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The 60-Second Morning Habit That Fights Colds and Infections

As a kid, I was taught to gargle after brushing, using lightly salted water. My mother added an element of fun to it by asking me to think of the germs in the mouth as enemies out to destroy teeth. Th…

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How We’re Creating Superbugs

In 1970 the US Surgeon General William Steward told Congress that it is “time to close the book on infectious diseases.” He, like most people in the seventies, believed that in large part due to moder…

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Whiskey Is Healthy?

We all have that friend who consumes liberal amounts of red wine under the pretense, "Hey, it’s good for me." And yes, red wine has benefits, in moderation. One more time — IN MODERATION. But red w…

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How to Fight the Cold and Flu With Yogurt

You probably already expect garlic, chicken soup, or vitamin C-rich orange juice to help with cold and flu prevention and treatment. But now there’s a new food on the block that is kicking the butt of…

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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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