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  1. How to Stop a Cold

    One day you’re fine. The next you have a scratchy throat, watery eyes, and a runny nose. There’s a tickle in the back of your throat, and your normal high energy is nowhere to be found. Yes, these are early signs that you’re coming down with something. But don’t grab your tissue box and hop into bed

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  2. Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Getting a flu shot may protect you not only from flu, but also from pneumonia, the leading cause of flu-related hospitalizations and deaths, a new study suggests. Most children and adults hospitalized for flu-related pneu

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  3. This Year's Flu Shot Should Be Better Match: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- This year's flu vaccine should be a better match than last year's for circulating flu strains, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sai

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  4. Flu Vaccines Offer About 6 Months of Protection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Flu vaccines offer moderate protection throughout most of the flu season, a new study shows. The research included more than 1,700 Americans of all ages. The participants all got flu shots. The researchers followed them

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  5. Flu Vaccine Protects Nursing Home Residents

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seasonal flu shots save lives and prevent hospitalizations among nursing home residents, a new study shows. There has been debate about the effectiveness of flu vaccination in this group of patients, but the findings show

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  6. Norovirus Can Go Airborne Through Vomit

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When people infected with norovirus vomit, they release virus particles into the air that can infect other people, researchers report. Norovirus is often called the "cruise ship" virus due to numerous outbreaks at sea.

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  7. Better Control of These Germs Could Save Many Lives

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An immediate, focused effort to halt the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs could save tens of thousands of lives and prevent hundreds of thousands of new infections over the next five years, a new government report su

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  8. Nasal Balloon Can Treat Youngsters for 'Glue Ear'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple procedure using what's known as a "nasal balloon" can treat hearing loss in children with a common middle-ear problem, preventing unnecessary and ineffective treatment with antibiotics, according to a new study. M

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  9. 8 Sleep Tips for When You Have a Cold

    Being sick can steal your sleep just when you need it the most. Even when you feel wiped out, it’s hard to get your zzzs when you’re congested. So use these tried-and-true tips to get back to the rest you need. 1. Hit the Shower When you have a cold, your sinuses fill up with mucus, and that mucus m

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  10. 10 Natural Ways to Kick Your Cold and Flu Symptoms

    When you’re sick, you want to get better ASAP. You know you need to rest and drink plenty of fluids. But there's other things you can do to nurse yourself back to health. Try one (or more) of these tips. It might help you feel like yourself faster.  1. Freeze some fruit juice. You need to stay hydra

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