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Flu Shot Beats Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine?

The traditional flu shot, given as an injection in the arm, performs better than the newer nasal spray flu vaccine, according to a new study that compared the two in military personnel.

Drug-Resistant Bug Complicates Flu

It's by no means the worst flu season ever, but it's a bad one. And this year the flu has an evil ally -- drug-resistant staph infection.

Most Effective Weapon Against the Flu

The flu is a viral disease that affects 10 to 20 percent of the U.S. population annually. The most effective weapon against the disease is to get vaccinated. However, vaccine shortages sometimes mean you need to rely on other effective weapons to prevent the flu. In this case, wash your hands, pract

Gastric Flu Symptoms

The gastric flu---also known as gastroenteritis or "stomach flu"---is actually not related to the flu virus, which is an upper respiratory infection. Viruses such as the norovirus or rotavirus, as well as bacteria from food poisoning, can cause the symptoms associated with the "stomach flu."

Difference Between a Cold and Bad Allergies

When stuffy nose and incessant coughing are ruining your day, should you blame your sneezing boss or should you remove the flowers on your desk? Knowing what ails you may help you find the best ways to treat your symptoms.

Flu Shot (Influenza Vaccine)

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of the flu vaccine including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Comparing Symptoms of the Cold, Flu and H1N1 Swine Flu

Comparing the symptoms of the common cold, seasonal flu and H1N1 swine flu. Learn the symptoms of all three of these illnesses and figure out if you could have a cold, the seasonal flu or H1N1 swine flu.

Allergy Season Survival Guide

Everything you need to get you through allergy season. Get tips on how to determine if you have allergies, how to deal with the symptoms and treatment options.

Treating a Dry Cough

IntroductionA dry cough, otherwise known as a "non-productive cough," can be one of the most frustrating ailments you can experience. A dry cough is a throat condition that is accompanied by a constant dry and itchy feeling deep in your throat. This can irritate your throat and cause it...

Flu Vaccine Just 18% Effective This Year

It’s no secret this year’s flu shots didn’t work as well as doctors had hoped. But the news got worse Thursday when the CDC revised its estimates of the flu vaccine’s effectiveness downward even further, from 23% to 18%.

FDA Approves New Flu Vaccine

A new flu vaccine called Afluria was approved for U.S. marketing by the Food and Drug Administration Friday.

Home Remedy for Coughing Spells

Coughing is common when the throat is irritated or inflamed, and when the throat or lungs have foreign material or mucus to be expelled. Allergies, colds and other viruses, and general irritants such as breathing in smoke or pollutants can cause coughing. Several natural home remedies are cough-reli

Swine Flu Vaccine Fast Track

Pandemic swine flu vaccine should be fast-tracked, with vaccinations starting in mid-September, according to a recommendation by the National Biodefense Safety Board.