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    1. A Sneeze May Be Even Ickier Than You Thought

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you think your sneezes merely emit a delicate spray of tiny droplets into the space around you, think again. New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology using slow-motion photography finds that, instead,

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    2. 6 Secrets of Super-Healthy People

      Admit it, you’re a little jealous of people who stockpile their sick days. While you sneeze and cough your way through cold and flu season, they show no signs of even a sniffle. Don’t just envy them. Steal their secrets for a stronger immune system and a healthier life. 1. Get a move on. Exercise is

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    3. Cough Syrup with Morphine Recalled

      Jan. 21, 2016 -- Licorice cough syrup distributed by Master Herbs, Inc. is being recalled because it contains morphine. The presence of morphine -- a powerful narcotic painkiller -- is not declared on the label of the Licorice Coughing Liquid. Accidental morphine consumption can cause severe allergi

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    4. Women May Have Better Flu Defenses

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to fending off the flu, women may have an advantage over men, new research suggests. The study found that the female sex hormone estrogen helps keep the flu virus somewhat at bay, which may help explain why f

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    5. The Truth Behind Mom's Cold and Flu Advice

      Mom may have your best interest at heart, but does she actually know what's best when it comes to coping with colds and flu? While some common mom-approved tips are spot-on, others are totally bogus -- and there's a lot of gray area in the middle. Read on as we reveal the facts you need to help prot

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    6. Many Americans Dubious of Flu Shot's Effectiveness

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Less than half of Americans strongly believe that the flu shot will help them avoid the illness, and one-third don't believe it will protect them at all, a new survey finds. The fact that The Harris Poll turned up so many

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    7. Can You Forecast Your Health Better Than a Doctor?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- How you rate your health could predict your risk of getting a cold, a new study suggests. Psychologists from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh had 360 healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 55 complete a simple

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    8. FDA Approves Flu Shot to Boost Immune Response

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first flu vaccine with an adjuvant has been approved for use in seniors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. An adjuvant is any compound used in vaccines to boost the immune response of vaccinated pe

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    9. Ah-Choo! Sneeze 'Cloud' Quickly Covers a Room

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for cold and flu season, a new study finds the average human sneeze expels a high-velocity cloud that can contaminate a room in minutes. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) came to t

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    10. 6 Tips for Sound Sleep When You Have a Cold

      When you have a stuffy head, runny nose, and sore throat, all you want to do is sleep. But that’s hard if you can’t breathe. Try these six simple tips. They’ll help unclog your nose so you can breathe easier and finally catch some ZZZs. Soak Up Steam Take a hot shower before bed, or sit in the bathr

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