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2 Quick & Zesty Chutneys That Fight Off Cold & Flu

 In Northern India, where I live, most meals are incomplete without a side of chutney or pickle. Growing up, I took the chutneys on our table for granted, liberally spooning them on to my plate or sco…

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Natural Remedy Could Help Treat Flu Symptoms

Flu season is definitely upon us. Everyone I talk to seems to be getting a nasty flu bug that’s been going around. If you’re among them, you’ll probably be thrilled with this exciting research. A S…

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A Delicious Soup That Fights The Cold & Flu

Winter might slow us down in general, but it can make the nose run. Body ache, fatigue, colds and flu are, alas, a bane of the cold months all over the country. Traditional advice on how to fight s…

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QUIZ: How Well Do You Know the Cold & Flu?

'Tis the season for tissues, coughing and sneezing coworkers. While it's hard to avoid sick germs completely, arming yourself with a little knowledge (and vitamins C, D and E) may help ward off the dr…

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The Machine That Is As Dirty As a Public Toilet Seat

It is a machine we use regularly and take for granted as a convenient facility, not much else. But did you know: the ubiquitous ATM machine harbors as many germs as the average public toilet seat. …

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Death Rates from Flu and Pneumonia on the Rise

Death rates from heart disease and cancer are decreasing, while the death rates from influenza and pneumonia are rising, according to the most recent data presented by the National Vital Statistics Sy…

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15 Best & Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Sick

Being sick is never fun. While reducing stress and getting plenty of sleep can help you get through a nasty bout of seasonal sickness, food can play an important role, too. Of course, some foods are b…

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Why You Should Probably Not Read the Magazines at Your Doctor’s Office

It’s something we do without really thinking about it—leafing through a magazine while we wait for our turn at the doctor’s clinic. But it may be a good idea to resist that habit. Instead, pop your…

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How to Avoid Getting and Spreading the Flu

Flu season is in full swing. Whether you get a flu shot or not, there are a few other things you can do to lessen the chance you'll get the flu or spread the flu to others. According to the Mayo Cl…

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Who Should Get a Flu Vaccine?

The flu vaccine is common enough, but there are still many people who aren't getting one. Should you be lining up? In a word - yes. According to federal health agency recommendations, pretty much a…

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