Can you use Vicks on a baby?
There are many people who believe using Vicks VapoRub on a baby's feet can help reduce a cough and congestion. However, some of the active ingredients in Vicks are not safe for young children. In this article, learn whether Vicks is safe for babies, as well as about alternative ointments for cough relief.
3-D structure of 1918 influenza virus-like particles created
Virus-like particles (VLPs) are protein-based structures that mimic viruses and bind to antibodies. Because VLPs aren't infectious, they show promise as vaccine platforms for many viral diseases, including influenza. Since details about influenza VLPs are scant, a team of researchers developed a 3-D model based on the 1918 H1 pandemic influenza virus.
Is it safe to give infants Benadryl?
Allergic reactions are common in children and infants, but are anti-allergy medicines safe for all ages? Benadryl is not generally safe for use in infants under 2, though it can be used under a doctor's orders in infants between 2 and 5. Learn about the safety, risks, and dosages of Benadryl for infants here.
Change health messaging to focus on potential impact to help stop the next pandemic
Changing public health messaging to focus on the impact of our actions -- for example, the potentially harmful impact of infecting a colleague with a cold, rather than whether we will infect them if we go into work in the first place -- could have significant implications for how we deal with global threats, according to a new study.
What can I do to make my cough go away?
It is common to have a mild cough at times. People can often treat a cough at home with remedies that include ginger, thyme, and slippery elm. Other natural treatments include steam inhalation and dietary changes. Here, learn more about the natural remedies for a cough and how to prevent them in the first place.
What are the symptoms of viral pneumonia?
Viral pneumonia causes symptoms that include a cough, fever, and chills. It often occurs as a complication of the common cold. Those more at risk include young children and older adults. The condition usually resolves without treatment, but doctors may prescribe antiviral medication. Learn about viral pneumonia here.
Higher doses of rifampin appear more effective in fighting TB without increasing risk of adverse events
Higher daily doses of rifampin, a cornerstone of tuberculosis treatment, killed more TB bacteria in sputum cultures, and the higher doses did so without increasing the adverse effects of treatment, according to a randomized controlled trial.
How the flu virus builds a better mousetrap
For the first time, scientists have directly visualized real-time structural changes in the surface protein of the influenza virus that may help the virus fuse with and enter target cells before hijacking them. Single molecules of the protein were found to stretch toward target cells, then refold and try again 5 to 10 times per second. The discovery may help develop more effective vaccines and better understand other viruses, including Ebola, HIV, and SARS.
What is a differential blood test?
The differential blood test tells doctors how many of each type of white blood cell are in the body. Knowing these levels can help a doctor to diagnose a variety of acute and chronic illnesses. In this article, learn about the types of white blood cell and how to interpret the results of a differential blood test.
Flu's response to new drug explored
The new influenza drug Xofluza was approved for clinical use in Japan in February 2018. Scientists have now investigated the drug's mode of action in detail, and uncovered possible mechanisms by which viral resistance to it could emerge.
Pollen allergy: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Pollen allergies are a common but irritating problem for many people. There are different types of pollen, so people may experience symptoms at different times of the year depending on which plants affect them. Learn about the types of pollen allergies, symptoms, treatment, and home remedies in this article.
Journey into the lungs of mice infected with influenza
A new tool they call FluVision allows researchers to witness influenza infection in a living animal in action, helping them better understand what happens when a virus infects the lungs and the body responds.
New therapeutic target for slowing the spread of flu virus
Influenza A (flu A) hijacks host proteins for viral RNA splicing and blocking these interactions caused replication of the virus to slow, which could point to novel strategies for antiviral therapies.
Common infections during pregnancy
During pregnancy, a person’s body goes through many changes. Some of these changes may make it more likely for them to get certain infections. In this article, we look at common vaginal and whole-body infections that affect women during pregnancy, how these infections might affect the baby, and how to prevent them.
Scientists discover biomarker for flu susceptibility
Researchers have found a way to predict whether someone exposed to the flu virus is likely to become ill. They used a computational approach to pinpoint a blood-based genetic biomarker to determine an individual's susceptibility to the disease.
Common symptoms of a sinus infection
Sinus infections, or sinusitis, occur when a virus of bacteria enters the sinuses. The symptoms of sinusitis are similar to a cold, but it also involves a feeling of pressure and congestion in the sinuses. Read on for a list of common symptoms and treatments for sinus infections.
How to slow down Ebola
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The phylogenetic tree of the 2013-2016 Ebola epidemic doesn't just tell us how the Ebola virus was able to evolve: it also reveals which events and preventive measures accelerated or slowed down its spread. These findings open up new perspectives for the containment of epidemics.
Everything you need to know about aspiration pneumonia
Aspiration pneumonia is an infection that may occur if a person breathes something in instead of swallowing it. The germs from food particles, saliva, vomit, or other substances may infect the airways and lead to aspiration pneumonia. In this article, learn more about the treatment and complications.
Flu virus is protected by mucus when airborne, regardless of humidity
Mucus and other airway secretions that are expelled when a person with the flu coughs or exhales appear to protect the virus when it becomes airborne, regardless of humidity levels, a creative experiment discovered. The results refute long-standing studies that indicated the influenza virus degrades and is inactivated sooner as the humidity increases.
Could 'dog flu' be the next pandemic?
A new study confirms that the influenza virus can jump from pigs to dogs. Rapidly changing, some are concerned it could cause the next flu pandemic.