Health benefits of Eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus oil is extracted from the leaves of eucalyptus tree.

Dodge that cough cloud entering your nose!

Travelling inside a crowed Metro or a jam-packed public transport bus? Make sure that you raise your elbow to cover up that turbulent buoyant cloud your neighbourhood commuter is about to expel.

How to prevent and treat common cold

A new study has revealed that while zinc may be best for prevention, acetaminophen, ibuprofen and perhaps antihistamine-decongestant combinations are the recommended treatments.

Winter special: 5 best foods for cold weather

Keeping warm during winter is not easy. It is at this time of the year, people get more prone to bacteria and viruses that produce toxins causing colds, cough, influenza and other common diseases.

Heart attacks more common in winter

Think twice if you find alcohol the solution for keeping your body warm during winter. Medical experts caution that, apart from the common cold and cough, winter is also the time when more heart attacks occur.

Top 5 health benefits of Ginger

The wonder herb not only adds flavour to the food but is also of great medicinal value.

Don`t ignore persistent coughs, check for signs of lung cancer

Lung cancer, like all cancers, arises when there is an unrestrained growth of lung cells due to mutations caused by various factors. It is the most common cancer in the world and is responsible for approximately 1.4 million deaths annually.

Reed musicians at risk of developing `saxophone lung`

A new study has claimed that reed instruments, such as the clarinet and saxophone, can be detrimental to the health of the musician if not cleaned properly.

New test for patients with sore throats cuts antibiotic use by 29%

A new `clinical score` test for patients suffering from sore throats may help reduce the amount of antibiotics prescribed and result in patients feeling better more quickly.

Average cough lasts for 18 days

If you got a pesky cough and it hasn`t gone away in a week, you shouldn`t fret as a new study has found that the average cough lasts 18 days.

Antibiotics `ineffective for treating coughs`

Antibiotics are ineffective in treating patients with persistent coughs caused by mild chest infections, researchers say.

Antibiotics `not effective’ in relieving cough

A new research has suggested that antibiotics are not effective in treating cough due to the common cold in children.

Human lungs can sweep out intruders

Human lungs rely on sticky mucus to expel foreign matter, including toxic and infectious agents during a cold or an allergy that causes a running nose and a wet cough.

New approach may treat viral illnesses including common cold

UC Irvine microbiologists have found a new approach to the development of universal treatments for viral illnesses such as meningitis, encephalitis, hepatitis and possibly the common cold by discovering how certain viruses use their host cells to replicate.

Even low pollen levels can trigger kids` asthma

Kids with asthma and pollen allergies were more likely to wheeze, cough etc.

Cough: Apply Vicks Vaporub (or similar products) on the chest & gently massage clockwise.

Cough: Apply Vicks Vaporub (or similar products) on the chest & gently massage clockwise. Also take a 1 glass of milk, add 1 tsp. of Turmeric powder, warm it up, and drink it. You can repeat it several times of day if you wish or according to the condition of person.

How to Stop Coughing After a Cold

It is a catarrhal and inflammatory condition of upper respiratory tract due to viral, allergic or mixed infection. In Ayurveda it is known as PRATISHYAYA mainly due to vitiation of Kapha.

Chocolate could be tackle cough

Chocolate could provide the key to tackling a persistent cough.

Another reason to cover your cough: Pets at risk

People who think they may have H1N1 flu need to stay away from work, avoid sneezing on their spouses and children and now, they have someone else to worry about infecting too -- their pets.

Another reason to cover your cough: Pets at risk

People who think they may have H1N1 flu need to stay away from work, avoid sneezing on their spouses and children and now, they have someone else to worry about infecting too -- their pets.