How viruses — like the flu — can damage your vocal cords

Winter is always a difficult season, with upper respiratory infections such as the common cold, cough and worst of all, the flu. It is quite common to experience laryngitis during an upper respiratory infection or other virus. Laryngitis results when the voice box — or larynx — becomes inflamed, causing you to experience difficulty making … Continue reading How viruses — like the flu — can damage your vocal cords

Could viruses contribute to inflammatory bowel diseases?

Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to a new study. Earlier research linked the diseases to bacteria in the gut. Researchers found that patients with inflammatory bowel diseases had a greater variety of viruses in their digestive systems, indicating viruses may play a role … Continue reading Could viruses contribute to inflammatory bowel diseases?