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virus

Battling the bug

The more you know about norovirus, the better your odds of avoiding this pernicious pathogen.

Fighting flu? Mind your heart

Decongestants and other medicines used to treat cold and flu symptoms can sometimes exacerbate high blood pressure or heart problems.

Flu is on the rise

Flu season is ramping up. Luckily there’s still time to get vaccinated. But do it soon.

Growing menace: Asian longhorned tick

The invasive species has already made itself known in more than nine states.

Got a cold or trying to avoid one?

Zinc and vitamin C might offer relief (and maybe prevention), but you're better off focusing on a balanced diet.

5 telltale kid coughs

The sound of your child's cough could help you determine if it's something simple—or something more.

Who will and who won’t get the flu?

New "biomarker" can be used to indicate a person's susceptibility to flu viruses.

Is it a cold or flu? Here’s how to tell

Influenza activity is high across the nation—get the 411 on flu symptoms.

Irresistible change

They’ve long been a first-line treatment for a host of maladies—but what does the future hold for antibiotics?

A shot at college

The postsecondary world can produce curious intellectuals, but it’s also ground zero to some heinous germs. The solution? Vaccinate.

Zika’s set to return to mainland U.S., but budget cuts threaten response

Health experts warn that less federal funding will make it hard to battle the birth defect-causing virus.

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