Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Best foods to eat when you have a stomach bug

Viral gastroenteritis is an intestinal infection marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, headache, muscle aches and sometimes fever. It's often called a stomach bug or the stomach flu, but it's not ...


Researchers find a clue to fighting fatal influenza

When influenza (or flu) reaches the critical stage, there are no specific treatments available for patients. Now new research has identified a key to this sometimes fatal condition, and opened the door to possible cures.

Medical economics

Study investigates using telemedicine for flu diagnosis

Imagine you're feeling achy. You have a cough, and you might have a fever. It's flu season, so you want to have a doctor check you out. Almost a quarter of Americans now opt for a telehealth visit, which public health experts ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Expert explains RSV prevention for vulnerable populations

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that seriously affects vulnerable populations such as infants, young children and older adults. Dr. Wasem Alsabbagh, associate professor at the University of Waterloo School ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immune cells present long before infection can predict flu symptoms

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists, in collaboration with the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) Limited, found that immune cells present in people months before influenza (flu) infection ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First H3N8 bird flu death recorded in China

A woman has died from H3N8 bird flu in China, the World Health Organization reported Tuesday—the first known human fatality from the avian influenza strain.

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