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Strep Throat: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment
By Anita Wong Your Health

Strep Throat: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

It’s not unusual to get a sore throat when cold and flu season strikes, but if your throat feels particularly painful, you may have strep throat. Here are the common signs and causes of strep throat plus a look at how it’s treated and what you can do to prevent catching it!

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Why Do We Sneeze? Interesting Facts About Sneezing
By Katherine George Your Health

Why Do We Sneeze? Interesting Facts About Sneezing

Why do we sneeze? It doesn’t only occur when we inhale something strange like pepper or dust, it can happen when we look at a bright light or when we pluck our eyebrows! In this article, we’ll explore the answer to this question and cover some other interesting facts about sneezing…

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Bird Flu Has Made a Comeback, Driving up Prices for Holiday Turkeys
By Yuko Sato Your Health

Bird Flu Has Made a Comeback, Driving up Prices for Holiday Turkeys

An outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza has spread through chicken and turkey flocks in 46 states since it was first detected in Indiana on Feb. 8, 2022. The outbreak is also taking a heavy toll in Canada and Europe. Better known as bird flu, avian influenza is a family of highly contagious viruses that […]

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Why Has My Cold Dragged on So Long? And How Do I Know When It’s Morphed Into Something More Serious?
By David King Your Health

Why Has My Cold Dragged on So Long? And How Do I Know When It’s Morphed Into Something More Serious?

Common colds are caused by viruses. There are no effective cures, and antibiotics do not work on viruses, so treatment is targeted at managing the symptoms until your immune system has cleared the cold. So why might someone go to a doctor at all for a cold? Well, occasionally a cold might turn into something […]

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Everything You Need to Know About The Sinuses
By ActiveBeat Author Your Health

Everything You Need to Know About The Sinuses

The sinuses are a network of hollow cavities at the front of the skull, around the nose, cheekbones, and forehead. These cavities connect to the nasal airways and are part of the body’s respiratory system. Human sinuses have a variety of functions, which are discussed later in this article. We also explore some common sinus […]

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How to Choose the Right Medical Thermometer
By Chris Brown Your Health

How to Choose the Right Medical Thermometer

You might be surprised to learn that not all medical thermometers are the same! As with most medical gadgets, determining which variation to purchase and rely on is a matter of zeroing in on your needs, and researching your options. Follow along as we look at the various medical thermometers available to you, the pros and cons of each, and their primary uses.

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