Three major types of infections cause meningitis - bacterial, viral, and fungal - and the nature and severity of symptoms vary depending on the microorganism involved. Prompt diagnosis and treatment is important.
Learn about this common, highly-contagious respiratory infection. Young children and adults with chronic medical conditions are at risk for serious complications.
Although it can be difficult to tell the difference between a cold and the flu, in most cases, symptoms of the flu are more severe and come on more suddenly.
Proper handwashing is the single best way to prevent colds - so lather up and scrub away germs!
Many people swear by the dietary supplement zinc as an effective cold remedy. But is it truly the holy grail of relief as some say?
Ear infections are common—especially in children. Learn what to do about these painful conditions that can sometimes affect hearing.
Did you know that using antibiotics incorrectly can prevent them working for future infections?
Upcoming business trip? Find out if you should be concerned about exposure to viruses.