Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How long should you stay away when you have a cold or the flu?

Most adults get around two to three colds a year, and children get even more. In terms of the flu, there are around 3-5 million severe cases of influenza worldwide each year and 290,000 to 650,000 deaths.

Medications

Home remedies: Antibiotics or home remedies

For parents, it can be hard to tell whether your child's illness requires antibiotics or if there are other ways to effectively treat his or her symptoms. To prevent overuse of these drugs, it's important to know when home ...

Health

Many health care providers work while sick

(HealthDay)—More than 40 percent of health care personnel (HCP) with influenza-like illness (ILI) work while ill, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study examines effectiveness of steroid medication for sore throat

In patients with a sore throat that didn't require immediate antibiotics, a single capsule of the corticosteroid dexamethasone didn't increase the likelihood of complete symptom resolution after 24 hours, and although more ...

Pediatrics

Will the doctor see your child now?

Parents often want medical advice when their child gets sick but only about half are very confident they can get a same day appointment with their child's provider, a new national poll finds.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global first for rheumatic fever research

The first robust evidence that supports community initiatives to prevent acute rheumatic fever has come from researchers at the University of Auckland.

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