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Health > Cold-Flu
The U.S. journal Science published research Thursday on how a mutant strain of bird flu may spread among mammals and possibly humans, following months of controversy over the risks of bioterrorism.
 
Canadian researchers have found more clues that may help lead to the creation of a universal vaccine against the seasonal flu, according to a study published on Tuesday.
 
Taking zinc may cut the time adults suffer with a common cold, but consuming it will likely come with unpleasant side effects such as nausea, according to a review of past studies.
 
Bird flu is believed to be a rare disease that kills more than half of the people it infects, but a U.S. study out Thursday suggests it may be more common and less lethal than previously thought.
 
Bird flu experts meeting in Geneva on Friday ruled that controversial research on a mutant form of the virus potentially capable of being spread among humans should be made public.
 
A stomach virus has stricken people on a third U.S. cruise ship, with a vessel sailing from New Orleans delayed by norovirus.
 
With flu fatalities continuing to climb, Taiwan's disease control authorities urged people yesterday to take precautions against the current flu outbreak that is expected to reach its peak during the Lunar New Year holiday.
 
The strain of bird flu that killed a Chinese man cannot spread among people, a health agency said Monday, appealing for calm after the country's first reported case of the disease in humans in 18 months.
 
A bus driver in southern China who contracted the bird flu virus died Saturday, health authorities said, in the nation's first reported human case of the deadly disease in 18 months.
 
Fever phobia is rampant among parents of young children, according to a myth-busting American Academy of Pediatrics report that advises against treatment every time a kid's temperature inches up.
 
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