Despite an abundance of research on strep, there is still a great deal of debate in the scientific community over whether and when people should get tested and treated for it.
Rates of flu vaccination are down for children. That leaves them and us vulnerable to the flu and its complications.
Flu vaccines remain the most effective method available to prevent flu illness, especially severe illness.
To combat the decline in immunity as we age, specific boosters are available for people aged over 65. Here’s how they work, and why they are needed.
As people flock back to offices and pack public transport, we’re seeing more cases of the flu than in recent years. The flu shot isn’t perfect but it cuts your chance of being hospitalised.
Knowing if you have COVID or the flu can affect when you get vaccinated, need a particular antiviral, or if you need to work from home. But these combination tests can be expensive.
Some of the prescription medications you’re taking may not mix with over-the-counter drugs.
Similar to the patterns seen with COVID-19, flu and RSV, HMPV is making a comeback after years of being repressed by people wearing masks and social distancing.
A combination of high demand and poor stock planning may explain current problems.
Here are some simple things you can do everyday to help your immune system fight off infections.
Evidence-based tools for dialectical behaviour therapy can help us manage family stressors during the virulent respiratory virus season.
There are many things you can do to help your pet when they’re sick.
During the 1918 flu pandemic, white people died at similar rates to Black Americans, according to a new study – a very different pattern than what occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Decades of research show that respiratory illnesses are dramatically reduced when people wear face masks.
Nobody wants a case of COVID or flu as a take-home gift from their office Christmas party.
Family physicians are on the frontline of health care, and their observations and support can help us get through the upcoming winter season.
In 2020, with adult ICUs at risk of being overwhelmed, we wore masks and accepted restrictions. Now pediatric intensive care is at risk. Will leaders follow the evidence and tell us to mask up?
Respiratory viruses are hitting young children and infants particularly hard this fall and winter season, and experts don’t yet know exactly why.
Flu and COVID-19 are expected to make headway during the current respiratory virus season. The best way to stay healthy is vaccination in conjunction with personal protective measures.
Problems arise when there are too many unwarranted visits to GPs for cold symptoms. Occasionally, though, a cold might turn into something that needs specific diagnosis and treatment.