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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Tips to Help You Manage a Weakened Immune System

      If your immune system isn't strong, either due to medicines you take or because of a health condition, you’ll want to take special care of yourself. The changes you make to your daily routine don't even have to be big ones. A few tweaks can keep you feeling on top. A lot of people who have a weakene

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    7. 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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    8. EVD68 No Deadlier for Kids Than Other Viruses

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Enterovirus D68 made headlines in 2014 when it sickened scores of kids across North America, but a new study says the aggressive virus proved no more deadly than other common cold germs. The virus was more aggressive,

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    9. Flu Vaccine Tied to Short-Term Drop in Stroke Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With flu season underway, many people will choose to be vaccinated, in the hopes of warding off a debilitating bout of fever, sneezes, coughs and aches. But a new British study suggests they may end up getting a bonus prote

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    10. Does Gargling Wlth Salt Water Ease a Sore Throat?

      By Chris C. Anderson When your throat turns to sandpaper and every bit of food and liquid that goes down your gullet feels like it’s a bill trying to pass the Senate, unlike a politician you become more than eager to try to find a way to move things forward. A sore throat is a miserable thing to dea

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