| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:51 PM
There`s a medical mystery in the air. No we`re not talking about West Nile. This one is across the pond.
It`s a new type of coronavirus, which is from the same virus family of the common cold and very closely related to SARS? Remember SARS? It stands for...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 8:05 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - At an ill-fated press conference in 1984, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler boldly predicted an effective AIDS vaccine would be available within just two years.
But a string of failed attempts - punctuated by a...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:43 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Meditating or exercising could drastically cut the number of days people feel sick and miss work due to respiratory illnesses like colds and the flu, according to new research.
The findings are based on a small study and...
| Jul 25, 2012
Attention, freshmen: You will likely pick up more than knowledge and new friends when you start college.
There's a good chance you'll at least catch a cold from living in the tight quarters of a dormitory, physicians and students say.
"The thing (about)...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:51 PM
We're into February, traditionally when flu season peaks, and there's been barely a hint of the illness on the Peninsula, statewide or even across the country. "We really haven't seen much flu yet. I think the important word is yet," says David Trump,...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:24 PM
Do you remember having to get your head checked for lice? Well, the days of having a school nurse check your head for lice are gone, but the prevalence of head lice has not.
“Lice is as common as the common cold and is fairly prevalent in our...
| Feb 20, 2012
Now that we're deep into the cold and flu season, it's safe to assume that germs are hiding pretty much everywhere — the keypad at the grocery store checkout, the handrail on the bus, the air around that miserable-looking co-worker.
| Aug 1, 2012
| 10:19 AM
If you’re suffering from congestion, have a gravely voice and headaches, there’s a good chance you can blame allergies.
“There are a lot of problems right now,” said Dr. Timothy Linehan, an allergist with Northern Michigan Allergy...
| Aug 3, 2012
Que the, "that's what he said jokes." A sip of semen a day can keep the morning sickness away. Say what?! All together now, baby daddies around the world rejoice! Turns out the old wives tale is a reality.
According to Gordon Gallup, a Psychologist,...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Sneezing, itching nose, watery eyes — it's the common cold, right?
Maybe not. While seasonal allergies or allergic rhinitis are typically associated with a younger crowd it is not unheard of for allergists to see older adults dealing with allergy...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 5:21 PM
It had the appearance, novelty and friendliness of a mobile home.
A step inside revealed a computer and screen with enticing children’s characters.
But this was no cross-country jaunt in a motor home. A glance to the left or the right revealed...
| Aug 20, 2012
Are mosquitoes biting? Have you stepped on an anthill, been stung by a bee or been bitten by a wasp? Is an itchy spot driving you crazy?
Spray it with vinegar. Feel the relief.
Even though I rarely use vinegar for cooking, a gallon-size container...