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.

Medical research

Your genetics influence how resilient you are to cold temperatures

Some people just aren't bothered by the cold, no matter how low the temperature dips. And the reason for this may be in a person's genes. Our new research shows that a common genetic variant in the skeletal muscle gene, ACTN3, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. may duck a COVID surge from variant that sent Britain reeling

More infectious COVID-19 variants are spreading in the U.S. at the same time as cases are falling and the national vaccination campaign is picking up steam. Put it all together, a Harvard epidemiologist said Friday, and it ...

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