Uh-oh… you’re feeling those dread signs of a flu bug. Some of us, upon feeling that tickle deep in the throat, will opt for flu remedies involving a prescription for the anti-viral med Tamiflu, but is it really worth it? And is it more effective than home remedies for flu
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The scientific literature gives us some clues as to how to use oil of oregano and echinacea as a potential natural antiviral. Taking the right dosage, the right product and at the right time are all critical elements.
Even though COPD cannot be cured, it can be treated. Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms, preventing the disease from getting worse, improving the ability to exercise, preventing and treating complications, and preventing and treating exacerbations.
For those with COPD who are current smokers, the most important first treatment will be
Anyone who’s ever had a sinus infection and felt the miserable pain it causes typically has one thought in mind: sinus pressure relief.
Fortunately, there are medications as well as simple home remedies that can ease the inflammation and infection of the sinuses associated with sinusitis. These solutions can be effective
An analysis of two long-term studies on aging, one of Roman Catholic nuns and the other of Japanese-American men, showed that dementia usually derives from a group of brain disorders instead of a single one. Researchers found this was the case even when the patient was given a diagnosis of
When used properly, antibiotics can safely and effectively treat conditions such as strep throat and urinary tract infections. But the overuse and misuse of antibiotics is contributing to a growing public health threat: the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Earlier this year, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy
Since their initial use in the 1940s, antibiotics have greatly reduced death rates from infectious illness—however, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 50 percent of the time that antibiotics are used they are not optimally prescribed. The wrong drug might be given to a patient,
Your eyes itch, your nose is running and you’ve been sneezing. Is it a cold, flu or allergies? Understanding the differences will help you avoid unnecessary medications or those that might make your symptoms worse.
Allergies are triggered by something in the environment. In summer, grasses and rag-weed are common culprits.