Hot toddies are a popular remedy for colds and flu. This article looks at the research into their effectiveness, recipes, and some alternatives.
The flu is a common illness that affects thousands of people every year. In this article, learn about how long the flu lasts, what symptoms to expect, and when to seek medical treatment.
New research shows how the power of elderberries — the fruit of a common European and North American shrub — can help our bodies fight the flu.
A compound called tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) weakens the body's immune response to influenza infections, new research suggests.
Potential causes of chills without a fever include hypothyroidism and exercising in intense cold. Treatment may be unnecessary unless a fever develops or chills recur. Learn more here.
The cold is a common illness that usually resolves within 7–10 days. In this article, learn about what to expect, how long a cold is contagious, and when to see a doctor.
Most people can treat colds and the flu with rest and home remedies, such as garlic, honey, and zinc. Learn more about home remedies for colds and the flu here.
Essential oils are a popular natural remedy for sinus congestion, stuffiness, and a blocked nose. In this article, we look at which essential oils can help and how to use them.
In a discovery that the researchers have deemed to be 'paradigm-shifting,' 'killer' immune cells may offer protection against all types of flu virus.
It is not always possible to avoid getting sick. However, a person can take some steps to reduce the chances of catching a cold or the flu. Learn about eight evidence-based strategies here.