war. But what about the common cold? Can you really catch your death?

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