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  1. Flu Test: Detecting Flu Viruses

    Find out how a flu test can help you feel better sooner.

  2. Cough Medicine and Cough Syrups

    Need something to stop that cough? Learn more about the ingredients and purposes of the various types of cough syrup and cough medicine so you get the right treatment.

  3. Vitamin C and Colds

    Can vitamin C really help prevent or even treat colds? Learn more about vitamin C to find out if it can help keep you well this cold season.

  4. Decongestants and Antihistamines for the Common Cold

    Learn more about decongestants and antihistamines -- and how they may help relieve your cold symptoms.

  5. Got a Cold? Find Out When to Call the Doctor

    Learn when to call the doctor when symptoms of a cold worsen. Could it be a sinus or ear infection?

  6. Is It a Stomach Flu or Influenza?

    Is it stomach flu -- officially called gastroenteritis -- or influenza? Learn the differences so you can treat your symptoms properly.

  7. Nasal Sprays for Cold Relief

    Learn more about nasal sprays and how this cold remedy may help you breathe better.

  8. Causes of the Common Cold

    Learn more about the hundreds of viruses that can cause the common cold.

  9. Anthrax - Topic Overview

    What is anthrax?Anthrax is a potentially fatal disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. These bacteria produce spores that can spread the infection. Spores are bacteria in a resting stage. Like plant seeds, they are not active until they germinate. Anthrax in humans is rare unless the spores are spread intentionally. Anthrax usually develops in cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. ...

  10. Anthrax - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about anthrax:What is anthrax?How does anthrax spread?What are the symptoms of anthrax infection?How is anthrax infection treated?What can I do to lower my risk of exposure?Being diagnosed:How is anthrax diagnosed?How can anthrax be distinguished from the flu?Getting treatment:How is anthrax treated?Can anthrax be prevented?What should I do if I think I have been exposed to anthrax? ...

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