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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.


What causes the common cold?

 What causes the common cold?

What causes the common cold? Learn about cold causes and what makes you sneeze and have a runny nose at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Seasonal Flu Information for People 65 Years and Older

 Seasonal Flu Information for People 65 Years and Older

Know all aging and care giving information protect the elderly people in your life. Get aging and for caregivers information from Discovery Health. See more »

 Info for Parents and Parents to be

Flu information for parents and parents to be can helpful for preventing the flu. Get great information for parents and parents to be from Discovery Health. See more »

Should I be vaccinated for the flu?

 Should I be vaccinated for the flu?

Getting vaccinated for the flu is a heavily debated topic from some. Learn whether or not you should get vaccinated from Discovery Health. See more »

 What is Swine Flu and how is it different from regular winter Flus?

The swine flu has major differences from the seasonal flu. Learn about the swine flu and how it differs from the common flu from Discovery Health. See more »

Will going out with wet hair really give you a cold?

 Will going out with wet hair really give you a cold?

Will going out with wet hair really give you a cold? Find out whether it's true that going out with wet hair will really give you a cold. See more »

How do you know if you have swine flu or seasonal flu?

 How do you know if you have swine flu or seasonal flu?

Would you know if you had swine flu or seasonal flu? Symptoms can be similar. See what to look out for to tell if you have swine flu or seasonal flu. See more »

Should you really starve a fever?

 Should you really starve a fever?

Should you really starve a fever? Get the biology behind how "starve a fever" could work and whether it's really advisable. See more »

Should you really feed a cold?

 Should you really feed a cold?

Should you really feed a cold, or is this just an old wives' tale? Get the science behind the "feed a cold" saying in this article. See more »

Don't Ignore These Symptoms!

Ignoring symptoms of an illness can have drastic effects on your body. Learn more about not ignoring symptoms of a disease from Discovery Health. See more »