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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What does recovery from COVID-19 look like?

Unless you or someone you know has been infected with the coronavirus, it may be hard to imagine what it's like to have COVID-19—and recover from it.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus symptoms multiply as pandemic deepens

Every week, it seems, the list of coronavirus symptoms—ranging from disagreeable to deadly, from "COVID toes" to toxic shock—grows longer.

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