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How Sore Throat Without Strep Could Still Be Serious
When a patient has a sore throat but not strep, doctors usually prescribe rest and lots of fluids. However, aching throats may warrant more serious medical attention.
Smoking May Be Even Riskier Than Once Thought
Smokers, it’s never too late to quit — and there may now be even more good reasons to do so.
This Flu Rx May Really Work
Coughing, fever, aches and pains. Flu symptoms can be miserable. Good news, though — a medication may shorten that misery.
Hospitalized for Pneumonia? Watch Out for Your Heart
Heart risks can show up in some surprising places.
Common Cold and Flu Myths
With cold and flu season well underway, popular myths about these unwanted holiday visitors are circulating along with the sniffles.
Influenza is an Epidemic in 22 States
As more states report flu cases and hospitalizations climb, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared the flu an epidemic.
High-Dose Flu Shot Boosted Immunity in Elderly
A high-dose flu vaccine isn’t any more fun than the regular version, but if you have to be stuck with a needle to prevent the flu, it’s nice to know it works well.
BioCryst's Rapivab Receives FDA Approval for the Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Influenza
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Nasdaq:BCRX) a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of treatments for rare and infectious diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved RAPIVAB (peramivir injection), an intravenous (i.v.) neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in patients 18 years and older who have been symptomatic for no more than two days.
Flu Vaccine Vanquished Virus for Millions
The flu vaccine may have kept millions of people in the United States flu-free last year.
RSV Not as Dangerous as Once Thought
Good news for parents: babies face much less of a threat from respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, than was once thought.