Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do I have the flu or not?

A person has all the signs of flu: fever, chills, cough, headache and fatigue. But just because the signs are there, it's not a foregone conclusion that flu is the cause as there are other viruses and illnesses with shared ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sometimes, headaches can be an emergency. Here's when.

(HealthDay)—Nearly everyone has a headache now and then. Most of the time, relief is just an over-the-counter pill away. Other times, learning ways to relax and relieve tension, or getting treatment for sinus infections ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Human trials target superbugs

The first human trials of a new approach to fight superbugs by starving them of iron are underway in South Australia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Team recommends shared decision-making in treating adult sinusitis

In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center's Distinguished Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, recommends a process of shared decision-making between ...

Medications

Why we're losing the fight against antibiotic resistance

Doctors often tell patients to take a "course" of antibiotics, because a partially treated infection may result in relapse with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But where does this advice come from?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When antibiotics are needed

(HealthDay)—Overuse of antibiotics is one of the main causes of antibiotic resistance, a major public health threat in the United States.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tackling chronic sinusitis by addressing underlying factors

The stuffy noses and sinus pressure of head colds are uncomfortable, but for most people, they go away within days. For those with chronic sinusitis, however, those symptoms and others drag on for weeks. Now scientists are ...

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