Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New worry: 'Flurona,' when COVID meets the flu

(HealthDay)—It's a COVID phenomenon that had, until now, gone relatively unnoticed: You can be infected with COVID-19 and the flu at the same time.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Is the common cold really much worse this year?

Many people are reporting the "worst cold ever". But are colds really much worse this year? And, if so, what is causing it? We asked consultant microbiologist Fidelma Fitzpatrick to explain.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19, cold, allergies and the flu: What are the differences?

If you have signs or symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it's important that you contact your health care provider right away for medical advice. But COVID-19, the common cold, seasonal allergies and the flu ...

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Can scientists take the STING out of common respiratory viruses?

University of North Carolina School of Medicine scientists have made a curious discovery about a well-known human protein that helps the immune system fight viral infections. The lab of Stan Lemon MD, and colleagues found ...

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.

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