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Getting ready for winter

Winter is a time when many of us will be exposed to increased risks of illness and extra demands will be placed on the health system to cope.

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Help Keep Flu Out This Winter

Flu vaccinations improve your chances of a flu free winter.

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Hoopla About Whooping Cough

In a worrying trend, whooping cough has increased over the past few years – and it’s babies who are at greatest risk.

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Cough Up For Remedies?

Like a house guest who overstays their welcome, a lingering cough can be annoying, even painful. So how can you show it the door?

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Antibiotics Not Due For Cold Or Flu

Tempting as it is to think there is a pill for all ills, that’s not necessarily the case when it comes to infections of the airways.

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Vapour Rub Effective For Kids With Colds

Study finds that using a vapour rub is effective for treating cold symptoms in children and it helps improve their sleep.

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Boost Fitness & Head Off Colds

Physically fit and active people have fewer and milder colds.

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Sleep Gets The Nod For Dodging Colds

Sleepless nights may make us more susceptible to the dreaded common cold.

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A Blow To Your Health?

You've got a nasty cold, a head seemingly full of wet cement and a constantly blocked and runny nose. So you reach for your handkerchief and blow your nose, honking like a rusty tuba with an angry swan jammed in the bell. That's got to help get rid of ...

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Hands Up For Hygiene

The first detailed report on hand hygiene in the home and community recommends that handwashing is key to keeping many infectious diseases under control.

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Wear A Mask To Beat The Flu

Wearing a mask may offer effective protection against the flu – whether you're trying to avoid a miserable week in bed or the frightening spectre of a world pandemic.

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Hot Drinks Can Quell Colds

If you want to relieve the sniffles, a hot fruit drink is worth a try.

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Fight Off Germs With Exercise

Within your body is a natural army that helps fight off germs. This army is called the "immune system" and exercise can make it stronger.

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Vitamin C: What Is It Good For?

Using vitamin C to try to prevent a cold may be a waste of time and money. Research suggests the popular supplement has little or no impact on stamping out the sniffles.

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Fighting The Flu

When you were a child, how often did your mother tell you to rug up when you went out into the cold to stop from getting sick?

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