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Cold and flu can be extremely contagious and are usually more common at certain times of the year. Learn about the differences between the common cold and the flu, as well as symptoms and effective treatment methods.

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History of Influenza

Thanks to advances in research and medicine, we no longer have to worry about influenza have the same devastating effects as it did in the 1900s . Check out facts and history about influenza.


The Ultimate Flu Quiz

 The Ultimate Flu Quiz

The flu strikes during the winter months, causing symptoms for days. Take this quiz and learn about the flu. See more »

The Ultimate Flu Vaccination Quiz

 The Ultimate Flu Vaccination Quiz

The flu vaccination involves a yearly shot with minimal side effects. Take this quiz and learn about the flu vaccination. See more »

The Ultimate Starving a Fever Quiz

 The Ultimate Starving a Fever Quiz

Starving a fever was once considered sound medical advice. Take this quiz and learn about the effects of starving a fever. See more »

The Ultimate Avian Flu Quiz

 The Ultimate Avian Flu Quiz

The avian flu originates from birds and is a particularly vicious and deadly flu strain. Take this quiz and learn about avian flu. See more »

5 Benefits of Zinc When Fighting a Cold

 5 Benefits of Zinc When Fighting a Cold

There are many benefits of zinc when fighting a cold. Visit Discovery Health to learn about 5 benefits of zinc when fighting a cold. See more »

5 Tips for Choosing a Cold-reduction Medicine

 5 Tips for Choosing a Cold-reduction Medicine

There are many things to consider when choosing a cold reduction medicine. Visit Discovery Health to learn 5 tips for choosing cold reduction medicines. See more »

5 Ways to Get Rid of a Cold

 5 Ways to Get Rid of a Cold

Getting rid of a pesky cold can be tricky. Visit Discovery Health to learn about 5 ways to get rid of a cold. See more »

How can I help protect my family from catching colds?

 How can I help protect my family from catching colds?

How can I protect my family from catching colds? Visit HowStuffWorks to find out how to protect your family from catching colds. See more »

10 Ways Not to Catch Your Kid's Cold

 10 Ways Not to Catch Your Kid's Cold

They get the cold from school, pass it on to you and soon the whole household is sick. Check out 10 ways not to catch your kid's cold at TLC Family. See more »

Cold Quiz

 Cold Quiz

This cold quiz will test your knowledge about this common type of ailment. See how well you do on this cold quiz from Discovery Health. See more »