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Common Cold

A woman blows her nose. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

New Website Tracks Sickness Via Social Media

With the recent drastic temperature changes many North Texans may be starting to feel under the weather. But did you ever wish you knew what illnesses were going around your neck of the woods before they got to you?

11/12/2013

Mushrooms growing from the compost at the base of zucchini plants.  Katy used mushroom compost, which probably explains the mushrooms growing here.  (Photo credit Katy Camp, CBS 11 News)

Finding Flu-Fighting Foods

They’re not on the level of hand-washing and flu vaccinations, but there are some foods that can boost your immunity to help you fight the flu.

01/11/2013

A maid makes the bed in a hotel room. (credit: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Pack Sanitizer Before Checking In To Hotels

If your summer vacation plans include a hotel stay, you may want to pack an extra supply of hand sanitizer—and maybe even some disinfecting wipes.

06/18/2012

A man covers his face while sneezing in a garden. (credit: Getty Images/Jim Watson/AFP)

Doctors: Mild Winter Equals Severe Allergy Season

Maybe it hit you over the weekend or perhaps a few weeks ago regardless, if you’re itching, sneezing, have a runny nose and watery eyes — you’re not alone. Medical experts say the mild winter means allergies are and will be much worse this year.

04/24/2012

Boxes of over-the-counter cold medication are shown. (credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

FDA Cracks Down On Untested Cold Medicines

The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it will remove roughly 500 unapproved cold and allergy medications from the market as part of an ongoing crackdown on ineffective prescription drugs.

CBSDFW.COM–03/02/2011

baby

Doctors Say RSV More Severe In 2011

Seven-month-old Rider Mathine is usually a happy baby. “If he’s fussy, I know something’s wrong,” said his mother Ricki.

02/23/2011

A man coughing. (credit: Getty Images/Andreas Rentz)

Got A Cold? Study Says Echinacea Won’t Help Much

Got the sniffles? The largest study of the popular herbal remedy echinacea finds it won’t help you get better any sooner.

CBSDFW.COM–12/20/2010

(credit: AP Photo/Christof Stache)

Preventing The Common Cold & A Looming Cure?

Two separate studies are bringing new hope that one day, perhaps even in the coming decade, humanity may defeat the common cold.

CBSDFW.COM–11/05/2010