A new study reveals that delivering a flu vaccine using a new type of skin patch can stimulate an appropriate immune response without side effects in mice.
Certain foods may help fight flu symptoms and support recovery. We explore foods a person should avoid and foods that may help when the flu strikes.
Although it is much more common to get a cold in the winter months, people can also get colds in the summer. In this article, learn about the symptoms, how to tell summer colds from allergies, and how to treat them.
A study in mice found that antibiotic treatments leave the lungs more vulnerable to flu infection. How? The drugs' effect on gut bacteria plays a key role.
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.